Originally posted by Un4gIvEn1 MSN 8 is dialup. MSN explorer is included with XP. It doesn't cost anything to use and it's basically just a supped up version of IE. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what it is.
You may want to check your facts before you post. MSN 8 is for dialup or Broadband. MSN Explorer will be the last version of free MSN software. I have heard from a reliable source that IE will be a thing of the past in the next release of Windows. I'm just checking to see if anyone else has heard anything about this.
...and if you are going to post such things, why not post some links to sites that confirm it? Oh, wait... there aren't any sites that confirm it because it's not going to happen. Maybe that's why you asked here... The problem is that you are listening, but you aren't hearing.
Originally posted by Un4gIvEn1 ...and if you are going to post such things, why not post some links to sites that confirm it? Oh, wait... there aren't any sites that confirm it because it's not going to happen. Maybe that's why you asked here... The problem is that you are listening, but you aren't hearing.
SPeedY_B- I'm not getting pissy over the issue, I'm getting pissy when someone who doesn't know what he's talking about comes and hijacks my thread with his nonsense. I'm not trying to be a dick here but read through this thread again and see who was flame baiting from the get go. I posted a simple question in a friendly manner. I was just defending myself but with smilies all the way. Delete the thread and ban me if you like. Geez.
I would tend to agree NetRyder that it seems like it may not be a good move to discontinue IE. Think of the millions and millions of people that pay to use AOL and MSN though even though IE is free, sans an Internet connection. My work puts me in a position to hear things about the future of these matters, and I've heard that IE will indeed, not be included in the future version of Windows OS. It's not confirmed or anything but it came from a very reliable source who would be in a position to know. I believe that MS is trying to push people towards using MSN software as opposed to using IE. Things seem to be moving that direction so it wouldn't be too suprising to me if they ditched IE. I personally would never use MSN and never have. I use IE exclusively and always have. I'm not opposed to debate but I don't like it when people who don't know what they're talking about on a certain issue feel the need say my question is stupid. I wouldn't even bring this issue up if I didn't think it had any validity. I believe the possibility it very real. All respectful opinions and information is welcome on this issue.
From what I've heard Longhorn will be the last version of windows that IE is a part of. Supposedly MS has finally admitted that having a web browser so tightly ingrained into the OS is a big security risk. But obviously MS will have a replacement for IE ready when the time comes.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS