Get ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 – it’s coming sooner than you might expect and faster than Microsoft had planned. Microsoft’s IE team has accelerated its ship date for IE10 on Windows 7 and is now targeting “end of February/beginning of March”, sources tell The Reg. According to the insiders, the IE unit had …
What, an article that practically begs to be flamed - and Eadon isnt about to tell us why he is right?
Windows 8 - "it accounts for just 2 per cent of PC operating systems four months after launch versus the 5 per cent penetration achieved by Windows 7 the same time after Win7's launch"
And to think we were told by MS that Windows 8 was as popular as Windows 7! Curiously weren't the licences for Windows 8 much cheaper also, with the discount?
In any case, IE 10. MS have indicated a Microsoft favour of HTML 5 that it uses for app dev for Metro apps. I am wondering if IE 10 has this flavour or whether it follows the W3C spec (unfinished) as closely as it can. History teaches that things may not be too sweet with regards to standards compliance.
And, most importantly of all, how fast is IE10 at downloading Firefox? ;-)
The trouble is…
A lot of the companies that are still on XP and are planning to move to Windows 7 (and there are quite a few) this year already have their software distributions sorted and that includes IE 8 / 9 plus either Firefox or Chrome on Windows 7 with no plans on changing that before rollout is complete.
Not releasing IE 10 for Windows 7 at the same as it was released for Windows 8 was a total fuckup. I can imagine some companies might bring forward migrations, assuming IE 10 can still be used on their fucked app "web apps" that require IE 6, but for the rest even Stevie B on his knees in a gimp suit isn't going to move them.
IE10 in corporate
Spellcheck in forms is nice. (Typed on IE10PPR/Win7SP1)
Re: IE10 in corporate
> spel czeck
Every other browser has this...
Re: IE10 in corporate
Was that a comment that they have _finally_ added SC or a dig that they haven't?
I have an addon for IE9 which works great but yes I do not understand why it's not built in. You'd think AT LEAST installing Office would give you SC!
Get ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 - yawn
Seven mentions of Microsoft and four mentions of Windows on the main page. I realize you have to earn a crust but this is getting embarrising. These kind of advertorials reek of someone desperatly trying to sound relevent ...
IE10 scores much higher than IE9 on html5test.com
Maybe feature-wise, the end-user doesn't see much difference between IE9 and IE10, but at least Microsoft have finally broken the 300-point barrier (out of 500!) at html5test.com for the first time with IE10.
IE9 scores a wretched 138 out of 500 which is why many web developers still hate IE - at least IE10 manages a mildly respectable 320. It should be remembered, however, that most recent browsers have already exceeded or are about to exceed *400* points, so even IE10 has a lot of work to do to catch up.
We might see Windows 9 and IE11 catch up to where other browsers are now, but that's probably almost 3 years away! Essentially, IE remains the least HTML 5 compliant browser of all the major browsers and it's probably going to be that way for a very long time. It's still going to be cursed at by the vast majority of Web developers!
Re: IE10 scores much higher than IE9 on html5test.com
Several of the sections on html5test are not part of HTML5, they are 'related' technologies or unratified standards. We're back in the land of "standards are what the majority support" since the official HTML5 stuff is such a small subset of "HTML5".
the real question is
once I upgrade, will I be able to download Chrome faster?
installing vs uninstalling
Frankly...if they'd make the IE uninstall process a lot better (ie by actually removing it), I'd be a lot happier.
Care or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for W7
Fixed that for ya.