Microsoft is still testing IE for 56K modems

By William Maher on Feb 17, 2012 1:52 PM
Filed under Communications

Software giant acknowledges dial-up users still exist.

In this age of HD YouTube videos and OS updates totaling hundred of MBs, it's sometimes easy to forget that somewhere out there are dial-up users.

Interesting to note then, that in Microsoft's IE test lab - which emulates DSL, cable modems, high bandwidth WAN and 4G speeds - they've also bothered with lowly 56K modems.

The company has posted a blog entry outlining IE testing, which includes a "mini-Internet" constructed for testing purposes. The aim is to try and make sure the browser runs "consistently fast across all classes of computer hardware." This network includes more than 120 computers, ranging from X64 desktops to an Atom N270 1.6Ghz netbook.

An estimated 5% of Australia's 6.7 million households with the Internet are still using dial-up, according to official estimates.

 

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © PC & Tech Authority. All rights reserved.

Microsoft is still testing IE for 56K modems
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Reseller pays $2.65m for telco specialist
Acquisition scene heats up as JCurve makes another buyout.
 
Kytec files for administration, new company set up
Driven by management buyout, says MD.
 
Dataflex reborn under new owners
Buyer aiming for $30m after second acquisition in six months.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Are Chromebooks ready for the enterprise?

CRN Magazine

Issue: 325 | March 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.