Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 - x64

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by dwae84, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. dwae84

    dwae84 Guest

    I realise that Internet Explorer 7 will ultimately be available on x64 but to
    block x64 users out of the Beta is an absolutely deplorable act - especially
    when you encourage people to migrate to x64. To quote point 3 of your 5 top
    reasons to move to Windows x64
    (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/top5.mspx):

    Flexibility

    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition provides a rich platform to integrate
    64-bit applications and existing 32-bit applications using the Windows on
    Windows 64 (WOW64) x86 emulation layer, providing customers with the ability
    to move to 64-bit computing without having to sacrifice their existing
    investment in 32-bit software and Windows expertise.

    I think that by not being able to participate in your beta, we have infact
    sacrificed our "existing investment in 32-bit software". There should be
    ABSOLUTELY no reason why we should not be able to run IE7 on our systems.
    Your company makes me sick.
     
    dwae84, Mar 16, 2006
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  2. dwae84

    ASG Dan Guest

    I agree with dwae84, I run 64 bit at both home and work. Please don't ignore
    this important and growing user base.
     
    ASG Dan, Mar 16, 2006
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  3. The current available build is a preview of beta 2 and not a full beta
    release. We expect to offer an x64 preview build of IE7 later in the project
    but to get a build out for early feedback we elected to focus on the 32 bit
    builds for XP SP2.
    We certainly do not intend to ignore this segment but for early previews we
    needed to focus on the largest customer segment.
    Thanks
    -Dave
     
    Dave Massy [MSFT], Mar 16, 2006
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  4. dwae84

    dwae84 Guest

    I completely understand where you're coming from, it's just unusual that
    considering how able x64 is to emulate 32 bit applications, it might have
    been beneficial to at least enable x64 to install the 32-bit version and thus
    enable people to send useful feedback. I just feel that when the public
    release comes along your company is going to have to spend more time fixing
    problems on x64 which may well have not occured had x64 been initially
    supported.

    Saying that, I realise that it takes more work to send out a 64-bit version
    of Internet Explorer 7, but considering there are a number of workarounds to
    (with a degree of success) install IE7 on x64 computers, now might be the
    time to unlock this to the x64 users, especially as Microsoft itself have
    upgraded their systems to 64-bit.
     
    dwae84, Mar 17, 2006
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