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IE7 Genuine Advantage Validation No Longer Required

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  1. malware New Member

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    Steven Reynolds, Microsoft's Internet Explorer Program Manager, has updated the IEBlog letting everyone know that you can now update to Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) without the previously required Windows Genuine Advantage validation.
    Source: IEBlog
     
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    Because IE6 is old/unsafe and they want to prevent the growing of the open source Firefox and other browsers, which are updated regularly.;)
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Never used IE7 and don't plan on putting it on any of my computers. Firefox:rockout:
     
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    Some here, Firefox all the way!:nutkick:
     
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    Wonder if this is an attempt on the business market, to get them to upgrade. Doesn't make much sense as so many apps out there still don't work with it.
    Yeah probably more likely its too many people trying open source.
     
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    I use IE6, IE7 and Fx for testing purposes (CSS breaks so easily in IE...)
    Need to install Opera too sometime, but I think Opera and Firefox interpret CSS the same.
     
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    I like IE 6.0 more than Firefox, although I do miss the tabs.

    Good thing I don't have to choose between two good things, because I have the ultimate browser - Avant!
     
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    well put, I was thinking the same thing. With the recent decline of IE use, this seems like a logical step. However, IE7 still has some serious flaws with it. Incompatibility with some websites and java technology for instance.
     
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    What is so great about firefox? IE6 is wat i use.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Good. IE7 is really nice and should be spread more. I think it looks better than Firefox too.
     
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    Something tells me that Microsoft couldn't give less of a flip whether or not Internet Explorer works nicely with Java, as long as they have ActiveX. (Though, I must admit, why they've stopped trying to Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish Java baffles me.)

    However, I must commend Microsoft for realizing that supporting all installations of Windows (even those that are pirated) is in their best interest.
     
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    Have it your way, then. :p
     
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    Isn't "Have it your way" a copyright of burger king?
     
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    No, it's a trademark.

    But anyway, I'm not using it to sell hamburgers. ;)
     
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    just give me one adress to send u the registry for ALL microsoft download products cheers :p
     
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    I actually really like IE7 I have no problems, I sleek and easy to use. I don't see how people say that IE is junk, they need to stop installing trials and going to unsecured websites, So they don't get adware, spyware don't blame things on IE, blame yourselves lol.
     
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    Microsoft is already beta testing IE8 anyway. I'm using Firefox 3 RC1 myself and I've been using Firefox extensively since it went 1.0 final. I don't have a reason to go back.
     
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    I agree man ppl love to put the boot in but IE7 is fine for me.
     
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    I'm forced to use it at work. It has issues, doesn't handle tabs with large websites too well.
     

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