Microsoft's own security chief has warned millions of people who continue to use Internet Explorer as a default web browser are placing themselves in "peril". The company, which first developed Internet Explorer in 1995, is no longer supporting new development for the web browser. Continued use of the software was potentially risky, according to Chris Jackson, Microsoft’s worldwide lead for cyber security. Internet Explorer has increasingly fallen out of favour for both users and developers amid the rise of alternatives like Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari, which have grabbed an increasing share of the web browser market. Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser in 2016. Microsoft has been looking at new business ventures in its bid to reinvent itself and compete with Silicon Valley's incumbents. In November, Microsoft briefly overtook Apple as the world's most valuable publicly-listed company … [Read more...] about Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft’s own security chief
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Microsoft today confirmed the rumors that have been swirling all week. As part of a sweeping change to one of the flagship components of Windows 10, it will rebuild its Microsoft Edge browser from the ground up, ripping out its proprietary EdgeHTML rendering engine and replacing it with the open-source Chromium code base. Yes, that Chromium. The same one that's at the heart of archrival Google's Chrome browser. My colleague Mary Jo Foley has the details here: "Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser." It's an extraordinary capitulation from Microsoft, which has spent nearly four years and a staggering amount of engineering effort on a quixotic campaign to convince Windows 10 users to ditch their current browser in favor of Microsoft Edge.Also: Windows-as-a-service fail: Microsoft keeps customers in the dark That effort was doomed to fail, because of a series of strategic mistakes. So what makes Microsoft think that they can convince the world … [Read more...] about Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what’s next
Dec 05, 12:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 01/26/17 AT 10:04 AM As it turns out, Microsoft did not oversell its replacement for Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Edge browser has recently been found to live up to its tagline as the “faster, safer browser for Windows 10.” In fact, the relatively new program from the Redmond giant was found to be the safest browser when compared to its biggest rivals, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. NSS Labs, the leading information security company in the world, published a report about web browsers this week. The report focused on how malware could penetrate computers through the program. As such, the company emphasized how the web browser should serve as the first line of defense against malware. The study was conducted in a span of 14 days — from Sept. 26, 2016 to Oct. 9, 2016. The main goal was to identify the … [Read more...] about How Safe Is Microsoft Edge Compared To Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox?
Microsoft is making available the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which also includes a new version of Microsoft Edge that delivers a new set of features and improvements. Although with version 1809, the built-in web browser won't significantly change the way you surf the internet, there are a bunch of new tweaks and several new features that should improve the overall user experience. For instance, alongside the visual changes and subtle Fluent Design implementations, the browser now gets new features to authenticate without password and control media autoplay in websites. Reading View, PDF, and EPUB support receive a number of improvements, and a lot more. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll highlight the most worthy changes that you're getting with Microsoft Edge in the October 2018 Update. Microsoft Edge new features and enhancements In Microsoft Edge version 44 with EdgeHTML 18, the browser is introducing the following changes: Fluent Design and UI Microsoft Edge continues to evolve, … [Read more...] about What’s new with Microsoft Edge for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
In a few months, Google's Chrome browser will celebrate its tenth birthday. As that milestone approaches, it's apparent that Chrome has won the hearts and minds and, most importantly, the desktops of the majority of PC and Mac owners. Chrome's dominance is so complete that most observers have stopped looking at the monthly market share statistics. IE zero-day alert: Attackers hitting unpatched bug in Microsoft browserSo imagine my surprise when I discovered that a brand-new browser war has broken out. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the main combatants are its two flagship browsers, and the battle is not going as expected. Microsoft has made a substantial investment in its default browser for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge. In less than three years, Edge has improved dramatically, adding support for extensions and winning speed tests against entrenched competitors. But Microsoft's shiny new browser has struggled to achieve market share, mindshare, and positive reviews. The cold … [Read more...] about Browser wars 2018: Microsoft Edge is falling behind