Posts Tagged ‘IE’

Browse the Internet History of all Browsers Chronologically

Monday, January 28th, 2013

I don’t really need to do this, but the fact that it’s possible still fascinates me …

If you are using multiple web browsers on your system you have probably noticed that you cannot browse the history of them all at the same time. Each browser maintains its own history and while you can browse them it or less effectively when it is open, you do not have any means to search your whole browsing history, and with that I mean from all browsers, effectively using any of the browsers installed on the system.

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IE Drops to 50% Browser Market Share

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Anyone remember Netscape Navigator? There were a couple of years there where Netscape had the browser market pretty well tied up … but they failed to keep up with market demands.

It may still be in the lead but the decline of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser is slow and steady.  According to the latest browser usage figures released by NetMarketShare, IE has dropped to just 52.6 market share overall which Google’s Chrome browser making the biggest gains, now up to 17.6%.

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Get the First Preview Build of IE10 Today

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Man, the dust has barely settled on IE9 and Microsoft is already rolling out IE10. Are they trying to hit version 11 by the end of the year, just to keep up with Firefox?

Nope, this isn’t a belated April fool, with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser only just out of the door and not even delivered to many users yet through Windows Update, the first platform preview of their next version, IE10 is already available to grab at the Microsoft IE Test Drive website.

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Chrome 8 Released

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

There have been so many browser updates lately, that it’s almost a full time job to keep one’s browsers up to date …

Google have released the 8th version of their lightweight web browser, Chrome.  The new build 8.0.552.215 has a built-in PDF viewer and over 800 bug fixes.  There is also additional sandboxing that will add welcome security for Internet users.

In a statement on their website they said…

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New IE9 Beta Leaks to the Web

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Meh. I think I’ll wait for the official release. During this time of the year, I’m already far too busy with other stuff to bother with downloading a beta test version of IE9.

Neowin is reporting that new beta of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 browser has leaked to the web.  The new build, version 9.0.8027.6000 apparently began circulating on the weekend which meant, as it was apparently compiled on Friday 19th October, it must have leaked almost immediately having been finalised.

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Internet Explorer is THE MOST Secure Web Browser – Who’d Have Thought?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Maybe this explains why IE is also the slowest web browser?

A report compiled by security company Bit9 has named the “dirty dozen” web browsers with the most discovered vulnerabilities, and the results, which have been posted by NeoWin come as something of a, well let’s face it, a major surprise.

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IE9 Scrubs Up Well Against the HTML5 Competition

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

From what I’ve seen, Microsoft has no problems complying with their own standards, it’s other people’s standards that give Microsoft a problem …

Microsoft has for years been accused of being shy about standard’s compliance.  For many years they said they could do the web better and, for many years the web went along with it.

Recently though the company has taken a more pragmatic approach and has moved, slowly admittedly, towards full standards compliance.  With their next browser, Internet Explorer 9, they’ve said it will be fully compliant and recent tests from the W3C organisation certainly bear this out.

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Internet Explorer 9 review

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Here’s an interesting peek at the newest version of IE …

IE9 is minimal but has some nifty new features such as fast graphics and HTML5 compliance. So how does it stack up?

What’s the first thing you do with a new Windows PC? Chances are you’ll download a new browser. Chrome, Firefox, Flock … anything but Internet Explorer. However, Microsoft has just unleashed the beta version of IE9, which could make you change your mind about browsers.

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