IE9 Won’t Support Windows XP

Now that Microsoft has released the first public beta of Internet Explorer 9, the browser wars are heating up again. And, as in any war, there are going to be casualties. In this case, Windows XP is taking the hit.

As Datamation reports, Microsoft announced that, for a number of reasons, its latest browser won’t run on Windows XP, but will run on the newer Vista and Windows 7. The article details Microsoft’s decision and what alternative the software giant suggests for XP users.

If Microsoft’s new browser is as popular as the company hopes, it may reverse Internet Explorer’s (IE) market share slide — but it might also help to do something that the software giant has been trying unsuccessfully to accomplish for several years — kill off Windows XP.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) released the first public beta test version of Internet Explorer 9 Wednesday at a launch event in San Francisco.

Read the full article at Datamation:

Internet Explorer 9 Snubs Windows XP Users

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