Category: Microsoft

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

3 Internet Explorer 8 Video Ads

By | June 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

S.H.Y.N.E.S.S. – Internet Explorer 8

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Internet Explorer 8 – Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

By | June 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Interent Explorer 8 - Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.

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Microsoft Thanks Internet Explorer 8 Testers, Gives Away Workmate Toolkits

By | June 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

That’s creative. Appreciating all the IE8 beta testers work, Microsoft Corp. will be giving away great workmate toolkits. The following email was sent to them earlier this week:

“Thank you for your hard work during the Internet Explorer 8 Technical Beta Program. Your dedication to making this product the best it can be is truly amazing. We would like to personally thank you by sending you a small token of our appreciation. We will be sending you an Internet Explorer 8 Workmate Toolkits (see attached images). If you do not want this, then simply respond to this mail with “Thanks, but No Thanks.”

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I wish to be Australian…

By | June 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Australia MapNeowin.net reports that Microsoft Australia will be giving away $10 000 to one lucky IE8 user. The idea is really simple and that’s how it works:

“1) Ditch the web browser you’re using. If you try to find the $10,000 with your current browser, you’ll get nowhere.
2) Download Microsoft’s best ever browser, Internet Explorer 8. It’s the only browser capable of cracking all the clues.
3) Follow @tengrand_IE8 on Twitter for the daily clues. Clues will be released at random times from Friday 19th June.
4) Use the clue and your brilliance to deduce where the $10,000 is hidden.”

Yes, it’s open to Australians only.

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Microsoft to Offer IE8 at Retail for EU Windows 7 Buyers

By | June 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Computerworld writes:

Microsoft will offer European customers an “Internet Pack” that includes IE8 when they buy a retail copy of Windows 7, which will be sold sans browser, the company said late last week.

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EU Responds to Microsoft’s Browser Move

By | June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

As Microsoft started to talk about a possibility to ship Windows 7 without Internet Explorer in Europe, The European Commission responded to this move:

“In a statement, regulators said that the move seems a step backward in the retail software arena, but said it could be more positive in the new PC market, which is how 95 percent of consumers get a new version of Windows.”

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Microsoft Proposes Launching an IE Free Windows 7 “E” in Europe

By | June 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Proposes Launching an IE Free Windows 7 ZDNet writes:

Microsoft is stepping up its campaign to try to appease European Commission (EC) regulators who are mulling possible remedies in the ongoing Opera-Microsoft browser-bundling case in the European Union.

According to News.com, Microsoft’s newest proposal is to offer a version of Windows 7 which strips out Internet Explorer (IE) 8. Not hides it — like is currently possible via a “remove features” capability. The Softies are proposing to sell a separate version, designated Windows 7 E which doesn’t include a browser in it at all.

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EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”

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Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

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