FSFE Engages in the EU Browser Case

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

From FSFEurope

“Free Software Foundation Europe today announces that it will support the European Commission’s antitrust investigation against Microsoft and to this effect it has formally requested to be admitted as an interested third party.”

Continue reading at FSFEurope

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Firefox 3.0.7 Released

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, Firefox 3.0x branch security and stability update 3.0.7 has been released and can be downloaded here.

Firefox 3.0.7 includes 3 new languages: Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu as well as various fixes.

For a complete list of changes, please check “What’s New in Firefox 3.0.7″ section.

Firefox 3.1 Gone, Welcome Firefox 3.5

By | March 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

The upcoming Firefox release (Shiretoko) which is currently in development will be released as Firefox 3.5 instead of the planed 3.1. It should be noted, that Firefox Beta 3 which is going to be released within 5 days will still have 3.1 tag.

According to the meeting notes, the following decision was made due to many changes, or as it says “3.1 -> 3.5 to indicate increased scope”

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Europe: Microsoft’s Behavior Has Changed, Interop Docs Already Complete

By | March 4, 2009 | 2 Comments

From Beta News

“The European Commission will scale back its oversight of Microsoft’s documentation efforts, says a statement which makes some surprising concessions.”

“The 2004 Statement of Objections is a separate affair from the Statement issued in January, which concerns the EC’s objections to Microsoft continuing to bundle Internet Explorer with Windows.”

Continue reading at Beta News

Firefox 3.0.7 and Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Release Dates

By | March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

The third and long awaited beta of Firefox 3.1 series will be released on March 10th.

As for Firefox 3.0.7 security and stability update, it’s coming tomorrow.

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Take That, EU. Internet Explorer is Optional

By | March 4, 2009 | 12 Comments

The latest Windows 7 Build 7048 offers a pleasant (and not announced) change. You can now actually remove Internet Explorer 8 from Windows.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7

Go to Control Panel
Open Programs
Click Turn Windows features on or off
Deselect Internet Explorer 8 Continue Reading

Opera 9.64 Released

By | March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software today has released a new version of its Opera web browser which fixes various security and miscellaneous issues.

For a complete list of changes, see the following changelogs:

Windows
Mac
Linux/UNIX

Download Opera 9.64

Flock Dumps Mozilla’s Firefox, Welcomes Google Chrome

By | March 3, 2009 | 3 Comments

TechCrunch is reporting that the upcoming version of social browser Flock will be built on Google’s Chrome platform.

Why they are dumping Mozilla’s Firefox? While there are no official statements on this decision, TechCrunch writes:

“Sources say that they’ve become frustrated with Mozilla’s lack of attention to Flock’s needs. One source says Flock felt like the “red headed step child of the Mozilla development community.” Sources are also saying that Flock feels that Google Chrome is far easier to work with than Firefox.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 2nd

By | March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Code Named Triton?

By | March 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

During the old interview on Internet Explorer’s ACID2 pass, interviewer congratulates IE team and mentions “Triton” (3:25), the codename of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). Of course, that could be just a spelling mistake (Trident) or he actually knows something.

Check video here.

What do you think?

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