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Comment Criticize and complain? (Score 1) 92

I did neither. I've been using Windows 10 since the first consumer preview release and Edge since it was first released in the CP. Edge has potential, but in its current state its definitely not good enough to make me switch to using it as my primary browser on Windows, Linux or whatever other OS it gets ported to. Lack of support for plug-ins, overly simplified UI and the hybrid search/address bar are enough for me to stay away at the moment.

Comment Summary not the full story, surprise, surprise. (Score 4, Informative) 155

The actual article is though, which is a nice change from a lot of recent articles on this subject:

"Microsoft announced the old IE version cutoff date back in August 2014. At the time, the company said it would only support the following browser-operating system combinations: IE9 on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2; IE10 on Windows Server 2012; and IE11 on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Since then, Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge have, of course, been released, so they’re supported as well."

Comment The linked article doesn't give the full picture. (Score 5, Informative) 250

What is actually happening is:

"Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Please visit the Internet Explorer Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ here http://support.microsoft.com/g... for list of supported operating systems and browser combinations."

So if you are running Vista SP2, which supports only up to IE9, you are still OK, it is still supported, as shown at the Internet Explorer Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ link above. Running Server 2012 (Not R2), then IE10 is still supported. Yes the article is valid for the operating systems they are referring to, but it doesn't paint a complete picture of what is going on for all of Microsoft's operating systems. Older IEs are supported for some operating systems, just not the two mentioned in the article.

Comment Re:Thoughtful tweaks (Score 1) 113

If wanting a user interface that doesn't try to hide those pesky buttons and menus from you makes me self-entitled, then yes I am. I'm all for changes to user interfaces that actually help users, but hiding and removing buttons and menus from a desktop browser isn't helping anyone who actually uses Firefox daily, which I do.

Comment Thoughtful tweaks (Score 4, Insightful) 113

We’ve made thoughtful tweaks to the interface to give Firefox a streamlined feel. You’ll also notice bigger, bolder design elements as well as more space for viewing the Web.

Translation: We tried to hide more buttons and functionality from users with Firefox 40, but in the end people complained about the lack of a field to enter addresses into and the removal of the back button. Users, tsk, tsk... Rest assured that in the future we will continue to add more useful buttons and features like Pocket and voice chat.

Regards,
The Firefox "UX" Team

In all seriousness the "new look" for Windows 10 doesn't look all that different from FF 38 that I've been using for months in the Tech Preview. I can't wait to try and find what other menus, options and functionality they have "designed" out of FF 40.

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