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effpeetee
02-11-2011, 10:36 AM
Here it is. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/ie/default.aspx?ITPID=insider)

Frank

Kor
02-11-2011, 11:27 AM
Yea...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=46110ac1-d77f-4492-b887-c30977865d8c Windows 7 x86
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c97c49c-bbb0-41f2-8074-10fa4dd03513 Windows 7 x64, Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c946e1d-d601-4fa4-9c79-507e7ce088d1 Windows Vista x86, Windows Server 2008 x86
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce3c1c71-4ffe-446f-8603-56a75e85e14c Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008 x64

Kor
02-11-2011, 11:47 AM
Now that will make my life even more intricate. As a web designer and developer I must test the web documents in all the browsers. Is it already very hard to have IE6, IE7, IE8 on the same Win7. With a Virtual Machine running XP under Win7 I solved to have IE6, but what to do now with IE9? IE9 provides IE8 mode (same as IE8 has an IE7 one), but I can not have IE7, 8 and 9 on the same time.

I guess I will renounce of using IE6 on VM, install IE7 on VM and IE9 (with IE8mode) straight on Win7

Gee, what a mess! :)

VIPStephan
02-11-2011, 01:14 PM
Ever heard of IETester (http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage)?

Kor
02-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Ever heard of IETester (http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage)?
Well, I used for several months something similar (I don't remember now the URL nor the application's name) which was able to perform a preview for all the main browsers and their latest 3-4 versions, but about 2 months ago people there pulled out IE from their tester because Microsoft asked them explicitly to do so. I expect the same for IETester for the future :)

Kor
02-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Spoon was the tool:
http://www.spoon.net/

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and:
http://www.spoon.net/Browsers/

Apostropartheid
02-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Now that will make my life even more intricate. As a web designer and developer I must test the web documents in all the browsers. Is it already very hard to have IE6, IE7, IE8 on the same Win7. With a Virtual Machine running XP under Win7 I solved to have IE6, but what to do now with IE9? IE9 provides IE8 mode (same as IE8 has an IE7 one), but I can not have IE7, 8 and 9 on the same time.

I guess I will renounce of using IE6 on VM, install IE7 on VM and IE9 (with IE8mode) straight on Win7

Gee, what a mess! :)

No you don't. All versions of IE about 7 have backwards compatibility to version 7. You never have to change anything.

Kor
02-11-2011, 07:22 PM
No you don't. All versions of IE about 7 have backwards compatibility to version 7. You never have to change anything.
So, precisely: If I install IE9, shall I have Both IE8 and IE7 Modes installed? I was not able to find that information on the MS presentation, blah blah.. etc.

Apostropartheid
02-11-2011, 08:09 PM
So, precisely: If I install IE9, shall I have Both IE8 and IE7 Modes installed? I was not able to find that information on the MS presentation, blah blah.. etc.

Well yes. IE7 mode is in IE8 and IE9.

Kor
02-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Thanks, Apostropartheid, I will install IE9. But I will cross the Ocean in no time to kill you, if you were cheated me :D

Apostropartheid
02-11-2011, 09:09 PM
Thanks, Apostropartheid, I will install IE9. But I will cross the Ocean in no time to kill you, if you were cheated me :D

There's not much water between us, Kor =P

Kor
02-11-2011, 09:17 PM
There's not much water between us, Kor =P
Oh, but Ptolemaeus called it "Oceanus Britannicus" - the Channel I mean :) So much the easier for me :D Watch out!

Kor
02-11-2011, 09:32 PM
As a note: Who moved this Thread into the Geek News and Humour had indeed some brave sense of humour. It's about IE browsers, after all, ain't? :)

As another note: I appreciate that the owners of the Forum use the British spelling: humour, instead of the American one: humor

oracleguy
02-12-2011, 12:34 AM
As a note: Who moved this Thread into the Geek News and Humour had indeed some brave sense of humour. It's about IE browsers, after all, ain't? :)

I moved it here since it didn't belong in the other forum. It is news after all and is on topic with web development.

Apostropartheid
02-12-2011, 01:06 AM
Oh, but Ptolemaeus called it "Oceanus Britannicus" - the Channel I mean :) So much the easier for me :D Watch out!

I somehow doubt it, considering he was Greek ;)

The IE9 RC is really well polished. Not good enough to convert, but still quite pretty. Now just to wait to see what Firefox has to offer, if it EVER updates.

drhowarddrfine
02-12-2011, 03:23 AM
Mozilla is down to 7 issues that need patching and don't think they will need anymore betas. They are looking to do a code freeze in the next few days. I thought I heard they wanted to put it out this month but don't recall.

The current FF beta does far more than IE9 could ever hope to do, of course, and more than Microsoft has said they will put into IE9 but you'd never expect anything advanced out of them anyway.

Philip M
02-13-2011, 08:39 AM
I somehow doubt it, considering he was Greek ;)



Woot! Woot! :D

gameutopia
02-14-2011, 05:43 AM
Well I guess an RC is a step up from beta. Wonder if the final or stable will be released soon. Beta didn't sound too appealing. I just hope ie9 doesn't mess something up. I have a usb device that the maker - company said do not install ie9 or I'll have problems with the device. That was when ie9 was beta. So hopefully it won't mess it up.



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