Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Dec 2008 19:54 UTC
Windows Coming January, Windows 7 will make its big debut in the form of the first public beta release. However, just as with any other pre-final Windows build, it has already been leaked onto various torrent websites, and Paul Thurrot, everyone's favourite Microsoft zealot ["...hopefully Web site owners will get serious about getting ready for the next IE and correct these issues." Wait, what?], has written a review of this new beta. He concludes: "In use, Windows 7 is fairly unexceptional in the sense that, yes, it has some nice improvements over Windows Vista, but, no, none of them are particularly major changes. In this sense, Windows 7 is much like your typical Microsoft Office release, a nicely tweaked version of the previous release. (Cue the obvious Steven Sinofsky anecdote here, I guess.) That said, Windows Vista is clearly in need of a spit-shine, not to mention a public execution, and Windows 7 will provide Microsoft with a way to do both."
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RE[4]: This is is a killer
by sbergman27 on Tue 30th Dec 2008 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is is a killer"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

You are right, but here are the statistics (top 3 browsers):

2008 IE7 IE6 Firefox
November 26.6% 20.0% 44.2%

Thank you so much, Feanor. Most people humm and haw, saying things like "It depends upon what sites you sample" and "it's hard to get a good measure of". Thank you for finally providing us with "The Statistics". The definitive ones. I'm having your post permaplaqued and framed. You heard it first on OSNews, folks. Firefox is used by more people than any other browser in the world.

So... what's your source on that?

Edited 2008-12-30 14:11 UTC

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RE[5]: This is is a killer
by Feanor on Tue 30th Dec 2008 14:23 in reply to "RE[4]: This is is a killer"
Feanor Member since:
2006-12-21

Thank you so much, Feanor. Most people humm and haw, saying things like "It depends upon what sites you sample" and "it's hard to get a good measure of". Thank you for finally providing us with "The Statistics". The definitive ones. I'm having your post permaplaqued and framed. You heard it first on OSNews, folks. Firefox is used by more people than any other browser in the world.

So... what's your source on that?


http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

What I was trying to get at was the fact that his argument can't hold up because the browser market is very close between FF and IE, so if you code standard for one or the other you're screwing half of the Internet basically. If everyone coded their browsers to a single standard and everyone coded their websites to the same standard the world would be a much better place.

And I'm no stranger to sarcasm sir.

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RE[6]: This is is a killer
by sbergman27 on Tue 30th Dec 2008 14:55 in reply to "RE[5]: This is is a killer"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

What I was trying to get at was the fact that his argument can't hold up because the browser market is very close between FF and IE,

But the browser market is not "very close" between IE and FF. The w3schools.com domain's statistics would be about as favorable to FF as any domain on the net, except for maybe spreadfirefox.com. And IE still wins there. I hate that fact. But it is true. And denying the truth does not help us.

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