Microsoft/MSN/Live08 Sep 2008

Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 lets you surf InPrivate

With the announcement of Google Chrome, came another browser news, the IE8 beta 2 is now available for download. One of the main features added to this version of Internet Explorer is the Privacy feature. Microsoft has in fact applied for a trademark on the term, which it explains as “Computer programmes for disabling the history of web cashing features of web browser and notifying the user of a web browser when others are tracking web use and for controlling the information others can access about such use.”
It simply means, the new IE enables its users to delete websites they visited and cookies they downloaded. If they stumble on sites which try to snoop on their activities, they are warned and will be able to block such attempts.
Microsoft also tweaked IE to cut the time and the number of clicks to perform common tasks. It has quickened search by trying to second guess what you are looking for even as you make every key stroke. Visual elements have been integrated into basic search . The new explorer can be downloaded to all PC’s running Windows Vista, Server 2003 or XP which has been updated with Service pack 3.

Download : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx (16 MB)

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Google &Web 2.003 Sep 2008

The All new Google Browser : Chrome

The All new Google Browser : Chrome Google released a free Web browser called Chrome that the company said would challenge Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, as well as the Firefox¬†browser. All though many of its features are inspired inspired by Firefox and uses Apple Webkit, Open Source Framework.

In a curious twist, Google made its online announcement after its plans appeared as a digital “comic book” that was posted by Google.

Google already competes with Microsoft in online search and Internet advertising. They both make operating software for cellphones. Google is increasingly competing with Microsoft head-on in software that handles basic productivity like word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and e-mail programs. Google has Web-based software in these markets that are low-cost or free alternatives to Microsoft’s lucrative desktop software.

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