Archive for February, 2009
Well, it seems like Apple’s new web browser “marketing campaign” is most of the time based on lies. Remember old and inaccurate Safari vs. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Opera graph on their page?
So what about Safari 4? Has anything changed? Well, let’s take a look:
Safari is the first – and only – web browser to pass Acid 3
Wrong. Continue Reading
Well, it looks like Google has joined Mozilla in the Microsoft and EU antitrust case as a 3rd party.
Sundar Pichai said:
“This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage”
There are also some interesting comments over there, for instance: Continue Reading
Apparently Microsoft has finally decided to look more seriously into web browser wars and develop something fresh and more secure. Result? Meet the Gazelle, a brand new web browser kernel.
According to the recent released paper (PDF), the idea behind Gazelle is to build a kernel which would act like an operating system, managing and controlling all the system resources among web site principals. Continue Reading
The first and quite impressive public beta of Apple’s Safari 4 has been released earlier today.
There are a lot of improvements and new features in this build.
Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard demonstrated the latest innovations in standards-based Web development technology during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.
Continue Reading at Ars Technica
The European Commission will require Microsoft to give users of its ubiquitous Windows operating system the opportunity to choose between different Internet browsers to avoid breaching EU competition rules, the bloc’s antitrust spokesman told EurActiv.
Although the Commission is still officially waiting for a response from Microsoft to the complaints raised last January, the outcome of this new battle with the IT giant is already taking form.
On February 21st, Microsoft has finished and compiled the RTM version of Internet Explorer 8, Build: 8.0.6001.18691
At this moment, they is preparing to distribute it via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before releasing to public.
As always, Microsoft is not releasing any Internet Explorer 8 Final schedule to public yet.
Stay tuned for more news.