New Feature in Windows 7 RC Gets Removed

By | May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

New Feature in Windows 7 RC Gets RemovedJust a short time after announcing new Windows 7 RC and IE8 behavior (where if a tab crashes, user gets a choice on what to do with it), IE team already released an update which turns this feature off.

What’s the main reason behind that? It was way too sensitive and annoying as Windows Vista UAC pop ups. Worrying that this can have a negative impact on Windows 7 users experience, Microsoft decided to pull this one off.

Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 3

By | May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera - Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 3ITPro.co.uk:

“On the day Opera celebrates its 15th anniversary, we feature our third and final part of our interview with the browser company’s chief executive Jon Von Techzhner.

In it, he explains Opera’s popularity in eastern European countries and the strength of the Opera community there.”

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Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 2

By | May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

ITPro.co.uk:

“In the second part of our three part interview, Opera’s Jon Von Techzhner gives his views on Opera’s one web philosophy, explaining why he thinks mobile phones will be the most important device for providing internet access worldwide.”

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Windows 7 RC Improves Internet Explorer 8 Experience

By | May 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

With the recent Windows 7 RC Release, Internet Explorer 8 received a pleasant improvement to its reliability on Win 7.

Basically, when one of the IE8 tabs crashes/hangs, user gets a choice on what to do with it (see screenshot). Continue Reading

Mozilla Considers Updating Policy

By | May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Considers Updating PolicyAfter the recent NoScript / AdBlock Plus battle (which is over), Mozilla Extensions Blog has proposed an update to its policy:

“Changes to default home page and search preferences, as well as settings of other installed add-ons, must be related to the core functionality of the add-on. If this relation can be established, you must adhere to the following requirements when making changes to these settings:

  • The add-on description must clearly state what changes the add-on makes.
  • All changes must be ‘opt-in’, meaning the user must take non-default action to enact the change.
  • Uninstalling the add-on restores the user’s original settings if they were changed.

These are minimum requirements and not a guarantee that your add-on will be approved.”

The author of NoScript (Maone) already agreed to these statements and released an update to its extension.

EU Schedules Microsoft Antitrust Hearing for June

By | May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

EU Schedules Microsoft Antitrust Hearing for JuneElectronista writes:

A date has been set for Microsoft to defend itself against European antitrust charges, Reuters reports. Between June 3rd and the 5th, representatives for Microsoft are expected to testify in a closed hearing before the European Commission, elaborating on the outlines of a written response submitted on April 28th. The company was originally ordered to reply by March 12th, but was granted two extensions, first to April 21st and then the 28th.

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War Breaks out Between AdBlock Plus and NoScript

By | May 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

War Breaks out Between AdBlock Plus and NoScriptWell, there is not much left to add actually, here is an article from NeoWin

A quiet war has broken out between the authors of AdBlock Plus and NoScript and money is on the table. Both are trying to outdo each other by disabling each other’s functionality.

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Or just head over to AdBlock Plus author post: Attention NoScript users.

Google Becomes Default Firefox Location Provider

By | April 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Google Becomes Firefox Default Location ProviderGoogle Code Blog today announced that Google’s Location Service became a default location provider in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4.

As the post says: “This means that developers can, with users’ permission, gain access to their approximate location without requiring any additional plug-ins or setting configurations.”

Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust Charges

By | April 29, 2009 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust ChargesYahoo News Writes: Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday confirmed it has submitted a formal response to European Union charges that tying the Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system violates antitrust rules.
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At the time of the complaint, Opera said it was asking EU regulators to either force Microsoft to market a version of Windows without the browser, or to include other browsers with Windows.

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Happy 15th Birthday Opera!

By | April 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

We would like to wish you a very happy birthday. Thanks for your innovations which helps millions of surfers every day.

Can’t wait to see Opera 10 Beta new features.

P.S. There is a special Opera birthday page, please check it.

Also, comic and a thanks note from Jon.