The time has come. Windows 7’s biggest threat is almost here. Good-bye Leopard, hello Snow Leopard! For just $29 you can upgrade your Apple computer. Official shipping starts on August 2009. “It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It’s the world’s most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.”
Marc Andreessen, the renowned developer and co-founder of the ill-fated Netscape Corp., has recently been seen promoting a new web browser. The new startup called RockMelt has already started working on this project. After losing the first browser war against Microsoft, Andreessen seems hopeful this time. Why? This is because of Mozilla’s tremendous success with Firefox.
Let’s face it…Firefox is the world’s favorite web browser. Whether you use Mac or PC, this web browser is almost a de-facto choice of any user. There’s a reason that Firefox has been downloaded 1 billion times, half of which was in the last 17 months only. This is the period when Firefox 3.0 was around.
There is already quite a few sneak previews of Firefox 4.0 (the forthcoming version of the world’s favorite web browser), all across the web. Although this is not certain but it seems the next version may look similar to the current Google Chrome web browser (sans the blue color). This is especially true with the tabs-on-top design as it seems Mozilla may be a little confused whether they will continue with their original tabs-at-bottom looks or not.
Microsoft has officially supported Youtube’s decision to stop support for IE6. Even Microsoft agrees…it is about time. IE6 has already been reputed to be the most hated web browser, especially by web designers. It is predicted Youtube’s move is just a start, as most high profile websites have started to initiate the process to stop supporting IE6 altogether.