Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2008 22:09 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1. "We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process."
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Something IE still cannot do...
by linuxdude on Tue 26th Feb 2008 09:42 UTC
linuxdude
Member since:
2008-02-26

I can run Firefox 3 on a Windows 98 machine...

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TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

I haven't mentioned anywhere that I consider IE to be better than Firefox, so what's really your point?

Not that many people still using Win98 that having IE8 supporting it will make a difference anyway. (People who haven't bothered upgrading from Win98 probably don't bother upgrading their IE anyway...)

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zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

No, you can't.

Windows users who've stuck by older versions of Windows are also going to find that Firefox 2 is the end of the line for them. With Firefox 3, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME will no longer be supported.
(http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2570000984.html)


Cairo, used by Fx3 as graphic fundation, doesn't work on pre-Win2000 systems.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

However, Cairo /could/ work on Windows 9x as it is by it's nature a cross-platform graphics library - the simple fact is that there is not the willing talent to maintain the 9x backend for cairo as it would mean writing reimplementaions for a lot of GDI+ and above functionality.

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