Microsoft is hard at work on its Internet Explorer 9 browser, following a period in which open source browsers such as Firefox and Chrome have steadily been eating IE's lunch. Judging from this blog post from Microsoft, there is some serious work going on under the hood of Internet Explorer 9 to make it competitive...
Internet Explorer had a version for Mac OS and Mac OS X until 2003.
The decision to make Internet Explorer available on Mac must have come from the notion that it is best to have your browser on all available platform to increase your market share and to create web standards.
So why didn't Microsoft make Internet Explorer available on more platforms? Why drop the Mac version?
In a Reddit AMA session, the Internet Explorer team revealed that it has discussed rebranding the browser. The comment was made in response to a query referring to the negative market perception that Internet Explorer garnered during its Dark Age interregnum. It’s fair to say that Internet Explorer has improved rapidly in recent years. Its brand, however, has lagged.
[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIZUdZdFzOo&feature=player_embedded 480x300]The boys from Download Squad made a test between Firefox 3.7, Internet Explorer 9, Chrome and Opera to see who's the faster browser for Windows. The results are:
It used to be relatively easy for people to pick which browser to use, and one of the reasons that Microsoft's Internet Explorer still has dominant browser share is simpy that it came bundled with millions of copies of Windows on new computers. Firefox, more than any other browser of the last several years, made it a bit more complicated to decide on a browser.
Browser competition is now getting hotter and hotter. After Google launch the new Google Chrome 6, Microsoft is now preparing to launch the new Internet Explorer 9. This new version of Internet Explorer has many improved features. Microsoft claimed that this new version of IE is faster and more secure.
Many of us started our IT life through Windows and Cyber life through IE and so we are probably the only one who can understand what it felt when we shifted and explored this web using Firefox - Freedom . This Browser is one of the most popular open source products of all time. It has a vast fan following but now its not the only option available to users.