Category: Internet Explorer
Uses illegitimate methods to promote other web browsers.
Crash IE is a tricky little web site which is designed to crash Internet Explorer. Turns out, it’s a scam.
If you visit the mentioned page with the latest version of IE9, there is a big chance that your web browser will crash. Visit it with Google Chrome, Opera or Firefox and everything works like a charm.
So what’s the big deal? Here is a thing: change the user agent to IE and every other web browser will crash too! Now isn’t that nice?
Attackers utilized genuine passwords and usernames to get a hold of nine SSL certificates on the 15th of March via a Comodo certificate reseller. What SSL certificates do is basically prove the authenticity of a site. The log-on websites affected were Yahoo Mail, Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Hotmail, Skype, as well as Mozilla’s Firefox extension website.
Comodo revoked the certificates and brought the matter to the attention of Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft between the 15th and the 23rd of March. The breach of its reseller and the theft of the SSL certificates were announced on the 23rd of this month.
TomsHardware has posted a nice benchmark and compared some of the most popular web browsers. Unfortunately, Firefox 4 was not included.
Google Chrome 10.0.648.134
Internet Explorer 9
Opera 11.01 (build 1190) 51
Safari 5.04 (7533.20.27)
Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.
Well, it looks like Mozilla has doubled the numbers with 5 million Firefox 4 downloads in the same time period and has now passed 7 million downloads mark.
Firefox 3 on the other hand did even better and was downloaded more than 8 million times.
Visit counter page.
Hate the web browser.
Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.
For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.
The upcoming Windows Phone 7 update codenamed Mango is set to include the new version of Internet Explorer Mobile and bring quite a few new things to the table, such as: HTML5 support, performance improvements, slightly revamped UI and possibly social sites integration.
Folks at PocketNow have captured some of the IE9 Mobile magic in the video below for you to check out.
According to Win7China (which is a credible source), Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will include a major UI overhaul which is set to be more touch optimized than previous IE versions. Furthermore, company is stressing the importance of overall web browser performance as well.
As far as it is known now, those are the two main goals for Microsoft.
What is more interesting is Windows 8 UI. Win7China reports that changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be far greater than everyone expected.
In fact, source compared the new Windows 8 interface to Windows 1.0 > 3.1 > Windows 95 migration.
The future looks awesome.
Internet Explorer 9 has been just recently released and the first numbers are in.
According to IE Blog, the latest version of Microsoft’s web browser has been downloaded more than 2.3 million times in the first 24 hours! That’s 27 downloads every second.
Numbers are huge when compared to IE9 Beta (1 million) or IE9 RC (500,000) downloads in the same time period.
Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.