Microsoft doesn't have a choice on this one. XP uses GDI+, which means it's impossible to back-port IE 9 to XP without first re-writing the GUI. This would leave the company with two different display front-ends to support.
It doesn't seem very practical to go that route.
Thats because XP actually works well!
Wait until they have a final version of this and SP1 before you download:P
This is not surprising: Microsoft purposely doesn't backport API's to older operating systems. If they did, there'd never be a reason to buy a new version of windows.
I can't seriously believe that there are any XP users who give a damn about IE9. Anyone who's a MS fan would have already upgraded their OS, and anyone who's not would have switched to a more secure browser long ago.
If anyone seriously dislikes Vista & 7 so much as to still purposefully be on XP, they should give Linux a try. Keep your XP partition for games, use Linux for everything else.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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