Category: Microsoft

Leaked Windows 8 Beta Screenshots Reveal Internet Explorer 10

By | February 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Windows 8 Beta Screenshots

Windows 8 Beta Candidate Build 8220.

With the upcoming Windows 8 Beta release (set for February), a leak from PCBeta has revealed some of the interesting features and changes.

Now, we won’t go too deeply into the Windows 8 itself, which no longer has the start menu orb and now includes a Ribbon like Windows Explorer, but looking at the screenshots below, you can see at least one new Internet Explorer 10 feature, which is:
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Windows Phone 8: Internet Explorer 10 To Compress Web Pages

By | February 3, 2012 | 9 Comments

Back in 2011, we’ve posted an article called “Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them“, where I complained about the lack of web page compression in the mobile version of Internet Explorer.
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Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

By | January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.

Just like Google’s Go programming language, Rust syntax is similar to that of C and C++ and destined to provide memory safety, greater security and good concurrency support.
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Microsoft At CES 2012 (Full Recording)

By | January 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

If you’ve missed Microsoft’s final presentation at the CES 2012, here a full video for you to check out, which covers pretty much everything.

In case you don’t feel like watching the full video, here is the best part:
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Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release Dates

By | December 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release DatesIE11 to be released in 2013, IE12 – 2014.

Just a year ago, Microsoft would only release a new version of IE during the launch of Windows “Next”. However, since then it has increased the frequency of Internet Explorer releases as the upcoming Windows 8 OS will now IE10 instead of IE9.
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Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

By | December 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

With Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, Microsoft has decided to launch a HTML5 powered web site “Let It Snow”, which showcases the benefits of GPU accelerated graphics.

If your are up for a challenge, set the number of snowflakes to 4,000 and enjoy the show. There is even a hidden message for you to “uncover”.

However, in case your web browser can’t handle that much snow, there is always another option: IE9 or IE10.

Happy Holidays!

Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefox’s Growth

By | December 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefoxs Growth

Google denies the charges.

Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?

NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
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Update Your Parents’ Browser Day

By | November 25, 2011 | 15 Comments

Update Your Parents' Browser Day

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal came up with it as a practical avocation for the day after Thanksgiving, when many people are paying their folks at home a visit.

Madrigal proposes that if you cannot dissuade your parents from keeping Internet Explorer 6 because YouTube will stop working, “wait until they slip into a tryptophan induced coma and then sneak into the den.”
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Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994

By | October 31, 2011 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994Remember the great web browser war in the 90s? Internet Explorer vs. Netscape, the battle of two titans.

Turns out, things might have taken slightly different turn. According to Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript language, Microsoft tried to acquire Netscape back in 1994, just before the Netscape Navigator release.

Thankfully, it did not happen and a monopoly was avoided, at least for some time.
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Microsoft Reaps Rewards From The Cupcakes

By | October 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Firefox with Bing

Teams up with Mozilla to release Firefox with Bing.

It looks like the delicious cupcakes that are sent after every Firefox release are finally paying off as Mozilla has just announced the availability of Firefox with Bing.
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