Neowin.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.
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.
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.
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.
As 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
In response to the EU’s decision to continue its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, one community wants everyone to boycott Opera. The trouble is, the reasoning for doing so can be applied to boycotting Mozilla and Google as well.