Quick and interesting read. I've thought for a while that their constantly declining market share would inevitably push them to start catching up to standards. If they really do hit both HTML 5 support and ACID 3 success, I'll be impressed. I'm not sure about the Apple connection in the article though, seems like a stretch to me.
Only problem that would really remain, is to convince people to get off of IE 6, 7, and 8.