The browser battles go on and on

roundup From Firefox to IE and from Chrome to Opera and Safari, there's no sitting still for browser makers looking to keep their products fresh and competitive.

From Firefox to IE and from Chrome to Opera and Safari, there's no sitting still for browser makers looking to keep their products fresh and competitive.

<b>Microsoft actively urges IE 6 users to upgrade</b>

A shopping video and eBay promotion are part of Microsoft's effort to give IE 6 users a reason to upgrade. The company also is trying to move corporate customers away.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 30, 2009 3:03 PM PST

<b>Dell brings Chrome OS to its Netbook</b>

With an experimental project, Dell has adapted Google's browser-based operating system to its Mini 10v Netbook.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 30, 2009 1:03 PM PST

<b>Latest Firefox beta gets file-handling feature </b>

The File interface, a draft standard, gives browsers better uploads and other features. Firefox 3.6 beta 4 supports the technology.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 30, 2009 8:32 AM PST

<b>Why to embrace Firefox 3.6's new-tab ethos</b>

A change to how the new browser positions new tabs is subtle but good, especially as browsers rise in importance. But more work is needed in tab switching.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 25, 2009 11:18 AM PST

<b>Chrome extensions site now open for uploads</b>

Google asks programmers to start adding their Chrome extensions to the new gallery. Chrome users can't yet download them, though.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 24, 2009 9:45 a.m. PST

<b>New standard lets browsers get a grip on files</b>

The Files interface, now a draft at the World Wide Web Consortium, could lead to better uploading and other chores. It's largely built into Firefox 3.6.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 24, 2009 7:38 a.m. PST

<b>Firefox hopes to one-up IE with fast graphics</b>

Windows 7 features called Direct2D and DirectWrite will speed up Internet Explorer 9 performance. But Firefox hopes it might retool for the same benefit first.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 24, 2009 4:00 a.m. PST

Browser-server now baked into Opera

Amid promises to "reinvent the Web," the Opera Browser debuted a new beta feature earlier this year. Opera Unite now comes as a regular feature, starting with Opera 10.10.
(Posted in The Download Blog by Seth Rosenblatt)
November 23, 2009 11:36 a.m. PST

previous coverage

<b>Firefox: Heat and the CPU usage problem</b>

Mozilla's browser does not efficiently use a computer's CPU and, consequently, can cause overheating problems in some laptops, particularly ultraportables.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
November 21, 2009 9:15 a.m. PST

<b>Browser security features compared</b>

The newest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other browsers all protect against phishing and malware attacks, and most also let you browse anonymously, though they implement these features in very different ways.
(Posted in Workers' Edge by Dennis O'Reilly)
November 20, 2009 9:00 a.m. PST

<b>Mozilla reveals 2008 revenue: $79 million</b>

The revenue growth rate tapered off to 5 percent from 12 percent the year earlier. A search deal with Google still supplies the bulk of the Firefox backer's money.
• Mozilla not interested in building a Firefox OS
• Google releases Chrome OS source code
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 19, 2009 12:05 p.m. PST

<b>With IE 9, Microsoft fights back in browser wars</b>

By showing its first glimpses of technology in Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft also is showing it's serious about building a competitive browser.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 18, 2009 3:02 p.m. PST

Apple updates Safari for security

A security update from Apple fixes multiple security holes in Safari, but a lack of transparency makes it hard to judge how severe the threats are.
(Posted in The Download Blog by Seth Rosenblatt)
November 11, 2009 6:17 p.m. PST

<b>After 5 years, Firefox faces new challenges </b>

Mozilla helped reshape the Web since releasing Firefox 1.0 five years ago. Now it's got a reawakened Microsoft and Google Chrome to reckon with.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 9, 2009 4:00 a.m. PST
 

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