Yeah, but they've been phasing out the XP OS greatly. There was a huge commercial disaster in Russia when Microsoft decided to remove Windows XP from the shelves. The Russians didn't want Vista...Guest said:
If "Windows XP" were in stores, then It would still selling it.
Exactly, I don't really care if MS wants to kill their browser by not making it available for the biggest percentage of their user base.nickblame said:
yeah right... who cares?
this reminds me the dx11 not working on windows xp which in the end of the day only made dx11 less popular.
There could well be technical reasons (well beyond my understanding) but the impression I get is more that Microsoft would like to gently persuade (note as almost force the unknowing) into upgrading their OS, so they can make some more money.IE9 will not support XP
IE10 will not support Vista
IE10.1 will not support 7 SP1
i agree with the ""back drawings" for supporting oldest W/OS"es
thats the power that keep IE6 in use. right?
the XP is still the most OS in use
my question here is:
How Chrome and Firefox make it and IE dont?
This is about right with how I feel on the issue. Firefox 3 and now 4 have done me very well. I only use IE at work and even then only on client repair machines! The masses seem to not trust the good alternativesJust another reason I'll continue to rely on Chrome and Firefox for all of my browsing needs. I haven't used IE for years, except for those rare (and highly annoying) times that an external program called IE directly, rather than my choice for default browsing, for online help and such.
While I'm sure the idea of making people upgrade plays into this, the commercial reasoning is probably more along the line of not wanting to invest time and money in supporting OS's what it's currently selling.Leeky said:
There could well be technical reasons (well beyond my understanding) but the impression I get is more that Microsoft would like to gently persuade (note as almost force the unknowing) into upgrading their OS, so they can make some more money.
If every other browser effort can backwards support other OS' I see absolutely no reason why the company that made the OS and browser can't do it - other than the financial gain to be had from it.