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Windows Central Windows Central. Richard Devine. More about windows Windows 10 version 22H2 announced, and its first build is available fo This new interactive map shows the scale of Microsoft Azure’s global c Topics Windows 10 Help. Internet Explorer. See all comments I need it still for Citrix support. Yeah, there are a lot of extensions people miss now. Java is absent as well.
Java not being in edge is a good thing in my opinion. Not when you need it :P. For this reason IE is still around. No sense is making Edge slower with junk. Good point! Exactly: we do not need yet another legacy-supporting web browser.
Edge is supposed to be free from Active X also. Citrix and Java are not “legacy”. There are many organization you proably ignore they exist that use those software.
Even hospitals rely on Internet Explorer just because it has support for Java and extensions that make powerful applications available with customization and control over the browser with group policies.
Edge is not a choice for them right now, and that just pushes browsers fragmentation even more. They are legacy technologies. Support for them is going to die very soon. Java, Flash et al are going to be totally extinct in a few years. You said it, “in a few years”. In the meanwhile Sure, but someone has to bring the change. And they left IE for people, who actually need them. You don’t seem to understand how enterprise works.
There are systems out there that currently use software that was developed in the 80’s and they won’t update because it works. I agree, that both are in a decline, but you’re nuts to think they will be completely gone “in a few years”. Innovation in technology requires updates at some point.
Else, competition in business will eventually override this “it works” mentality and put them out of business. Case in point: Microsoft sticking with Windows Vista instead of going after Apple with iPhone with their existing Windows Mobile platform at the time.
Enterprise does not care the slightest about that unless it brings security concerns. We still support systems that require comparability settings for IE5 to work properly. As many others have said Hospitals and other enterprises still have software that are reliant on windows XP or older.
A chain salon I go has an online booking system. You login, you check the time then you book the stylist. The touchscreen of the cashier in the salon shows a web page using IE, you touch-screen-enter your ID, dump all your coins and notes into the cashier in 1 go, then it spit out the changes, updates your account.
Hospitals still use XP. I was at one today and noticed this on one of their PCs. Hospitals hold onto technology longer than other fields, they are not a good indicator that something isn’t legacy! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android. I still use it for browsing. IE is faster at rendering a usable page. Must be old Citrix if you don’t have receiver setup? So much faster and easier to use it from the taskbar. Never tried that. Not sure if that would work for me.
I do contract work for a company and need to connect to their site using Citrix address. So they have control over how it’s set up and what not. Where do I find what you’re talking about? Need 1password and lastpass plugins. There’s a lastpass plugin for edge. Don’t know about 1password though.
Yeah I need unity 3d support. It’s called Edge. Plugins are being phased out of every browser and extensions are coming to Edge later this year. More like next week lol. Cryio is exactly right. Edge renders a page exactly how Google, Firefox, and Safari do. IE is used solely for web apps that need those extensions. I am a bit torn between the positive and negative things extensions bring to a [popular] web browser.
This is because the “standard web browser” in an OS is going to be attacked a lot more than other web browsers in terms of security if the user base of Windows 10 continues to climb in the rate it is doing right now. This means that novice users who look for the “e” symbol in Windows is the kind of person who might say “Yes” to every dialog window that pops up when they use their computer.
This means that malicious web browser extensions will get installed. The question is only when we are going to see this in the news and how it will impact Microsoft’s reputation in the eyes of the general public. Of course, you do want to attract the power users who today use Chrome and Firefox and make them permanently switch to using Edge.
At the same time, the novice users should be protected per default from installing the malicious extensions that will indeed be created at some point, given enough user base of the browser. I have seen this behaviour in users already, novices who use Google Chrome and accept every “Yes” dialog, regardless of the content.
It’s the same kind of people who download the “free” freeware software from popular download pages on the web and automatically click yes to installing the bundle of extras, as well as accepting to change the default search engine setting from Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo or something else, to using an adware-infected search engine instead.
So, what is the best way to keep everyone happy, then? Perhaps Edge should make sure all extensions are off by default and requires an admin password to activate the first time you want to enable extensions. Also make sure all extensions are approved by Microsoft and signed with security certificates. Right now, Edge is supposed to be encapsulated in a sandbox environment I think?
In the end, I don’t know. It is not easy to make everyone happy. Most people want ease of use, functionality and security, but getting all three perfect is tricky. I’m sure they’ll have a GPO for edge extensions.
