Google Puts Internet Explorer 8 on Notice, Ends Support in Nov.

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    Google Puts Internet Explorer 8 on Notice, Ends Support in Nov.


    Posted: 16 Sep 2012
    Still rocking Windows XP? How about Internet Explorer 8?

    If you're a fan of Google's services, it might be time to upgrade to a new iteration of the browser — or a different browser entirely. According to Google, the company is officially discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 across all of its Web services as of November 15 of this year.
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    A Guy
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    16 Sep 2012



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    I saw that today A Guy, and there is (at least to me) some ambiguity in that report, and the other links to the blogs, and such.

    I use FF 15.0.1; the DW likes IE8, both on this win 7 machine, and we both use gmail:

    I read it to state, support will stop if you use IE8 with XP.

    In other parts of the stories it doesn't matter what OS your using, since IE10 will debut on October the 26th, google will enforce their "Latest two browsers, the third oldest is out" rule on November 15th.

    From your source:
    "Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version."
    Do you or anyone else have an opinion on this?

    Will it affect just gmail or gmail, and the apps that come with it, as far as I can tell it will only affect Calendar.

    As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely.

    Source: Official Gmail Blog: Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps


    One last question, has MS gotten all the bugs out of IE9?
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    The article seems to say that IE8 will likely still work, it just will not be supported, and you will see an upgrade message. The article did say "discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 across all of its Web services".

    IE9 bugs? Other then changes in the way the layout is (menu bar, etc.) I personally had no bugs. But then I use Opera 99.9% of the time

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    Thank You A Guy, it looks like I will have to bite the bullet, and start helping the DW with IE9.

    Bugs? I seem to recall users were having problems with IE9 when it first debut.

    This deals with Flash, and Shockwave:
    Why are there still so many bugs in IE9? - Microsoft Answers

    This deals with an Intel driver that I have (Igdkmd64.sys (64-bit) v8.15.10.1968), but the one in the link is Igdkmd64.sys (64-bit) v8.15.10.2104, so, I'll probably have problems there.
    Flash apps--newest version of Adobe Flash installed - Is anyone having - Microsoft Answers

    There were also problems with CSS, and hardware acceleration, but I digress, and its time to get .
    Hope you had a great weekend!
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    Well, isn't Google just special. That is just so sweet of them.
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    This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
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    theveterans said:
    This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
    I agree, my college has Windows 7 Enterprise with IE9 and FF installed, I think Google wants all the businesses and educational institutions to finally catch with the new wave of operating systems.

    I'm fed up, with the newer versions of my Word documents not be able to read due to compatibility issues (annoying changing the document format to 2003) :P
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    theveterans said:
    This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
    The thing is that cost a lot of money to upgrade and you just can't upgrade xp machines to 7 so easily because the machines are designed for xp and performance would be low if 7 was installed and they would have to re-config the whole network. You would also have to buy more ram for every computer in the facility and upgrade to other programs since some xp programs don't work on 7 and imagine the cost for business licenses to have every computer be genuine. Anyways yea they will eventually move on but with today's economy that is going to be very hard and costly.
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    M1GU31 said:
    theveterans said:
    This might prompt those corporations and schools to finally upgrade their ancient os to Windows 7 + IE9.
    The thing is that cost a lot of money to upgrade and you just can't upgrade xp machines to 7 so easily because the machines are designed for xp and performance would be low if 7 was installed and they would have to re-config the whole network. You would also have to buy more ram for every computer in the facility and upgrade to other programs since some xp programs don't work on 7 and bunch of other stuff. Anyways yea they will eventually move on but with today's economy that is going to be very hard and costly.
    Many businesses rent, such as assets, which involve technology; technology is ever changing and many businesses will want to stay in touch and utilise with the new technologies available to them (one of the common marketing principles).
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    x BlueRobot said:
    ...Many businesses rent, such as assets, which involve technology; technology is ever changing and many businesses will want to stay in touch and utilise with the new technologies available to them (one of the common marketing principles).
    Seriously? That hasn't been my experience. Keeping up with technology is expensive and can often eat too heavily into a business' profit margin, often wiping it out.
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