Category: Internet Explorer

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

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?

By | May 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?Dave Heiner writes:

For as long as I’ve been at Microsoft (since 1994), there has always been keen interest in the antitrust issues raised by the success of Windows.

Interest peaked after we included a Web browser in Windows 95. That design choice led to the U.S. government case against Microsoft, which was resolved in 2002 with a consent decree and court rulings designed to promote competitive opportunities for browser vendors. Today Microsoft’s integration of the browser into Windows is regulated by these rulings, and computer users can choose Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera or other browsers that run on Windows.

Continue reading at Microsofontheissues.com

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

By | May 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

Earth, Saturn, Sun results Continue Reading