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Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand. "We’re right now researching what the new...

Rethink Internet Explorer campaign

Rethink Internet Explorer campaign

Internet Explorer is no longer just the browser you use to download other browsers (even though, for many people, that will always remain the case). These days it’s a decent, fast and standards compliant offering that you don’t have to be embarrassed to admit to using. Microsoft’s clever, self-deprecating Browser You Loved to Hate campaign did a great job of challenging people’s views and...

Internet threat level rises on expanded IE attacks

Internet threat level rises on expanded IE attacks

The Internet Storm Center on Saturday boosted its threat level to "Yellow," indicating a "significant new threat" to Internet users from attacks exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. "The Internet Storm Center is beginning to see increased evidence of exploits in the wild regarding Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505," the security organization said on its website. "Accordingly, we're...

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At least 14 updates coming for Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft said it will patch at least 14 vulnerabilities next week, including four in Internet Explorer (IE), making it three months in a row that the company has plugged holes in its browser. Of the nine updates set for Aug. 14, five will be labeled "critical," the most serious of the four ratings Microsoft uses. The other four will be pegged "important," the next-lower...

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Why Firefox is my primary choice for a web browser

While there are many browsers available such as Chrome, Opera, and obviously Firefox and Internet Explorer; to me, few are really worth using. I’ve used every popular browser and despite them all having their strong points, Firefox has been my primary choice but I’ll elaborate my reasons for this. Based on the W3CSchool’s Usage Statistics I’m not alone in feeling this way. Internet Explorer...

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Firefox 4 passes 125 million downloads

With just a quick look at the Firefox 4 download statistics page it shows that Firefox 4 has been downloaded over 125 million times and that number is still climbing quite rapidly. Within the first 24 hours, Firefox 4 had a total of more than six million downloads. Keep in mind that when Internet Explorer 9 launched a week earlier that there were just...

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Usage of Internet Explorer 6 declines to twelve percent

As of February 2011 – that’s right, just last month – the usage of Internet Explorer 6 has dropped to 12%. A majority of Internet Explorer 6’s usage is in China with a whopping 34.5%, followed by South Korea with 24.8% and India with 12.3%. The US comes in with 2.9%, Canada at 3.3%, the UK with 3.5% and Australia’s around 3.2%. These numbers...

Two million users downloaded the IE9 Release Candidate

Two million users downloaded the IE9 Release Candidate

Raw first-week sales numbers are often used to indicate the efficacy of a product’s launch. But really, the thing these numbers best represent is the level of user excitement. Today, Microsoft revealed that users were very excited about Internet Explorer 9 RC, which launched last week. According to Microsoft, the IE9 Release Candidate was downloaded 2 million times in the six days following its...

Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

I gave up on Internet Explorer way back at IE7. As a user interface developer, the CSS and JavaScript workarounds created way too much unnecessary work. So I turned my attention to the next best thing at that time, which was Firefox. It was the most standards-compliant browser on the market at that time. Its plugins (e.g., FireBug) made my work easier and much...

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IE6 Falls Below 5% for First Time in US and Europe

Usage of web browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in the US and Europe fell below the 5% mark for the first time in May, according to web analytics company, StatCounter. The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that IE6 US usage has fallen to 4.7% from 11.5% 12 months ago. “At these levels web developers now have valid justification not to support IE6...