IE10 and Windows Vista? Forget It

By | April 14, 2011

IE10 and Windows Vista? Forget It

After dropping Windows XP support from the Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft continues to push forward and has now announced its plans to dump Windows Vista support as well.

As a result, IE10 will now only work with Windows 7 and newer operating systems.

It’s good that Google Chrome does not use the very same strategy. Otherwise, we would still be waiting for the Windows 10 to finally start using it.

Via: WinBeta

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  1. Zipu4 says:

    that maybe the key feature – Microsoft makes users to update their OS as frequently as new browser released. – another marketing tool))))

  2. Quest says:

    This is the way to loose the browser war quickly.

    • Armin says:

      Firefox and Chrome will certainly benefit from this. I hope Opera is no exception.

      • Tiago Sá says:

        Didn’t you learn how it goes for Opera from what happened in the past 10 years?

        • sygh says:

          Let’s see… Opera grew from less than 1 million to more than 50 million desktop users, is one of the biggest browsers in many countries (such as Russia and Ukraine), is the #1 mobile browser, and grows by about 5 million users every month, etc.

          The problem with browser stats is that they mostly ignore the countries Opera’s desktop share is high in.

  3. Tom Hare says:

    Whilst they probably will suffer a fairly big hit in market share as a consequence of this decision, I think MS deserve some commending for the ‘greater good’ aspect – the sooner all IE users upgrade to the latest version, the better.

    I’m sure this hit will be somewhat tempered by Zipu4’s point about upgrading OS at the same time!

  4. Mezczyznaptak says:

    First of all – this limitation might be true for the preview only.

    Second of all – for those who have failed to realize this – IE9 was not available for XP because it requires the new Windows rendering thingamabob.

  5. RamaSubbu_SK says:

    Windows XP & VISTA market sharing is falling down, may by the time IE10 comes out the XP & VISTA users will be very less.

  6. Rafael says:

    How do you know that? Maybe just the platform preview is limited in the moment…