Category: Microsoft

New Browser Engines Everywhere

There were two major announcements this week concerning the development of new “browser engines”; the software at the heart of Web browsers responsible for “rendering” or displaying the actual content of Web pages.  Both...

Firefox v20.0 … What’s New?

Today Mozilla will release the newest version of its flagship browser, Firefox.  Mozilla switched to an accelerated development cycle  in 2011, which sees a new major version of Firefox released approximately every 6 weeks.  The...

Somebody Else Upset About Secure Boot

While the principles and concepts of the UEFI Secure boot process are good ones,… it does, after all, help prevent rootkits and “bootkits” from compromising a system… allowing Microsoft to control many of the...

Changing Windows 8’s Startup

Having only been released a couple of months ago, I think that the jury is still out on the future viability of Microsoft’s newest desktop/tablet operating system, Windows 8.  As with any new operating...

IE10 on Windows 7 benchmarked

About a month ago, Microsoft released a new version of their Internet Explorer browser, IE10, along with Windows 8.  Prior to today, you have to install or upgrade to Windows 8 to get this...

Adobe, now ‘married’ to Microsoft

Yesterday Adobe announced that it will pair all future updates for its Flash Player software with Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” schedule.  This does not mean that Microsoft will distribute/install these updates as a part of...