Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Begun, The Browser Wars Have > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Begun, The Browser Wars Have

As Mozilla Firefox nears 10% market share, with well over 25 million downloads direct from the makers website, and goodness knows how many through other sources, Microsoft announces that it will be releasing IE 7 ahead of schedule. Originally scheduled for release with Microsoft's new Longhorn operating system in 2006, it seems that Microsoft are reacting to the run away success that Firefox has had over the last few months. But is Microsoft's announcement just a response to Firefox's success, or is it truly a commitment by the software giant to improve the browsing experience of the masses?

I'm going to make no secret about it; I am a Firefox user first and foremost. Ever since I first looked at Firefox and saw the features such as power tabbing, proper support for Internet standards and the integrated search bar, I've been in love with this browser. To me Internet Explorer has not a patch on the competition, and without a major update soon will surely fall behind. When Microsoft announced their plans to bring forward Internet Explorer 7 I was very interested in what they had to offer. Competition is the life-blood of progress, and if Microsoft were to seriously invest in their browser it would be of great advantage to Internet users as a whole. Unfortunately, I was disappointed at what emerged. It seems that all Microsoft are doing is making some nebulous claims as to 'increasing the security' of their browser. No mention of tabbing, increased standards support or any of the other features of Firefox which IE are sorely lacking. To me it seems that all Microsoft's latest release aims to do is distract people in an attempt to out-hype Firefox.

I sincerely hope that I can be proved wrong and, for once, Microsoft can deliver on their promises. Early reports do, however, indicate that their new browser will only work with Windows XP, leaving many users out in the cold still. Even if Microsoft does get it's act together there is one thing they'll never have ? cross-platform compatibility. While Firefox will run under Mac OS X, Linux, even old BeOS systems, as well as Windows, IE is limited to Windows only. So for now Firefox is far and away the best choice of browser for the web, and looks like it may stay this way for some time to come.

Do you not want to believe what I am saying? Well, even the almighty Google agrees with me. Just try searching for 'best browser', or even 'browser' in Google, and just see what comes up. Even MSN seems to agree. If you haven't yet tried Firefox and would like to give it a go, it can be downloaded here. If you would like to know more about why you should consider changing your browser I can also recommend you go visit This Page: Why you should dump Internet Explorer.

Daniel Robson runs http://www.shock-therapy.org where he hands out his freeware, as well as hosting Freeware for Symbian UIQ series 7.0 phones such as the Sony Ericsson PX00 series.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Forbes

Digital Transformation Reveals Limitations Of Software Packages And SaaS
Forbes
Most large enterprises were on a journey for the past 30 years where a higher and higher proportion of the core systems driving the enterprises was software packages or software as a service. Traditional wisdom for companies was “don't build – buy ...

and more »

The Verge

Microsoft alters Surface Hub 2 hardware, delays new software features to 2020
The Verge
Microsoft is unveiling hardware changes to its Surface Hub 2 today. The software giant first unveiled its 50-inch display earlier this year, with a promise of a 2019 release. While the hardware will now be released in Q2 of 2019, many of the cool new ...
Ignite 2018: Microsoft shows off Surface Hub 2 running latest WCOS softwareOnMSFT (blog)
What's next for Surface Hub 2 - Microsoft Devices BlogMicrosoft Devices Blog - Windows BlogWindows Blog

all 59 news articles »

American Software: The SaaS Narrative Collapses
Seeking Alpha
American Software has tried to frame itself as an SaaS company - but 'cloud' sales still represent less than 12% of revenue. A disappointing Q1 undercuts much of the optimism that revenue growth is set to accelerate. After a nearly 40% plunge, AMSWA ...

and more »

TOP500 News

IBM Introduces Software to Alleviate AI Bias
TOP500 News
A cancer treatment recommendation powered by machine learning may be right 98 percent of the time, but what are the liabilities of the software-maker when a misdiagnosis results in death? A less fatal, but still undesirable type of bias comes into play ...
IBM's new bias detection software, democratizing AIIT World Canada

all 6 news articles »

Threatpost

Adwind RAT Scurries By AV Software With New DDE Variant
Threatpost
The spam campaign features two types of droppers that leverage a new variant to the already-known DDE code-injection attack on Microsoft Excel – enabling them to bypass AV software. DDE is a legitimate method for transferring data between applications ...

and more »

CMSWire

Choosing a SaaS Product: 7 Non-Software Related Considerations
CMSWire
When it comes to choosing software, you need to consider more than just the code itself. As more and more companies incorporate software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools into their marketing technology stacks, we felt it was important to address seven vital ...


