Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer’
Microsoft Tags Chrome as Malware
Last Updated on Saturday, 1 October 2011 02:49 Written by Nick McD Saturday, 1 October 2011 01:00
After playing nice for so long, Microsoft did something that reflects their old ways: Google Chrome was listed as malware under their own Security Essentials suite. According to Microsoft, this was an error, but this error not only made Chrome unusable, it automatically removed it from the system and prevented reinstallation. A recent update to Security Essentials has apparently corrected this problem.
One has to question Microsoft on this one, with the declining popularity of Internet Explorer, was this accident true, or was this a quick way to rip Chrome off of users’ systems in the hope that they decide to go back to IE? Is Firefox or Opera next on the list of accidents? The bug in Security Essentials determined that Chrome’s automatic updater was PWS:Win32/Zbot by behavior alone, and other antivirus products generally wouldn’t do a full deletion of a package just on behavior.
Internet Explorer Loosing Plug-ins, Adobe Flash
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2011 12:54 Written by Nick McD Sunday, 18 September 2011 02:30
Microsoft is following the competition, it seems, in that they are following Apple‘s choice of support for HTML5 media over Adobe‘s Flash Player. Furthermore, it seems that most versions of Internet Explorer 10 will no longer have access to plug-ins at all, meaning you will get Microsoft’s choice of web viewing or nothing if you are going to use their browser.
Internet Explorer 10 is being designed under Microsoft’s new Metro user interface, to be released with Windows 8, so it is no surprise that plug-ins are getting the boot. Plug-ins take time to load, and Metro is all about condensed applications for quicker computer usage. Adobe seems to have reacted to this as their latest design and publication software is capable generating HTML5 viewable media, but it will take time before everyone converts and alters their web media to the “universal” standard. Thus far, alternative browsers for Windows 8, such as Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, have said little on whether they will follow, or stay with their plug-in capabilities. Read more: Internet Explorer Loosing Plug-ins, Adobe Flash
Microsoft Windows 8 Gets A Preview
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:46 Written by Adam Warren Wednesday, 1 June 2011 10:25
Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft Windows, gave a keynote not to long ago about Windows 8 and it looks remarkably close to Windows Phone 7, Metro UI. You know, the tiles and stuff. One other thing is that the OS is designed for touch, it may and may not be “revolutionary,” I have a touch-screen monitor and never use it, but we will see.
A key thing about Windows 8 is there are two types of applications, those designed for a traditional desktop style and those running in a pseudo-mobile style based off HTML5 and Java. Everything, though, will be designed for touchscreen use. Don’t start freaking out, yet, mouse and keyboard are still “optional.” Multitasking has never been easier, just swipe an app to the center of the screen and you’re set. You can also “snap” windows side-by-side like you already can on Windows 7. We can’t forget the next version of Internet Explorer, 10, that is based on Silverlight, but come on, we all use Chrome, right? Other features are an app-store and integrated services, Office 365. It will run on desktops, laptops, and tablets, but I’m thinking it will only be good on tablets.
IE9 Blowing Through 2.35M Downloads in 24 Hours
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2011 10:54 Written by The Geek Friday, 18 March 2011 11:00
So far using the new browser I have to say its worth your time to check it out if you have not yet. If you haven’t been prompted to update already you can hit the link and get the download here. Let us know what you think of the new update.