Posts Tagged ‘compatibility’

Kaspersky: Windows 10’s Antivirus Integration is Anti-Competitive

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The root of this problem seems to be that Windows 10 often returns false positives during incompatibility checks. It’s hard to tell if the false positives are truly anti-competitive, or they’re just another bug that needs to be worked out.

Eugen Kaspersky, head of the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab has accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices in the Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky complains that Microsoft pushes Windows Defender on Windows 10 devices to the detriment of third-party antivirus vendors.


How to test Firefox Add-Ons in Newer Versions of Firefox

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

So you’re putting off updating Firefox because you’re not sure if your add-ons will still work afterwards? Here’s how to determine which add-ons might have problems after the upgrade …

One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is its add-ons engine that powers thousands of extensions that improve the browser in one way or the other. The majority of these add-ons are created by third-party developers who are not associated with Mozilla. If you have followed Firefox’s development in past years, you may have noticed that add-on compatibility changed over time.


Microsoft to Only Support Most Recent IE Version from 2016 On

Friday, August 8th, 2014

It’s helpful that they’re giving us about 16 months worth of advance notice. I guess I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that by 2016, Windows 7 will still support the latest version of IE … so I’m not forced to upgrade to the buggy and supremely annoying Windows 8.

When it comes to supporting web browsers, most companies have made the decision to only support the most recent version of it and maybe in addition to that an extended support release version. Microsoft on the other hand has not done so up until now. This means that all four major versions of Internet Explorer available for Windows 7 are supported by the company. The operating system shipped with Internet Explorer 8 back in 2009 and users of it can install IE9, IE10 or IE11 on it as well either via automatic updates or manually.


Mozilla Launches Global Internet Compatibility Tracker

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Although this is truly a great idea, its success will largely depend on whether people actually use it and whether Mozilla devotes sufficient resources to keep it afloat.

There are many devices and web browsers that you can use to access web resources. Mozilla wants to push the Internet towards full compatibility with all of those devices and browsers, so that users do not run into any issues when they access services and web pages regardless of device or software they use. That’s the main idea behind Webcompat, a new bug tracking service that Mozilla created to improve compatibility on the Internet.


Windows 7 Backward Compatibility Update

Friday, July 9th, 2010

If you’re having compatibility issues with Windows 7, you might want to check this out …

Microsoft has released an update to the backward compatibility feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that promises to increase the backwards compatibility of the operating systems.

The update is not available via Windows Update, only directly at the Microsoft support website and probably Microsoft Download Center as well.