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Wrong. DX11 is available on Vista and supports hardware accelerated text rendering and other needed APIs with the Platform Update.
Looks like you are right. everyone just ignore my comment, didn't realize they were supporting dx11 in vista
On the other hand IE9 will be available on Vista, thanks to exactly those technology backports from Windows 7. So I am not sure where this thread of arguments are going.
What we do know though is that IE9 is more or less a showcase of a lot of the newer Windows features, and as such probably exercise a lot of code paths earlier seldom used, so a baseline patch-level requirement for the OS is probably nothing to be surprised by.
As an aside; In many ways IE9 has really been a huge success for Microsoft even if it fails to get any users at all. All IE really does for Microsoft is that it ensures that Microsoft has a hand in making sure that Windows remains a top-tier platform for browsing the web. Adding good GPU acceleration (a key feature developed in the Vista/7 timeframe) nicely showcases Windows in that respect. Firefox adding Direct2D and Chrome being in the initial stages of doing so is really the best possible outcome possible for Microsoft, basically other vendors helping to add value to recent versions of Windows. Luckily it is certainly good news for consumers as well, plus other platforms get some of the advantages as well, making things better for everyone everywhere. Competition and all that
So bleeding edge that Firefox can implement faster hardware acceleration on Windows XP.
Who wants some kool-aid? Oh yeah.
bleeding edge doesn't mean good, it means bad. And MS never uses technologies from outside the company, so obviously, directx is where it would be implemented.
The whole thing is moot anyways, since dx11 is supported on vista (which I didn't know when I wrote that comment). So that doesn't explain the win7 restriction, it should be available on vista too.
The requirement originally was that users of Windows 7 would have to install SP1 to get IE9, but it didn't exclude Vista users. Now the SP1 requirement is dropped because many corporate IT departments lag far behind in installing SP's. (My understanding is that 7 SP1 is going to just be a big roll-up release anyway, so there's little risk to it.)
XP still won't be getting IE9. It's Vista or 7 only.
I don't get corporate mind sets. Why on earth would anyone want to refuse to install bug fixes?
It's not like an OS is more secure without Service Packs...
Nobody, since it isn't a blessing until it is compliant.
IE8 was also introduced as not compatible with XP but eventually it was. MS tries to "scare" (although what they do best is *scare*, not just "scare") people to upgrade to 7. But eventually they'll make it compatible with XP. Say without full GPU acceleration or without some cool kind of integration, but IE9 in the end.
Now, once you asked, I really wonder if is there any current IE6/7 user (25% overall, 40% over IE) going to upgrade to IE9. I can imagine IE8 users and discontent Firefox and Chrome users giving it a try, but IE6/7 users? Sigh... could someone make a virus to fix that please?
IE8 was tied to WGA, not an OS.
That was a big mistake and they eventually changed their position.
This is because XP does not have Direct2D
Direct2D was also the reason for the SP1 requirement. I read somewhere (can't find link right now) that the IE team found a lot of bugs in Direct2D. These bugs where fixed, and where to be included with SP1, hence the requirement for it by IE9. Since then they decided to release them as standalone upgrades, so while SP1 won't be a requirement, these updates will have to be installed.
insta-edit: here's the source: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/09/microsoft-reverses-co... Edited 2010-09-27 17:43 UTC
When is SP1 going to be released? Edited 2010-09-27 16:11 UTC
So it will not work on windows xp ?
There are still a lot of winxp users. Atleast ms should have released ie 9 without acceleration for win xp users.
I wont be switching to win 7 for ie 9, I am happy with win xp
I won't be downgrading to Win7, either...I'm quite happy with Linux.
As long as Win7 SP1 doesn't break any of my application, I will surely upgrade my laptop with SP1 whether IE 9 requires or not.
Moving to latest patches is always good.
Your post here isn't clear on this, but Windows Vista was never excluded from IE 9 by Microsoft. Vista users need Service Pack 2 to install IE9, as noted when MS originally said Windows Seven users needed SP1 -- http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/operating-systems/3241057/micro...
The question is...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_T9YtA1mRQ Edited 2010-09-28 19:59 UTC