Category: Microsoft

IE9 Coming in March 14th

By | March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

IE9 Coming in March 19thThis is it, after lots of rumors and speculations, Microsoft has finally confirmed Internet Explorer 9 release date.

According to Ryan Gavin, senior director of IE, starting from next Monday, users will be able to download the Final version of Internet Explorer at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

So here you have it, if Windows 8 is indeed stated for early 2012 release and company has changed its strategy, expect to see IE10 announcements later this year.

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web Browser

By | March 9, 2011 | 8 Comments

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web BrowserMicrosoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?

To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.

Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.

Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.

Thanks, Andrew!

Source: QQ.com

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

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IE6 Countdown

By | March 4, 2011 | 9 Comments

IE6 Countdown

In the world where it’s cool to hate Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft has launched a new site that displays the market share of this abomination.

By using data from Net Applications, web developers have put up a nice worldwide map which shows IE6 usage for every country.

Who takes the lead? China, with staggering 34.5%.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

If you had a chance, how would you change Microsoft Internet Explorer so it would start recovering from the never ending market share decline?

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9 Mobile vs. Safari

By | February 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hardware acceleration supported.

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

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Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for Chrome

By | February 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for ChromeBack in January, Google has announced its plans to remove H.264 codec from the Chrome web browser.

Well, Microsoft has decided to spice some things up and announced the availability of “Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome” (Windows 7 only).

In addition, Dean Hachamovitch the Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer has posted a a lengthy, explaining the current industry situation and expressing his concerns about WebM (just like Google did with H.264).

To sum it up: Microsoft is fully behind H.264 and sees no reason to drop it.