The topic of site support for IE6 has had a lot of discussion on the web recently as a result of a post on the Digg blog. Why would anyone run an eight-year old browser? Should sites continue to support it? What more can anyone do to get IE6 users to upgrade?
For technology enthusiasts, this topic seems simple. Enthusiasts install new (often unfinished or “beta”) software all the time. Scores of posts on this site and others describe specific benefits of upgrading. As a browser supplier, we want people to switch to the latest version of IE for security, performance, interoperability, and more. So, if all of the “individual enthusiasts” want Windows XP machines upgraded from IE6, and the supplier of IE6 wants them upgraded, what’s the issue?
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- Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach
- Google reveals plans for Chrome cloud synchronization
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- Creative Zii Egg’s Plaszma OS gets Opera browser
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Thanks to Nox for links.
Opera Software wants you to use Opera Unite this weekend to test their proxy server’s capabilities.
As they explain: “We need to test our systems under realistic conditions, and that means a lot of people downloading files, streaming music, sending messages, sharing photos.”
For more details, visit my.opera.com.
Mozilla has published a very first alpha of Firefox 3.6 (codenamed Namoroka) web browser.
As you might expect for every new release, Firefox 3.6 brings performance improvements in many areas. Not only it offers better sites loading time, but also improves overall responsiveness of web browser as well as quicker startup.
As for other features, Firefox 3.6 now includes tabs preview, improved autocomplete recommendations, new CSS3 properties, better session restore and many more. Continue Reading
After leaving much of the creation of a new version of HTML to Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla, Microsoft has begun sinking its teeth into the Web standard.
The move adds clout to the effort to renovate HyperText Markup Language, the standard used to describe Web pages, which last was formally updated in 1999. In a mailing list posting on Friday, the software giant offered a host of questions and concerns with the present proposal.
Here is a fascinating Chrome Logo video by Renaud.
With the latest Chrome Beta release, Google has announced some great improvements in both, usability and performance areas.
You can now rearrange web sites on New Tab page using drag and drop action, pin the ones you like or even hide specific site elements.
Omnibox was tweaked as well. Added icons should help users to distinguish between searches, bookmarks, suggested sites or the ones from history. Continue Reading