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Firefox: Something fishy about Microsoft’s IE9 aquarium

Since its earliest previews of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has been pointing to its IE9 Test Drive site for demos of speed, graphics and other aspects of browser performance. IE9 performs extremely well in the demos, and in many cases the results look almost embarrassing for Firefox and Chrome. So what’s going on behind the… Read More

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Firefox 4 soars, thanks to Microsoft’s luddite customers

Maybe it’s time for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team to reconsider that whole Windows XP thing? Firefox 4 clocked about 5 million downloads on its first day and is fast approaching has already topped 7 million this morning, as the new browser from Mozilla attracts huge interest from around the world. That doesn’t match the record-breaking… Read More

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Why Firefox 4 isn’t abandoning Windows XP

One of the most divisive aspects of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 release this week was the company’s decision to support only Windows Vista and Windows 7 with the new browser. That means it doesn’t work on the older Windows XP operating system. Plenty of people are defending Microsoft’s move — including tech media stalwarts PCWorld… Read More

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Browser race: IE9 hits 2.3M; Firefox 4 set for March 22

More than 2.3 million copies of the new Internet Explorer 9 were downloaded in the first 24 hours of availability, Microsoft announced this afternoon, describing the pace as faster than the rate of downloads for either the beta or the release candidate of the new browser. It’s a good thing, because the new Microsoft browser… Read More

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Internet Explorer 9: Windows XP users, you’re out of luck

Microsoft last night released Internet Explorer 9, the latest version of its widely used web browser. Download it here, but keep in mind that it only works with Windows Vista or Windows 7. The browser isn’t compatible with Windows XP, and Microsoft doesn’t make IE for Mac (or Linux). [Follow-up: IE9 hits 2.3M: Firefox 4… Read More

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Firefox 4 Release Candidate: Hot out of the oven

It’s a big day for new browsers, apparently. Several hours after Microsoft announced a March 14 release date for Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla this afternoon announced the availability of the release candidate for Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac and Linux. That’s the last major step before the final release, although the timing of the finished… Read More

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Microsoft: IE9 coming March 14

Look like that big Internet Explorer party at SXSW in Austin isn’t just a party, after all. It’s a launch. Microsoft this morning confirmed that Internet Explorer 9 will be released on March 14, next Monday. The post by IE’s Ryan Gavin also includes a bit of intrigue, noting that the IE team still has… Read More