Category: Internet Explorer

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says Microsoft

By | March 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says MicrosoftFew months ago, it was announced that Internet Explorer 9 will be the first browser to use hardware accelerated graphics and text.

According to Microsoft’s senior product manager for Internet Explorer, Pete LePage, Google shall benefit from the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release. When navigating sluggish sites, such as Google Maps, there will be a noticeable difference.

“That is, hardware graphics acceleration is going to give you better reading experiences – better fonts and an improved ability to see images and scroll through them.”

“Because we are moving all of the graphics processing to the part of the computer that is designed for it, you will get a smooth, wonderful experience.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

By | March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Steam Replaces Internet Explorer with WebKit

By | February 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Steam Replaces Internet Explorer with WebKit
Steam, one of the most popular content delivery platforms is ditching Internet Explorer rendering engine in favor of Webkit.

“We swapped out the Internet Explorer rendering engine with WebKit, which gives us a bunch of size, stability and performance benefits,” John Cook, Director of Steam Development at Valve said.

Who’s next?

If you would like to try a new version of Steam (beta), please visit the following page.

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YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

By | February 23, 2010 | 9 Comments

Starting from March 13th, Internet Explorer 6 users will receive the following notification, when watching video:

YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

Google also added: “Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

By | February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.

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Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, 7 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | February 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4In the upcoming Pwn2Own contest, hackers will be trying to “pwn” Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari web browsers. Competition will be active for three days, with a total cash prize pool of $40 000, where each target is worth $10 000.

Contestants will be trying to exploit:

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Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in March

By | February 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in MarchIn the upcoming MIX10 conference, which begins in March 15th, Microsoft will be revealing more Internet Explorer 9 details.

One of the MIX10 team members also noted: “As General Manager of the team, Dean Hachamovitch is responsible for the design, development, and release of Internet Explorer. We welcome Dean back to the stage as one of our MIX10 keynoters in Las Vegas next month. After all, what would our premier web conference be without a browser update!? Dean will talk about changes and improvements that have been made to Internet Explorer 9 since PDC09, and his talk is sure to include a couple of surprises.”

It is yet unknown, whether Microsoft will make release available to general public or not. Although that would certainly be a nice surprise.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

By | February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

Thanks to Mabdul for links.

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The Life and Times of Internet Explorer 6 (Comic)

By | February 12, 2010 | 12 Comments

The life and times of Internet Explorer 6, by Brad Colbow.
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