The European Commission will require Microsoft to give users of its ubiquitous Windows operating system the opportunity to choose between different Internet browsers to avoid breaching EU competition rules, the bloc’s antitrust spokesman told EurActiv.
Although the Commission is still officially waiting for a response from Microsoft to the complaints raised last January, the outcome of this new battle with the IT giant is already taking form.
On February 21st, Microsoft has finished and compiled the RTM version of Internet Explorer 8, Build: 8.0.6001.18691
At this moment, they is preparing to distribute it via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before releasing to public.
As always, Microsoft is not releasing any Internet Explorer 8 Final schedule to public yet.
Stay tuned for more news.
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A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.
Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).
More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.
If you are that kind of person who just loves to squeeze the maximum of your browsing experience, then this topic is for you.
Have you ever thought about your time spent during certain tasks while using web browser? For example: right mouse click > save image, clicking on new tab icons, etc.
Well, wonder no more. We have a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts which will drastically improve your browsing experience. Continue Reading
In an effort to improve Web users’ compatibility experience, Microsoft added a new, user-selectable Compatibility List to the Release Candidate test version of IE 8 that the company released in January.
Trygve Lie is reporting a small revolution in Norway. Apparently, Finn.no has placed a small text box which recommends old IE6 users to upgrade their browser to a newer one and asked other webmasters do the same.
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According to guys from Tech ARP, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 RTM (Release to Manufacturing/Marketing) will be released on March, 2009, probably during last 2 weeks.
As it says: “This is because Microsoft plans to announce the final details of the IE8 RTM schedule and available language versions by March 5, 2009”
During RTM release, OEMs will have an opportunity to integrate Internet Explorer 8 to Windows XP and/or Windows Vista operating systems.