Mozilla has just released the fourth beta version of its
next-generation browser. You can’t help but comparing this new Firefox
to Microsoft’s recently released beta version of Internet Explorer 8
and if you closely, the differences are dramatic from a user
perspective. While security was the selling point in both Firefox 2 and
Internet Explorer 7, added convenience and performance are clearly the
headlines for these new browsers. And both browsers reveal a very
different design philosophy and understanding what additional
convenience features will be appreciated by users.
Just in case you had any doubts whether Microsoft was serious about its document interoperability intentions or not, the company today announced the Document Interoperability Initiative, which promises to promote user choice among document formats. A new translator between ODF and Open XML was also released today.
Microsoft will be releasing the first beta of its next-generation browser as well as a beta of the second version of the Flash competitor Silverlight today.
In Depth - As much as Microsoft hyped its Vista operating system, its success is rather underwhelming so far. But the company is developing a new operating from scratch – a software that takes a new approach in the battle against viruses and will be able to run on many-core processors and take advantage of GPGPUs. A first version of the code was made available today.
If you have been wondering how Microsoft expects you to use its Office suite in the future, here’s your chance to have a look into the future. Office Live Workspace Beta went online today and you are invited to take a test drive free of charge. The big question will be: Is Office Live Workspace compelling enough to convince users to shell out extra money every year?
Microsoft announced this week that it is tweaking its settings for the next version of Internet Explorer, adding Web standards to increase interoperability with content rendering.
Following a less-than-ideal volume of upgrades to Microsoft's next-generation operating system, the software giant has cut the price on the two main versions of Windows Vista, bringing the cost down by as much as $80.
Mozilla has launched the third version of its preview build for Firefox 3, adding numerous enhancements to the next-generation Web browser.
San Rafael de Escazu (Costa Rica) – It appears that a small software company from Costa Rica has made huge step towards next-generation imaging, by adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) support to the good old JPG format, while keeping the updated format backwards compatible with 8- to 24-bit JPEG editors and viewers.
Apple’s new image editing and management software made its debut today with a new image processing engine at its core and a redesigned user interface on top.
Microsoft beta testers and volume licensing customers are getting early access the Vista SP1: The service pack is now available via the manufacturer’s Volume License Services (MLVS), according to several reports published today.
A new version of Firefox is now available, giving the browser a standard security and stability makeover.
Valve's PC game download service Steam has surpassed the 15 million account milestone, after having far and away its most successful holiday season to date.
Redmond (WA) – We knew it was going to happen… Microsoft’s Windows vista Service Pack 1 has already been leaked onto Bittorrent sites around the globe. The release to manufacturing (RTM) version was announced just a few days ago on the Vista team blog, but the software is now available on sites like thepiratebay.org.