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Windows 7: Microsoft agrees to give choice of browsers to Windows

27 Jul 2009   #61
jpcjr

Windows 7 RC 32bit
 
 

Almost nobody will use Internet Explorer 8.


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27 Jul 2009   #62
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpcjr View Post
Almost nobody will use Internet Explorer 8.
all sites that contain ActiveX polluted material will only run properly in IE.

My bank for example.Wrote them only recently that there were people out there that used other browsers. Response:

Get lost, take it or leave it.
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27 Jul 2009   #63
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpcjr View Post
Almost nobody will use Internet Explorer 8.
I don't class myself as a nobody and I use it and will continue to use it on the new OS
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27 Jul 2009   #64
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpcjr View Post
Almost nobody will use Internet Explorer 8.
Well, I must be "nobody" (great movie "my name is Nobody" Il mio nome è Nessuno (1973) with Terrence Hill) then, because I will be using IE8
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27 Jul 2009   #65
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CatFish View Post
This is not good, no sir.

If Linux distros can carry a pile of "crap" software, why can't MS include IE on it's Windows 7 ?

Weird . . .
You sir, have not used linux for more than a week, or you wouldn't be spouting such drivel!

PS. More fortune 500 companies use a variation of Unix/Linux than any other server OS..
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27 Jul 2009   #66
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You sir, have not used linux for more than a week, or you wouldn't be spouting such drivel!

PS. More fortune 500 companies use a variation of Unix/Linux than any other server OS..
Linux's primary and majority market are Server's, they dont develop for home users much if at all the majority of the time... He is right though, Linux includes a lot of "crap" software in comparison with similar applications on Windows or OSX and I dont plan on using Linux for anything other than servers anytime soon because face it, at this moment Linux is just "crap" for my mum/dad/friends and family who just want things to just "work" like their tv and dvd player and they dont want to spend hours trying to figure out what xorg.conf is let alone what it actually does if their new flat screen doesn't do the resolution they want or after a driver update, the same can be said about Wine or Cedega when their new game doesn't play and they have to spend hours trying to figure out why DirectX doesn't install

The patches CK (Kernel Dev) developed where designed primarily for getting the maximum performance of our desktop machines for home users/multimedia applications amongst other things but where subsequently dropped form the kernel and CK has since quit the Kernel team, Linux kernel devs couldn't really care about Home users so I dont care about Linux at home

The end of the CK kernel patch set:
http://artipc10.vub.ac.be/wordpress/...patch-set.html
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27 Jul 2009   #67
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

I don't understand why some of you guys hate so much Internet Explorer...

The IE 8 is a great browser and the next versions will be better... wait and see
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27 Jul 2009   #68
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpcjr View Post
Almost nobody will use Internet Explorer 8.
And what do you think they are going to use?

IE8 usage will go up as as new PCs roll out.

"Nobody" is using it right now () because it is an optional upgrade for the existing installed PC base (XP and Vista). Most consumers won't upgrade from IE7 to IE8 anymore than they will "upgrade" to FF or Opera. They don't care, don't know and don't care to know.

I routinely uninstall Safari from PCs. Ask the user why they installed it and the answer will most often be "What is Safari?". It gets installed by default with various Apple updates.

The only way a number of apps get installed is because the update for a needed app includes a checkbox that states "YES, I would like to try ABX software for a new experience in blah, blah, blah" and the install checkbox is "On" by default. Most users don't know to uncheck it. The worst offenders are toolbars. Ever see a user with 6 toolbars? They are the ones complaining that the internet has slowed down and their screen is full of crap...

IE8 will be used and most people will be perfectly happy with it.

I know that I am....
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27 Jul 2009   #69
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Guess I must be almost nobody cause I'm using it right now.
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28 Jul 2009   #70
Vimes

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64
 
 

Another "nobody" raises his hand here
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