Category: Internet Explorer

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

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading

Safari 4 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera 10, 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8, 7

By | March 1, 2009 | 39 Comments

Nate Lanxon from CNet UK has benchmarked Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3, Mozilla’s Minefield, Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 (note on Opera 10 results were added to article later), Internet Explorer 8 and 7 using SunSpider suite. Continue Reading

Google Joins EU, Microsoft Case as a 3rd Party

By | February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

Well, it looks like Google has joined Mozilla in the Microsoft and EU antitrust case as a 3rd party.

Sundar Pichai said:

This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage

There are also some interesting comments over there, for instance: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 64 bit (x64) vs. 32 bit (x86)

By | February 25, 2009 | 16 Comments

After posting Firefox 64 bit vs. 32 bit results, it’s time to check how well does Internet Explorer 7 64 bit compete against its less advanced brother, Internet Explorer 7 32 bit (x86). Continue Reading

Bye, Bye Internet Explorer, Hello Gazelle

By | February 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

Apparently Microsoft has finally decided to look more seriously into web browser wars and develop something fresh and more secure. Result? Meet the Gazelle, a brand new web browser kernel.

According to the recent released paper (PDF), the idea behind Gazelle is to build a kernel which would act like an operating system, managing and controlling all the system resources among web site principals. Continue Reading

EU to Oblige Microsoft to Offer Competitors Browsers

By | February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will require Microsoft to give users of its ubiquitous Windows operating system the opportunity to choose between different Internet browsers to avoid breaching EU competition rules, the bloc’s antitrust spokesman told EurActiv.

Although the Commission is still officially waiting for a response from Microsoft to the complaints raised last January, the outcome of this new battle with the IT giant is already taking form.

Continue reading at EurActiv

Internet Explorer 8 Hits RTM

By | February 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

On February 21st, Microsoft has finished and compiled the RTM version of Internet Explorer 8, Build: 8.0.6001.18691

At this moment, they is preparing to distribute it via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before releasing to public.

As always, Microsoft is not releasing any Internet Explorer 8 Final schedule to public yet.

Stay tuned for more news.

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 22nd

By | February 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hack Web Browser, 2009

By | February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.

Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).

More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.

Event home page

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10 + Essential Web Browsing Shortcuts

By | February 20, 2009 | 15 Comments

If you are that kind of person who just loves to squeeze the maximum of your browsing experience, then this topic is for you.

Have you ever thought about your time spent during certain tasks while using web browser? For example: right mouse click > save image, clicking on new tab icons, etc.

Well, wonder no more. We have a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts which will drastically improve your browsing experience. Continue Reading