Today the browser Internet Explorer is retired by Microsoft after 27 years of service. At the time when I stopped using it in 2003, Internet Explorer had reached it’s peak with 95% of the users. A lifespan of almost three decades is unfathomable long in the world of software.
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Never thought I’d see the day when Microsoft pulls the plug on Internet Explorer. If I had told anyone about this ten years ago, they would laugh out loud and say that it would be too absurd to take seriously.
One of the things that makes Firefox superior for web development is the possibility to use great addons. Here are some of my favorites.
The first sharp version of Internet Explorer 8 will be released today at Microsoft’s MIX09 conference in Las Vegas. The last months have seen a harsh public humiliation against the old version 6 where large sites actually warned users.
There’s a new browser in town, developed by none other than Google.
Once again the MIX conference is being arranged at the Venetian in Las Vegas, just as last year. One of the most interesting announcements this far is the release of IE8 beta 1. Judging from the distance in time between IE6 and IE7, this is a big step forward.
Recently Microsoft announced that the upcoming version of Internet Explorer will feature a special meta element, which will trigger the standards mode.
I started using NCSA Mosaic way back in 1994. The first version had been released in November 1993, being the first graphic-oriented browser which reached widespread popularity.
Today the WWDC 2007 was held in San Francisco and the keynote was delivered by Steve Jobs. The one thing that woke me up was that The Safari browser is now available for Windows in a beta version.
The release version of Internet Explorer 7 is now available for download. The final version has improved since the early CTP versions.