Category: Internet Explorer

Fun Continues: Microsoft, EU and Opera Software

By | January 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.

Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.

Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.

Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.

I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….

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Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate (RC) Released

By | January 27, 2009 | 3 Comments

As expected, yesterday Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 8.

The following build focuses on features polishing, web standards support and various improvements.

The changes between Beta 2 and RC1 are: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer Relative Position Resize Bug Fix

By | January 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Here is a quick solution in case you are experiencing the same issue as I did today.

When using div with position:relative, it becomes fixed during window resize in the Internet Explorer.

There is an easy fix. Just add position:relative to css body element and you’re done.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 26th

By | January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 RC Will Be Released on Monday

By | January 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

If everything goes as planned by Microsoft, then we will see the next Internet Explorer release which is RC on Monday.

The following update won’t be available to Windows 7 Beta users.

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Q&A: Opera CEO on Antitrust Battle against Internet Explorer

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 19th

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

New EU Complaint against Microsoft (IE this Time)

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Remember the old days when EU filled complaint again Microsoft and it’s Windows Media Player being integrated to Windows? Well, they had to pay then $357 million fine, then $1.35 billion…

After Opera’s complain to the European Union back in the year 2007, looks like story continues.

As cNet says: European regulators notified Microsoft it believes the software giant is in violation of the region’s antitrust laws by bundling its Internet Explorer browser in Windows, the company said Friday.

Oh… Not again. If Microsoft removes Internet Explorer (which is free) from Windows at all, how will someone is going to download anything? For example: other web browser? Continue Reading

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.