From my son's point of view, there is a problem with IE10. There's a problem with IE9 for that matter, from his point of view. You see what he wants is to have between 40 and 50 or more tabs automatically open whenever he gets into IE. He's found that IE9 restricts the number of tabs he can have opened at once to something less than 40 (I think it is). Certainly IE10 restricts the number to something less than 40. I typically have 1 to 3 tabs open at once. Sometimes when I'm in a hurry I might open up to about 10, but that's it, and that's not for long. My son, on the other hand, always has a boat load of tabs open in IE. IE8 gives him that flexibility.
Jan 23, 2013 at 3:18PM
@BitFlipper: I have just gotten off of a chat with Sony tech support, and have determined that my laptop does support SLAT.
Jan 23, 2013 at 2:47PM
Several of you have mentioned the possibility of my encountering problems with the bus reacting to road conditions. I hadn't thought about that. There's at least 1 place where that can be a problem, because the bus crosses railroad tracks. I think I'll give it a try and see how it goes, but this might not work at all for me. Certainly a train ride would be better, but that's not practical for my commute.
Jan 23, 2013 at 2:44PM
@GoddersUK: I'd never thought of the possibility of others looking over my shoulder to see what I'm doing. And since I tend to ride in the first seat, then I guess I'm inviting people to peek.
Jan 23, 2013 at 2:42PM
@BitFlipper: I've never heard of Second Level Address Translation. I have no idea if my new laptop supports that or not. Thanks for the info, I guess I'll have to look into it.
Not in any supported fashion. And any unsupported hack that might conceivably allow you to do it will inevitably hose your system in some way, since IE is a rather important component of the OS.
Why do you want to do this? If it's for testing purposes, I recommend using a VM.
I don't want to do this, my son does. He's looking at buying a new laptop, with Windows 8, but he wants to go to IE8.
In December I purchased a Sony Vaio Series E laptop. It came with Windows 8 and it was touch enabled. However, it had a problem and I had to flatten the machine and start it over again, with Sony's technical support. But before I did that it seems to me, if memory serves, that there was a separate SkyDrive app for the desktop side of Windows 8. I know that there's a SkyDrive app on the Metro side, and I've used it, but I depended upon seeing my SkyDrive folder in what I think is now called File Viewer, in Windows 8 desktop. It isn't there, now.
So, I want to know, am I correct in thinking that there's a separate SkyDrive app for the desktop side of Windows 8? And if so, where is it?
Jan 21, 2013 at 8:24AM
WOW, I didn't realize how much I left out, when I asked my question. Let me fill in more details.
The Windows Phone development I want to do is for myself, only. I do work as a professional software engineer, but where I work there's no chance of doing any mobile development for the foreseeable future. However, I want to get into this on my own, I have some ideas for apps I want to get into the Marketplace. i.e.: this is all on my initiative. So syncing with others isn't an issue. Source control is incumbent upon me.
Jan 20, 2013 at 4:45PM
I've had an idea for a Windows Phone app for a long time, but finding the time to work on it hasn't been easy, due to long commutes. A month ago I got a new laptop, because I was going on a business trip and needed a way of being able to reach work, in the event I had to. Now I wondering, how about doing development on my laptop, while I'm commuting? (I ride a bus; long rides.) Now, there's times when that's not convenient, due to the fact that I had several transfers that are only a few minutes apart, but there's other things that might be possible. The only thing I'm concerned about is not having Internet access. If I try this, what problems might I encounter, and how might I be able to either fix it or live with it?