Microsoft: Don't Move to IE 9, Yet
Microsoft usually wants its customers to upgrade to its latest and greatest, but in the case of Windows 7 users and IE, Redmond would prefer you stay with the tried and true IE 8 rather than the beta of IE 9 -- at least for now.
But Redmond also doesn't want you to hold off on upgrading to Windows 7 just for IE 9; instead of migrating concurrently, Redmond is asking you to go ahead and migrate to Windows 7 and run IE 8. The idea here is that IE 8 and 9 are largely compatible, so there's no need to wait.
Along with this advice/encouragement, Microsoft also made a correction:
IE 9 will not require Win 7 SP1, but will run just fine on the initial release.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/24/2010 at 1:18 PM