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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan
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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan

It hasn't been a secret but now its official, Internet Explorer; the worlds most hated web browser is going to be replaced in Windows 10. Microsoft hasn't decided on a new name for thier IE replacement but internally and on tech blogs it has been code-named "Project Titan". “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela at the Microsoft Convergence conference Monday. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing." Internet Explorer dominated web browsing for many years but has seen a steady decline in users in recent years mainly due to the introduction of Mozilla Fi...
Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks
Gadgets, Internet

Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks

Ever since this bit of news relating to Google Chrome beating out Mozilla Firefox to become No.2 in the race to beat IE6 (Internet Explorer) on December 1st 2011AD in Kelroy’s article Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser back in December 2011AD, which I geekily refer to as the “Browser Wars”, I have been a bit troubled. This is as since then Google Chrome OS 15 has reportedly beaten out IE8 to become the most popular Browsers globally a mere two (2) weeks later as confirmed on December 15th 2011AD by analyst StatCounter, slowly becoming my favourite analyst along with IHS iSuppli for articles. What is to become of non-profit Mozilla Firefox’s cash-cow support of Google as the preferred default Search Engine whenever you type things into Mozilla Firefox’s Se...
Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser
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Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser

Web analytics firm StatCounter is reporting that as of Novermber 2011 Google Chrome has overtaken Mozilla Firefox to become the second most popular web browser worldwide behind Internet Explorer. Chrome has for months now been the only major browser experiencing growth as more and more users get attracted by it's speed and features such as easily syncing bookmarks and separating each open tab in it's own session so that if one tab crashes the entire browser doesn't have to be restarted. Seeing that Geezam.com is a Caribbean based blog I looked through the browser statistics on StatCounter.com and realized that that Google Chrome is also the top browser in many Caribbean countries such as Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. Looking at our own visitor stats for Geezam.com showed th...
IE10 to be the first stake in Microsoft Vista’s coffin
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IE10 to be the first stake in Microsoft Vista’s coffin

A lot of people received a not so welcomed surprise (myself included) when they realized that the recently released Internet Explorer 9 was not compatible with Windows XP (yes I still have Windows XP installed at home). Internet Explorer 10 is in development and Microsoft has announced that Windows Vista will not be supported. Microsoft has been aggressively promoting the idea that a browser is only as good as the operating system it runs on, and that by extension, browsers that run on older OSes are sub-standard. “Windows Vista customers have a great browsing experience with IE9,” says Microsoft in a statement, “but in building IE10 we are focused on continuing to drive the kind of innovation that only happens when you take advantage of the ongoing improvements in modern operating...
Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate now Available
Tech News, Internet

Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate now Available

Microsoft has made a available a release candidate version of it's upcoming Internet Explorer browser which will carry it up to version 9. This RC version will provide a final test drive for the new browser all allow Microsoft to find and correct last-minute bugs before its IE9 is released to the internet surfing mases. Speed and improved privacy and security are the focus of IE9 as well as support for new web technologies like HTML 5. A few years ago Microsoft controlled over 90% of the share of web browsers used to surf the internet, it's market share has been slowly chizzled down over the years by Safari, Opera, Firefox and most recently Chrome - a browser by rivals Google. IE9 is free to download and is only compatible with the newer versions of Windows (Vista and Windows 7) and ...