Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the Internet Explorer browser brand. A replacement for the much maligned browser is codenamed Project Spartan and will soon become the default browsing option for Windows 10 customers.
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IE 10 has some promising features that could entice some people who have previously discontinued its use.
New Microsoft spot takes aim at anonymous Internet Explorer commenters.
What you’re talking about is known in the industry as “third party tracking cookies” and you’re right, they can be more than a bit weird when you search for something then ads for that very product show up everywhere, on newspaper sites, hobby sites, even your own Gmail account. What the deuce??
There are a number of third-party utilities that give you just the functionality you seek, through a variety of mechanisms. My favorite approach is…
Internet Explorer 9 is arguably one of the most secure browsers available. But how can we secure Internet Explorer further? Here are 5 tips for a more secure Internet Explorer.
Microsoft’s latest attempt to win back those users who lost all faith in Internet Explorer.
If you want all links across Windows 8 Metro apps to open in Desktop IE instead of the Metro version…follow these steps.
Backup Internet Explorer favorites, history, proxy settings, fonts, dialup accounts, autocomplete passwords and cookies.
I’m a big fan of Google Chrome as a Web browser, but every time I double-click on an HTM or HTML document, it opens up in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Eewww.. How do I fix it and change the default program for this type of file or content, Dave?
Microsoft wants to strong-arm us into abandoning IE 6 and embracing its latest browsers.
Think you’re removing all of the cookies on your system in IE9? Well you need to know about the box that gets unchecked in order to make sure they are all gone from the browser cache.
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.
By Leo Notenboom
In general if you don’t have or use a particular piece of software then you
can safely ignore the updates and or vulnerability notifications that you might
Internet Explorer, on the other hand, is a special case. Use it or not, you
must keep it up to date.
Someone in our live community recently asked what I feel the advantages – and disadvantages – are for using Google Chrome. We are talking about the web browser in this instance, not the operating system. What are YOUR thoughts? Is Chrome a good choice – or not?
Send a big Merry Christmas to Microsoft and thank them for the continued support of their products. Be sure to beat the exploit makers to the patches being offered on Patch Tuesday and the corresponding exploits that always follow on Hacker Wednesday.
Remember, first patched is never hacked.
Thank you Microsoft.
By Bill Pytlovany
It’s been five years since media coined the term Cyber-Monday but the truth is everyday is a great shopping day online. I planned on writing an article about the safety of online shopping but noticed everyone was already doing it. Many sites provide the same duplicate tips. So I thought I might include some of the best tips and post them along with my favorites.
My last look at the browser wars was back in April of this year. At that time I noted that big changes were underway. The slow and steady growth of Firefox had stopped. Firefox and Internet Explorer were both starting to fade and the sole contender to gain in market share was Google Chrome.
Let me save you the trouble. It’s not real exciting, isn’t real pretty, and I doubt anyone will be switching browsers because of this new release.
Provided there are no major glitches, I’m sure IE9 will settle into place without fanfare or interruption of IE’s ever dwindling market share.
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
By Rob Cheng
I ran into Mark Tobias here in Rio de Janeiro. We were both attending a party to commemorate the third anniversary of the passing of a dear friend of ours, Doug Matheson. I soon found out that Mark is known as the tax man. No, he doesn’t work for the IRS, so don’t fly an airplane into his building. He is the software tax man. As our sales tax code gets continually more complex, Mark is the expert that writes the software to make sure that all the sales tax codes are being followed when we make an online transaction.
OPINIONS WANTED: Does anyone else believe Chrome will be at 10% market share by 2011? Does anyone believe that Safari will regain the number 3 position because of iPAD? “The Times They Are A Changin”, and browsers seem to be leading the way. Tell me what you think.
By Harry McCracken
What’s Microsoft planning for Internet Explorer 9? There’s a lot the company isn’t ready to talk about, including what sort of new features it’ll have and when it’ll be available. But at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft is telling Web developers about the new capabilities that IE9 will provide, and it’s giving them the ability to get some hands-on experience with them for the first time. (Along with other tech journalists, I was prebriefed late last week.)
We all must browse the web. Unfortunately, the Lynx browser is no longer cutting it. If you don’t remember it, then you are not old like I am. PC PitStop community member James asks if Internet Explorer is safe yet. He’s been waiting to use the newest version, because he’s heard that it has a lot of problems. What are your thoughts on this? Is IE solid, and safe?
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Back in the day, I used to love Internet Explorer. It was awesome… up until version 4 and above. A lot of people out there still use IE, and will continue to do so. You can install a new plugin that Google has released – and have your install of Internet Explorer kick serious browser butt once again.
By Bill Pytlovany
Don’t overlook this simple & free tweak that can drastically improvement the speed of your computers.
By Bill Pytlovany
Are you a Firefox user? Apparently, if you are you’re not alone. Sometime this year when I wasn’t paying attention Firefox rocketed to a new high. For over three years I watched as Firefox hovered between a 30 to 34% browser share. This month I was surprised to see that Firefox consistently exceeds 40% and is preparing to take over IE as the most popular browser.
Microsoft has released their pricing for Windows 7. For most users in the US, this breaks down to three important levels; retail, preorder promotion, and recent purchase upgrade.
The recent purchase upgrade is no real deal for consumers because without it, desktop and laptop sales would grind to a halt. It’s not a consumer gift, it’s a demand by systems manufacturers to insure survival.
PC PITSTOP announces our Windows 7 Readiness Test is available for you now. Check your systems hardware to learn how it will perform using Windows 7. It only takes a second and when you’re done download the FREE Windows 7 RC1 from Microsoft.
Mozillaâ€™s download day was a huge record breaking success. What I want to know is, why I never use it? Whatâ€™s keeping me from feeling the warm and fuzzys that everyone else feels?
It’s that time again. Rid yourself of all the old junk piling up on your hard drives and make sure your settings are where they belong.Follow these suggestions to keep the old trusty box in good shape and start the New Year off right.
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