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    News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    The next major revision of Microsoft's web browser will land on September 15.
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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    I'm actually interested in this - MS are putting real effort into IE and some of the new stuff is interesting to say the least. Even if it doesn't affect me (i'm an Opera user) directly it will cause the genre to move forward to compete.
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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    Agreed, they've taken compliance far more seriously too.

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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    will they have to do that browser choice screen thing again?

    or will this just appear on the windows update list as an optional extra?

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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    It's the same as with anything. Competition is good for the market. Microsoft got by pushing out an inferior product, and they lost market share because of it. The only way to fix it will be to make a quality product that is competitive in the market place.

    And as you say, dangel, if Microsoft actually (*gasp*) threaten Chrome, Firefox and Opera, they'll have to step up their own games.

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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    They still have the unenviable task of moving people away from IE6. I don't know how they are going to do that, especially when this is not going to be available on XP.

    I don't think we are going to see IE6 taking a back seat until W8 or later. By that point surely they will finally have killed XP off and big corps and the public sector will be thinking about moving to W7 or something.

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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    will they have to do that browser choice screen thing again?

    or will this just appear on the windows update list as an optional extra?
    When I've installed a clean XP, IE7 appears in the forced downloads list, if you untick IE7 and tell it not to download in future, next time automatic updates tries to pull IE8.

    I would assume that with Vista/7 that if you have IE7/8 installed then it would try to pull IE9 down automatically. Even if you dont use IE as your default browser Microsoft will want to keep you updated with security updates.

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    Re: News - IE9 beta gets firm release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    They still have the unenviable task of moving people away from IE6. I don't know how they are going to do that, especially when this is not going to be available on XP.
    Staying on IE6 with XP is a bit bonkers when IE8 is free and should be simple to roll out. A lot of sites are starting to fail on IE6.
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I don't think we are going to see IE6 taking a back seat until W8 or later. By that point surely they will finally have killed XP off and big corps and the public sector will be thinking about moving to W7 or something.
    I believe companies of any size will only change OS when the recession is over, there is no point now in spending money on updating Office, Windows or Hardware when they still work and do what the company needs it to. As long as they have the right security in place XP is far from inadequate.
    My company have no plans to upgrade OS or Office. When we have to buy a new computer we make sure there are XP drivers available and buy it without an OS installed to keep costs down.
    There are still 4 years of XP and 6 years of XPe based on MS's lifecycle.

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