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Windows 7: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7

18 Feb 2013   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Considering the direction that M$ has taken with Win 8 and Office 13, I'm going to wait a bit before adopting IE10, at least until user reports of the the final version have rolled in; it's not unusual for final versions to differ from preview versions. The fact that M$ has accelerated the release also makes me a bit nervous.

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18 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

The next round of MS updates is March 12 (3 weeks away). Don't know if IE10 will be on that day or maybe a special release day. I have switched to IE10 in Windows 8 from Firefox and it seams to be OK. Too many useless updates (with new version number) to Firefox with their 6 week schedule and then no support for previous versions.

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18 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just more bloatware waiting to cause problems, more if released in a rush by MS. One more reason to keep Windows Update always disabled and carefully check what it tries to push into my PC.
Will wait a couple of months to try again. There is no real reason to use IE when having the chance of using a real, secure browser instead.
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18 Feb 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I hate to sound rude, but if think firefox or chrome are more secure than IE9/10, you're crazy. I can't stand that firefox and chrome just let anything download or run unless you use a bunch of add-ons.
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19 Feb 2013   #15

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
There's much LESS Bloat in IE10 than IE9. You need precisely ZERO ADDONS etc in IE10 and Ms has really improved IE these days -- Most of the bad security holes that IE9 has can't really be fixed in any case in the browser per se because you have such things like "drive by infections" etc. which require significant enhancements to the Windows Kernel itself rather than the browser.

The way Windows 7 implements security is DIFFERENT to W8 -- some of the fixes need to be done in the Windows KERNEL itself rather than the browser -- this is implemented in W8.

What IE10 will do for Windows 7 is provide some of the W8 security enhancements by making special adjustments to the Windows 7 kernel itself as well as "normal browser patches".

In any case as far as Internet security is concerned the weakest link in the chain is NOT the browser but YOU.

How many people download without thinking about it those "Scan your computer" or "Fix your Registry" programs without having a clue what's really going on or checking first that the site is actually legit and not spyware or worse.

Torrents etc are also a source of malware rather than the browser used to download them --although these days the "better" ?? torrent sites are reasonably well controlled.

How many people open email attachments without even thinking who they are from, reply to obvious scams like emails requesting Bank data because they are "updating their security system", or just being totally idiotic in giving out all sorts of private info and putting it out in eminently Hackable public domain sites like facebook etc.

The biggest Danger is not the browser BUT YOU the user. IE10 does what it can better than IE9 but you can't make computers "Userproof".

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19 Feb 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Jimbo that for the info on I.E. 10. I will surly give it a go when it's comes out.
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19 Feb 2013   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I want to try IE10 on Windows 7 actually. It sounds pretty cool and fast, so I might as well try it (even though I don't use IE)
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19 Feb 2013   #18

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Yesterday on a Cleveland radio station (WTAM-1100) news they had a report of the amount of money Microsoft is spending in the next few month to promote I.E. 10.
I can't remember ever hearing anything on the radio station like that before about any browser.
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19 Feb 2013   #19

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

They did it on TV with IE9 long after it was out. At least it wasn't the pointless song and dance routines we get for the Surface.
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19 Feb 2013   #20

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I'm glad they are pushing it via Windows update, supporting old obsolete non-compliant browsers like IE 6/7/8/9 really pisses me off.
As I recall, IE6/7 are not supported anymore (nor have been for some time now). IE8 is the highest version XP can use so M$ has to keep supporting it until 04/08/2014 when XP loses its support. Anyone using Windows 7 should be using Win9. It's been aroud long enough to be reasonably stable. If it's not, then there probably is something else wrong on the computer.

As I said before, I'll wait until after I start hearing/reading good reports about the final release, especially since M$ has been handing out so many unpleasant surprises lately.
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