Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:17 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Internet Explorer Yes, yes, yes - that's what you get for releasing Internet Explorer 9 in the middle of the night, Microsoft! A post on OSNews that's late! I'm sure that'll teach you. Anywho, as you may have noticed, Microsoft is back in the browser game - Internet Explorer 9 has been released.
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who cares
by FunkyELF on Tue 15th Mar 2011 19:17 UTC
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2006-07-26

First up, Microsoft is the first browser to ship with hardware-accelerated rendering.


Don't most people run Windows under a Virtual Machine anyway?

Another major consequence of the hardware acceleration is that Internet Explorer 9 doesn't run on Windows XP. I consider this to be a plus point - I find Windows XP intolerable and it needs to die - but those of you still clinging on to that piece of junk won't be able to use IE9.


I couldn't disagree more, and I know I'm not alone. I'll take Windows XP over Vista / 7 any day of the week.

I think its great that they're not releasing it for Windows XP... it means even less people will use it.

You can get Internet Explorer 9 for Vista and 7, so if you feel inclined to do so, give it a shot.


Google has Chrome for Windows, OSX, and Chromium for Linux.
Apple has Safari for iOS, OSX, and Windows
Opera has their browser for seemingly everything.
Microsoft.... well.... looks like their latest browser doesn't even target half of their own OS's user base as most are still on XP.

Wow....

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RE: who cares
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 19:19 in reply to "who cares"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't most people run Windows under a Virtual Machine anyway?


Oh anti-Microsoft humor.

Haven't seen that before.

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RE[2]: who cares
by Drumhellar on Tue 15th Mar 2011 19:22 in reply to "RE: who cares"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

"Don't most people run Windows under a Virtual Machine anyway?


Oh anti-Microsoft humor.

Haven't seen that before.
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You give him to much credit, Thom. It wasn't even remotely humorous.

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RE: who cares
by lucas_maximus on Tue 15th Mar 2011 20:21 in reply to "who cares"
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2009-08-18

Don't most people run Windows under a Virtual Machine anyway?


No, and what Universe do live in exactly? Windows is the defacto desktop/laptop operating system and will be for some years yet.

I couldn't disagree more, and I know I'm not alone. I'll take Windows XP over Vista / 7 any day of the week.


On modern hardware, 7 and Vista Service pack 2 is faster and more responsive than Windows XP, uses memory more effectively and doesn't lock up for 5 minutes because it doesn't know how to use your dual core processor properly.

I think its great that they're not releasing it for Windows XP... it means even less people will use it.


Windows 7 uptake has been spectacular in the last year and a bit, XP is going to be retired where it can be in the Corporate world, IE9 will be a significant percentage by 2012.

Google has Chrome for Windows, OSX, and Chromium for Linux.
Apple has Safari for iOS, OSX, and Windows
Opera has their browser for seemingly everything.
Microsoft.... well.... looks like their latest browser doesn't even target half of their own OS's user base as most are still on XP.
Wow....


IE8 and IE9 will still be dominate for a few years to come, until the mobile web usage goes beyond Desktop/Laptop use, I don't expect this to change.

Try harder at trolling.

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RE: who cares
by nt_jerkface on Tue 15th Mar 2011 21:39 in reply to "who cares"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Microsoft.... well.... looks like their latest browser doesn't even target half of their own OS's user base as most are still on XP.

Wow....


So what? They sell operating systems, not browsers. XP is a needless security risk and I'm glad they are providing an incentive to upgrade, however small it may be.

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XP is dead
by zlynx on Wed 16th Mar 2011 00:53 in reply to "who cares"
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2005-07-20

Windows XP is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

XP updates of any sort end this year in July if I recall correctly. I predict that by 2013 every XP machine in the world will be cracked and a member of a botnet.

Shortly after that the XP users will either replace their computer because it is too slow from all the CPU, RAM and bandwidth the malware is using or change operating systems.

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RE: XP is dead
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 16th Mar 2011 05:23 in reply to "XP is dead"
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2005-07-06

I predict that by 2013 every XP machine in the world will be cracked and a member of a botnet.


In 2013 XP will be 12 years old!
That is almost a laugh. Would anybody use any other 12 years old OS? (except as a hobby, of course).

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RE: XP is dead
by MarkPace on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:42 in reply to "XP is dead"
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2011-03-16

"Windows XP is dead. It just doesn't know it yet. XP updates of any sort end this year in July if I recall correctly."

Your information is faulty. In 2008 Microsoft committed to providing security patches "and other critical updates" for Windows XP until April, 2014.

"..XP users will either replace their computer...or change operating systems."

Once again your information is faulty. Microsoft has little choice but to support Windows XP for an extended period. Many of its largest business customers world wide have chosen not to upgrade to Windows 7. While Windows 7 has been somewhat better received than Vista, Windows XP continues to be the primary Microsoft desktop OS world wide. Companies universally have balked at Vista's and now Windows 7's deployment costs, resource requirements, and lack of ready compatibility with many older but still widely used business applications.

Microsoft has grudgingly accepted the fact that many of its customers world wide have opted to skip Vista and its somewhat improved sibling Windows 7 altogether while continuing to deploy XP. This holdout will no doubt last at least until Windows 8 becomes available and possibly longer.

In addition to actively supporting XP through 2014, Microsoft promotes a program that allows customers to downgrade the Vista and Windows 7 systems that come with newly purchased PC's to XP. This 'downgrade' option to Windows XP is available to all, and large numbers in the business sector still choose it rather than shoulder the costs involved with a wholesale move to Windows 7, which is seen as simply a somewhat improved version of Windows Vista - the single most despised MS/OS in many years.

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RE: who cares
by Soulbender on Wed 16th Mar 2011 06:55 in reply to "who cares"
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2005-08-18

Don't most people run Windows under a Virtual Machine anyway?


Naturally, and in Hyper-V of course.

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