Category: Microsoft

New EU Complaint against Microsoft (IE this Time)

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Remember the old days when EU filled complaint again Microsoft and it’s Windows Media Player being integrated to Windows? Well, they had to pay then $357 million fine, then $1.35 billion…

After Opera’s complain to the European Union back in the year 2007, looks like story continues.

As cNet says: European regulators notified Microsoft it believes the software giant is in violation of the region’s antitrust laws by bundling its Internet Explorer browser in Windows, the company said Friday.

Oh… Not again. If Microsoft removes Internet Explorer (which is free) from Windows at all, how will someone is going to download anything? For example: other web browser? Continue Reading

Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Mace to Your Face. MySpace, Facebook – Not Ready for IE8

By | December 6, 2008 | 12 Comments

Ironically, the long awaited IE8 which is supposed to support web standards won‘t display correctly pages like MySpace, Facebook, CNN, BBC and more as they were designed for older IE versions. And as you know, older IE versions simply ignored web standards.

Dear Microsoft, congratulations. Once again, you broke the web.

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Add-on-Con

By | November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

For the first time in history, on December 11th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the conference will be held dedicated to web browsers add-ons. People from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will come together to discuss the future of web browsing.

Platinum Sponsors: Microsoft, Mozilla

For Agenda and Registration, please check their home page.

Can Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Win This Battle?

By | November 16, 2008 | 10 Comments

While Internet Explorer 7 had only one good feature (are you curious now?), the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is slowly becoming a real web browser. But is it enough?

Standards Support

Web developers doomed IE7. Hours of wasted time, checking… Yes, it still breaks a web. Let’s do more coding… It took a while for Microsoft to realize that it’s a good thing for any web browser to support web standards. Internet Explorer 8 is their 1st correct step in building friendly relationships with web developers. Hope it will not break the web (again). Continue Reading

Microsoft Is “Interested” In an Open Source Web Browser

By | November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Or is it? In the Power to Developers conference, the following “question” was asked to Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer:

If I was a Microsoft share holder I would want to know why Microsoft is sinking so much money into its own Web browser rendering engine when there are others available for free.

What was his reply? Continue Reading

Adobe Flash Player 10 and Microsoft Silverlight 2 Released

By | October 15, 2008 | 3 Comments

I love Wednesdays, many great releases all the time. Few more today, Flash Player 10 is finally out of the beta and a new version of Silverlight is also released.

Download Adobe Flash Player 10
Download Microsoft Silverlight 2

Got Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Gmail Issues? Forget them.

By | September 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

Got Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Gmail Issues? Forget them.Google + Microsoft? Yes. Looks like two giants co-operated (which is great). Apparently, Google and Microsoft IE engineers were working together in order to make Gmail more IE6 compatible.

As it says in blog, Microsoft released a critical update to their JavaScript implementation that fixed a performance problem with how the script engine allocates and frees memory. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Expert Chat Zone – Tomorrow

By | March 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Some information about the upcoming Microsoft event.

Please join experts from the Internet Explorer team in a chat around the Internet Explorer 8 Beta. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions answered and hear from members of the IE product team.

When? March 20, 2008, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time. Additional Time Zones
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Waiting for Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8)?

By | March 1, 2008 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 IE8Not so long to wait. Microsoft expects to release Internet Explorer 8 Beta after Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP 1). They’ve promised to release a beta version of IE 8 till June. But we all know how Microsoft changes most of their software release dates, so maybe July? With the “leaked Internet Explorer 8 features”, it is also know that IE8 will be compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP. However, due technical differences, some additional security features will work on Windows Vista only.

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