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Windows 7: MS pushes users to ditch XP with IE9 plans....

10 May 2010   #11

Windows Seven x64

XP was a great OS at it's time, (5 years ago)

Like other posters, I am glad it is losing support for IE9, There no reason to have support on IE9..(I don't think XP will run it anyway.. hardware acceleration or API is unavailable to XP machines)

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10 May 2010   #12
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

It is probably a combination of marketing considerations and cost considerations. It costs a lot of additional money to support additional platforms. But in the case of XP, there is no return for MS - so why should they bother.
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11 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Premium

I read this on my moms XP using firefox. Even when they do bring out ie9 for 7 only.. then oh well, most people don't even use IE as it is.. so why even bother? 85% of people id say use firefox now, 10% use IE, 3% might use chrome and the final 2% use some other browser, some slimline browser or something. New browser that my brother has.. says its the best.. but it was nothing but problems when i tried using it at his house on his machine. So MS thinks just because they make ie9 for wds 7 users only that they are going to get more people using ie? highly doubt it. I enjoy my firefox and have used chrome a couple times. my laptop has ie7 or 8 on it, can't remember which because.. it.... is.... useless....
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11 May 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

To everyone here saying that IE isn't used that much....

Current Browser Market Shares and Trends

If you add up IE 6,7, and 8....IE is still winning in the browser race. Combine that with Windows XP's over 50% of the market....and you see the situation MS has caused

I actually see this as a real blow to XP....and before you decide to respond to this remember that this forum is full of "uncommon users"....common users will upgrade the OS just to have the most current browser they use
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