An ongoing series specifically targeting novice users- begins with browsers.
A six month study by Techlicious reveals the browser that offers the best combination of ease of use, speed, safety and privacy.
A study (commissioned by Microsoft) reveals the most energy efficient web browser.
Read on to find out what else is new in this release, and whether or not 5 percent makes any difference in real-world web surfing…
Microsoft wants to strong-arm us into abandoning IE 6 and embracing its latest browsers.
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…
Should you be forced to upgrade your web browser? Microsoft has decided that IE 6 is finally dead. Share your opinion in the comments below!
It’s not uncommon to use a web browser other than Internet Explorer. What you may not realize is that you’re still using IE for other things.
“I’m thinking of switching to the Google Chrome browser. I like Firefox, but lately it has been unstable on my computer, and seems to get bogged down. Yesterday I had to shut it down because it was consuming 825MB of memory! My friend says Chrome is the best – what is your opinion?”
Do you trust your web browser to warn you before you stumble into a malicious Web site? A recent study of six major browsers indicates that you probably shouldn’t.
For Vista and Win7 users, the time has come to upgrade your browser to IE 9.
Firefox 5 was released on June 21, 2011, just a few months after the debut of its predecessor, Firefox 4. Eventually, Firefox 5 will be pushed out to all users. But if you’re tempted to upgrade right away, you may want to read what’s new in Firefox 5 and what you may lose by upgrading…
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
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%.