Internet Explorer http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/internet-explorer/features en-GB The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer http://www.stuff.tv/highs-and-mostly-lows-internet-explorer/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As rumours continue to circulate about the demise of IE, we chart the few highlights and regular nadirs of Microsoft’s browser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No idea what this is" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ie-modern-icon.jpg?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Internet Explorer is dead! Or at least clinging on, life-support style! Possibly!&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Being born (1995) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Internet Explorer arrived in 1995. For some context, this was a time when most people used painfully slow dial-up modems, and search engines were manually curated. The app itself was a reworked Mosaic - itself released only two years earlier - and was unsurprisingly rather basic in terms of features.</p> <p>Microsoft didn&rsquo;t dawdle, though: IE 2 (the first version also for Mac) arrived within months, and then IE 3 within a year. But Microsoft hadn&rsquo;t quite gone for the jugular yet&hellip; &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AFu_aaujT9A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Assimilation (1997) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Internet Explorer was originally a standalone web browser, but with IE 4, the distinction between browser and operating system was significantly muddied.</p> <p>Windows Explorer was replaced (on the user&rsquo;s OK - although you wonder how many realised what was happening) with what was essentially a web browser.</p> <p>Plenty of people grumbled and said how totally stupid it was to turn a file browser into a web browser; yet over subsequent years, file browsers took on many web browser features, and now we often browse file systems in web browsers (such as Dropbox), so there you go.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BPqEhXuhMGw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mac attack (1997) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;We have to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft had to lose,&rdquo; said Steve Jobs at Macworld 1997. Shortly thereafter, the face of Bill Gates loomed over the entire stage, and it was revealed Apple and Microsoft were to enter into a partnership.</p> <p>Microsoft bought US$150 million in Apple shares, and IE became the default Mac browser, ousting Netscape. &nbsp;</p> <p>Gates, to be fair, noted IE 5 for Mac was &ldquo;not just a port&rdquo; of the Windows product, but a new and feature-rich Mac-like app. But it didn&rsquo;t last - IE for Mac stagnated, and eventually stunk up the place, regularly locking up Mac OS. IE for Mac was finally put out of its misery for good in 2003, six months after the debut of Apple&rsquo;s Safari. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WxOp5mBY9IY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The browser wars (late 1990s) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you were a web designer during the late 1990s, any mention of the browser wars will probably make you want to curl up in a ball and hide in the corner. The two dominant browsers, Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, traded blows, and IE used the backing of Microsoft to further bolster its presence, via licensing agreements and through being the Windows default (during the Mac&rsquo;s lowest ebb); unlike its commercial rival, IE was also free. &nbsp;</p> <p>Web designers fumed and wailed as new releases of each arrived with proprietary tech and treated the web in vastly different ways. The Web Standards Project later cleaned up the mess, but not before Netscape was effectively dead and IE totally dominant. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Image credit: user Wereon on Wikipedia" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Browser_Wars_%28en%29.svg_.jpg?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything’s (a) fine (2009) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft&rsquo;s aggressive actions that went on throughout the late 1990s and beyond did not go unnoticed. What began as a 1993 complaint about anti-competitive practices from Novell evolved into a smackdown by the EU.</p> <p>In 2004, Microsoft received a whopping fine regarding bundling apps with Windows, and this line of thinking eventually reached browsers. In 2009, the EU finally and belatedly investigated IE itself effectively being a part of Windows and how that could harm competition.</p> <p>By that December, Microsoft started to provide a selection box of browser icons in a random order, enabling users to choose the one they wanted. Brilliantly, this then vanished from Windows for over a year, despite Microsoft reporting otherwise, and the EU finally decided it&rsquo;d had enough and slapped the company with a &euro;561 million fine.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="500" title="So. Much. Choice" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/everything-a-fine.png?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The final countdown (2011) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the 2000s rolled on, IE 6 morphed from merely being a browser people didn&rsquo;t like to the most hated browser in history. It still had insanely high usage figures, but was holding back the web, due to a lack of support for advanced web standards that modern web apps relied on.</p> <p>Some started cutting support, with a &lsquo;hang the consequences&rsquo; attitude. Having perhaps seen one too many &lsquo;IE must die&rsquo; websites, Microsoft made its own, ie6countdown.com, urging people to upgrade. Naturally, wily designer Josef Richter then created his own countdown sites for newer IE releases, noting that they were still rubbish compared to rival products. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Was it really that bad?" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-final-countdown.png?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Playing the game (2012) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By the time Internet Explorer 9 arrived, Microsoft was trying to bolster its browser&rsquo;s tattered reputation, which had been battered by the browser wars, and barely improved with the reasonable IE 8.</p> <p>IE 9 had great standards-support and decent performance, and how better to prove that than with a bunch of browser games? Rather than foist something simple on the masses, Microsoft went all-out, porting one of the most famous, popular and playable mobile games of the time - <em>Cut The Rope</em>&nbsp;- to HTML5.</p> <p>Later, Microsoft went one better, partnering with Clarity Consulting to bring beautiful physics puzzler and ground-warper <em>Contre Jour</em> to the browser. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The all-singing, all-dancing, IE 9" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playing-the-game-contre-jour-web.png?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1045" height="595" title="Cut The Rope on IE 9" alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playing-the-game-cut-the-rope.jpg?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No longer being number-one - possibly (2012 onwards) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s impossible to entirely accurately measure browser marketshare, but we can say with some certainty IE had almost all of it at one point. By the mid-2000s, most estimates put IE on well over a 90% share, leaving mere scraps for rivals. Then Firefox arrived and slowly took chunks out of Microsoft&rsquo;s lead, before Google Chrome arrived in a blaze of glory.