Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: bud
Date: March 18, 2010 06:16AM
Re: Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: desga2
Date: March 18, 2010 04:11PM

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PCMAG.com
They may even jump ship to fast browsers that do run on their platform – like Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

Or they can jump to K-Meleon. smiling smiley

K-Meleon in Spanish

Re: Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: panzer
Date: March 19, 2010 01:37AM

They're gonna loose some more market share.

Re: Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: guenter
Date: March 19, 2010 03:49AM


No XP support for IE9?


XP users are stuck with IE8 which is except for questionable SunSpider results the least performant current browser.

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w3schools
2010 Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP W2000 Linux Mac
February 13.0% 14.4% 1.4% 58.4% 0.6% 4.6% 7.1%

That currently cuts out more than half of MS OS clients systems. MS really wants to pressure for its new OS7 by denying hardware accelerating updates and thus next, new IE9 to XP.

BTW. Found while reading about IE9.

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Michael Muchmore
Dean Hachamovitch hopes developers will start testing for the capability, rather than for the browser, so that content will work across browsers.

from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361444,00.asp

So are K-Meleon users and devs hoping for a long time. See: A letter to Hotmail and recent & past Youtube posts, just to mention two pages where MS has influence and shares.

Common sense becomes so easy when the monopoly starts to wane tongue sticking out smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2010 06:11AM by guenter.

Re: Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: Rockspecht
Date: March 20, 2010 01:08AM

I was hoping that an ongoing development of ie would make it easier for web designers in terms of compatibility with ie. But this is just as worse as the decision to stop development on ie6 some time ago. Now ie8 will lurk around on xp just as ie6 did it for years.

Re: Microsoft: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP, Period
Posted by: caktus
Date: March 20, 2010 10:52PM

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guenter
No XP support for IE9?
Solution! No IE9.cool smiley

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/20/2010 10:53PM by caktus.

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