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

09 May 2010   #1
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MS pushes users to ditch XP with IE9 plans....

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Microsoft pushes users to ditch XP with IE9 plans, says analyst

Opportunity for rivals, especially Firefox, to gain users; Chrome need not apply

Microsoft's decision to abandon Windows XP with its next browser is a business move meant to push people off the aged operating system, an analyst said today.

It also gives rivals like Mozilla an opportunity to make further inroads into Internet Explorer's market share, said Sheri McLeish of Forrester Research. "XP is in that same world as Office 2003 and IE6," said McLeish. "Microsoft doesn't want to prolong the life of those products."

McLeish was reacting to Microsoft's stated plans not to support its next-generation browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), in Windows XP. Google, which creates Chrome, criticized that decision yesterday during a panel discussion at Web 2.0 on the future of browsers.

"It's not in [Microsoft's] interest to support XP," McLeish added. "They have a vision of moving people ahead on operating systems. That's their business intent."
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Microsoft pushes users to ditch XP with IE9 plans, says analyst - Computerworld

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09 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's not a push. It's pull.
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10 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
It's not a push. It's pull.
This. LOL

Anyway, good move. I'm sick and tired of seeing XP around.
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10 May 2010   #4

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Good idea, force XP out of existance. I could so care less about XP.
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10 May 2010   #5

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Can't say I will ditch XP just because I can't get IE9. Firefox will support me just fine
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10 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Its no big suprise, as they have pulled support for XP there is no reason for them to support XP with IE9,

I can see alot of people getting peeved by this, but why not? its now 10 years old, with 2 successors, by that logic they should release it for Windows 98-ME as well
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10 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm sure XP users couldn't care less when they read this in Firefox.
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10 May 2010   #8

Wds 7 32.bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
It's not a push. It's pull.
LOL .... ...
I'm glad M$ didn't "Pulling....pushing..." people to their "Suck big-time vista.."
Can't complain anything on Wds 7 ....though ..
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10 May 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Oh Well...I still got two XP... one 10 years old and another one just 4 years old. They do both working fine with IE 8, so why should i bother IE 9 on an XP!!
Everything grows up, as just my Win 7 will fit perfect IE 9.
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10 May 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I'm sure XP users couldn't care less when they read this in Firefox.
I actually read this article on a friend's XP, which was running FireFox. Oh, the irony.
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