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Windows 7: Google Puts Internet Explorer 8 on Notice, Ends Support in Nov.

17 Sep 2012   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Changing browsers would be a lot cheaper than upgrading the OS. If Google thinks they can force me to upgrade my XP machine before I'm ready to, they can think again. I'll switch browsers first: and it won't be to Chrome.

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17 Sep 2012   #12

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...Many businesses rent, such as assets, which involve technology; technology is ever changing and many businesses will want to stay in touch and utilise with the new technologies available to them (one of the common marketing principles).
Seriously? That hasn't been my experience. Keeping up with technology is expensive and can often eat too heavily into a business' profit margin, often wiping it out.
I guess it depends, on how dependent the company is on computers, a IT firm will obviously will need the latest operating system and hardware :P
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17 Sep 2012   #13

 

For best results you should be using a SPDY enabled browser such as Chrome or Firefox when using google sites such as gmail.
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17 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
That's fine for those organisations, they can access the finance for it.

However, my single - parent son, with 2 teens aged 16 and 14, will struggle to upgrade his 3 - computer network from XP to 7. Already he has 2 jobs just to keep them clothed, fed and educated, with a financial eye on further education.
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17 Sep 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
For best results you should be using a SPDY enabled browser such as Chrome or Firefox when using google sites such as gmail.
The reason why Chrome and Firefox are better than IE9, especially in the JavaScript department?
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17 Sep 2012   #16

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

You should not force people to upgrade their browser GOOGLE!!

I am using IE9 and I do not remember any bugs!
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17 Sep 2012   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
That's fine for those organisations, they can access the finance for it.

However, my single - parent son, with 2 teens aged 16 and 14, will struggle to upgrade his 3 - computer network from XP to 7. Already he has 2 jobs just to keep them clothed, fed and educated, with a financial eye on further education.
bertison
it may be possible as a low income family that he can qualify for an empowerment grant,
schools sometimes have schemes that can access funding also. my sons laptop was part funded by his school ,we paid half of it, it cost us £ 170
i'll have a look into it , his local authority would have good info on this, maybe he contacts his local council for more info.

your son may not be keen on asking for help as he seems to be a grafter by the sound of it ,but when its for the kids benefit sometimes you have to put it down for a short while.

heres just one link of many

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/fam...nts-low-income
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18 Sep 2012   #18

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
This might prompt those...schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
That's fine for those organisations, they can access the finance for it...
May be they can on your side of the pond but, over here, schools are usually strapped.
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21 Sep 2012   #19

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I'm pretty sure my school had cracked XP OS on all its machines (a hundred or so). As it had cracked C++ compilers, Autocad, Derive and most other stuff.

This decision may lend to more piracy instead, if Google does do stuff that does not work on IE 8, AT ALL.
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22 Sep 2012   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I'm pretty sure my school had cracked XP OS on all its machines (a hundred or so). As it had cracked C++ compilers, Autocad, Derive and most other stuff.

This decision may lend to more piracy instead, if Google does do stuff that does not work on IE 8, AT ALL.
Your school should be reported LOL. Google isn't trying to abet piracy. They wanted people to take advantage of the modern web standards like HTML5 and it's too costly to support older browsers since developers have to tinker their code to work with those browsers while complying to modern web standards.
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