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Re: [Public WebGL] IE extension tickets



That may also have something to do with some people's fundamental objections to Win8 and its redesign; and their insistence to install Win7 on top of Win8 rather than anything else. Hopefully Windows 10 will go better.

Its a common problem with OS tied browsers; Apple has it with Safari (though they are better at getting people to upgrade); the Andorid browser and IE.

Edge appears to be decoupled from OS updates (post Win10); like Chrome now is on Android (via Store) so hopefully things should be better moving forward.

On 19 June 2015 at 23:02, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
Point was to illustrate that OS'es are clingy. Win7 has steadfastly failed to buckle by both the introduction of Win8 and Win8.1. Win8 canibalized XP and Win8.1 canibalized XP and Win8, but they didn't make even a dent in Win7.

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM, Ben Adams <thundercat@illyriad.co.uk> wrote:
Windows Vista was released 8 years ago? Are the Windows XP users likely to be able to run WebGL with any performance or at all? Windows 7 was 6 years ago; which is probably asks the same about Vista users.


On 19 June 2015 at 22:50, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm sure the free 10 upgrade helps, somewhat. However over 50% of users are still using Win7, 16% are using Win8.1, 10% are using WinXP and 3% are using Vista, and those are absolute numbers for desktops. Relative to windows users it'd be more.

Operating systems tend not to be updated by users very often and tend to be clingy. Before Win7 users just didn't give up WinXP (certainly not for Vista) and it took until 3 years after the introduction of Win7 that XP wasn't the most used windows anymore.

It just seems to me to be overly optimistic to expect OS upgrades (even if free) to solve all browser upgrade woes.