Save yourself the headache...
And install Chrome.
Microsoft has released a developer preview build of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, breaking a pattern of dragging its feet when it comes to supporting the latest version of IE on the older OS. After shipping IE10 with Windows 8, Redmond took over a year to release a preview version that ran on Windows 7, and another three …
I installed Comodo Dragon on your recommendations.
Interestingly I started getting adverts! Which surprised me. As I don't get adverts on Chrome, nor Firefox, nor IE!
I did a little check, I loaded up TheRegister in Chrome. No Adverts. I loaded up TheRegister in IE. No adverts.
I loaded up TheRegister in Comodo Dragon, and guess what. Adverts.
Do a search in Google "adtrust media comodo dragon web browser".
Low and Behold
Lovely!! I've just added
To my hosts file.
Now why would I trust Comodo Dragon, given it appears to be serving it's OWN adverts on OTHER peoples websites!!
Absolutely bleeding awful!!
To anyone thinking about using this product! Please don't!
Instead of giving your browsing habits to Google, you're giving them to Adtrustmedia.
The full T&C's....
Best not use Chrome these days. Google is watching everything you do like The Borg that it is...
Also the last 3 major versions of IE have all been faster than the current version of Chrome on release, have had far fewer security vulnerabilities and are far more effective at blocking malware...
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Constant updates to Chrome...or any other browser are not a bad thing. It prevents the kind of issues you see when this does not happen (IE 6 hanging around for years and years longer than even Microsoft wanted for example). If there is no constant update, people are more inclined to build things that work only on a particular version and give everyone in the corporation that version. Auto updates of the continuous nature keep people moving forward and not stuck in the past.
Desktop Gadgets are on borrowed time anyway: http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/07/microsoft-fix-kills-windows-gadgets/
From the look of it, the only way to get IE11 running on Windows 8 will be to install the Windows 8.1 update when it eventually ships
Hooray for tight integration between applications and the operating systems they run on. Is it still the case that the only way to run multiple versions of IE on a single OS instance is to use Wine on Linux, or similar?
Sometimes I wonder if the company as a whole would have been better off if it was broken up back when the big antitrust cases were kicking off in the US. The corporate politics, unnecessary interdependencies and Windows before everything attitude hasn't done them many favours in the intervening years.
Try this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/bg182632%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
It looks good to my mind. The UI responsiveness and usage information is not as easily charted in other browsers (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm not a fan of IE, but if this keeps the competition on their toes, then it's a good thing
breaking a pattern of dragging its feet when it comes to supporting the latest version of IE on the older OS.
I take it as more of an implicit admission of the Windows 8 failure. Windows 7 is the most recent version of the software you'll typically find in the field.
"After shipping IE10 with Windows 8, Redmond took over a year to release a preview version that ran on Windows 7, and another three months after that to ship the final version."
Uhhhh...considering that the final version of Windows 8 came out in October of last year and it is only July...how in the WORLD does the above statement hold any truth???
I wonder...is he talking about the preview of IE10 that may have shipped with the very first beta of Windows 8?
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