Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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RE: I dunno ...
by Lennie on Thu 11th Oct 2012 10:53 UTC in reply to "I dunno ..."
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

The problem with Javascript was that it could not easily get rid of all of it's original design flaws because it had to stay compatible with IE6, IE7, IE8.

Because the "compiler" is in the browser.

IE6 and IE7 are now almost dead. Although it looks like there might be more users on IE6 than IE7 soon.

Maybe even IE9 needs to die before we get really new stuff in Javascript. IE10 has a modern Javascript engine.

But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7.

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RE[2]: I dunno ...
by Spiron on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE: I dunno ..."
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7.


I don't think that would be right. While it's true they haven't said anything about it, they've been trying to keep their mouths shit about almost everything recently. My bet is Win 7 will see a release soon after the windows 8 launch

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RE[3]: I dunno ...
by Lennie on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:25 in reply to "RE[2]: I dunno ..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I thought they wouldn't but it looks like it might still happen:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ieitprocurrentver/thr...

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RE[2]: I dunno ...
by znby on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:28 in reply to "RE: I dunno ..."
znby Member since:
2012-02-03

"But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7."

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/hh673549(v=vs.85).aspx

"Internet Explorer 10 is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and is expected to be released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2."

We'll see, I guess.

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RE[3]: I dunno ...
by Lennie on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: I dunno ..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Yeah, I had now also found more recent information. It looked like they wouldn't do it before, but it seems they'll eventually do it after the Windows 8 release.

Sorry about the confusion

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