Category: Microsoft

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

By | July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

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.
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Confidential Internet Explorer 9 Info

By | June 25, 2010 | 19 Comments

As from 4/14/2010 slides. Therefore, there are a lot of bits, that we know already.

Beta: August, 2010
RC/RTW: To be determined after Beta

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 Released

By | June 24, 2010 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 Released

It appears that rumors about the upcoming IE9 Platform Preview 3 release were true, as it is now available for developers and early adopters to download it.

Besides various performance improvements, this build introduces HTML5 canvas element (audio, video tags and 2D graphics) that is hardware accelerated, plus WOFF (Web Open Font Format) standard support.

You may download IE9 Platform Preview 3 from the following page.


Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium
Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
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Google and its “Don’t be Evil” Slogan

By | June 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google and its Don't be Evill Slogan
There appears to be a great story behind the latest IE 0-day exploit (worth a read).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

By | June 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.

Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

By | May 31, 2010 | 10 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.

Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8

By | May 19, 2010 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8Earlier today, Google has announced a developer preview of WebM, which is essentially an open source media format, designed for World Wide Web, that uses VP8 codec.

In response to such announcement, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer General Manager, Dean Hachamovitch said: “In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows” … “We want to be clear about our intent to support the same markup in the open and interoperable web, and to do so in a manner consistent with our view broad view of safety and security”

The WebM is already supported by 40+ companies, such as: Mozilla, Opera, Google, Logitech and many more.


Moo, One More “Drop IE6″ Campaign

By | May 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Moo, One More Yet another campaign is floating around the web, and this time it’s from Microsoft Australia. Company has launched a new anti-IE6 site that urges users to upgrade their web browser.

“You wouldn’t drink 9 year old milk, so why use a 9-year-old web browser?”, it says.

In addition, page displays Internet Explorer 8 NSS Labs results (which might look shady to some of the internauts): “Internet Explorer 8 caught socially engineered malware 85% of the time compared to Firefox 3′s 29%, Safari 4′s 29% and Chrome’s 17%1.”


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.