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IE 10 Almost Finished For Windows 7 With Final Preview 187

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Billly Gates writes "IE 10 just hit the final preview yesterday for Windows 7. Windows XP and Windows Vista support has been dropped. Most slashdotters have a complex relationship with Internet Explorer. Many of us hate it but have to use it in the office. Microsoft had tried last year to make IE good again with the release of IE 9 which had some fanfare on slashdot, such as hardware acceleration and better standards compliance. MS even launched a full campaign to get us to switch. IE 10 is supposed to continue the new process and promises to be much faster and support more HTML 5, CSS 3, W3C HTML 5.1 and CSS 3.1 with a score of 320 on HTML5test. As a comparison, last years IE 9 only scored 138. "
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IE 10 Almost Finished For Windows 7 With Final Preview

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  • Re:Corporate use (Score:5, Informative)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Wednesday November 14, 2012 @10:46PM (#41987901)

    Firefox supports integrated domain authentication on windows.

    Not exactly. With internet explorer, IWA is transparent to the user and administrator alike; You can set entire domains or subdomains to use it and be done with it. Firefox' support is clunky, and requires a list of every DNS domain, not every Active Directory domain which doesn't always match DNS records. As well, should you want the list to be updated, you have to remotely modify the configuration file of firefox for every user account on every workstation. Microsoft's implimentation is self-updating, automatic, and doesn't require organizing special deployments and patching systems to keep the list up to date.

    So yes, it's possible to get Firefox working with IWA, but not exactly practical. Supporting Firefox is labor-intensive.

  • Re:Corporate use (Score:4, Informative)

    by cdrudge (68377) on Wednesday November 14, 2012 @10:53PM (#41987951) Homepage

    You don't have a "list of domains", there is only one domain.

    Apparently you have never seen the sites button for the Local Intranet tab in the Internet Options control panel. It's where you can specify the "list of domains". IE just makes assumptions unless the user has specified otherwise or is overridden by a policy. And when you make assumptions...

    Whitelising a site in Firefox [blogspot.com] is about as hard as it is for IE.

  • Re:Corporate use (Score:5, Informative)

    by man_of_mr_e (217855) on Wednesday November 14, 2012 @11:04PM (#41988047)

    Dude. That's not Integrated Authentication. Those are security zones. Security zones turn on and off various features, like ActiveX and what not. It has *NOTHING* to do with Integrated authentication.

    Integrated Authentication is when the site automatically uses your Windows domain username and password without prompting you for it.

  • Re:Corporate use (Score:5, Informative)

    by 19thNervousBreakdown (768619) <davec-slashdot AT lepertheory DOT net> on Thursday November 15, 2012 @12:04AM (#41988383) Homepage

    Yes, and that's mostly because Firefox developers steadfastly refuse to add integrated domain authentication, which a lot of corporations use for their intranet access.

    It's implemented, just not enabled by default.

    Go to about:config -> search for "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" -> add the domain. You can set it to a second-level domain, and anything underneath that works as well. And as of FF 14, you can set "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-non-fqdn" and "network.negotiate-auth.allow-non-fqdn" to true, to allow it to work with anything that doesn't have a dot in it.

    Not trying to argue your point, because the rest is both accurate and valid if a little over-strenuous (although I doubt IE would be dead even if FF supported every single one of its features, corporate inertia can be very strong), just trying to inform about something that seems to be a frustration for you.

  • Still no MathML :( (Score:4, Informative)

    by jensend (71114) on Thursday November 15, 2012 @01:24AM (#41988735)

    IE really has come a very very long way since v7, and has gone from being a totally backwards abomination that impedes progress and gives webmasters nightmares to being a mostly OK browser. Outside of royalty-free codec support (which everyone knew MS would drag their feet on) there's only one way that its backwardness still impacts me: MathML.

    Gecko-based browsers have had native support for over a decade (enabled by default starting with Mozilla milestone 0.9.9). Safari has had native support for a year and a half, and Chrome is finally about to release its first version with native support. But IE only has access via a third-party plugin [dessci.com]. Worse, the plugin was broken with the release of IE9 [archive.org]. A year ago, the developer made a "preview release" version of the plugin that's supposed to work with IE 9, but it's buggy and inconsistent and hasn't been updated.

    It's frustrating that almost 15 years after MathML was standardized we've still got browser developers dragging their feet.

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