Fun Continues: Microsoft, EU and Opera Software

By | January 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.

Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.

Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.

Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.

I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….

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Opera Mini 4.2 for Android Released

By | January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera has launched today the final version of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android, currently the only phone with it is the T-Mobile G1 phone.  Now we are waiting Opera Mini for iPhone…
Well, here is the change log since the beta version: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate (RC) Released

By | January 27, 2009 | 3 Comments

As expected, yesterday Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 8.

The following build focuses on features polishing, web standards support and various improvements.

The changes between Beta 2 and RC1 are: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer Relative Position Resize Bug Fix

By | January 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Here is a quick solution in case you are experiencing the same issue as I did today.

When using div with position:relative, it becomes fixed during window resize in the Internet Explorer.

There is an easy fix. Just add position:relative to css body element and you’re done.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 26th

By | January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox Profile Files Explained

By | January 25, 2009 | 3 Comments

When browsing through your Firefox profile folder, you might see a lot of odd files. Some might make sense, such as your searchplugins folder, however others might seem a little odd.

Here are some of the important files you might seen in your profile folder and what they are used for. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 RC Will Be Released on Monday

By | January 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

If everything goes as planned by Microsoft, then we will see the next Internet Explorer release which is RC on Monday.

The following update won’t be available to Windows 7 Beta users.

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Say Good Bye to Firefox 2 Phishing Protection

By | January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

According to Mozilla Developer Center, phishing protection will no longer work on Firefox 2 as Google is turning off this feature.

The only way to continue using this feature on Firefox is to download Firefox 3 and update your web browser.

Mozilla Introduces Test Pilot

By | January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Mozilla has introduced a new project called Test Pilot that will aim to build a representative sample of 1% of the Firefox users. Like it says, it will replace or compliment the tedious and for some users, the confusing feedback forms, so with fewer clicks, they hope it will increase the overall participation.

Here is the abridged overview:

• Develop and promote a formal Test Pilot program with a Firefox add-on at its core.
• The only things asked will be the geographical zone, technical level, locale, etc… and selecting to be anonymous or not.
• It will inform users about new experiments like overview, use cases, etc… and it will download the software if allowed.
• All participants will receive a “flight badge” displayed in their Test Pilot profile and available to embed on blogs, social networks, etc.
• It will gather only the data needed so it won’t slow down the browser nor your network.

Although it has not been launched, you can add or debate Test Pilot at discussion forum.

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Q&A: Opera CEO on Antitrust Battle against Internet Explorer

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.