Microsoft appears to be holding back rival browsers on Windows 7.
Microsoft’s latest browser, Internet Explorer 9, was released in March to Windows 7 and Vista users. Microsoft ditched Windows XP users in a bid to shift consumers and businesses away from the legacy operating system. Windows XP still accounts for nearly 50% of all operating system usage share worldwide, making it the most widely used operating system. Microsoft’s competitors still target Windows XP with their latest browser offerings, allowing them to pick up additional usage share.
A hotfix available for download from Microsoft is designed to kick Internet Explorer browser definition files in the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 up a notch in order to make ASP.NET recognize the latest browser releases, including Internet Explorer 10.
Users need to be running one of the following operating systems in order to apply the fix: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
As some users might be aware of, IE10 will only be supported on Windows 7 and Windows...