Sunday, February 19, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Samsung Galaxy Tab S Series To Include Windows Version
Researchers Introduce New Wireless Charging Technology
HTC Takes VR lead in China
SoftBank To Offload Sprint: report
New Mac OS X Malware Steal Passwords, And iPhone Backups
Xiaomi Launches a Smart GPS-Watch and A Smart Guitar
Alphabet Advances Its 'Loon' Baloon Internet Plan
Samsung Chief Arrested
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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 Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit
Microsoft Announces Intune for Education And New Windows 10 PCs for School
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing
Microsoft Offers Grants to Organizations Working to Improve Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Wants To Bring Something Different in The Smartphone Market
Microsoft's Solitaire Game Now Available On iOS And Android

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .