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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RE[2]: XP is dead
by japh on Wed 16th Mar 2011 09:30 UTC in reply to "RE: XP is dead"
japh
Member since:
2005-11-11


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).


You're not counting the service packs as anything more than bugfixes then. That's not how most people seem to think about them.

The fact remains that a majority of windows users run XP. It is kind of odd to not give them access to the latest browser version when both mozilla and google seems to be able to pull it off.

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RE[3]: XP is dead
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 16th Mar 2011 10:17 in reply to "RE[2]: XP is dead"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06



You're not counting the service packs as anything more than bugfixes then. That's not how most people seem to think about them.


IMO, it is basically still the same operating system. I have seen it "grow" and it doesn't seem to be fundamentally different than when it was first released.

Some Linux distros have also something similar to "service packs", especially the Enterprise ones.
I don't believe anybody uses a Linux distro that long.

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RE[4]: XP is dead
by japh on Wed 16th Mar 2011 12:05 in reply to "RE[3]: XP is dead"
japh Member since:
2005-11-11


IMO, it is basically still the same operating system. I have seen it "grow" and it doesn't seem to be fundamentally different than when it was first released.


That will of course depend on what you are looking at. One could argue that windows 7 isn't fundamentally different from Vista. Or that the latest Ubuntu/Mac OS X/FreeBsd isn't fundamentally different from the ones you used 10 years ago.

XP might be many years old, but it didn't stop changing the day it was first shipped.

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RE[4]: XP is dead
by smitty on Wed 16th Mar 2011 18:55 in reply to "RE[3]: XP is dead"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

IMO, it is basically still the same operating system. I have seen it "grow" and it doesn't seem to be fundamentally different than when it was first released.

SP2 had quite a few updates in it, I would count that as just as large an upgrade as the typical 6 month linux update or an OSX version bump. I agree that SP3 shouldn't count, though.

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