Is Internet Explorer dying?

It seems as if Microsoft's bloated Internet Explorer (IE) browser may be headed to the scrap heap. And you know what? It's about damn time.

Internet Explorer 9 beta reaches 2 million downloads

Within just two days, more than two million people have downloaded the beta version of Microsoft's newest Internet browser.

Internet Explorer 9 could bring IE back from the dead

Internet Explorer remains the dominant Web browser because it comes as the default choice for every PC, but those who actually choose what browser they want rarely go for IE. Microsoft's latest offering may change that mindset.

Internet Explorer 9 beta next month, no XP users allowed

The next generation version of Microsoft's venerable Internet browser will be available for users to try out on September 15, but those people still clinging to Windows XP will be shut out of the latest software.

Microsoft rolls out gigantic security update

Microsoft's regularly scheduled security update is getting a bit more than its typical once-over this morning, as it patches 34 different problems, tying the record for the most vulnerabilities ever tackled in one of the company's standard updates.

Internet Explorer 9 hits final pre-beta build

Microsoft has released the final preview version of the new Internet Explorer software before it officially goes into beta phase and becomes one step closer to a final reality.

Internet Explorer continues to build back market share

After years and years of seeing other browsers chip away at its browser dominance, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is gaining back market share, and that trend has continued with the latest numbers reported.

Chrome finishes last in HTML5 drag race

Google's Chrome has placed last in a Windows-based HTML 5 drag race that pitted the browser against Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. 

Firefox growth stagnates; Chrome attacks

Internet Explorer keeps declining, and Mozilla needs to keep a watch on the Google at its back.

Hackers target WordPress in large scale attack

Hackers have reportedly targeted a number of websites powered by the popular WordPress platform.


Internet Explorer dips below 60% in browser share

There was a time not long ago when Internet Explorer commanded 96% of the browser market, but its numbers have been steadily dropping and now it's approaching territory that should make Microsoft genuinely worried.

Chrome’s gain is Microsoft’s loss

Google’s Chrome increased its browser market share by 0.6 percentage points in April to 6.7%, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell 0.7 points to 59.95%.

Microsoft says HTML5 is the future of the web

A Microsoft spokesperson has weighed in on the latest Apple-Adobe spat by dubbing HTML5 the "future" of the web.

Firefox claims 40% of Euro browser share

Mozilla's little browser that could is actually on its way to dethroning Internet Explorer as the default, most widely used browser in the world, and the apex of its growth is in Europe.

Opera downloads double following new Choice Screen

Opera says it's more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft's forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe.

Microsoft details IE9 specs

Microsoft has debuted its long-awaited Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview.

Microsoft confirms yet another critical IE vulnerability

Microsoft has identified and confirmed a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that has already been exploited by hackers.

Windows XP security advisory warns of zero-day glitch

Microsoft today issued a security advisory to Windows XP users saying that a glitch in Internet Explorer makes it possible for malicious users to craft code that would produce a fake Windows help file.

US investigators track enigmatic Chinese hacker

US investigators are hot on the trail of an enigmatic Chinese hacker who allegedly developed the "critical" programming code used to attack Google and other western companies.

Microsoft relents on default search engine in IE7, letting users choose

Washington (DC) - Giving journalists another opportunity to use the phrase "bending to pressure" with respect to Microsoft, the company demonstrated another curious and uncharacteristic about-face today, stating it will allow users to choose which search engine to use as the default for Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista. In the current beta and previous editions, when an existing choice had not been listed in the System Registry, an IE7 installation presumed the default search engine as Windows Live Search.