Friday, May 7, 2010

Will Internet Explorer 9 force upgrades from Windows XP?

If you have a genuine version of Windows XP on your computer, will you purchase and upgrade to Windows 7 just to get a new version of their upcoming Internet Explorer?

There are reports that Microsoft will not release the next version of their Internet browser for Windows XP. Internet Explorer 9, which is expected to support the new standard - HTML5, is likely to be released only for Windows 7.

In my view, if Microsoft decides not to support Windows XP, it may mean loss of browser market share for Microsoft. It's an opportunity for other browser vendors, they can latch on to XP customers with their upgraded browsers. Chrome is my favourite for its speed and simplicity.

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