Why Intel's still using IE 6

In the chipmaker's move from Windows XP to Windows 7, it turns out that Microsoft's aging browser is part of the heavy lifting.

Internet Explorer 6 is a relic, but many corporations continue to cling to it. Nonetheless, it's surprising to discover that Intel--Microsoft's long-time partner--is still using the ancient browser.

In a recent blog post walking through its implementation of Windows 7, Intel talked a lot about the "heavy lifting" involved in moving from XP to Windows 7.

Turns out the browser is part of the heavy lifting. Intel writes:

The requirement to use Internet Explorer 8 introduces even more challenges. Intel has delayed deployment of IE7 and IE 8 in our intranet due to known issue with some very important applications....

Read more of "What enterprise still uses IE 6? Try Intel" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

 

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