Category: Internet Explorer
Here are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.
In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”
Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).
We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.
For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.
- Microsoft Extends Internet Explorer 6 Support To 2014
- Invisible Hand Plug-In Points Out Better Deals
- Futz.me Turns Your Browser’s Address Bar into a Command Line
- Opera, Chrome Not Officially Supported by Office Web Apps
- Safari plug-ins that improve your browsing
- RIM says BlackBerry Browser Will Match Mobile Safari Next Year
- Dell Likes Ubuntu, But Has Eyes On Chrome
The Register writes:
Microsoft might be closer to a compromise with browser rival regarding Internet Explorer on Windows, but access to key online services for PCs could be the next hurdle.
Opera Software chief executive told The Reg he welcomed Microsoft’s offer last month to give European PC users a choice of browsers on Windows, but he warned of “problems” if rival browsers don’t get equal access to crucial sites that help keep users’ PCs secure and updated.
Back in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.
As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.
Tested web browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
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The topic of site support for IE6 has had a lot of discussion on the web recently as a result of a post on the Digg blog. Why would anyone run an eight-year old browser? Should sites continue to support it? What more can anyone do to get IE6 users to upgrade?
For technology enthusiasts, this topic seems simple. Enthusiasts install new (often unfinished or “beta”) software all the time. Scores of posts on this site and others describe specific benefits of upgrading. As a browser supplier, we want people to switch to the latest version of IE for security, performance, interoperability, and more. So, if all of the “individual enthusiasts” want Windows XP machines upgraded from IE6, and the supplier of IE6 wants them upgraded, what’s the issue?
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- I Want To Love Firefox 3.5, But It Keeps Crashing On Me
- Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach
- Google reveals plans for Chrome cloud synchronization
- Google Chrome: One Year Later
- Creative Zii Egg’s Plaszma OS gets Opera browser
- HTML5 Canvas Experiment
Thanks to Nox for links.
After leaving much of the creation of a new version of HTML to Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla, Microsoft has begun sinking its teeth into the Web standard.
The move adds clout to the effort to renovate HyperText Markup Language, the standard used to describe Web pages, which last was formally updated in 1999. In a mailing list posting on Friday, the software giant offered a host of questions and concerns with the present proposal.
New month and new market share data. Lets get it going.
Breaking through 60% barrier, Internet Explorer lost more market share, this time by 1.02 point, from 59.49% to 58.47%
Celebrating 1 billion downloads last week; Firefox increased its market share by 1.32, from 30.33% to 31.65%
Due to unknown reasons, Opera took a massive dive and fell by 0.66, from 3.36% to 2.7%
Just like Firefox, Chrome is also doing well. After increasing its market share by 0.41, from 2.82% to 3.23%, it has surpassed both, Opera and Safari web browsers market share.
Safari popularity is growing. This time its market share went up from 2.93% to 2.98% (0.09 point increase).
- Mozilla Community Rubik’s Cube
- Tab thumbnails on the sides and Opera Unite improvements
- Safari plug-ins that improve your browsing
- Chrome Updates, Adds Themes, Better Windows 7 Support
- Mozilla Labs’ Weave 0.5 aligns Firefox planets
- Hackers expose weakness in visiting trusted sites
- Critical Update for Adobe Flash Player
- Net Applications tweaks its market share algorithm
- The HTML 5 Experiments (Video)
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Nox and somebody for links.