IE10 to land on Windows 7 mid-November as preview version

Shawn Knight

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Those still not sold on the idea of upgrading to Windows 8 will have to wait a bit before gaining access to Microsoft's next generation web browser in Windows 7. The company has revealed that IE10 will be coming to...

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psycros

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Talk about desperation. Microsoft thinks that keeping IE10 exclusive to Win8 till after Black Friday will help move either Surface or the abortion known as Windows 8? I hope Ballmer has his resume updated.
 

dawei1993

Posts: 37   +1
Do people even use this pretty much antiquated browser...? I mean in some countries like South Korea, everything is optimized to IE so there is no choice, but I must say chrome and other browsers are much easier to use.
 

ReederOnTheRun

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Do people even use this pretty much antiquated browser...? I mean in some countries like South Korea, everything is optimized to IE so there is no choice, but I must say chrome and other browsers are much easier to use.

Yeah I'm more of a chrome person, but I do admit that IE has gotten much better
 

ikesmasher

Posts: 3,100   +1,493
I cant switch back to IE. I just cant.
Maybe ill switch to (insert browser here) from firefox because of bugs and freezes (which have actually stopped in recent updates) but not IE. I cant.
 

Darth Shiv

Posts: 2,153   +752
Well it has one up on Firefox and Chrome in one aspect at least:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=480514
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=90392

Why should you care? Well SSL and TLS 1.0 use *at best* SHA-1. It was compromised years ago. So your secure sessions are one step closer to full compromise.
http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/sha1_broken.html
Of course there is also the BEAST exploit...
http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=14870

Time to upgrade boys! Cudos to IE for being ahead of the curve in this respect.