Bob Rankin: Time To Upgrade Your Browser?

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If I had to guess the most-often used piece of software on most computers, I would have to go with the Web browser. The Internet is an integral part of most people’s computing experience these days, and the browser is the primary app for interacting with the online world. So it’s surprising to me how lax some people are about keeping their Web browsers up to date. Here’s why that’s so important, and how to get it done…

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PC Pitstop Newsletter – October 2010 #2

  • Largest Windows Patch Ever
  • PC Matic Helps Locate Stolen PCs
  • Erase Yourself on the Internet
  • Online Storage is Great
  • McAfee Harming WinPatrol Users
  • Why Net Neutrality is Good
  • 3 Tools for Extra PC Protection
  • Movie Review- The Social Network
  • Browser Wars Fall 2010
  • Tekzilla Tip- Start Windows Apps Fast
  • Tip 1 – Turn Pics into Mini World
  • Tip 2 – Fav4.org
  • Research – 79% Have No Security Worries
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    Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Using Internet Explorer 6, Are you Kidding Me?

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    By Bill Pytlovany

    One of the fun reasons of hosting many websites is the information that I can collect from all the visitors.  No, I can’t tell how old you are, what you wearing or other personal information but all web administrators collect information like what browser you’re using, your operating system, language and even your screen size.

    Ultimately this information is used by website administrators to make your experience on the website more attractive and more compatible with your machine.  It’s one way of telling how many people are still using Microsoft Windows and how many people are using Internet Explorer versus Firefox or Chrome

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    Browser Wars 2009 Produces Big Losers

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    How long before Google dominates the browser market? Is it poised to replace Microsoft as the Dominant force in computing?

    Changes seen this year are substantial, but the rate of change doesn’t seem to be the story here. It’s the fact that two major players allowed for substantial gains by Chrome, Firefox, and even Opera. Safari’s failure to supply a browser that works as well on Windows as it does on Mac, along with Google’s release of Chrome for Mac OS X, put Chrome in the number 3 position over Safari but well behind FireFox.
    Internet Explorer and Safari had combined losses of 7.48% while Chrome, Firefox and Opera had combined gains of 7.35%.

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