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Another reason to stop using IE7 now

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) — like IE6 before it — is a dying browser that is losing support all over the Internet.  Continuing to use IE7 will result in a much worse Internet experience, that's going to continue getting worse by the day.

At this point, there is not a single reason to avoid upgrading to IE8.  Anybody using IE7 can easily upgrade to IE8, and there are no more sites left that don't work with IE8.

This week Google announced that its apps will no longer support IE7 as of August 1.  (See article below.)  I think this is a really great move, in order to help motivate people to upgrade their browser.  The Internet in general is much worse than it could be, because of the need to support a large number of antiquated web browsers.

Lottery Post has been posting messages to IE6 and IE7 users about upgrading their browsers for months now.  LP has officially stopped supporting IE6, and will stop supporting IE7 this year.  It is simply becoming too difficult to maintain support for those horrible, old browsers, while at the same time trying to keep the site fresh and exciting for the majority of people who upgrade their browsers in a reasonable timeframe.

If YOU are an IE7 user, you REALLY need to get moving, and upgrade to IE8.  It is SIMPLE.

Or, if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should be upgrading to IE9.

In either case, go to and follow the instructions.

Here is the article about Google dropping IE7 support.

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Google Apps phasing out support for Internet Explorer 7 on August 1

Google revealed on Wednesday that it plans to phase out Internet Explorer 7 support.

The support will be discontinued on the company's Apps platform from August 1. Firefox 3.5, IE7 and Safari 3 will all be dropped. "In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites," said Google's Vice President of Engineering, Venkat Panchapakesan. "Eventually these apps may stop working entirely," he added.

Google says it's dropping the support in order to focus on advanced browsers that support HTML5. "Older browsers just don't have the chops to provide you with the same high-quality experience," said Panchapakesan. Google plans to drop support for Internet Explorer 8 once Internet Explorer 10 is made available. "we'll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version," said Panchapakesan.

Microsoft launched its final version of Internet Explorer 9 on March 15. The software giant built in greater support for HTML5 and hardware accelerated browsing, alongside some impresser security improvements. The company unveiled an Internet Explorer 10 platform preview during its MIX11 show in April. The software maker plans to release a new platform preview every 8-12 weeks. Internet Explorer 10 includes greater support for standards like CSS3 gradients, multi-column and grid layouts.



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