29 June 2010

Microsofts IE9 gathers pace

There was a lot of noise coming from the Microsoft camp when Internet Explorer 8 was launched. But the fact that it was soon announced that Microsoft was to start developing IE9 pretty much confirmed that IE8 wasn’t really as good as it should have been. So what was Microsofts main improvements for IE9 ThereĀ are three main areas that Microsoft …

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4 May 2010

Microsoft clarifies its stand on IE9 Flash

Microsoft got some bad publicity last week due to its stand on IE9 and Flash support. On Thursday last week, Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Internet Explorer, published a blog post noting that “the future of the web is HTML5”, citing its performance and hardware support. This caused a stir of comments and news stories with people stating that Microsoft …

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23 March 2010

Microsoft previews IE9 at Mix10

The long awaited ‘first peak’ into Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was given to developers at the annual MIX event hosted by Microsoft in Las Vegas, USA. MIX is a conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites. Microsoft showcases their latest technologies, and this year was not different. The MIX10 event showcased where the firm …

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1 March 2010

Windows users now have the option to choose their favourite browser

As from today (1 March 2010), Microsoft is legally obliged to start advertising alternatives to its web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), following an agreement reached with the European Competition Commission (ECC) in December 2009. The ECC’s case has been running since 2008 and Microsoft finally signed on the dotted line on 16 December to offer alternative browsers from 1 March. …

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5 February 2010

IE6 grinding to a slow stop

Google has stated that they will suspend support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on its Gmail and Calendar services from 1 March 2010. This comes after Google admitted hackers had breached their network, and stolen information. Google is not the first or last institution to adopt the policy of getting rid of IE6. Germany and France have already stated they …

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12 August 2009

Microsoft will not give up on Internet Explorer 6

High profile traffic sites like YouTube and Digg are considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 very soon, as they are increasingly growing frustrated with modifying their sites to support Internet Explorer 6. From a recent survey done by Digg, it showed that 69% of Digg users still use Internet Explorer 6, but only because they are forced to use …

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