Yes, you’ve read the title right… IE9 will not be supporting Windows XP!
Microsoft initially tryed to dodge giving a straight answer to the question of XP support but has since admitted that the new browser won’t be XP-compatible when it launches.
In an effort to make Windows XP disappear from the world through a migration to Windows 7, whether you like it or not, Microsoft has released a statement that IE9 will not support Windows XP. So if you want to use it, migrate to Windows 7 (ssstttt…. or you can just App-V IE9!).
“Windows XP users have a fast, safe, reliable and private browser in Internet Explorer 8. As the Web has continued to change in everything from security to the future HTML5 applications developers are starting to build today, browsers should require the modern graphics and security infrastructure that has come along since 2001.” and “Internet Explorer 9 requires the modern graphics and security underpinnings that have come since 2001, and is intended to be run on a modern operating system in order to build on the latest hardware and operating system innovations.”
In my opinion the first big step in the abandoning of Windows XP has been taken… Now let’s wait for the day it’s completely over for the Operating System…