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Re: win95 and IEAK6.0

  • From: Joshua Coombs
  • Date: Wed Nov 21 15:18:30 2001

While it may be sooner than some would like, I've no qualms with
Microsoft cutting off older versions of software.  Just think how
much smoother and stabler Win95 could have been if MS bit the bullet and
dumped DOS/win 3.1 support?

In any case, why do your customers HAVE to use the latest IEAK package
to connect to your service?  Is it not possible to keep older versions
on hand for older systems?

Joshua Coombs

* jcoombs@gwi.net
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On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 01:51:32PM -0600, Bill Larson wrote:
> 
> However there is no reason other than trying to force people to upgrade to
> the newest Microsoft OS version to write this browser so that it would not
> support windows 95 as well. Many of the rural users I deal with have
> machines barely able to run Windows 95, and forget windows 98.  If I tell my
> users they must upgrade their computers to use my service those users will
> simply find another internet service.
> 
> Bill Larson
> Network Administrator
> Compu-Net Enterprises
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Winders" <twinders@SPC.cc.tx.us>
> To: "Bill Larson" <blarson@compu.net>
> Cc: <isp-tech@isp-tech.com>; <nanog@nanog.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:45 PM
> Subject: Re: win95 and IEAK6.0
> 
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> > The problem is that IE6 does not support Win95.  You need a minimum of
> > Win98 to install IE6...
> >
> >      **********************************************
> >         Tim Winders, MCSE, CNE, CCNA
> >         Associate Dean of Information Technology
> >         South Plains College
> >         Levelland, TX  79336
> >
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> >         Email: TWinders@SPC.cc.tx.us
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> >
> > On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Bill Larson wrote:
> >
> > > It appears that without telling anyone Microsoft decided the Internet
> > > Explorer Admin Kit version 6.0 which generates a custom IE web browser
> for
> > > ISP's would no longer support Windows 95. I do not know about the rest
> of
> > > you however, I have many Windows 95 users still signing on to my
> service. I
> > > think it is time to let Microsoft know our displeasure about this clear
> > > abuse of their monopoly position. Once someone else confirms this
> behavior,
> > > I intend to raise a stink with the national news media, the federal
> > > government and the nine states that are still suing Microsoft.
> > >
> > > Bill Larson
> > > Network Administrator
> > > Compu-Net Enterprises
> > >
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