IE 9 Won't be Supported by XP

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agredon

One word: Firefox.

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MleB

What? People still use IE? I assume its because its still those who buy and use whatever is on their machine (the Walmart shopper) rather than by an educated, personal choice. Certainly, other than by Windows Update nagging, I wonder who will download and use IE otherwise.

I 'downgraded' to XP from Vista when a netbook purchase included that OS. It boots faster than a colleague's Win7 and, with some knowledgeable tweaking, it does precisely what I need the computer to do. Safely.

Upgrading to Win7 offers me no recognizable value (and somewhere near a $300 hit to do so legally) - so I guess I'll 'miss out' on IE9. No loss there.

That said, Firefox needs to be a lot better (lighter, faster and less of a resource hog) sooner rather than later. 

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nekollx

 Windows 98 is perfect! We don't need these new fangled XP Boxes!

 

Seriously

Let

It

Go 

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Lhot

 I still use Internet Explorer 6....no Inet Explorer since has interested me.  One simple reason is that stupid ribbon bar.  I now have to hit an extra key "alt" to get the menu bar i once had readily available...now thats NOT what I call progress  :/

 

 

The "CLOUD" is the biggest mistake this country has made...EVER !

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Caboose

Hitting alt, clicking view, clicking toolbars, and checking off Menu Bar is a pretty quick, 3 second fix! I prefer to not have the menu bar visible all the time as the window is just that much bigger, less clutter, and all the options that i want are easier to access via keyboard shortcut, or are a button on the ribbon...

Pretty quick, easy and simple if you ask me.

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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cheeseglue

I prefer Chrome and don't normally defend IE8, but seriously... IE6??

You can just right click and enable the menu bar permanently in IE8.. but what's the need when everything is available via the icons on the right?

... and I guess support for transparent PNGs and decent CSS handling are a bad ideas too? 

 

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nekollx

 CSS is a tool of the devil.

 

GIT OF MAH LAWN! *shakes cane* 

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BAMT

IE6 and Konqueror (KDE3) FTW! (without considering real, not IE/IE's equivalent web browsers)
But really, what kind of XP user wants to upgrade that browser?

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agredon

Firefox (Windows, OS X), Firefox + Konqueror (Kubuntu)

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fx2006

same here. proud ie6 user :D

 

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FirstPersonGentleman

But internet explorer won't be missed. I dumped it back in the early 2000's in favor of whatever mozila's browser was back then, then switched to firefox when it came out. It's too late to gain the support of users like myself who was never enticed to go back to IE.

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M-ManLA

GOOD! I loved XP, but it is about 80 years old in technology terms, and it is time to let it go. I did, and maybe you should too. 

 

Electronically charged

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mesiah

Your spam filter doesn't work. turn it off.

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gendoikari1

Wait, if they say a "modern" browser requires a "modern" OS, then why would they drop XP support with IE 9? Internet Explorer is the antithesis of modern!

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Kamicrit

Sooner or later this would have to happen, and i guess XP's time has come. What next, dropping drivers/updates?

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COMMANDER_COOK

You can't blame Microsoft. It's just time to let go. 

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bjoswald

You can block ads in every browser if you use Ad Muncher.

Oh, and yeah, Opera is great -- to the 5 people who actually use it.

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dax

Get your head off your ass, Opera 10.50: 8,600,000 downloads, Opera mobile: 950,000 downloads. And in case you wonder, Firefox: 22,000,000, Explorer: 13,000,000, Chrome: 1,600,000.

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snapple00

And even though it has been downloaded 8.6 million times, 5 of those people actually use it.

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agredon

I downloaded both Opera and Chrome at some point. Hated Chrome. Opera was OK, but I still prefer Firefox.

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To0nces

Lol yeah exactly. I downloaded it, and quit using it shortly thereafter. Wasn't great and some websites I visited didn't even work with it.

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dax

Such as? I had a problem with deviantart once, I inspected the code and the javascript was full of errors. I submitted the report with the url and the javascript issue and they fixed it on the next version three weeks later, even when it was not their problem. I wish I could say the same about other open source projects such as KDE, some bugs were left unattended for over 6 years. Opera is user friendly not idiot friendly, if it turns out the coder is an absolute moron, you can simply mask it as another browser and reload if that's an issue. To this date the only websites I haven't been able to visit properly were updates.microsoft.com (doesn't let me download without explorer) and msdn.com (already fixed years ago). If you post the websites then I'll submit the reports myself.

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nekollx

 I wish more people were like you. Making a content rich site isn't easy, mistakes will happen and you can't prescreen everything to catch it. But instead of saying "hey i found something broken and here's what" you get "the site doesn't work, fix it! you suck."

 

and all i can do is sign go "what doesnt work!"

 

"everything i'm trying to look at."

 

Real helpful there 

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Cache

Opera Mobile is a damned fantastic program.  While I use FF on my home/work systems (hey, I've gotta have my add-ons), I would sooner delete all personal info from my phone than delete Opera Mobile.

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snapple00

Who cares. Its a web browser. I can never really tell that much of a difference between any of them.

The only reason I use Firefox is so I can block all advertisements. 

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Cruzg10

I love how microsoft assumes anyone with common sense will still use Internet Explorer. You couldnt pay me to use internet explorer. Id rather be stabbed with the round end of a spoon than use internet explorer.

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katravax

They're talking to their large customers, larger businesses. Internet Explorer is doing very well there. Many companies restrict installation of any other browser. 

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Sebie Kay

Me thinks that it's easier for them to restrict net access when they force employees to use just one browser.  If they had to take into account all web browsers, large companies would be having a headache, depending on how the restrict new access.

But, then again.. thats just my 2 cents.  Thats from 5 year old technology standards, from when I was still in the field.  I'm sure things have changed a lot since then.

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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dax

I don't see Internet Explorer as a modern browser, far from it. On the other hand, Opera actually is a modern browser, it can run on 7, Vista, XP, Linux and mobile phones. I see all this as a move from Microsoft, they want people to get rid of XP once and for all.

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darkstorm977

xp was good at its time but windows 7 is the best and windows 7 makes xp look like mac rofl

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