Friday, July 25, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Settles 2011 PSN Hacking Case
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked
Swatch Denies Working with Apple on iWatch
Vuzix And Lenovo Launch M100 Smart Glasses Product
Google Implemented "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling Inadequately, EC says
Researchers Create Ultra-dense Memory Using Conventional Methods
Facebook Profit Doubles
Qualcomm's Profit Hurt by Dispute Over China Royalties
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > No IE7 ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, May 31, 2005
No IE7 for Windows 2000


With Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 set to debut next month, Microsoft has quietly closed the door on Windows 2000 users planning to adopt the new Web browser.

IE7 will require Windows XP Service Pack 2 due to internal security changes that rely on Microsoft's latest operating system release.

The decision to update Internet Explorer before Longhorn arrives in late 2006 was announced by Bill Gates at the RSA Conference in February. Although Microsoft had said it was focusing on Windows XP SP2 only, the company did leave open the possibility of IE7 supporting Windows 2000.

But now, Microsoft says the task is too complex due to security features not available in the older operating system. Company officials also noted that Windows 2000 is moving into the "Extended" support phase of Microsoft's product lifecycle as of June 30, 2005.

"It should be no surprise that we do not plan on releasing IE7 for Windows 2000," IE program manager Chris Wilson wrote on the Internet Explorer Web log.

"One reason is where we are in the Windows 2000 lifecycle. Another is that some of the security work in IE7 relies on operating system functionality in XPSP2 that is non-trivial to port back to Windows 2000."

The decision brought mixed reactions, with some users agreeing that Windows 2000 customers should be making the upgrade to Windows XP or Server 2003. Others, however, noted that large numbers of users remain on Windows 2000, and developers would be forced to continue working around quirks found in IE6.


Previous
Next
ATI Showcases CrossFire'TM' Multi-Graphics Technology        All News        Leica Digital-Modul-R Availale in 2 Weeks
Nero Presents VoIP Software for Corporations     General Computing News      Security Flaw in Yahoo Music Beta

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft's Profit Hurt By Nokia Acquisition, Plans Unified OS
Microsoft Is Shutting Down Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft To Eliminate 18,000 Jobs
Microsoft To Take EU 'Right to be forgotten' Requests
Microsoft To Announce Job Cuts
Microsoft To Take On Chromebooks with $200 Windows Notebooks
Microsoft's Nadella To Announce Company Sharkeup
Microsoft Patches IE In Latest Security Updates
Microsoft's Smartwatch Rumored For October Launch
Microsoft May Use The Lumia Brand Instead Of Surface: rumor
Microsoft Suspends Security Notification Service
Microsoft Unveils Azure Machine Learning Service

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .