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Free IE10 (Internet Explorer 10) Platform Preview
Free IE10 (Internet Explorer 10) Platform Preview

Free IE10 (Internet Explorer 10) Platform Preview

Here we have the new IE10 (Internet Explorer 10) Platform Preview!

NOTE: This is only a PREVIEW and not a final product...

"The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer platform so some features are incomplete, some may change, and some may be added. To learn more about this preview of the Web Platform, please see the Internet Explorer 10 Developer Guide. These release notes list new features available in the latest Platform Preview and known issues with those features."

25 Comments

Micro$haft = cold

But they just released version 9? Good to see they're focusing their efforts on keeping IE9 well maintained and secure!

Original Poster

anewman

Micro$haft = cold



Yes I know i hate IE as much as the next guy but i quite like IE9...

TBH It's not a bad piece of software, it's just the majority use Chrome or Firefox like me

hate ie9, ie8 was miles better

Bad move by MS not supporting XP with IE9...

Garbage

Banned

still playing catch up I see. MS should leave browser development to those who know what they're doing!

what you smokin'?

royals

hate ie9, ie8 was miles better


anewman

Micro$haft = cold



Quite agree, lets see how low we can get this overpriced bloatedware

I never jumped on the firefox and chrome bandwagon and I love the new IE 9 so am happy

dt_matthews

what you smokin'?



Lol

twe

I never jumped on the firefox and chrome bandwagon and I love the new IE … I never jumped on the firefox and chrome bandwagon and I love the new IE 9 so am happy



Give Chrome a go and you won't go back to using IE

M0nk3h

Yes I know i hate IE as much as the next guy but i quite like IE9...TBH … Yes I know i hate IE as much as the next guy but i quite like IE9...TBH It's not a bad piece of software, it's just the majority use Chrome or Firefox like me



Whilst I agree with you about Chrome or Firefox as being better browsers, the current stats don't necessarily support your statement. The majority still use IE.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ers - which covers a number of differing reports to give a median result.

niknak

Bad move by MS not supporting XP with IE9...



Possibly something to do with the fact that XP is over 10 years old and they want to concentrate their support on their latest operating system.

B1zarr0Prim3

Possibly something to do with the fact that XP is over 10 years old and … Possibly something to do with the fact that XP is over 10 years old and they want to concentrate their support on their latest operating system.



True, but remember the majority of businesses (and a high proportion of home) users are still on XP - that's a big market to just forget about. And really would it take that much to support it bearing in mind that when you first start up a fresh install of win7 the first window that pops up bears an uncanny resemblance to a win95 window until it suddenly gets its aeroglass vista/win7 party frock laid on top of it.

And when you buy a new Dell win7 PC during the first boot it installs stuff in the background via a command prompt (DOS)! So my point is - is Win7 just win95 core with tweaks and a party frock?!

Indeed XP is a dead OS as far as MS is concerned. Old and out of date. Not to say it wasn't a decent OS but people need to get with the times.

I like IE9 but finding more and more websites that aren't working correctly with it yet. Maybe it is a little too strict to the HTML standards etc.

no, win7 is not win95 with bells and whistles. totally different kernel which makes for a totally different (superior) experience (in terms of stability and performance & interoperability) eye-candy aside.

niknak

True, but remember the majority of businesses (and a high proportion of … True, but remember the majority of businesses (and a high proportion of home) users are still on XP - that's a big market to just forget about. And really would it take that much to support it bearing in mind that when you first start up a fresh install of win7 the first window that pops up bears an uncanny resemblance to a win95 window until it suddenly gets its aeroglass vista/win7 party frock laid on top of it. And when you buy a new Dell win7 PC during the first boot it installs stuff in the background via a command prompt (DOS)! So my point is - is Win7 just win95 core with tweaks and a party frock?!




Edited by: "dt_matthews" 13th Apr 2011

jakethecat

Whilst I agree with you about Chrome or Firefox as being better browsers, … Whilst I agree with you about Chrome or Firefox as being better browsers, the current stats don't necessarily support your statement. The majority still use IE.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Summary_table]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Summary_table[/url] - which covers a number of differing reports to give a median result.



That is only because it comes/came 'bundled' and is integrated with things like Outlook Web Access and is a default choice of most corporations that built their apps around IE initially and are still stuck with it..

IE also now integrates with Sharepoint etc so there will always be IE - Firefox and Chrome will overtake IE outside of corporate environments. Just my £0.02 worth.

Original Poster

CyDoNiA

Indeed XP is a dead OS as far as MS is concerned. Old and out of date. … Indeed XP is a dead OS as far as MS is concerned. Old and out of date. Not to say it wasn't a decent OS but people need to get with the times.I like IE9 but finding more and more websites that aren't working correctly with it yet. Maybe it is a little too strict to the HTML standards etc.



Agreeing with the quote above, XP is now an insecure and dead OS for these modern times, OK It probably is the best for Networking and companies but a company i went to doing work experience had upgraded their Computers to Windows 7. People need to either buy new systems or upgrade their old ones. Heck even my friends neighbour has a 5 yr old system which can run Win 7 Ultimate x64 BIT no problem... Windows 7 is the jump that Microsoft should have taken and not Vista.

I think Microsoft are taking the right path with dumping Win XP and concentrating on the future; Windows 8...

Chrome > FF> IE> Safari

jalaldevil

Chrome > FF> IE> Safari



Why is chrome > FF? I thought it was the other way round (genuine question and not tryin to be sarky or anything like that :o)

Banned

meowmix

Why is chrome FF? I thought it was the other way round (genuine question … Why is chrome > FF? I thought it was the other way round (genuine question and not tryin to be sarky or anything like that :o)


ff is far better than chrome imo

fasterfox addon is superb

chrome is ok if all you want is a basic browser.

CyDoNiAI like IE9 but finding more and more websites that aren't working … CyDoNiAI like IE9 but finding more and more websites that aren't working correctly with it yet



Thats why it's cold - because even for free, it's still overpriced!
In the none to distant (cloud) future all we will need from our computers/phones/tablets etc is good usable secure internet access. any old linux box with a good browser will do.

niknak

True, but remember the majority of businesses (and a high proportion of … True, but remember the majority of businesses (and a high proportion of home) users are still on XP - that's a big market to just forget about. And really would it take that much to support it bearing in mind that when you first start up a fresh install of win7 the first window that pops up bears an uncanny resemblance to a win95 window until it suddenly gets its aeroglass vista/win7 party frock laid on top of it. And when you buy a new Dell win7 PC during the first boot it installs stuff in the background via a command prompt (DOS)! So my point is - is Win7 just win95 core with tweaks and a party frock?!



They have given businesses plenty of notice regarding XP support and have even gone as far as extending their support for longer.
You will also find that the command prompt isn't actually DOS, more of a command line interface than a seperate OS.
While all the operating systems look similar its how they work behind the scenes that defines them.
Win98/ME where built using elements of Win95. XP was built from Win NT. Work on Vista began while XP was in development and Windows 7 followed Vista. Therefore meaning that Windows 7 contains no elements of Win95.
Edited by: "B1zarr0Prim3" 15th Apr 2011
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