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Windows 7: New add-on puts IE6 in your IE8

04 Nov 2010   #1
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New add-on puts IE6 in your IE8

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UniBrows: new add-on puts IE6 in your IE8




Browsium, a Washington-based startup composed of ex-Microsoft employees and partners, is planning to release an add-on that lets customers run the most-hated version of Internet Explorer within a more modern Microsoft browser. That's right: UniBrows will put IE6 in your IE8. Currently in beta, the add-on will ship later this month and will sell for $5 per user per year.


"Companies need something simple that isn't virtualization based," Browsium CEO Matt Heller told ComputerWorld. "UniBrows renders IE6 inside an IE8 tab without companies' having to change a single line of code in the sites or Web applications."


UniBrows reportedly provides full IE6 functionality and behaviors, including ActiveX controls support and JavaScript functionality. Administrator-specified sites are rendered as if IE6 was powering the separate tab while other websites and nonconfigured URIs are loaded natively in IE8. The add-on can be deployed with standard IT methods, managed by Group Policy within IE8 (so company IT administrators can choose IE6-specific sites and applications to render as IE6), and also includes a Microsoft Management Console snap-in. In contrast to heavyweight virtualization-based mechanisms, UniBrowse only requires 10MB of memory.


IE6 share is steadily falling, though in the corporate world usage is still higher than everywhere else. Compatibility problems are holding back many organizations from upgrading the browser since their internal Web applications don't work on IE8. Enterprises thus spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out workarounds.
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04 Nov 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That's a pretty smooth move
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
UniBrows: new add-on puts IE6 in your IE8

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UniBrows: new add-on puts IE6 in your IE8

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Last updated November 3, 2010 3:36 PM

Browsium, a Washington-based startup composed of ex-Microsoft employees and partners, is planning to release an add-on that lets customers run the most-hated version of Internet Explorer within a more modern Microsoft browser. That's right: UniBrows will put IE6 in your IE8. Currently in beta, the add-on will ship later this month and will sell for $5 per user per year.

"Companies need something simple that isn't virtualization based," Browsium CEO Matt Heller told ComputerWorld. "UniBrows renders IE6 inside an IE8 tab without companies' having to change a single line of code in the sites or Web applications."

UniBrows reportedly provides full IE6 functionality and behaviors, including ActiveX controls support and JavaScript functionality. Administrator-specified sites are rendered as if IE6 was powering the separate tab while other websites and nonconfigured URIs are loaded natively in IE8. The add-on can be deployed with standard IT methods, managed by Group Policy within IE8 (so company IT administrators can choose IE6-specific sites and applications to render as IE6), and also includes a Microsoft Management Console snap-in. In contrast to heavyweight virtualization-based mechanisms, UniBrowse only requires 10MB of memory.
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nice...Our company has not upgrade our users from IE 6.0 to IE 7.0 or 8.0 due to incompatibility issue with some of our internal web pages. We (IT) will have to look at this. Just sent the link to my work addy...will have to pass this on to the group to evaluate.

Thanks for posting this...
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04 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Would installing this I.E. 6 cause a security problem? A large part of I.E. 7 and 8 where security related updates.
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