Category: Microsoft

Bing Includes HTML5, Becomes Awesome

By | September 10, 2010 | 12 Comments

Here is an amazing video that shows off the capabilities of HTML5 on Bing search engine.

With the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 Final release, (that supports HTML5) we are eager to experience the power of such interface on any mainstream web browser.

Fake IE9 Video Leaks, Press Freaks Out

By | September 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

There seem to be a lot of buzz about the recently “leaked” IE9 video. If you have yet to see it, check the video above.

What boggles my mind is the fact that quite a few tech sites consider it to be real and already discussing “how clean the UI is”. Seriously, people?

P.S. Boy oh boy, what if this video turns out to be a real thing and IE9 is actually that bad…

Microsoft Starts Advertising IE9

By | September 7, 2010 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Starts Advertising IE9

Although IE9 is yet to be released, it looks like software giant Microsoft has already began rolling ad campaign to promote upcoming web browser.

One of such ads was noticed by IStartedSomething on TechCrunch blog and it’s highly likely that similar banners are shown over dozens of blogs and/or popular sites.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

By | August 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

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Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.

Facebook Chat to Stop Supporting IE6
According to Facebook blog post, company will be dropping Internet Explorer 6 support for its chat application…
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Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features

By | August 25, 2010 | 16 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot

Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.

MS4Press.ru has written an article called “5 new opportunities with IE9″ (translated title) that did include the following screenshot.

Obviously, mentioned post has been removed since then and the higher resolution image is not yet available.

If you are curious enough about the content, here is a cached version from Bing + Google Translate:
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Steam Software Survey

By | August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.

Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.

Stats:
Steam Software Survey

For a complete list, visit the following page.

Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

By | August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

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Internet Explorer 9 Launching on September 15th
IE team has just announced the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta that will take place in San Francisco on September 15th.

Firefox 4 Beta 3, Now with Multi Touch
Mozilla has just released the Beta 3 of Firefox web browser that enables multi-touch…
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The History of Internet Explorer

By | August 16, 2010 | 8 Comments

As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Internet Explorer 1

Internet Explorer 1 Logo
Internet Explorer 1 Screenshots
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.
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IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100

By | August 5, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100In 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.

In the previous versions, JavaScript engine (codename: Chakra) was working as a separate component. Starting from IE9 Platform Preview 4, it is now integrated into IE core itself boosting overall JS performance.
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U.K. Government Refuses to Ditch IE6

By | August 4, 2010 | 19 Comments

U.K. Government Refuses to Ditch IE6Back 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.
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