For those of you still using IE, let alone IE6, the time has finally come to get a real browser. March 13, 2010, the day YouTube will no longer officially support IE6. Burried deep in a Youtube help item in regards to browser support, under the header “When does older browser support end for YouTube and what does this mean?”. The answer says “Support stops on March 13th. Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.” The answer also details that Google’s YouTube will notify site visitors of this by displaying a message, until the user upgrades in place of the video the user is trying to watch. “On March 13, we are dropping support for your browser. You’ll still be able to watch videos after that date, but new features may not work properly” it will prompt for a time up until that fateful day.
This should not come as a surprise, we already are aware that March 1, Google will phase out support for IE6 in Google Docs and Google’s Site. They are not alone in this, various other sites, and governments have taken a stand against the browser due to recent events and overall security risks. I personally am very glad they are doing this, it is time for people to move to Firefox, Chrome, Safari, hell even Opera, ANYTHING BUT IE.
You have to admit, Windows 7 is alot better than Vista. Then again, a root canal may be better than vista. It seems that the market also would agree with that statement. According to initial sales numbers, Windows 7 has taken 10% market share. That being said that also makes it one of the most successful Microsoft OS products to date. This is only after the 90 day review of sales numbers, and the forecast looks bright.
Windows 7 is much faster, less annoyance (Approve or deny?, Approve or deny?, Approve or deny?), and more compatible than its predecessor. It also comes with IE8, which is a far cry from the Dreaded IE6 (Cue dirge music). I personally have it on one of my desktops in my home, and its pretty stable thus far. I also like the look of it better. I have heard that it is causing battery issues on some laptops, but I have not seen that first hand.
I would love to know what you think about Windows 7, or the dreaded Vista! Leave me a comment and tell me your story.
Think you know a flaw inside Google’s Chrome browser? Google is offering $1337 (W00t) for each and every security related bug found inside the browser. This is basically Google showing the world how confident they are in their browser. In my opinion, I love the thing. It’s fast, secure, and hey, it works. This is also their way of getting security experts to once over their software. Now personally, I know that Zero Day exploits can go for $100k plus on the black market, but it will be interesting to see who takes the bait. This is just one part of a two part campaign to finally get people to wake up and get rid of IE. The other side of this is now Google is going to end support on Google Docs and other offerings for IE6.
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