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  • Brendan Eich, Fired From Mozilla for Defending Marriage, Has a Brave New Web Browser

    08/26/2016 7:10:02 AM PDT · by Lera · 73 replies
    Stream ^ | 8/26/16 | Michael Brown
    Do you remember the name Brendan Eich? If you're internet savvy, you know him as the creator of JavaScript, the ubiquitous programming language, and you know him as the co-founder of Mozilla, which developed the Firefox browser. That makes him somewhat of a tech legend, and his legend will only increase with the release of his new browser, called Brave, which includes some cutting-edge enhancements. (More on that shortly.) You'll also remember his name if you've been following the culture wars, since Eich was forced to resign as the CEO of Mozilla in 2014 because he committed the cardinal sin...
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 out of support this week

    01/10/2016 8:20:13 PM PST · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 11 2016 9:26AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    January 13 is the last day for business and individual users to move off older versions of the Internet Explorer web browser, before Microsoft pulls the plug on support including security patches. The deadline this week comes 18 months after Microsoft warned that it would cease to support Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, giving users time to upgrade. Microsoft suggests users upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1, or use the new Edge browser if they're on Windows 10. Edge is able to launch Internet Explorer 11 when needed, for backwards compatibility.
  • Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

    03/17/2015 8:18:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Atlantic Monthly ^ | March 17, 2015 | ZACH WENER-FLIGNER
    The end is finally in sight for Microsoft’s long-fraught Internet Explorer. At the Microsoft Convergence conference yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s head of marketing, said that the new flagship browser for Windows, which was announced in January and is codenamed Project Spartan, will not be associated with the Internet Explorer brand. While Internet Explorer will still exist on Windows 10 for compatibility purposes, it will take a back seat to the new browser.
  • Severe IE vulnerability threatens Windows XP users

    03/01/2010 9:59:39 AM PST · by Gomez · 35 replies · 916+ views
    News of a newly discovered bug in VBScript and Windows Help files in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to run an arbitrary command has reached Microsoft on Friday and they immediately sat down to investigate the matter. After two days, they confirmed that this vulnerability "could allow an attacker to host a maliciously crafted web page and run arbitrary code if they could convince a user to visit the web page and then get them to press the F1 key in response to a pop up dialog box", but that there has been no news about attacks...
  • Chrome: Linux's Best Web Browser?

    01/06/2010 1:20:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 741+ views
    Computerworld ^ | January 4, 2010 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I'm a long time Firefox fan, but I've also grown fond of Google's Chrome browser. In fact, I've pretty much switched to Chrome as my browser of choice on my Windows PCs. Up until now though I've stuck with Firefox on Linux, but now that Chrome is available as a beta on Linux, I'm being tempted to switch. I've been using the Chrome developer builds on Linux for months. It was fast, but it was also unstable so I never seriously considered it as a Firefox replacement. With the Chrome beta, though Chrome is proving to be both faster than...
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views ^ | September 1, 2008 | Chirs Davies
    Excerpt - Google have announced plans to take on Microsoft and Firefox with their own open-source browser, codenamed Chrome, by releasing a specially drawn comic by Scott McCloud explaining the app. Based on the existing Webkit rendering engine, Chrome will integrate not only tab-based browsing but Google Gears and a newly integrated search and address system called Omnibox. ~ snip ~
  • Apple's Safari Security Woes

    03/31/2008 5:44:35 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 9 replies · 356+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 31-Mar-2008 | Jason Mick
    Safari browser allows Mac to be easily taken over at hacker convention, Vista, Ubuntu machines survive the day It has not been a good couple weeks for Apple and Safari. First Opera knocked it from its position as sole 100 percent compatible Acid3 browser. Then it tried to force iTunes users to unintentionally download the browser as part of an iTunes update, which included a pre-checked install option for Safari. The move was met with broad criticism, including from Mozilla's CEO, who commented that Apple was bordering "on malware distribution practices." Finally, Safari users who updated to v3.1 reported many...
  • Firefox Circle

    08/15/2006 10:50:21 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 9 replies · 845+ views
    Does the sudden appearance of a Firefox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don't know, but it was still fun to make! Constructed by local Firefox fans and the same team that created the Firefox mural from cornstarch and kool-aid and launched the Firefox weather balloon, the Firefox Crop Circle project shows that we have so much passion for Firefox that we want it to be visible from space! Planned in under two weeks and completed in under 24 hours, the crop circle had a final diameter of 220 feet. We constructed the circle in an oat field...
  • Firefox marks its first year on the Net

    11/09/2005 6:49:33 PM PST · by Panerai · 29 replies · 851+ views
    Cnet ^ | 11/09/2005 | Dawn Kawamoto
    Firefox turned one year old Wednesday, marking yet another milestone for the popular open-source browser. Since the debut of Firefox 1.0 last November, users have downloaded 106.4 million copies of the open-source Web browser, according to the Mozilla Foundation, which coordinated the development of Firefox. And within a span of a year, Firefox has grabbed 8.65 percent of the market and put a dent into Internet Explorer's dominance, according to NetApplications' October results. "At the launch, we had a million downloads on the first day and have not seen any let up in demand," said Chris Beard, head of marketing...
  • Opera Web Browser goes free

    09/20/2005 7:47:53 AM PDT · by Salo · 13 replies · 623+ views
    Opera, inc ^ | 09/19/05 | unknown
    Opera has removed the banners, found within our browser, and the licensing fee. Opera's growth, due to tremendous worldwide customer support, has made today's milestone an achievable goal. Premium support is available.
  • Next Explorer to fail Acid test

    08/01/2005 6:07:16 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 670+ views
    Cnet ^ | August 1, 2005 | Paul Festa
    Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser won't pass a stringent standards test that rivals have embraced.In its browser blog, Microsoft acknowledged that IE 7 would not pass the Web Standards Project's Acid2 test, which examines a browser's support for W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) recommendations including CSS1 (Cascading Style Sheets), HTML4 and PNG (Portable Network Graphics). "We will not pass this test when IE7 ships," Chris Wilson, lead program manager for the Web platform in IE, wrote in the IE blog. "We fully recognize that IE is behind the game today in CSS support. We've dug through the Acid2 test...
  • The new Mozillas are out (my title)

    06/19/2004 5:44:40 PM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 49 replies · 442+ views ^ | June 19, 2004 | me
    Mozilla 1.7 Web-browser built for 2004, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application. Navigator Tabbed browsing gives you a better way to surf the net. You no longer have to open one page at a time. With tabbed browsing, open several pages at once with one click. And now your homepage can be multiple tabbed pages.Popup blockerlets you surf the web without intrusion. Advanced popup blocker notifies you when popups are blocked. You can also block pop-ups on a site per site basis.Image Manager lets you...