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IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
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AustinIT
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4/25/2013 | 4:21:08 PM
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Precisely. You obviously missed the tongue-in-cheek part of my comment...
Prowler
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4/10/2013 | 11:46:30 AM
re: IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
I work across many platforms and many browsers. Firefox running under Windows behaves oddly when you want to inspect Javascript. So I am comfortable using IE in Windows. There is one more reason for using IE - an ancient version 7 in a Virtual Box running Windows XP as the CCTV app uses an ActiveX routine to monitor Video feed.

Besides, I always notice that IE has the lowest memory foot print compared with all other browsers. I know you would say some components of IE is 'hidden' in the usual Windows. At the end of the day - IE still is my primary browser as most sites work without any hitch in IE.
pbug
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3/13/2013 | 5:41:31 PM
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You missed a huge problem with IE10 on Win 7 - it causes BSOD's on MANY PCs. As per Microsoft, the problem is primarily on laptops with switchable graphics, like the HP DV7 I'm writing this from. Fixing the problem may require code changes in IE10 PLUS bios updates PLUS graphics driver updates (something HP tends to try very hard to not provide, IMHO). As far as I can tell, none of these updates have been released yet nor has a date been announced for any of them.

What happened to me - opened IE10, used the mouse to select text in another program, and BOOM - BSOD happens. An MS boss acknowledged the problem to me PLUS there is a KB article on the problem. They are working on it with HP and other vendors. Note that my DV7 has Intel and ATI graphics, and that the crash occurs in the NT kernel.

So if you are possibly affected by this, DO NOT install IE7. Hopefully WU won't force this update on users with switchable graphics, but I'm not sure of that, so you should turn off automatic updates on such systems.
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3/3/2013 | 3:44:33 PM
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I used to only use IE for a long time. But I have to say while IE10 might eventually get installed on my Windows 7 PC's. It will not get much use. Given that IE10 already has fallen behind the others in many html5 test and that IE10 still grapples with sites that need compatibility view to work correctly.This has just given me even more reasons to embrace Chrome and Firefox. The one question I do have is why since other browser can still support XP and Vista that Microsoft cannot do so with its own IE?
Andrew Hornback
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3/2/2013 | 4:02:27 AM
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The big question, from a security perspective, does IE10 protect the user from flaws in Java 7? Does AppContainer give us anything to mitigate those risks? Or does this multiply the 0-day threat now that we'll have a semi-vetted browser being deployed to all of our Windows 7 desktops?

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2/28/2013 | 1:32:52 PM
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No interest here, I find myself slipping away from Microsoft products. Google just works better for me. Yes, Yes, I know Google tracks my every move. Now tell me just how much Microsoft loves me.
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2/27/2013 | 8:45:36 PM
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...which are all part of the Microsoft Windows computing platform. Not Android/Linux, Mac OS, etc.

Which is what he said... lol.
Derp.
AustinIT
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2/27/2013 | 6:09:48 PM
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What do you mean it's not cross-platform? It runs on XP, Vista, 7, and 8...

LOL
David Berlind
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2/27/2013 | 4:20:22 PM
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Great coverage Michael. It sounds like Microsoft is making some welcome adjustments in IE10, ones that may indeed meet users expectations, keeping Chrome and Firefox at bay. However, I still think this statement is rather telling:

>Available in 95 languages, IE10 continues Redmond's
>efforts to reclaim its status as the top Web-surfing option.

It's certainly an admirable goal for IE to be the top Web-surfing app. But so many things are working against Microsoft. For starters and forgetting version numbers (9, 10, etc.) for a minute, running a Microsoft operating system is a prerequisite. If 100% of new devices coming on line were based on on a Microsoft OS, I'd say that Microsoft stands a chance. But with Android, iOS, OSX, Linux, etc... that's just not the case. Now, if IE were cross-platform, that might be a different story.


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