Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thinking of Installing IE8? Think AGAIN!

I know you are smarter than that. You don't REALLY want to install a BETA product by the all-damaging Microsoft. But say, for a second, that you had to much to drink and you you are SERIOUSLY considering installing IE8 Beta. Well - RECONSIDER.

According to Microsoft itself, you might not be able to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 once you have it on your PC. How so? Well, for Windows XP users with IE8 Beta 1 already installed, Windows XP Service Pack 3 and IE8 Beta 2 would become permanent. You would be able to upgrade IE8 but you won't be able to downgrade or remove it. Why? Who knows why? That's Microsoft for you.

IE8 Beta 2 will not work with several key services, applications and add-on programs, including certain versions of the Windows Live Mail. IE8 Beta 2 users also are currently unable to view movies on demand from Netflix.

According to Microsoft, IE8 Beta 1 was only intended for use by developers. Consumers running Windows XP need not worry about downloading IE8 Beta 2 so long as they did not install Beta 1.

Confused yet? Yeah, me too. Not that I am thinking about installing that thing on my precious computer, anyway. I'll stick with Firefox 3 and IE6 - if you don't mind, that is. You have been warned, folks. Now don't you go and do dumb things.


Shmoolikipod said...

דווקא התקנתצי על הוויסטה שלי והוא עובד נהדר ... ביצועים דיי מרשימים ... אבל עדיין השועל אש שלי אוכל אותו.
מה שכן אני יכול להזהיר לא להתקין את התוסף פיקלין שפשוט יחרעה לך את המחשב.