Category: Internet Explorer

EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”

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Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

Few shots from ads (no video yet)
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Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web Browsers

By | June 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web BrowsersTo make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.

To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.

Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.

Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.

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Internet Explorer 8 Wave 2 Released

By | June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Wave 2 ReleasedThe 3rd and final wave of Internet Explorer 8 has been just released. As a result, IE8 is now available in a total of 63 languages.

New languages, as per wave 2:

Albanian, Assamese, Basque, Bengali (Bangladesh), Bengali (India), Gujarati, Indonesian, Kannada, Kazakh, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Malay (Brunei Darussalam), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi (India), Tamil, Telugu, Uzbek (Latin)

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Bing HiJacks IE6 Users Toolbar (Updated)

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bing HiJacks IE6 ToolbarSearch Engine Journal informs about the IE6 users anomalies since the launch of Microsoft’s new search engine: Bing.

Few of them already reported weird issue: even though their default search provider was set to Google, after the launch of Bing, it hijacked the search feature in the toolbar and became new default search engine.

To make things worse, it’s not possible to change it back to Google.

There are no official statements yet, from Google or Microsoft. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

Video Interview (Firefox): Mitchell Baker and John Lilly Highlights

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bit about IE, Chrome and Firefox on mobile devices.

June, 2009 – Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome Gains

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft

By | May 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

EU Plans Fresh Strike on MicrosoftArs Technica writes:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.

Continue reading at Ars Technica

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading