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Microsoft IE9: Windows XP Stymies Widespread Adoption

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Microsoft IE9: Windows XP Stymies Widespread Adoption

Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Microsoft may have a tough time building significant market share for its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser because eligible users are in the minority.

Several analysts agreed that Microsoft has its work cut out for it, at least in the short term, because IE9 won't run on Windows XP, the aged-but-still-dominant operating system.

Microsoft omitted the still-popular XP from the supported OS list because, among other things, IE 9 speeds up page rendering and composition by tapping the graphics processor in newer PCs. Windows XP lacks support for the Direct2D API, which IE9 uses to accelerate content rendering.

Story - http://www.pcworld.c...d_adoption.html

And read here: Windows XP Users Can't Ride the IE9 Train

http://www.pcworld.c...e_ie9_train.htm

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