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Windows 7: Microsoft readies IE 11 for Windows 7, too

26 Jul 2013   #11

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

Hi there
From some of this it seems Ms has given up on encouraging businesses to "Upgrade" to W8 -- there's no ENTERPRISE version of W8.1 (yet and none has been announced) and IE11 is NOT being made available to W8. So Ms obviously thinks most if not all businesses will stay with Windows 7.

There's no point anyway of a business swapping to W8 since it's already essentially Out of Date and with no W8.1 enterprise versions available why would any I.T admin risk installing an already out of date W8 when Windows 7 has a proven and well liked track record and will still be around until 2020.

With XP's end rapidly approaching businesses have to finally decide Windows 7 or W8 -- with no ENTERPRISE version of W8.1 available for testing and the deadline fast approaching -- I think any "sensible" I.T admin would say -- What the heck - I'll go with Windows 7. Nobody ever got fired upgrading to Windows 7 as far as I know --remember back in the Mainframe days the standard saying was "Nobody ever got fired for choosing IBM". !!!

Mind you IE11 will have its own problems too at eventual final roll out with some large commercial software -- for instance some SAP applications using web services and browser facilities - (SAPGUI) (for example WEB DYNPRO) still only work with IE9 and earlier -- even IE10 in compatibility mode doesn't always work in these cases. (Also alternative browsers don't work either with these type of SAP web services). Note these are specialized services so some stuff not relying on these services might work -- which is why rigorous testing is obviously needed before rolling out into production.

This is why enterprises do need time to test this sort of stuff out and get together with their "Back end" providers.

For a typical example - this is some of the stuff testers have to go through -- and this is just for IE10 -- never mind IE11 with HTML5 rendering and all that stuff.

http://www.stechno.net/sap-notes.htm...ote&id=1785100

Good to see though IE11 in test -- fine for Home users to test this out. Backup your system of course before as an uninstall of IE (any version) and reversion back to the previous version can often lead to problems. Restoring a backup image is much simpler and avoids all the problems in case the software doesn't work as expected.

Cheers
jimbo


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26 Jul 2013   #12

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If you don't want to run it "live" you can download VM's with it pre-installed with a 90 day testing licence from here. Cross-browser testing simplified | Testing made easier in Internet Explorer | modern.IE
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26 Jul 2013   #13

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

I tried it out........It was nice to get back to 9......It looked like it needed to bake just a bit more and then it will be fine.
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26 Jul 2013   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
I tried it out........It was nice to get back to 9......It looked like it needed to bake just a bit more and then it will be fine.
Hmmm... seems to me IE11, definitely IE10, would be a welcome upgrade over IE9
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26 Jul 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

thanks brink, I found it right after I replied asking about it and I'm happy with it
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26 Jul 2013   #16

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
I tried it out........It was nice to get back to 9......It looked like it needed to bake just a bit more and then it will be fine.
Hmmm... seems to me IE11, definitely IE10, would be a welcome upgrade over IE9
You are right.....It is better in many respects. It just semed a bit skittish at times. Mostly smooth and then scrolling problems and garbled page dispalys....Might just be my rig? Hey, it's free and it's beta. Given that I expect nothing. I'll bet the RTM will be sweet though.....
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26 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I wasn't trying to talk you into staying with IE11, I was trying to get you to move from 9 to at least IE10
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29 Jul 2013   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have already updated my Microsoft readies IE 11, the day i read the news i dowloaded it after a week
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29 Jul 2013   #19

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Trying the development preview now. I haven't noticed any problems yet. I did have issues with some sites when trying out IE11 on Windows 8.1, even with compatibility mode, but none of the sites are giving me problems on Windows 7. Not sure is the made improvements for this release or if its just an OS thing.
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29 Jul 2013   #20

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
developer preview = beta 1

consumer/customer preview = beta 2



Now that's funny!
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