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Will Internet Explorer 8 break your existing IE add-ons and IE-dependent desktop applications? It may. But those breaks are easily mended, says Matt Crowley, Microsoft program manager for IE "extensibility." "We've made a few changes to the binary extensibility model, but not too many," Crowley told developers this afternoon at …

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Belated admission?

"Mountain View mini-conference dubbed Add-On-Con."

Does MS finally admit that their idea of add-ons is a con?

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Anonymous Coward

IE6

"Why are so many people still using the security-challenged IE6?"

Because so many shoddy applications essential for business processes have been written to only support IE6. Fixing the problems with these business critical applications is a much bigger job than forcing everyone to stick to IE6 and having much more robust antivirus, malware protection and firewalling.

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IE7 has a certain charm....

But how good to read that people who use IE6 are ignorant...from the company responsible for it. Niiiice.

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"Why are so many people still using the security-challenged IE6?"

Because it doesn't work on Windows 2000?

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"Why are so many people still using the security-challenged IE6?"

Because it works on Windows 2000?

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Gates Horns

tech-savvy

"Many people who use IE are not the most tech-savvy people.... It's more ignorance than anything else."

Someone from MS in touch with reality?

Lets hope it spreads so the company recognises it has a duty to provide a secure OS for its customers who are not 'tech-savvy', rather than expecting them to clean up the mess.

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@ Anon

Unfortunately this is the case at my place of employment, we were talking about rolling out Firefox across the organisation as the main web browser, but were stopped at the last hurdle when it was discovered that a few business critical web apps were designed to work with IE6 only. Grrr.

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@Stuart

IETab add-on, and set up a few site filters. Done.

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@The BigYin

Not sure but I think that the IETab add on will actually use the IE rendering engine on the machine, so basically your are just firing up an instance of IE6 inside firefox? Doesnt really solve anything (I could be wrong about how this works.)

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