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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

IE10: Don't cry for me, Windows Vista
By Ed Oswald | Published April 15, 2011, 3:28 PM

Signaling that Microsoft is ready to move beyond one of its more forgettable releases, the next version of Internet Explorer that debuted at the MIX11 conference in Las Vegas earlier this week will not run on the Windows Vista operating system.

The move may be a surprise considering Vista as an operating system is a little over four years old. Support for Windows XP, launched in 2001, only ended with IE9 as the company claimed the operating system lacked the technologies necessary to operate the browser.

So what's the reasoning for Vista's early exit? It's not exactly clear. Computerworld's Gregg Keizer, one of the first to report on the decision Wednesday, said that the company claimed some of the same reasons for ending support of Vista with IE10 as it had for XP and IE9.