Category: Internet Explorer

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an End

By | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an EndIf everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.

Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”

What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.

Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.

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November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – Down

By | December 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – DownIt’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.

Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).

With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.

After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading

Microsoft Offers a Chance to Win a Laptop and Few Mouses

By | December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Offers a Chance to Win a Laptop and Few Mouses

Surfing the web, I came across an interesting Microsoft ad (Lithuanian language).

What does it say?

Basically, if you download IE8 and register in the following site, you are eligible to win 1 out of 8 Microsoft Arc Mouses or Aspire 1410 Olympic Edition laptop.

Turns out, they were already giving away Lenovo laptop and Microsoft mouses some time ago as well.

What about IE8 market share in Lithuania? Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 Video from Microsoft PDC09

By | November 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s time to see everything in action. Here is a speech from Microsoft’s PDC 2009 about IE9, upcoming features and few demos. Enjoy.

Part 1

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

By | November 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

Dean Hachamovitch at IEBlog revealed that Internet Explorer 8 SmartScreen filter blocks over 2 million malicious sites every day. That’s quite a number.

SmartScreen offers protection against phishing and cross-site scripting attacks.

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Internet Explorer 8 for eBay

By | November 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

As Christmas approaches, Microsoft and eBay teamed up to release Internet Explorer 8, eBay edition.

Internet Explorer 8 for eBay

This version offers 3 new features:

Daily deal updates, visual search and ability to search eBay using accelerator.

Download.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | November 18, 2009 | 28 Comments

IEBlog has published Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) (not final version) SunSpider benchmark results and compared them to Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome 3, Google Chrome 4, Safari 4 and latest Webkit Nightly build.

Let me tell you, this graph looks promising so far: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to Support Hardware Accelerated Rendering

By | November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to Support Hardware Accelerated RenderingYou wanted more details about upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release? Here, you have it.

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live divisions said that IE9 will take an advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics.

“We think that the hardware you run on should shine through the browser”, Sinofsky Said.

Smooth graphics rendering is also included into Internet Explorer 9 features tree. In addition, he said that team has yet to decide, on how much of HTML5 features IE9 is going to support.

With improved HTML/CSS markup languages support, Sinofsky also demoed IE’s ability to create rounded borders.

No further details or preliminary release dates were revealed.

Stay tuned.

Via SeatlePi.

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