Hate the web browser.
Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.
For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.
In order to enable hardware acceleration for all three operating systems, Mozilla had to do twice the work, according to Johnathan Nightingale.
Ryan Gavin, the senior director of Internet Explorer had to say the following:
We knew we didn’t want to optimize for the lowest common denominator, you need a modern operating system. It’s ten years old. That’s not what developers need to move the Web forward.
What do you think about Microsoft’s decision to drop Windows XP support? Is it justified?
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.