No Internet Explorer 9 for you!!! (XP)

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No Internet Explorer 9 for you!!! (XP)

Post by ricktendo64 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:33 pm

Sad, IE9 will only be compatible with Vista SP2 or higher...WTF

They are happy to make Office 2K10 compatible with XP (because you pay for this, they dont want to minimize profit) but not IE9 (this is free, why bother)

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Post by mr_smartepants » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:48 pm

As with the Vista sidebar, games, and other apps...it's only a matter of time before IE9 is patched to run on XP as well.
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Post by ricktendo64 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:27 pm

New Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 will not work on XP either

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:59 pm

This is nothing new for XPx64. The last officially supported version of WLM for my OS is v8.1, but the stripped MSI works for v8.5. I stopped using it after that.
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Post by ccl0 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:10 pm

doesnt bother me since i've been using firefox since 2004 :)

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Post by mooms » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:32 pm

ccl0 wrote:doesnt bother me since i've been using firefox since 2004 :)
same here ! :D

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:01 am

They might make Office 2010 compatible with XP, but they still don't provide a user-friendly way to migrate from an old XP installation to a new one to/from 2007/2007 or 2007/2010. I'm sure MS is more concerned about making Office 2010 available to corporate customers who still hang on to XP than IE.

I find each version of IE more slow and annoying than the previous and I only use IE when I absolutely have to. I love Firefox's plugins, speed and reliability.

I also haven't used XP on any of my own computers since my old XP rig's RAID 0 drives died a year ago, and I was already testing Windows 7 on my newest rig, and using it as my main OS with no looking back.
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Post by newsposter » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:17 pm

XP is at end of life. get used to it.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:37 pm

XP is NOT dead yet...

April 8, 2014
All support for XP ends.

It is in extended support cycle and no longer being sold. Far from dead though.

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:27 pm

It's not dead! It's just resting! "Parrot Sketch" - Monty Python's Flying Circus

It's more than 2/3 through it's technical life cycle of 4611 days (12 years, 7 months, 16 days), but admit it, it is at "end of life" just as newsposter said. It's 3144 days into the 4611 day lifecycle. That's 68.185% of it's life. No, I wouldn't tell a 68 year old person that they're at "end of life", but XP is a very outdated, but always remembered milestone in Windows history.
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Post by 5eraph » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:00 am

Well, I'm not pining for the fjords just yet. :P

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:42 am

This is why IE will continue to loose its market share to other browsers, no XP support for IE9 while Mozilla and other companies will still support XP.

Microsoft shooting themselves in the foot...again!!!

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Post by DaRk MaDnEsS » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:03 pm

ricktendo64 wrote:This is why IE will continue to loose its market share to other browsers, no XP support for IE9 while Mozilla and other companies will still support XP.

Microsoft shooting themselves in the foot...again!!!
well if you see the market share of ie most of it is in ie 6

people (( most of them business company )) don't care about updating

and the people that upgrade either go to ie 8 or other browser

as if ie 9 doesn't exist,ie wouldn't die for xp there is still ie 8 and it would still get updates

and come to think of it that is better if it would be better performance for ie 9 to remove the backward compatibility to xp

and also xp is losing market share to 7 now

so i don't think it would harm the market share that big

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Post by dumpydooby » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:51 pm

The interesting thing here is that Office uses the Trident layout engine (the layout engine used for IE) for Frontpage, Outlook, etcetera.

I wonder if Office 2010 uses the newest version of Trident from IE9. Has anyone checked?

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