More from the Evil Empire

Friday, June 03, 2005
On another Blog, a Microsoft employee confirmed that IE 7 will only be released for Windows XP and not for Windows 2000. What type of crap is this? Windows 2000 is supposed to be supported through 2010. Not updating a key component of that release even though it is supported is just ridiculous.

Being a software engineer I know how hard it can be to back port something (coincidentally it's exactly what I've been doing the last few weeks for one of our products) but with something as important as a web browser for an OS that is still in widespread use, you would hope that Microsoft would be somewhat concerned. IE 6 has huge security problems and being tightly wound into windows causes problems for the entire OS.

Oh well. Just be like me and use Firefox.


David Cho said...

Firefox is good. I use it all the time. I use IE only to debug .NET applications.

Kat said...

oh you di-n't just say .NET