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.”

Internet Explorer 8 Gift

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Firefox 3.5 RC1 Has Arrived

By | June 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

The waiting is over. Mozilla has finally released the very first Firefox 3.5 release candidate (RC) build.

What’s new?
Besides usual performance and stability improvements, Firefox 3.5 introduces HTML 5 tags support, such as: < video >, < audio >, downloadable fonts, etc. Also: private browsing feature, location aware browsing and more. For a complete list of changes, visit here.

Download:
Firefox 3.5 RC1 (Windows)
Firefox 3.5 RC1 (Linux)
Firefox 3.5 RC1 (Mac)

Thanks to Mihailo Bursac (djix) and Shane Bundy for sending this.

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.

Competition home page.

What is a Browser?

By | June 17, 2009 | 4 Comments

Via TechCrunch

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Funny Internet Explorer 6 Cartoon

By | June 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Funny IE6 Cartoon

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Extend Firefox, 2009

By | June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Extend Firefox

Mozilla is re-launching the “Extend Firefox” contest for the upcoming Firefox 3.5 release. Just like last year, developers are asked to create the next best Firefox add-on and get prizes for that. Actually, if you have already released an awesome add-on, they will be giving away prizes for “Best Updated Add-on” as well.

Prize categories:
Best New Add-on
Best Updated Add-on
Best Shopping Add-on
Best Game & Entertainment Add-on

For a complete list of prizes, visit the contest details page.

Opera.com – Refreshed Home Page

By | June 16, 2009 | 9 Comments

With the launch of Opera Unite, some changes were also made to opera home page design (black background + top pictures). It’s the first Opera design which I really enjoy looking to (white one was missing something), which is probably a good thing :-)

Opera Home Page

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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Opera Adds “Hide Menu Bar”

By | June 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

The latest Opera weekly build (with Opera Unite) introduced one more feature to clean up user interface: hide menu bar.

To access it, just hit “Alt” and click on “Show Menu Bar”.

Opera Hide Menu Bar

Few more tweaks and it’s as clean as it gets.

Opera Freedom Secret Revealed: Opera Unite

By | June 16, 2009 | 65 Comments

Opera Freedom Secret RevealedAs predicted by Mike, the latest project by Opera Software is a sharing technology called Opera Unite.

“Opera Unite is a collaborative technology that allows you to share data, such as files or photos, directly from your computer with others, without uploading and sharing them through a central, third-party server. The technology behind Opera Unite uses a compact server inside the Opera desktop browser to share data and services on your computer. There is no need to upload files that you want to share; you remain in control” Continue Reading