“Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery.” Or so they say. But I don’t know if this holds true when the imitating party is… Microsoft. Sorry Chris, it’s about time to move on to greener pastures. 😉
Why the sarcasm? Well, Microsoft released a beta of their Developer Toolbar for Internet Explorer. So? Well, that’s what I thought. Why would I install a beta toolbar for IE when my main developement tool is Firefox with the Web Developer toolbar. Among others.
Just out of curiosity I gave it a go. You can download the developer toolbar beta for IE here. Don’t! If you are running Vista as it seems to crash the system.
So here are my first impressions.
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You could have gotten a free copy of Opera on their 10th birthday already. But if you’ve missed that opportunity there’s some great news from Norway. Opera announced today it will be offering Opera for free! No more ad-banners and licensing fees. They will only charge you money for Premium Support.
“Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be,” said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser.”
Cutting through the marketing bull: its free now and it’s marketshare will probably rise as it is another good alternative to Internet Explorer. Which is rapidly becoming archaic. I encourage people to at least try it once (or take a look at firefox ;-)).
Get your free copy of Opera now.
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Is it (Apart from being spoofed) ?:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Except for the .NET stuff… IS IE7 dependant on the .NET Framework?
Just some thoughts… Anyhow, anyone building around a useragent-string isn’t doing the right thing. 🙂
According to French market analysis company XiTi the market share of Firefox in Europe is 14.11%. Market share in North America is only 11.78%. But Australia takes the lead with 14.41%. 😉
Zooming in on Europe, the leading country is Finland with a staggering 31.03% followed by Germany with a 24,5% market share.
All in all, these numbers are totally different from the 8.69% (worldwide) as reported by Onestat.com in April.
More info in English on Spreadfirefox.
The first beta of Internet Explorer 7 was released yesterday, as was the first beta of Windows Vista. Today sees the first reviews and screenshots.
Again, this will be only on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista sometime next year.
IBM has published a lengthy article explaining how you can make your IE only site work in e.g. Firefox, Opera or Safari.
Ever have trouble getting your Internet Explorer-specific Web applications to work with Mozilla? This article covers common issues associated with migrating applications to the open source Mozilla-based browser. You’ll first learn basic cross-browser development techniques, and then develop strategies for overcoming the differences between Mozilla and Internet Explorer.
Read the full article.
… and the new king is ‘Longhorn‘!
Well, not exactly, it’s RSS!
I’ve watched the video, scanned Technorati, clicked on TechCrunch, taken a look at the IE Blog, re-visited C|Net, shivered at the Creative Commons Blog, read the last Gnomedex’r story, …
What’s left? I say, Redmond got the idea late in the game. But as usual they took a run with it. Not in a bad sense! It’s just… too overwhelming.
The team formerly known as the IE team apparently renamed itself The RSS team. And they’re
considering promoting RSS to be the main glue in the new upcoming Windows. … I’ve got to let this sink in. Amazon wishlists, sorting feeds, OS handling of feeds, RSS aware applications OS, all application use ‘Common Feed List’, Microsoft doing a Creative Commons Share Alike, …
Let’s not forget, it’ll be available officially in 2007. So what does it mean now? I don’t know. What I’m sure of. I got to take a different look at RSS and enclosures.
What’s that animal looking over the shoulder of MS
IE RSS-team member Amar Gandhi?
Full video over at Channel 9. See 22 minutes in. (185Meg WMV. NOT linked directly.)
By accident I stumbled upon this Firefox somewhat equivalent of IE’s ‘Show friendly HTTP error messages’ option. Any webdeveloper should have this turned off by default. How else will you know what the problem is? So here’s how to do it:
- Open up a new tab (CTRL+T) or window (CTRL+N).
- Type in de addressbar: about:config.
- In the filterbar type: error and press enter.
- Now set the value of the ‘browser.xul.error_pages.enabled‘ to ‘true‘. Double clicking will do.
- Restart Firefox.
Now you’ll get extended warnings instead of the simple warning dialogs when, for example, you accidentaly link to a non-existant domain. Or, like me, the dreaded ‘The document contains no data’.
If you don’t know where to find this in IE: ‘Tools’ > ‘Internet Options…’ > ‘Advanced’-tab > Near the end of the ‘Browsing’-section. > Uncheck.