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve since seen numerous claims Chrome&rsquo;s now the world&rsquo;s most popular browser, leaving Internet Explorer languishing in second place. And even the most positive estimates of IE&rsquo;s share show it&rsquo;s no longer nearly as dominant as it once was. &nbsp;</p> <p>Perhaps ironically, this change happened at the point the browser finally became good again. IE 10 was smart, fast and had great ideas, such as the means to pin sites to the Windows task-bar. IE 11 was similarly effective in terms of performance and usability. We can only hope Spartan apes its more recent ancestors rather than wanting to party like it&rsquo;s 1999.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-10-8-stellar-new-enhancements-coming-pc-and-tablets/feature">Windows 10 - the 8 biggest new features coming to PCs and tablets</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="1687" title="It&#039;s a brave new world..." alt="The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/no-longer-number-one-ie10-pinned.png?1422622977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The highs and (mostly) lows of Internet Explorer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A trip back in time with Microsoft&#039;s famed browser </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/highs-and-mostly-lows-internet-explorer/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/highs-and-mostly-lows-internet-explorer/feature#comments Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows 10 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:19:26 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1458362 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft reportedly replacing Internet Explorer with new Windows 10 browser http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-reportedly-replacing-internet-explorer-new-windows-10-browser/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the iconic, yet ageing browser about to be left behind? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Windows 10 Technical Preview" alt="Windows 10 Technical Preview" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows10-first_0.jpg?1419918955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft&rsquo;s Internet Explorer is no longer the world&rsquo;s leading web browser, but nearly two decades after its Windows 95 debut, it remains widely in use. However, that could change with Windows 10.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-reportedly-replacing-internet-explorer-new-windows-10-browser/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-reportedly-replacing-internet-explorer-new-windows-10-browser/news#comments Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows 10 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:55:56 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1456300 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft reveals new anime Internet Explorer mascot. Yes, really http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-baits-anime-fans-new-internet-explorer-mascot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What, you never realised Internet Explorer was a doe-eyed animated heroine before? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Microsoft baits anime fans with new Internet Explorer mascot" alt="Microsoft baits anime fans with new Internet Explorer mascot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Inori%20aizawa.png?1383838262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So apparently we've been looking at Internet Explorer all wrong.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inori Aizawa in action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Starting from today, a special version of IE 11 featuring the mascot can be downloaded from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.InternetExplorerTan.com" target="_blank">InternetExplorerTan.com</a>, though we're personally going to hold out for Firefox and Chrome to reveal their superhero personas.</p> <p>What a summer blockbuster&nbsp;that&nbsp;would be...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p-zIaM2oM5k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-baits-anime-fans-new-internet-explorer-mascot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/microsoft-baits-anime-fans-new-internet-explorer-mascot/news#comments Internet Explorer Microsoft Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:39:42 +0000 Will Findlater 1428862 at http://www.stuff.tv IE6 sentenced to death by Microsoft http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/ie6-sentenced-death-microsoft/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That’s right, Internet Explorer 6, from 10 years ago, is still in use. But not for long </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="433" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IE6_death_countdown_0.jpg?1364402149" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twitterbanner2_11.jpg?1364402149" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Internet Explorer 6 was born back in 2001 and, like one of Blade Runner’s Replicants, its lifetime has come to an end. While people continue to use the outdated Explorer, web developers must do more work to cater for them – slowing the progress of the internet. Microsoft is championing an online campaign, <a href="http://www.theie6countdown.com/" target="_blank">theie6countdown</a>, in an attempt to encourage upgrades and cut usage down to 1% worldwide.</p> <p>China is the largest offender, with a whopping 34.5% of the country still trapped in IE6 limbo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/ie6-sentenced-to-death-by-microsoft </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/ie6-sentenced-death-microsoft/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/ie6-sentenced-death-microsoft/news#comments Internet Explorer Microsoft Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:26:21 +0000 Luke Edwards 415832 at http://www.stuff.tv France and Germany warn web users against Internet Explorer http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/france-and-germany-warn-web-users-against-internet-explorer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This past week is not going to go down as one of Microsoft&#039;s best weeks in history. First it had to admit that security holes in its Internet Explorer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/167170777mn_1.jpg?1364406536" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This past week is not going to go down as one of Microsoft's best weeks in history. </p> <p>First it had to admit that security holes in its Internet Explorer browser played a part in a recent phishing attack on Google, and now two big European countries are openly advising their web users to choose an alternative browser to protect their security.</p> <p>Both France and Germany have issued the warning, after details of how to exploit security holes in some versions of Internet Explorer were posted online.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/france-and-germany-warn-web-users-against-internet-explorer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/france-and-germany-warn-web-users-against-internet-explorer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/internet-explorer/france-and-germany-warn-web-users-against-internet-explorer/news#comments Internet Explorer Microsoft Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 13916 at http://www.stuff.tv