Edge has plugin support. Devs just have to port their plugins to edge. Email them and ask them to do so. They definitely need too add Citrix support sooner than later so I can say adios to Chrome and Internet Explorer. I’m confused with what you mean by citrix support. My company uses citrix heavily and as long as you have the latest receiver app which is a free download from citrix. I use the citrix receiver modern app. It works fine for me.
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A “multimedia” version, Windows 3. This version was the precursor to the multimedia features available in Windows 3. The features listed above and growing market support from application software developers made Windows 3. Support was discontinued on December 31, Its API was incompatible with Windows. Version 1. They cooperated with each other in developing their PC operating systems, and had access to each other’s code.
After an interim 1. Microsoft would later imitate much of it in Windows Still, much of the system had bit code internally which required, among other things, device drivers to be bit code as well.
It also removed Real Mode, and only ran on an or better processor. Later Microsoft also released Windows 3. In and , Microsoft released Windows for Workgroups WfW , which was available both as an add-on for existing Windows 3. Windows for Workgroups included improved network drivers and protocol stacks, and support for peer-to-peer networking.
There were two versions of Windows for Workgroups, WfW 3. Unlike prior versions, Windows for Workgroups 3. All these versions continued version 3. Even though the 3. The Windows API became the de facto standard for consumer software. On December 31, , Microsoft declared Windows 3.
Meanwhile, Microsoft continued to develop Windows NT. This successor was codenamed Cairo. In hindsight, Cairo was a much more difficult project than Microsoft had anticipated and, as a result, NT and Chicago would not be unified until Windows XP —albeit Windows , oriented to business, had already unified most of the system’s bolts and gears, it was XP that was sold to home consumers like Windows 95 and came to be viewed as the final unified OS.
Driver support was lacking due to the increased programming difficulty in dealing with NT’s superior hardware abstraction model. This problem plagued the NT line all the way through Windows Programmers complained that it was too hard to write drivers for NT, and hardware developers were not going to go through the trouble of developing drivers for a small segment of the market.
Additionally, although allowing for good performance and fuller exploitation of system resources, it was also resource-intensive on limited hardware, and thus was only suitable for larger, more expensive machines.
However, these same features made Windows NT perfect for the LAN server market which in was experiencing a rapid boom, as office networking was becoming common. Windows NT version 3. The Win32 API had three levels of implementation: the complete one for Windows NT, a subset for Chicago originally called Win32c missing features primarily of interest to enterprise customers at the time such as security and Unicode support, and a more limited subset called Win32s which could be used on Windows 3.
Thus Microsoft sought to ensure some degree of compatibility between the Chicago design and Windows NT, even though the two systems had radically different internal architectures.
Windows NT was the first Windows operating system based on a hybrid kernel. The hybrid kernel was designed as a modified microkernel , influenced by the Mach microkernel developed by Richard Rashid at Carnegie Mellon University, but without meeting all of the criteria of a pure microkernel.
As released, Windows NT 3. The 3. Support for Windows NT 3. After Windows 3. The Win32 API first introduced with Windows NT was adopted as the standard bit programming interface, with Win16 compatibility being preserved through a technique known as ” thunking “. A new object-oriented GUI was not originally planned as part of the release, although elements of the Cairo user interface were borrowed and added as other aspects of the release notably Plug and Play slipped.
Microsoft did not change all of the Windows code to bit; parts of it remained bit albeit not directly using real mode for reasons of compatibility, performance, and development time. Additionally it was necessary to carry over design decisions from earlier versions of Windows for reasons of backwards compatibility, even if these design decisions no longer matched a more modern computing environment.
These factors eventually began to impact the operating system’s efficiency and stability. Microsoft marketing adopted Windows 95 as the product name for Chicago when it was released on August 24, Microsoft had a double gain from its release: first, it made it impossible for consumers to run Windows 95 on a cheaper, non-Microsoft DOS, secondly, although traces of DOS were never completely removed from the system and MS DOS 7 would be loaded briefly as a part of the booting process, Windows 95 applications ran solely in enhanced mode, with a flat bit address space and virtual memory.
These features make it possible for Win32 applications to address up to 2 gigabytes of virtual RAM with another 2 GB reserved for the operating system , and in theory prevented them from inadvertently corrupting the memory space of other Win32 applications. Three years after its introduction, Windows 95 was succeeded by Windows Unlike with Windows 3. Microsoft case, blaming unfair marketing tactics on Microsoft’s part.
