Microsoft's IE9 won't run on XP | Mana Blog... for all
Nov 30, 2010

Microsoft won't say just when it expects to ship Internet Explorer 9, but whenever it does, it won't be running on Windows XP.

"Building a modern browser requires a modern operating system," Internet Explorer General Manager Dean Hachamovitch said at a press conference at the Mix10 event.

Microsoft unveiled a "platform preview" of IE9 earlier on Monday. That early version, which contains the Chakra engine, but not the full user interface (or even a back button) requires Vista Service Pack 2 or later.

One of the areas of focus was on the ability to play HTML 5 video. As for which video codecs Microsoft will support, Hachamovitch would only commit to H.264.

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