As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…
Internet Explorer 1
Back in August 16, 1995, Microsoft has released the very first version of Internet Explorer which was essentially just a reworked version of Mosaic web browser.
In what appears to be the final platform preview of Internet Explorer 9, IE Team has highlighted a bunch of improvements that were made during the course of its development.
Back in February, 2010, the online petition was filled urging British government to dump a 9 year old web browser.
Recently, Her Majesty’s Government has issued an official response stating that they will continue using Internet Explorer 6 and have no plans to upgrade it.
What’s the main reason? They want to save taxpayers money.
Earlier this week, Microsoft has confirmed Internet Explorer 9 Public Beta launch for September. According to leaked slides however, it was supposed to be ready sometime in August.
• Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest…
• Firefox 3.6.8 Released
Recently Mozilla has released one more update for Firefox 3.6.x branch web browser that fixes 1 bug.
• Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000.
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest and most secure browser, but also, the fastest web browser in the market:
“IE9 is going to be not only the most safest and secure browser in the market, which IE8 is today, it will be the fastest browser in the market. You saw some demos of that on day one. It’s a smoking hot browser product,”
According to earlier published slides, Internet Explorer 9 Beta is set for August release, therefore, it won’t take long to confirm or deny such claim.
• Firefox Home App Approved by Apple
Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.
Since the very first IE9 Platform Preview release back in March 2010, it has already been downloaded more than 2 million times.
In the beginning of May, browser has surpassed 1 million downloads mark and numbers continue to grow.
Considering that it’s Microsoft’s do or die gambit, people are eager to see, whether company has learned anything from their mistakes or not.
According to leaked Internet Explorer 9 slides, Beta is set for August launch.
• IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
• June, 2010 – Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.