Some companies sold new hard drives with OSR2 preinstalled officially justifying this as needed due to the hard drive’s capacity. The first Microsoft Plus! Microsoft ended extended support for Windows 95 on December 31, Microsoft released the successor to NT 3. It was Microsoft’s primary business-oriented operating system until the introduction of Windows Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows NT 4.
Both editions were succeeded by Windows Professional and the Windows Server Family, respectively. This edition was succeeded by Windows XP Embedded.
On June 25, , Microsoft released Windows 98 code-named Memphis , three years after the release of Windows 95 , two years after the release of Windows NT 4.
USB support in Windows 98 is marketed as a vast improvement over Windows The release continued the controversial inclusion of the Internet Explorer browser with the operating system that started with Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1. The action eventually led to the filing of the United States v. Microsoft case, dealing with the question of whether Microsoft was introducing unfair practices into the market in an effort to eliminate competition from other companies such as Netscape.
In , Microsoft released Windows 98 Second Edition, an interim release. One of the more notable new features was the addition of Internet Connection Sharing , a form of network address translation , allowing several machines on a LAN Local Area Network to share a single Internet connection.
Hardware support through device drivers was increased and this version shipped with Internet Explorer 5. Many minor problems that existed in the first edition were fixed making it, according to many, the most stable release of the Windows 9x family. Mainstream support for Windows 98 and 98 SE ended on June 30, , and ended extended support on July 11, It has the version number Windows NT 5.
Windows has had four official service packs. It was successfully deployed both on the server and the workstation markets. Amongst Windows ‘s most significant new features was Active Directory , a near-complete replacement of the NT 4. Terminal Services , previously only available as a separate edition of NT 4, was expanded to all server versions. A number of features from Windows 98 were incorporated also, such as an improved Device Manager, Windows Media Player , and a revised DirectX that made it possible for the first time for many modern games to work on the NT kernel.
Windows is also the last NT-kernel Windows operating system to lack product activation. While Windows upgrades were available for Windows 95 and Windows 98, it was not intended for home users. It was the last DOS-based operating system from Microsoft. However, there were several major updates made available after its initial release that include Windows RT 8. These older, ARM-based models of Surface are not compatible with Windows 10, but received several new features including a new Start menu similar to that found in early preview builds of Windows From Surface Pro 4 and onward, all Surface devices support Windows Hello facial biometric authentication out of the box through its cameras and IR-sensors.
Prior to the release of Windows 10, on Surface Pro 3 Microsoft made the Surface Hub app available, which allowed the adjustment of Pen pressure sensitivity and button functions. Additionally, toggles to control sound quality and to disable the capacitive Windows button on the Surface 3 and Pro 3 devices were included. With Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Pen based on N-Trig technology, Microsoft added the capability to launch OneNote from the lock screen without logging in by pressing the purple button at the top of the pen.
One such function is to launch OneNote with the press of the top button of the Surface Pro 4 pen. There are two main versions of the keyboard covers that connect via the Accessory Spine on the Surface tablets.
The now discontinued Touch Cover, and the ever-evolving Type Cover. They feature a multi-touch touchpad, and a full QWERTY keyboard with pre-defined action keys in place of the function row, though the function row is still accessible via the function button.
The covers are made of various soft-touch materials and connect to the Surface with a polycarbonate spine with pogo pins. Microsoft sells the Surface Pen, an active-digitizer pen, separate of Surface, but included it in all Surface tablets until the fifth-generation Surface Pro where it was removed. In , Microsoft announced that they were going to design other covers for the Surface accessory spine code named “blades”  based on the Touch Cover 2’s sensors.
In October , Microsoft aired its first commercial , directed by Jon Chu , for the Surface product line. The first second commercial is the Surface Movement which focus on Windows RT version of the first generation of Surface with detachable keyboard and kickstand. As part of the partnership, special, ruggedized Surface Pro 2 devices were issued to teams for use on the sidelines, allowing coaches and players view and annotate footage of previous plays.
The partnership was initially hampered by television commentators, who erroneously referred to the devices as being an “iPad” on several occasions. Microsoft has since stated that it “coached” commentators on properly referring to the devices on-air. It includes a group of artists from around the world that utilizes various Surface devices, such as the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book, to create a total of 17 murals.
The artists are filmed using their Surface devices and explain how they integrate Surface into their workflow. The final products are then posted to YouTube that accompanies a post on the Microsoft Devices blog.
Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, and Surface 3 have all been approved as Multifunction Mobile Devices, thus meeting the necessary requirements for security and compatibility with other systems. Reviews of the first-generation Surface RT by critics ranged broadly.
The hardware received mostly positive reviews, while the software and overall experience were mixed. Gizmodo mentioned issues such as the high price tag and described it as similar but inferior to the iPad , but also praised the hardware saying, “You’ll appreciate it every time you pick it up and turn it on.
It’s a simple, joyful experience. The Surface Pro 3 garnered positive reviewers. David Pogue suggested “The upshot is that, with hardly any thickness or weight penalty, the kickstand and the Type Cover let you transform your 1.
Pogue said that the Surface Pro 3’s form factor works well as a tablet, in contrast to the Surface Pro 2, whose bulk and weight limited its appeal as a tablet. Pogue also stated that the new multi-stage kickstand, screen aspect ratio, and new Type Cover 3 detachable keyboard made it a competent laptop. Another advantage of the Surface Pro 3 is that it is considered a tablet by the FAA and TSA , despite its hardware which makes it capable of running all x86 Windows programs. This is advantageous in air travel, since a tablet can be used during takeoff or landing, and a tablet can be left in a bag when going through a TSA scanner machine, neither of which apply to a laptop.
The Surface 3 non-Pro received generally positive reviews from computer critics. Most noted a well designed chassis and accessories produced of quality materials, and overall premium feeling of use. While less powerful, the Surface 3 was a lighter and cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro 3. More importantly, the Surface 3 could compete at the high-end of Android and iPad tablets, with the advantage of being a device running a full desktop OS instead of a mobile OS for a similar price.
When Surface was first announced, critics noted that the device represented a significant departure for Microsoft, as the company had previously relied exclusively on third-party OEMs to produce devices running Windows, and began shifting towards a first-party hardware model with similarities to that of Apple.
Original equipment manufacturers OEMs , whose products have traditionally run Microsoft operating systems, have had positive responses to the release of Surface. John Solomon, senior vice president of HP, said that “Microsoft was basically making a leadership statement and showing what’s possible in the tablet space”.
However, others believe that OEMs were left sidelined by the perception that Microsoft’s new tablet would replace their products. Peter Bright of Ars Technica argued that Windows RT had no clear purpose, since the power advantage of ARM-based devices was “nowhere near as clear-cut as it was two years ago”, and that users would be better off purchasing Office themselves because of the removed features and licensing restrictions of Office RT.
Sales of the first generation Surface did not meet Microsoft’s expectations, which led to price reductions and other sales incentives. In July , Steve Ballmer revealed that the Surface hasn’t sold as well as he hoped.
Several law firms sued Microsoft, accusing the company of misleading shareholders about sales of the first-gen ARM based Surface tablet, calling it an “unmitigated disaster”. The poor sales of the ARM-based Surface tablet had been credited to the continuing market dominance of Microsoft’s competitors in the tablet market. Particularly, Apple’s iPad retained its dominance due its App store offering the most tablet-optimized applications.
Most OEMs opted to produce tablets running Google Android, which came in a wide variety of sizes and prices albeit with mixed success among most OEMs , and Google Play had the second-largest selection of tablet applications. By contrast there was a limited amount of software designed specifically for Surface’s operating system, Windows RT, the selection which was even weaker than Windows Phone.
Microsoft’s subsequent efforts have been focused upon refining the Surface Pro and making it a viable competitor in the premium ultra-mobile PC category, against other Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air , while discontinuing development of ARM-powered Surface devices as the Surface 3 non-Pro had an Intel x86 CPU albeit with lower performance than the Surface Pro 3.
The resultant Surface Pro 3 succeeded in garnering a great interest in the Surface line, making Surface business profitable for the first time in fiscal year Q1 Users on Microsoft’s support forum reported that some Touch Covers were splitting at the seam where it connects to the tablet, exposing its wiring.
A Microsoft spokesperson stated that the company was aware of the issue, and would offer free replacements for those who have been affected by the defect.
Firmware updates that attempted to fix the problem were released, but some users still reported problems like blue screen errors while watching video and crash of display driver. With the original Surface Pro, Microsoft acknowledged issues encountered by some users with its stylus pen, including intermittent pen failures, and with older applications that do not have complete pen support due to the different APIs used by Surface Pro’s stylus drivers.
In the latter case, Microsoft has indicated that it is working with software vendors to ensure better compatibility.
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