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IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available

     
4:31 pm on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Internet Explorer 10 is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today. We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview.

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11:24 pm on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Good time to clone your virtual machine that you use to test your websites in IE9 with and block the installation of IE10 in one of them.

Since IE10 doesn't run on XP, no need to block in the XPs you have around to test older IE versions.

IE 10 Blocker: [microsoft.com...]
2:55 am on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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No need to save your VM's. MS has a page with IE6/7/8/9 loaded on an O/S encapsulated in a VM wrapper that times out in 180 days. Adding that app to block IE 10 installation is all you will need to do for your IE 9 VM's.

Micrrosoft provides a free Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image [microsoft.com]. These are pre-configured VirtualPC images that contain different versions of IE for web developers to test in.
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I'd rather keep a virtual machine (parallels - host OS not being windows) in sleep mode with the right native browser than trust parallel IE "integrated with the OS" installations and have a need to download the thing twice a year, risking they change something in the mean time.

Sleep/unsleep takes mere seconds and I'm very confident it's relevant to how a user on a brand new installation would see it.
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this browser is supposed to block third party cookies by default!?

Won't that lead to disastrous consequences for affiliates who depend on cookies to track sales?
1:43 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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this browser is supposed to block third party cookies by default!?

Safari has had this for a while and Firefox will have the same starting with version 22. [businessinsider.com...]
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"Won't that lead to disastrous consequences for affiliates who depend on cookies to track sales?"

No. Third-party cookies aren't needed to track affiliate sales. The cookie is set and read by the merchant's site when the visitor reaches it.

Third-party cookies are set and read, for example, by AdSense ads embedded in your site. With third-party cookies disabled, AdSense, and other ads served from a third-party, will have a harder time providing ads tailored to the visitor.