Hate the web browser.
Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.
For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.
According to Win7China (which is a credible source), Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will include a major UI overhaul which is set to be more touch optimized than previous IE versions. Furthermore, company is stressing the importance of overall web browser performance as well.
As far as it is known now, those are the two main goals for Microsoft.
What is more interesting is Windows 8 UI. Win7China reports that changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be far greater than everyone expected.
In fact, source compared the new Windows 8 interface to Windows 1.0 > 3.1 > Windows 95 migration.
The future looks awesome.
With the announcement of upcoming Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 releases, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed that Windows Phone 7 will be receiving its own version of Opera as well (dubbed Opera Mobile).
“In our lineup, all players are equally important–we leave no device behind. Our small and clever pieces of software will give you a 5-star experience, no matter what hardware you prefer”, said Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software.
Next week should be pretty exciting.
Update: It looks like it might be coming to Windows 7 tablets instead.
According to Win7China, Internet Explorer 10 will be the default browser of Windows 8 and not IE9 as some might have expected.
But these are more than just rumors, according to internal Windows 8 testers, Milestone 3 builds already have early versions of IE10 pre-installed.
This 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.
Microsoft 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.
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- Safari Adopts WebKit2
- Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration
- Opera 11.10 to Include Password Synchronization
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.