Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has confirmed that IE7 will be released as an optional download later this month. The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update a "few weeks" later, probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.
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RE: A lot of MS news lately?
by NotParker on Wed 11th Oct 2006 02:55 UTC in reply to "A lot of MS news lately?"
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

A lot of MS related news lately?

Based on usage, it should be 97% MS for desktop items and 43% for server items.

Linux should be .4 and 12%.

Edited 2006-10-11 02:55

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RE[2]: A lot of MS news lately?
by hal2k1 on Wed 11th Oct 2006 04:19 in reply to "RE: A lot of MS news lately?"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

"A lot of MS related news lately?

Based on usage, it should be 97% MS for desktop items and 43% for server items.

Linux should be .4 and 12%."


Sorry, but your figures are based on SALES.

Not a lot of Linux software is sold, mostly the model for Linux buisnesses is to sell support for the software.

Hence, your figures have absolutely nothing to do with "based on usage" as you claim they do.

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

SALES or not Microsofts OS's is a lot more popular than any other OS.

Should OS news apply a percentage of news on usage!? Of course not. OS News should report on OS *NEWS*. Microsoft has been doing an awful lot just lately, major patch,IE7, Vista beta's. So should get a time slice.

The only thing that does get irritating is when beta X gets released we do get a splurge of, reviewer thinks X is great/rubbish. Followed by rehashed arguments from the previous days review on beta X, rather than them all being bundled together.

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NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

Sorry, but your figures are based on SALES.

The .4% is based on usage of the internet. Unless you plan to argue that only a small percentage of Linux users surf the web ... then I'll laugh at you some more.

The 12% is based on sales of server hardware and the OS the customer intends to run on it.

Both numbers are more accurate than your method of picking a number out of hat. More importantly, those are the number that business use to make decisions where to invest money.

Edited 2006-10-11 17:16

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Ooops... you mean 5 % for the desktop usage right? And Linux is larger on the server side than Windows (depending on how you define a server), so your numbers are flawed.

But that is however completely OT. Fact is that IE7 is coming, and it has been submitted to OSN and has been posted. And that's all very fine.

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Fact is that IE7 is coming, and it has been submitted to OSN and has been posted. And that's all very fine.//

It is indeed fine that IE7 is coming, and it just has to be an improvement over IE6.

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=svg+ie7&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8...

"SVG is not part of the plan for IE7."

It is just such a pity IE7 is so very far behind in web standards support, though, isn't it?

Edited 2006-10-11 06:12

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NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

[i]Ooops... you mean 5 % for the desktop usage right? And Linux is larger on the server side than Windows (depending on how you define a server), so your numbers are flawed.[/]

No. I mean .4% for desktop usage.

And Linux is about 1/3rd the size of Windows in the server space. Unix and Windows are trading places every quarter it seems.

But hey, so far no one has posted any numbers with references that counteract my numbers.

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