Microsoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)
Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.
“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.
Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.
If you have read “Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing” story, then everything should be pretty clear to you.
Wonder what Microsoft did? Well, check Bing.com background of the day:
Need I say more?
If everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.
Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”
What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.
Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.
In today’s Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has announced the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.
Some of new Silverlight 4 features include: Google Chrome web browser support, applications now start 200% faster than in Silverlight 3, multi touch, webcam and microphone support, a new user interface for requesting application privileges access outside the standard Silverlight sandbox and much more.
You wanted more details about upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release? Here, you have it.
Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live divisions said that IE9 will take an advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics.
“We think that the hardware you run on should shine through the browser”, Sinofsky Said.
Smooth graphics rendering is also included into Internet Explorer 9 features tree. In addition, he said that team has yet to decide, on how much of HTML5 features IE9 is going to support.
With improved HTML/CSS markup languages support, Sinofsky also demoed IE’s ability to create rounded borders.
No further details or preliminary release dates were revealed.
Neowin reports that Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky is going to announce plans for Internet Explorer 9 tomorrow, at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC).
Also, Scott Guthrie shall reveal more details about Silverlight 4.
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- Firefox is Coming to Android
- Mozilla Add-ons now featuring personas
- Introducing Mozilla Raindrop
- Google Chrome Themes Video Uses Some YouTube Magic To Make A Lasting Impression
- Opera Mini Now Serving Over 500 Million Pageviews Per Day
- WebGL Now Available in WebKit Nightlies
- Browser Developer Releases Final Version of Maxthon 2.5.9
Thanks to Nox for links.
Picture source: TechSpot
With the upcoming Windows 7 release, developers are working hard to take an advantage of new OS features such as jumplist. Some time ago, Google has implemented the following feature into its Chrome web browser, and now, the latest Firefox build on Mozilla’s Tryserver includes Windows 7 Jumplist support as well.
As you can see from the screenshot, users will be able to quickly access their most frequent visited web pages and open new tab and/or window easily.
Microsoft and European Commission have finally come to an agreement on a new ballot screen with a total of 12 web browsers. Updated version includes a couple of changes and treaty for as long as 5 years. Testers will be able to test new screen with the following modifications: Continue Reading