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“Internet Explorer users have low IQs” study was a hoax – well done and said Graham

Source: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/03/media-hoax-internet-explorer-users-dumb-research/ “It turned out that many websites (CNN, BBC, NPR, CNET, Forbes, the Daily Mail, Mashable, the Daily Telegraph are just a handful) had been duped in recent...

New Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Images are now available

Hooray.  Long term readers of this blog know how that I don’t like how some people “test” different Internet Explorer versions by turning their PCs into “Frankenstein” systems, and then expect that their “test results” can be trusted – not. The Virtual...

What can I say … but…

Ouch.  I haven’t seen a mess this bad since IE7 first came out in beta… (yes, IE8’s Compatibility View fixes the display issues).
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IE8 has hit Microsoft Update and Windows Update

Cite: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199/en-us   (Offers to existing IE8 Beta and RC users only)   For those of you that need it: IE8 Group Policy spreadsheet Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 Using and troubleshooting...
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Are you ready for IE8 to go gold?

Ready or not, here it comes: http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/techtracks/2009/03/18/with_internet_explorer_8_microsoft_turns_up_web_br.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10199582-56.html http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343409,00.asp
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Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 has been released

So far, so good on my systems. The install was quick, although there was a disconcertingly long period, during the restart after RC1 was installed, when my primary system displayed a black screen. The nervous or impatient could conceivably do some damage...
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ALERT: Out of band security patch to be released tomorrow, 17 December at 10.00am Pacific time

Announcement here: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2008/12/16/advance-notification-for-december-2008-out-of-band-release.aspx The patch resolves the actively exploited vulnerability that has been in the press so much in recent days, and which is...

Facebook doesn't like IE8

<sigh> This is what happens when the code used by a web site to detect (and adapt to) different browser versions is not properly written. According to Facebook I am running IE6 - I'm not, I'm running IE8 Beta 2 (as you can see from the screenshot...
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Update about plans for Internet Explorer 8

This announcement was posted to the IE Team Blog a short while ago: "We will release one more public update of IE8 in the first quarter of 2009, and then follow that up with the final release. Our next public release of IE (typically called a “release...
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Internet Explorer 8 Guidebook

Its all marketing spiel, but somebody may find it useful ;o) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=75973693-9a7f-4a42-9ddd-8b029361e766&displaylang=en&tm
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Time for another quick look at InPrivate blocking

I thought I would take another look at what InPrivate is blocking on my primary work computer, now that I have been running IE8 Beta 2 for a while. My decision to take a look was actually prompted by a correspondent who told me about this newspaper article...
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Let's take a closer look at some IE8 features and option changes...

InPrivate browsing One of the new IE8 features that is garnering a lot of interest is InPrivate. Even before IE8 Beta 2 was released to the public, there was much speculation about the possibility of a new "porn mode" making its debut (thanks...
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IE8 Beta 2 has been released...

Enjoy: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/ Upgrading notes: PLEASE READ THE RELEASE NOTES!!! Compability issues: HP Smart Web Printing (some versions); Google Toolbar (some versions); DriveLetterAccess (Roxio) (some versions); Skype...
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FIX: msfeedssync.exe crashes (RSS synchronization - IE7 and IE8)

I have over 400 RSS Feed subscriptions that I keep an eye on, and which need to be checked regularly, sometimes every 15 minutes. A couple of days ago, msfeedssync started crashing every time a synchronization was due. The errors were: Faulting application...

IE8 - information posted to the IE blog

The Internet Explorer team have published 3 new articles about IE8 that are well worth a read. First, the SmartScreen filter: IE8 Security Part III- SmartScreen® Filter The feature that I want to call out about the SmartScreen filter is the antimalware...

Important information about Windows XP SP3 for Internet Explorer users

You will be unable to remove IE8 Beta or IE7 after installing Windows XP SP3 because Microsoft wants to make sure that you do not encounter a problem commonly known as " DLL Hell ". IE8 Beta 1 users You will NOT be offered Windows XP SP3 unless...

Welcome to the world of betas....

I received the following email today: " I need to uninstall ie 8 beta it sucks .. <<name removed>> addressremoved@thevillages.net Ie 8 is the worst program from Microsoft EVER " Our (un)friendly correspondent doesn't seem to...
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Loosely coupled IE (LCIE) and Automatic Crash Recovery

Andy Zeigler posted a comprehensive article about Loosely Coupled IE (LCIE), a new feature of IE8 that is designed to improve the reliability (and scalability and performance) of Internet Explorer. He also briefly mentioned a benefit of LSIE called Automatic...
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Yay, me.dium loves me....

Look what I've got :o) Yep, that's IE8 Beta 1 with Me.dium running..... Here's the official blurb re me.dium. I don't have time to check it out tonight... but will soon.... " Me.dium was selected as one of a small handful of partners...
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