Internet Explorer

  • Fixing the Internet Explorer Blues

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    Another day, another IE bug, and how to fix it.
  • Microsoft issues security advisory on IE vulnerability

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 10:42 am

    Microsoft Monday night issued a security advisory that provides customers with guidance and workarounds for dealing with a zero-day exploit aimed at Internet Explorer.
  • Avoiding the Windows Fonts of Doom

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 2:59 pm

    Another day, another Windows security hole patched, but don't delay putting the latest patch in for Web font problems or you may be in for a world of hurt.
  • What’s behind Web browser choices

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    Despite fierce loyalty among Firefox and Chrome users, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is not in any danger of losing its majority market share, thanks to one group: enterprise companies.
  • Review

    Browser wars redux: Top 5 duke it out

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    The good news for users is that every one of the five most popular web browsers is exceedingly feature-rich, increasingly fast and easier than ever to use. The bad news is that it's become very hard to decide which to use. Here's how they stack up.
  • IE, GDI flaws good place for IT to start Patch Tuesday cleanup, experts say

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    With 13 patches released on Patch Tuesday, IT administrators have a daunting task of just deciding where to get started. Experts advise that the best place is where the most damage can happen, and where it can happen fast.
  • The Patch Tuesday Survival Guide

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:07 pm

    Overwhelmed by Tuesday's security patch avalanche from Microsoft and Adobe? Here's a collection of articles that will help you approach patch management with sanity.
  • Windows 7: Unimproved Security

    Posted October 12, 2009 - 10:52 am

    Windows 7 is much better than Vista, but when it comes to security, it's just more of the same old, same old as the first security patches make their appearance.
  • Microsoft plans monster Patch Tuesday next week

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Microsoft will deliver its largest-ever number of security updates on Tuesday to fix flaws in every version of Windows, as well as IE, Office, SQL Server, important developer tools and the enterprise-grade Forefront Security client software.
  • Mix and match Web browsers are a bad idea

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    While it's certainly amusing that Google's Chrome add-on to Internet Explorer can increase its speed by more than ten-times, it's lousy security.
  • Google to Microsoft: Support SVG

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    The SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) specification may be experiencing a renaissance, but it would sure be helpful if Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser supported SVG, a Google official argued at a technical conference on Friday.
  • Mozilla slams Google's Chrome Frame as 'browser soup'

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 4:24 pm

    Mozilla executives today took shots at Google for pitching its Chrome Frame plug-in as a solution to Internet Explorer's poor performance, with one arguing that the move will result in "browser soup."
  • Report: Microsoft's Internet Explorer 'ballot screen' faces new resistance

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:20 am

    Microsoft faces more criticism over the Internet Explorer "ballet screen" proposal it made to European antitrust regulators, possibly delaying a deal, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.
  • Microsoft blasts Google over Chrome Frame plug-in

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Microsoft today warned Internet Explorer users that they could double their security woes if they installed and used Chrome Frame, the plug-in that provides better JavaScript performance and adds support for HTML 5 to IE.
  • IE8 runs 10 times faster with Google plug-in

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 8:58 am

    Tests run by Computerworld found that Internet Explorer runs 9.6 times faster than usual when it uses Google's new Chrome Frame plug-in, which is designed to boost the speed of the notoriously slow Microsoft browser.
  • Google plug-in puts Chrome inside IE

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 11:52 am

    Google says its new plug-in that embeds its Chrome browser into Microsoft's Internet Explorer should be a boon for developers, though analysts aren't so sure of its potential benefits.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer SSL security hole lingers

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 3:58 pm

    A Microsoft Internet Explorer weakness in its SSL implementation leaves an opening for attackers to steal information being sent via SSL. Apple's Safari for Windows browser has same problem but Safari for Mac, Firefox and Opera have fixed the trouble.
  • Eight quick tips for getting the most from IE8

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    Internet Explorer 8, the latest update to Microsoft's venerable Web browser, introduces several features intended to provide greater security and ease of use. New security settings in IE8 allow for more privacy, new add-ons allow quick access to Web-based information and services, and a new browsing mode changes the way you interact with your browser.
  • Review

    Microsoft's IE Mobile Browser Needs a Makeover

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Internet Explorer Mobile (formerly known as Pocket Internet Explorer) has been on Windows Mobile devices for a long time now--and it shows. Based on a proprietary layout engine that Microsoft designed from scratch, the current Internet Explorer Mobile is one of the most underwhelming browsers available on smartphones today.
  • Even Microsoft wants you to get rid of IE 6

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 10:30 am

    Want to make your Windows PC a wee bit safer? Drop Internet Explorer 6.
  • Microsoft doubles charitable contribution for IE upgraders

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 8:05 am

    Upgrade from IE 6 to IE 8 and help feed a family in need.
  • What's really the safest Web Browser?

    Posted August 19, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Here's a hint. Despite a recent Microsoft-sponsored report saying otherwise, it's not Internet Explorer.
  • Microsoft delivers 9 patches, but leaves one hole open

    Posted July 14, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    Microsoft today delivered six security updates that patched nine vulnerabilities. The patches fix two bugs now being used by hackers but leave one still open to exploit.
  • Microsoft dumps Windows 7 upgrades for EU

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    Microsoft today told European consumers that they won't be able to do an "in-place" upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 when the latter ships this fall, but the company is lowering prices for 'full' editions to make amends.
  • Move to drop IE from Windows 7 threatens Microsoft's free upgrade program

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Europeans who purchase Vista-powered PCs starting Friday will have to do a "clean install" of the free Windows 7 upgrade they'll receive later this year because Microsoft has yanked Internet Explorer from the new OS, according to a Web site that regularly publishes accurate information about the company's plans.
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