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Windows 7: Windows XP No IE9 For You!!!!

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26 Mar 2010   #141
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Your want, is not your need. You force yourself to upgrade (of your own free will) to satisfy your want. Again, not Microsoft's responsibility. I want the new Playstation 3 games on my Playstation 2, why Sony...why must I buy a PS3!



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26 Mar 2010   #142
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Your want, is not your need. You force yourself to upgrade (of your own free will) to satisfy your want. Again, not Microsoft's responsibility. I want the new Playstation 3 games on my Playstation 2, why Sony...why must I buy a PS3!

Go ahead and be a smart a$$ all you want; you're not going to bother me in the least. If that makes you feel better then go ahead and knock yourself out.

"Want" has nothing to do with my comments. Microsoft could easily make IE9 compatible for several OS's (including XP). They did it with IE8, IE7, IE6, etc. The problem is they don't "want" to make it compatible with XP because they "want" people to buy Win 7 instead. Thats how they make their living.

And I'm not complaining about it either. I've mentioned numerous times I use Win 7, and when IE9 comes out I will try it. Microsoft didn't become a multi-billion company by playing fair. I wouldn't play fair either if it was taking money out of my pocket.
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26 Mar 2010   #143
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please keep the discussions friendly.
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26 Mar 2010   #144
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kookster View Post
I can see why Microsoft isn't supporting backwards compatibility, it's just easier to make it not. And from their view it will encourage some to go with windows 7, giving them some profit and make it easier to focus on their latest products instead of the old.

DiNG DING DING... we have a winner. This is all I am trying to say. Microsoft isn't going to give IE9 to the XP peeps because they want to "encourage" (I'll use this word instead of "force") them to buy Win 7. Why? Because people sticking with XP costs them money.

Personally, I love new toys and welcome change in any fashion. But unfortunately, I have no choice but to stick with XP when I'm at work..
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26 Mar 2010   #145
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What an absolutely useless thread, This is the WINDOWS 7 forum
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26 Mar 2010   #146
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kookster View Post
I can see why Microsoft isn't supporting backwards compatibility, it's just easier to make it not. And from their view it will encourage some to go with windows 7, giving them some profit and make it easier to focus on their latest products instead of the old.

DiNG DING DING... we have a winner. This is all I am trying to say. Microsoft isn't going to give IE9 to the XP peeps because they want to "encourage" (I'll use this word instead of "force") them to buy Win 7. Why? Because people sticking with XP costs them money.

Personally, I love new toys and welcome change in any fashion. But unfortunately, I have no choice but to stick with XP when I'm at work..
It seems you have not offered a single thought to how difficult it is to create new applications and OS's, if you have to think that it must also be compatible with ancient versions.

What would, in your opinion, be the correct time for Microsoft to let XP go? After Windows 11? Year 2020? Should we until then get only part of what the technology has made possible, because maintaining the compatibility forces developers to leave out some new features?

Kari
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26 Mar 2010   #147
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Microsoft's policy has long been to provide backwards compatibility for the previous OS to their current one.

This keeps the amount of workarounds included in new software to an acceptable minimum

Thus with the release of win7 backwards compatibility for XP ceased.
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26 Mar 2010   #148
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Mainstream support ends on the 14th April this year, why should MS release a new browser for an obsolete OS.

Should they still be providing it for 95/98/me NT/2000?
They Should support Windows XP. But there's no point in supporting windows 95/98/me/2000 that's why Extended support for Windows 2000 is ending on 13 july 2010.
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26 Mar 2010   #149
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
They Should support Windows XP. But there's no point in supporting windows 95/98/me/2000 that's why Extended support for Windows 2000 is ending on 13 july 2010.
Extended support says nothing about providing new applications. Extended support is only to continue security updates, anything more requires a large sum of cash.
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26 Mar 2010   #150
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
They Should support Windows XP. But there's no point in supporting windows 95/98/me/2000 that's why Extended support for Windows 2000 is ending on 13 july 2010.
Extended support says nothing about providing new applications. Extended support is only to continue security updates, anything more requires a large sum of cash.
By the time IE9 is released, mainstream support for Windows XP will end. Since extended support doesn't provide new applications (judging by what the quote above says), there is no point for Microsoft to make IE9 compatible with XP systems.

I'm actually kind of glad about this. Windows XP has been out for 9 years, yet still dominates the usage share of all operating systems and by all, I mean Windows, Mac, Linux, Phone OS, etc. In a world that's on the cusp of the Digital Revolution, this isn't that good.
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