On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 01:35:07 -0700, HarryWx wrote:
> Microsoft NEEDS to start releasing upgrades for the older browsers such as IE
> 6 etc. I do not understand why this company refuses to do so either
> considering Firefox etc can and does it.
Actually, Mozilla (publisher of Firefox) ends support of its older products
at some point, too:
I don't remember the last of the Fx v.1.0.0.x series, or when Mozilla
> This is causing massive issues with a good number of websites. Which yes i
> happen to own a couple. A number of which now wont even support IE period
> because of this debacle.
MSIE still commands a respectable lead in the browser market. I doubt if web
site support for it will end any time soon. OTOH, I just upgraded one
Windows Me computer to Windows XP, and will likely upgrade another, soon.
When I did that, I also installed MSIE 7 (not that I use it for anything
other than Windows Updates).
While Windows 9x can't run anything higher than MSIE 6, support for those
OSes stopped years ago. MSFT stopped selling Windows XP on June 30, 2008;
and support is only slated until 2014.
> Thus i would find a way to make it so those stuck on ie 6 or whatever can
> move on up with the rest of the world to ie 8. We ALL know it can be done or
> would you all rather PO the rest of the world as you guys seem to be doing a
> fine job of already?
> Time to fix this once and for all.
MSFT has engineered MSIE into the operating system. When older OSes are out
of support, the browser support ends with it. That is just the way MSFT
operates. Don't like it? Get Linux.
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