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Mozilla Releases First Windows 8 Metro Version of Firefox

The Metro user interface is a gamble for Microsoft, there is no doubt about that. The company bets big time on touch, and many desktop users have expressed concern that…

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Google: We Are Working On A Chrome Metro Version

If you have followed the Windows 8 development up to this point you know that the operating system will ship with two different interfaces. First the regular desktop interface, and…

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Firefox For Windows 8 Metro On The Way

The Windows 8 Metro UI is likely to be very popular amongst tablet users and people with touchscreens on their PC’s. Today Mozilla outlined in the 2012 road map plan that they hope to get Firefox working with the Metro UI as soon as possible.

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IE Market Share falls below 40% for the first time

There was a time when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser had a healthy 95% of the overall browser market.  This didn’t even mean that their main opposition on the PC had…

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Firefox 4 (Finally) Released

After months of delays, twelve betas, and two release candidates, Mozilla released Firefox 4 today for Windows XP, Vista, and 7, the Intel versions of Mac OS X 10.5 and…

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Mozilla to Accelerate Firefox Development

If you’ve been waiting impatiently for Firefox 4 to go final, don’t worry: you might have a whole lot more updates coming your way soon. A draft product road map…

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Firefox 4 Nearing Release

After months of beta releases and several delays, Mozilla is finally readying to release version 4 of the Firefox Web browser in February. The current beta, version 9, will be…

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What Will 2011 Bring for Microsoft?

I’ve spent a sizable chunk of my new year reading about the future of computing, and I’ve read a lot of different things from a lot of different people. If…

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Internet Explorer Loses Out In Europe – Firefox Now King

It seems that the browser ballot screen in the EU isn’t doing any favors for Microsoft. The ballot screen was introduced by the European Union to give consumers choice when choosing a…

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Firefox H.264 Video Support Coming To Windows 7

There is a constant battle on the web between different formats of video. One of the main codecs used at the moment is H.264 –a technology used to encode and…

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IE Drops below 50% Market Share

Internet Explorer has been steadily decreasing over the past few years and its slide continues. The culprits: Firefox and Chrome, but now mostly Chrome.

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Why IE9 Won’t Reclaim Lost Market Share

Microsoft is poised to reveal the beta version of Internet Explorer 9 in a few days, on September 15th. The new browser continues the modernization of Internet Explorer, which is…

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Firefox 4 to get Windows 7 Multi-Touch Support

The 3rd beta of Firefox 4 has been released by Mozilla and this time it includes support for multi-touch in Windows 7.  This will allow users to interact with the…

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Google’s imaginative Opt-out

Okay so I’m a Bing user, I don’t use Google but even if I were to be using Google’s search services then this story would have made me laugh anyway.…

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The War of the Browsers

So where does all of this leave us? Once IE9 hits the stage, the browser wars should be entering a new phase. All of the criticisms of IE8 were taken to heart by Microsoft. If their final product is as good as the early results show, then those criticisms helped produce a very competitive browser.

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Firefox x64 coming to Windows 7

Mozilla have now indicated that they want to move towards 64-bit versions of Firefox for Windows 7, that would be specifically tailored for the operating system SoftPedia has reported.  In…

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Below 60% – In the Browser Wars IE is Losing Ground

It should come as no surprise that Internet Explorer is losing ground to the other browsers. A year ago Microsoft had about 75 percent of the market. Since then everyone has gained ground except Microsoft. Google Chrome was not even on the radar then.

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Internet Explorer 8 – Add Ons Account for 70% Problems

According to Microsoft “Although browser add-ons can add great new features to your browser, they can also introduce performance issues if written poorly. Add-ons cause most browser crashes, accounting for over 70 percent of Internet Explorer 8′s crashes. Slowdowns in Internet Explorer 8 are very often caused by add-ons…especially when you open a new browser window or tab.”

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