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.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
• 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.
• 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
Earlier 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.
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.”
- Microsoft publishes its latest Security Intelligence Report, Vol. 8
- IE9 Platform Preview 2: more of the same, but a bit faster
- Firefox: How to Duplicate a Tab
- Mozilla to Detail Next Version of Firefox
- Updated Firefox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google Buys BumpTop, A 3D User Interface For Chrome OS & Android?
- Opera Joins Flash Debate: “You Can Cook an Egg” While It’s Running
- How to change action for file types in Opera
- Unpatched drive-by download flaw in Apple Safari browser
- “Silent” update of Opera Mini 5
- FastMail.FM FAQ
Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.
- Microsoft to fix further vulnerabilities in IE 8 XSS filter
- IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab
- Firefox Customizable Tab Bar
- Screenshots of new UI concepts for Firefox 4
- refox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google closes vulnerabilities in Chrome 4 for Windows
- Wikipedia Companion Adds Wikipedia Browser To Google Chrome
- Chrome OS to support ARM and Tegra?
- Opera shown to be the most secure browser by Symantec
- Make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge
- Another EU browser ballot bug: now it’s not random at all
- Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future
- Video: Skyfire Alpha on Android
- Microsoft sponsors new Web font standard
- NetSurf 2.5 released
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.