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|26 Mar 2010||#92|
This means the business will have to contract a software group to write a new program based on to compatible with Seven. That takes time and money - and then the time and money to convert once the software is on line. Eventually, it will have to be done and will be done. But it will not happen quickly.
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|26 Mar 2010||#94|
The last three decades, the PC era, we've seen the technology advance in such a speed nobody could have thought about that. My first IBM PC had about 1/11,000th of RAM my computer has today (384 Kilos vs. 4 Gigs), my first hard disk was about 1/260,000th of what my desktop has now (10 Megs vs. 2.5 Teras).
XP has dominated the OS market about one third of PC era. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see the correlation: an OS has to change, too, when technological development brings us to completely new level of possibilities.
I just joined Vista Forums a few days ago. Another member, welcoming me, asked what took me so long to join. My answer:
Quote: Originally Posted by me on Vista Forums
Thanks, Martee. I guess I have never had any serious issues with Vista, so I had no need to ask help.
I really belong to that minority who actually liked Vista.
I have never had a single problem to install Vista (or to in-place upgrade to Seven) that has been Vista's fault. I've had my share of installation problems but they have always been because of non-working third party devices or drivers etc.
A key to avoid problems in computing is to know what you are doing and to prepare.
Just my 2 Euro-cents...
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|26 Mar 2010||#97|
Internet Explorer 9 will not run on Windows XP
Microsoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), will not run on Windows XP, now or when the software eventually ships, the company confirmed Tuesday.
The move makes Microsoft the first major browser developer to drop support for XP, the world's most popular operating system, in a future release.
Although Microsoft excluded Windows XP from the list for the IE9 developer preview, it sidestepped the question about which versions of Windows the final browser would support. In an IE9 FAQ, for example, Microsoft responded, "It's too early to talk about features of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta" to the query, "Will Internet Explorer 9 run on Windows XP?"
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That caused some users to demand a straight answer. "Please tell whether the final version will run on Windows XP SP3 or not," said someone identified as "eXPerience" in a comment to a blog post by Dean Hachamovich , Microsoft's general manager for the IE team. "If not, please be clear about it. Really, enough is enough of keeping users in the lurch about Windows XP support."
Others bashed Microsoft on the assumption that IE9 would never run on XP. "Dropping Windows XP support is one of the worst decisions ever taken by [the] IE team, probably even worse than disbanding the IE team back in the IE6 days," claimed an anonymous commenter.
Microsoft had offered up broad hints that IE9 was not in Windows XP's future, however. Tuesday, a company spokeswoman said the new browser needs a "modern operating system," a phrase that hasn't been paired with Window XP for years. "Internet Explorer 9 requires the modern graphics and security underpinnings that have come since 2001," she added, clearly referring to XP, which appeared that year.
Windows XP's inability to run the Platform Preview or the final browser stems from, IE9's graphics hardware acceleration , which relies on the Direct2D and DirectWrite DirectX APIs (applications programming interfaces). Support for those APIs is built into Windows 7 , and was added to Vista and Windows Server 2008 last October, but cannot be extended to Windows XP.
Some users worried that by halting browser development for Windows XP, Microsoft would repeat a current problem, getting customers to ditch IE6 for a newer version. "Those who choose to stay with XP will be forced to [then] stay forever on IE8, which will become the new IE6," said a user named Danny Gibbons in a comment on Hachamovich's blog
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|26 Mar 2010||#98|
The major issue here with compatibility is that to make IE9 work with XP is a major undertaking, that will lead to a compatible version of this browser being less than It could be from the user point of view.
There were many changes from the XP way of working at a system level, with vista. Vista was regarded as a bloated OS partly because of Microsoft working to retain as much backwards compatibility with XP as possible.
With win7 Microsoft has taken a positive decision to provide XP compatibility by the use of XPMode, rather than Bloat the OS.
With the extension of the working life of XP Microsoft has gone way beyond the norm for an OS or any other software, (have you tried to use a creative sound card or older scanner in a new OS ).
Some corporate users will possibly retain XP after 2014, but will do this knowing the potential problems, that this will cause. This will also be confined, in the main, to stand alone specialist systems, as you see today with the embedded copies of windows 95 still in use in Point of sale terminals.
Quite a few corporate IT departments have not even upgraded to IE7 yet! They have their reasons and provide their own support.
Any XP application that does not use programming loopholes but follows the SDK should, (and experience is proving does), run under win7.
If you want IE9 to compete in the market place it has to be the best it can be, XP compatibility will prevent this
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