Internet-Explorer

  • Microsoft Wants You To Rethink Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Wants You To Rethink Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer has long suffered from the bad reputation it inflicted upon itself, and Microsoft is painfully aware of this. Ever since IE9, though, it’s been a pretty good browser and the latest versions have embraced open web standards, added a very fast JavaScript engine and new features like touch support. Still, even for Microsoft, IE remains the “browser you love(d) to… Read More

  • With Internet Explorer On Board, WebGL Is Ready For Prime Time

    With Internet Explorer On Board, WebGL Is Ready For Prime Time

    We’ve seen developers create 3D content in the browser for a while now, but to do so, they had to use Flash or other tools because browsers didn’t support this kind of content out of the box. WebGL, a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics in the browser natively, has been around since 2011 and almost all of the major desktop browsers have added support since then. Read More

  • Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Finally Falls Under 5%

    Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Finally Falls Under 5%

    The Internet Explorer 6 death watch continues, but the end is near. Microsoft’s ancient browser may still haunt web developers’ nightmares, but according to the latest data from Net Applications, its global market share has now finally dipped under 5 percent. Even Microsoft will be quite happy to see this, especially given that, for Internet Explorer as a whole, the last month… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches IE11 Developer Preview For Windows 7, Updates Modern.IE With New Tools

    Microsoft Launches IE11 Developer Preview For Windows 7, Updates Modern.IE With New Tools

    Almost exactly a month ago, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 11 as part of the Windows 8.1 preview and today, it is also launching a developer preview of IE11 for Windows 7. Sandeep Singhal, Microsoft’s group program manager for IE, told me earlier this week that IE11 for Windows 7 will bring all of the advances of IE11 for Windows 8.1 to users of Microsoft’s older… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol

    Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol

    In a press briefing this afternoon, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY, the Google-backed protocol for speeding up download speeds for web sites. Microsoft only briefly talked about this in its briefing and didn’t even mention it in its announcement, but this is actually a major step for SPDY, which is now supported in all of the mainstream browsers. Read More

  • Microsoft Launches IE10 For Windows 7, Starts Auto-Upgrading IE9 Users And Launches New Ad Campagin

    Microsoft Launches IE10 For Windows 7, Starts Auto-Upgrading IE9 Users And Launches New Ad Campagin

    This sure took a while, but Microsoft just announced that Internet Explorer 10 is now finally available for all Windows 7 users worldwide. Previously, the release version of IE10 was only available on Windows 8, though the company did launch a preview version for Windows 7 users last November. Starting today, Microsoft will make the release version of IE10 available for download to all Windows… Read More

  • The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The news that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source WebKit engine cause quite a stir earlier this week. With WebKit powering the built-in browsers of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, it’s already the de-facto standard engine for the mobile and it has the potential to do the same on the desktop. Worldwide… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Modern.IE To Help Developers Test Their Web Apps For Legacy And Modern Versions Of IE

    Microsoft Launches Modern.IE To Help Developers Test Their Web Apps For Legacy And Modern Versions Of IE

    Even though Microsoft itself would prefer to change this, many users still rely on older versions of Internet Explorer. For developers, this means spending hours on testing their web apps to ensure they work on IE8 and IE7, for example. Microsoft, which has worked hard on making IE9 and IE10 compatible with standards like HTML5 and CSS3, is fully aware of this problem and today launched… Read More

  • Microsoft Brings Internet Explorer 10 Preview To Windows 7 PCs

    Microsoft Brings Internet Explorer 10 Preview To Windows 7 PCs

    As promised last month, Microsoft today expanded access to its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, by launching a preview of IE 10 for Windows 7. Previously, IE 10 was only available on Windows 8. The update includes the same standards-based platform that Windows 8 users received, says Microsoft, including support for touch, a full screen user interface, security improvements, and support for… Read More

  • Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violations [Updated]

    Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violations [Updated]

    Looks like the European Commission is following through on what it’s been reportedly planning to do for weeks: it has filed a formal complaint against Microsoft for antitrust violations related to Internet Explorer and giving consumers a clear way to choose another browser when using Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The violation cost cost Microsoft billions in fines —… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Finally Release A Preview Of IE10 For Windows 7 In November

    Microsoft Will Finally Release A Preview Of IE10 For Windows 7 In November

    Microsoft will finally launch a preview of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in mid-November, the company announced today. With the Windows 8 launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has obviously been focusing on the release of Internet Explorer 10 for its new operating system lately. Internet Explorer 10, after all, will be an integral part of Windows 8, both on the Metro/Windows 8 UI… Read More

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