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ComputerWeekly reports that European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group has joined EU and MS case (as complainant).
ECIS group includes large and small companies, such as:
Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, IBM, Linspire, Nokia, Opera Software, Oracle Corporation, RealNetworks, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems
Still no sign of Apple which is developing Safari web browser.
As previously reported, other participants are Google and Mozilla.
Surprisingly or not, EU has yet again extended Microsoft response deadline (which was April 21st before) on IE/Windows case. The new date so far is April 28th.
From .PDF (download)
“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading
Some great articles over the last week.
- 10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead
- Revealed: the world’s best browser
- Browser wars 2009: Firefox, Chrome, & Internet Explorer
- Chrome is a browser? What’s a browser?
- 15 Firefox add-ons for Web developers
- Opera Aims at Becoming Number 1 Browser in Georgia
- Opera Releases Nintendo DSi Browser
IE Blog reports that Microsoft will start pushing Internet Explorer 8 via automatic update to IE6 and IE7 users on about third week of April.
As you might guess, this will result in Internet Explorer 8 market share increase and hopefully IE6 decrease.
It should be also noted that IE8 won’t be installed automatically, users will do have a choice, indeed.
Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.
Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).
After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading
Here is a really great post on developing (compatibility) by Hallvors from Opera’s Core blog.
And just to sum it up, the following quote will do that perfectly:
“Treating every site differently? That sounds insane. It’s clearly impossible. For starters, there are billions of websites, all different. And they keep changing with millions of lines of code being added or changed every day. Who can possibly keep up with that? Besides, aren’t standards supposed to be the answer?”
Continue reading at h online
Thanks to mabdul for a link.
The latest Friday weekly build of Opera 10 now includes Opera Turbo. Could this mean that they are going to ship Final version with it already integrated?
The following build also includes “automatic” setting for Opera Turbo (which will enable Opera Turbo if your network is slow), improved performance, new spelling checker (with hunspell library (same as Firefox)) and more.
More info and download links can be found here.