GeekWire

Pixvana's new virtual reality production software lets you edit VR content while wearing a headset
GeekWire
Seattle startup Pixvana today released the full version of its software platform SPIN Studio that helps virtual reality filmmakers edit, process, and deliver video at 8K resolution. Perhaps the most notable update to SPIN is the ability to edit VR ...

and more »

ZDNet

Adwind Trojan circumvents antivirus software to infect your PC
ZDNet
"Although both the generic method and the payload are known, this campaign show[s] how some variance into well-known artifacts can trick antivirus [software]," Cisco Talos says. "Their behavior, however, is clearly classical, which means that ...


Bloomberg

India's Sliding Rupee Has an Upshot: Rising Software Exports
Bloomberg
The currency's double-digit drop against the dollar this year is helping the nation's services exports, according to HSBC Holdings Plc's chief India economist Pranjul Bhandari. So much so that the share of services exports, which mainly comprise ...

and more »

Mashable

Snag this illustrating software on sale for 50% off
Mashable
Clip Studio Paint Pro is an all-inclusive software meant to make it easier to draw and paint on your computer or tablet. Once you download the software, you'll have access to over 10,000 downloadable brushes as well as a handful of 3D models and figurines.

and more »
Google News

Anti-Spyware Protection ? Holes in the Shining Armor

Looking at all the ads which promise to get rid... Read More

OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating System

An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentially the path through... Read More

Where to Find Free Fleet Maintenance Software

Costs of fleet maintenance software can vary widely. It is... Read More

Device Driver Basics

Most people understand that the "hardware" part of their computer... Read More

Mapping Software: Putting Data Visualization on the Map

Mapping Software Improves Data VisualizationFrom the outset, it is important... Read More

Microsoft Blues

With the advent of 'Service Pack 2' for Windows XP... Read More

Troubleshoot Windows with Task Manager

Task Manager is a Windows system utility that displays thetasks... Read More

Is Your Computer Sick?

Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer one... Read More

What To Do When Windows Wont Boot

When Windows fails to boot it is normally caused by... Read More

Microsoft CRM Programming Secrets ? Tips For Developers

This article is for advanced Microsoft CRM SDK C# developers.... Read More

Looking for an Alternative to Microsoft Office? You Should Be!

Now is the time to look at an alternative to... Read More

IT Strategy for Midsize Business: Microsoft vs. Java, Great Plains & CRM

Midsize business or non-profit organization should decide if one-vendor solution... Read More

How to Choose the BEST Charting Software

I suggest that you do not spend a lot of... Read More

Cisco Certification: Introduction To ISDN, Part III

Configuring PPP PAP AuthenticationNow we know how the ISDN link... Read More

Programming Language Migration Path

While I was preparing some personal background information for a... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Integration with Microsoft Access ? Overview for Developer

... Read More

Linux vs Windows Operating Systems

With so many Microsoft Windows related viruses, errors, and other... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Reporting ? Overview for Developer

Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more... Read More

Software For Your Hard-Drive

All your software is stored on a hard-drive. But how... Read More

Microsoft Update - 5 Reasons to Update Service Pack 2

Microsoft released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the Windows XP... Read More

An Easy Way to Deal with Email Viruses and Worms

If you feel intimidated when someone tries to teach you... Read More

Preventive Maintenance Software Companies

Several software companies design programs for preventive maintenance. Most of... Read More

A Simple Computer Software Definition

What is Software?Software is a set of instruction written to... Read More

5 Time-Saving Tips in Microsoft Word

Whether you have used Microsoft Word for years, have just... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Partner Selection: Overview

Microsoft Great Plains, Navision, Solomon and Axapta are Microsoft Business... Read More