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EU approves Microsoft's browser ballot screen for 5-year stint

Back in July, Microsoft thought they had a pretty solid compromise to put before EU regulators with their web browser ballot screen. Concerns were raised throughout the process -- first by Opera and later by Mozilla's brass -- but it looks as though the EU is giving Microsoft the go-ahead. According to Nelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy, the ballot screen will include the...

MoneySeize - Time Waster

Moneyseize is a very straightforward single-screen platformer with charming 8-bit graphics and music. The goal in Moneyseize is to, well, seize all the money. You're in charge of the 'gentleman', and your job is to jump around in each level and collect all the gold coins. Your gentleman is attempting to build a skyscraper, and needs to collect 1000 coins to complete it. There are critters in most...

How to fix Flash video performance in Firefox

Do YouTube and other Flash-based videos stutter when you view them in Firefox, but work fine in other browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari? This appears to be a problem that affects both the Windows and Mac versions of Firefox, and the problem (surprisingly enough) turns out not to be Flash - it's Firefox's session restore feature. Lifehacker has a post based on information that...

Internet Explorer 8 becomes a gentleman today

Back in July, Microsoft detailed a few changes that were "coming soon" to the Internet Explorer 8 installer. In a nutshell, the new version was designed to be less...well...presumptuous. Previously, the installer's Express mode would automatically set IE as your default browser without so much as an "excuse me." That's no longer the case. As stated in the official blog post, "IE will never...

IE6ify: a bookmarklet that breaks the web

There's a lot of rage directed at Internet Explorer 6 these days, including several very serious sites detailing the ways it's holding the web back and making designers' lives miserable. Sometimes rage isn't the best approach, though. Sometimes you need to have a sense of humor – or, if you're a designer who has to support IE6, laugh to keep from crying. That's where the IE6ify bookmarklet...

Ballot scren headed to XP, Vista, Opera worries about IE logo recognition

Like sand through the hourglass, the browser ballot soap opera continues with a a whole new set of interesting developments. Yesterday, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley poked around the small print of the Microsoft proposal and noticed existing Windows XP and Vista users are slated to receive the ballot screen via Windows update. From the release: "Microsoft will distribute a Ballot Screen software update...

US State Department employees ask Hillary clinton for Firefox - Video

Have you been trying to get your corporate IT staff to let you use Firefox or another web browser instead of Internet Explorer? Then you apparently know how a fair number of folks at the US State Deparment feel. At a recent town hall meeting with staff, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a question from one government employee who wanted to know if they could "please" use Firefox...

New threat targets DirectShow component via Internet Explorer

As if it wasn't bad enough news that IE's market share continues to slide against Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, news is spreading today about another new flaw affecting Internet Explorer. The drive-by exploit targets msvidctl.dll, a DirectShow component, and is popping up on numerous recently-compromised websites. Sophos' Graham Cluely speculates that the attack may have been timed to catch...

Microsoft offers a *cough* totally unbiased comparison of the Big 3 browsers

Oh Microsoft, you and your wacky propoganda! Yes, we know that Internet Explorer 8 isn't the same steaming pile of dung that past versions have been. Yes, we know it has some neat features like accelerators and InPrivate filtering. But we really had no idea that you had such a great sense of humor! If you haven't seen the now infamous chart (and you likely have, thanks to Reddit), it's well...

EU get its wish: Microsoft to ship Internet Explorer-free Windows 7

Holy about faces, Batman! Credit yet another Microsoft-related leak with some truly interesting Windows 7 news. The EU is going to get their wish, and Microsoft will make special OEM and retail versions of Windows 7 available that are totally Internet Explorer free. Here's the meaty part of the memo: "Microsoft will offer IE8 separately and free of charge and will make it easy and convenient for...

IE8's new session feature allows multiple logins to web apps

Internet Explorer has certainly come a long way since version 6. While I'm not running it as my primary browser, IE8 is a big improvement and sport a number of very useful features. One that was touted yesterday on the IEBlog was the ability to access more than one webmail account (or any other account that utilizes sessions). Head to the file menu and click New Session and IE8 will spawn a new...

Dogpile on Microsoft! Adobe, IBM, Oracle join EU anti-trust case

Are you kidding me? Did a whole group of major companies just jump in to the Microsoft-EU brawl? Yep. Adobe, Oracle, Sun, Corel, and RealNetworks - who are members of the European Committee for Interoperable Systems - have joined up with Mozilla, Opera, Google, and the Free Software Foundation Europe in the fight to prove that consumers are too stupid to make their own choices. Thomas Vinje,...

Microsoft to push Internet Explorer 8 through automatic update

It's a week or so since Microsoft started sending out Internet Explorer 8 through Windows Automatic Updates for customers who installed early beta versions of the browser. But now the company is preparing to start pushing the update to users who still have older browsers including Internet Explorer 7 or 6 installed. The update should start showing up the third week of April for Windows users...

Someone out there wants to save IE6

Jason recently wrote on Download Squad about a Facebook group aimed at eliminating Internet Explorer 6 from the web, and Lee even found a script that reminds IE6 users to upgrade when they visit your site. Not everyone is ready to let IE6 go, though. Just ask the folks behind Save IE6, a site dedicated to the preservation of this "powerful and versatile" browser. Save IE6 features a petition...

Bring Down IE6

I'm not really one for joining causes online (Facebook has rid me of any desire for that), but as far as geeky technical causes go, Bring Down IE6 by the folks at .NET Magazine is a good one. Internet Explorer 6 is the bane of pretty much every web designer or developer's existence. Things that work beautifully in all of the standards-compliant browsers (and even for the most part in modern...