Ladies and Gentlemen:
Here by I’m giving you the happy news “Firefox 3.5 is available for download”.
Happy news is it’s available in both Tamil and Sinhala
Firefox giving us five reasons why you should upgrade to Firefox 3.5
3 The Awesome Bar
4 Better Bookmarking
5 Password Manager
Why still waiting?? Go grab your copy of Firefox 3.5
Do you know Google Chrome is now available in Tamil?
There are enormous numbers of complaints over Internet Explorer for not adhering internet standards. IE is a product of Microsoft and Microsoft always had its own way of working with technology. They don’t care about the standards set by the industry but they’ll set their own standards, then only they could control the market.
Microsoft IE came to market to compete with Netscape Navigator and they are pretty successful as Navigator production line was closed down last year. In the line of victory Microsoft has earned good number of enemies such as Linux, Firefox, Apple etc.
Consecutively several years, IE continues to be the market leading browser software in the cyber world. Slowly but steadily Firefox started to eat the market share of IE. Later Google’s chrome also joined the battle and caused severe damage to IE.
According to Stat Counter web, for the first time in the history of world, Firefox has beaten IE in Europe. Today Europe may be tomorrow it can be Asia or North America. It’s been almost 2 years since I forgot IE. I love Firefox and will stick with it. What I love most in Firefox is the wide range of Add-ons they offer.
Is this the beginning of an end?? (Yeah… for Microsoft)
Microsoft is proclaiming Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) finished and will be releasing the final bits for download on March 19.
Microsoft plans to make the bits available as of 9 a.m. PT on Thursday. Interested parties will be able to grab them from the Internet Explorer 8 Web site, officials said.
Update: The final IE 8 bits are downloadable now from here for Windows XP and Vista. The final version isn’t meant for installation on Windows 7.
Microsoft officials will launch officially IE 8 during the Mix ‘09 morning keynote on March 19.
There are very few changes between the Release Candidate (RC) IE 8 code that Microsoft delivered in January and the final bits, officials said.
Starting with the RC, Microsoft began offering users a downloadable Compatibility List of sites which automatically default to the older, non-standards-compliant version of Internet Explorer 7 in order to lessen compatibility problems with IE 8. Since January, Microsoft has tweaked that list a bit, removing sites which have since updated so as to work properly with the more standards-centric IE 8, and adding new ones that aren’t standards-mode compliant. Otherwise, the tweaks to the product have been few.
Microsoft is planning to push IE 8 to users via its automatic updating mechanisms, but has yet to set a date as to when it will do so. In the interim, downloading the IE 8 code from Microsoft’s Web site will be the way interested users can obtain the latest release of the Microsoft browser.
Microsoft also plans to bundle IE 8 with Windows 7 when that operating system is launched, most likely later this year. Recently, officials said they plan to offer users the option of “removing” IE 8 from Windows 7 in order to try to head off antitrust punishments likely to be doled out by the European Commission overseeing the Opera browser-bundling complaint against Microsoft.
See this interesting table that I got from Statcounter.com. Its not IE that suffering from Google’s Chrome’s arrival. It’s our Firefox. We’ll wait and see what will happen. As I hear and read in internet there are many security problems in Chrome.
Finally the Firefox download day has come. It seems people all over the world flocking into Mozilla to download a copy of new Firefox 3. I downloaded one and so far it gave me a nice browsing experience. It gives much faster browsing experience compare to its predecessors.