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[Official] Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 To Launch On March 14!

 

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Before we start with our latest and breaking news, we would like to remind you all again that “Browsers war has heated up and ready to take battle ground“!

Well the most expected news from Microsoft is out today and it seems like they are not going to delay anymore like Mozilla!

With in less than week from now, Internet Explorer users will get an download link for the new beauty of the web Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft has confirmed today that it will release IE9 to web on March 14th, 2011, at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Ryan Gavin, a senior director of IE business and marketing said,

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Exactly twelve months from the first Platform Preview of IE9, on Monday March 14th we will celebrate the developers and designers who are making a more beautiful web for all of us.  We will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 for download beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific.

Microsoft had never stopped giving us a surprises and here comes another one. And MS still keeps an copyright for surprises by telling “there are lot of new amazing to share”.

What is that now?

IE9 has already been downloaded in excess of 36 million times according to Microsoft. And started acquiring bit of market share already!

Well lot more to come. Hope we could see strong HTML5 compatible browser from Microsoft. Google Chrome 10 is already running on high note by scoring 306 out of 400 points in HTML5 test. Firefox, Opera and Safari are fighting hardly for second place!

Keep watching this space for download link and more and more updates!

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IE9 To Get Automatic Update Feature Like Chrome & Firefox!

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Hope you all have installed the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9 and enjoying the slim and sleek internet explorer. Microsoft has finally revamped its latest version of IE to capture back the users who migrated to Google Chrome and Firefox!

But there are many other facts which made IE to loose its market share gradually to Chrome, Firefox and some to Opera as well.

When Google entered browser war, all the existing browsers were busy adding stuffs to their menu bar and were trying to make a huge list of features under main menu!

Well Google made is so simple by adding all of them under one setting button and gave more space to display webpages.! And now all the browsers have copied that feature and allowing more space for browsing icon razz IE9 To Get Automatic Update Feature Like Chrome & Firefox!

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Not only this, Firefox had kept copying many features from Chrome in its latest trunk as well!

Microsoft was always missing some important features and took time in adding them. Just like Firefox, even Microsoft revamped IE9 to look alike Chrome browser.

Well the most annoying feature of Internet Explorer is, whenever new update is available user had to download it to local system and then install it!

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After installing as similar to other MS updates, user should restart their system! BANG! Chrome takes upper hand here!

To over come this, MS has finally planned to add a new feature to IE9 i.e. Automatic Update!

Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer reveled this information in his latest article about IE9,

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We appreciate the work that developers and IT professionals will do to test their sites and prepare for the final release that will come shortly. We will automatically update IE9 beta users to the IE9 RC. After the final release, we will automatically update IE9 RC users to the final build.

That’s a good move by IE9 development team! Hope IE9 will come back strongly to browser war.

According to Net Application, since the public Beta was launched in mid-September 2010, Internet Explorer 9 was already downloaded over 25 million times.

As far now, IE9 has performed very good and promises to keep continuing it after the final release as well.

Tech Link: Download IE9 RC!

We are also hoping for it. Are you expecting the same? Please share your thoughts with us icon smile IE9 To Get Automatic Update Feature Like Chrome & Firefox!

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Microsoft’s HTML5 Add-on To Support H.264 On Chrome & Firefox!

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If you all remember, Google Chrome will drop support for H.264 in the coming months and will only support WebM (VP8) and Theora codecs.

The reason is being getting into rapid innovation in the web media platform in the coming year and are focusing our investments in those technologies that are developed and licensed based on open web principles.

Well Google has started pushing its browser more towards HTML5 standards. Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera are the other two browsers which are encouraging developers to use WebM codecs.

The only important website that uses WebM is YouTube, Google’s video sharing service. Internet Explorer, Safari and iOS devices are still yet to think about supporting WebM.

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Upon all this stories, Microsoft started releasing few add-ons for Chrome and Firefox which keeps them in touch with H.264 video format. Microsoft has started interoperability work related to modern web standards which are no way limited to Internet Explorer 9.

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According to Microsoft,

The HTML5 Extension for Windows Media Player Firefox Plug-in is an add-on that enables Firefox users to play H.264-encoded videos on HTML5 pages by using the built-in capabilities found in Windows 7.

The Extension is based on a Firefox Add-on that parses HTML5 pages and replaces Video tags with a call to the Windows Media Player plug-in so that the content can be played in the browser.

This Add-on replaces video tags only if the video formats specified in the tag are among those supported by Windows Media Player. Tags that contain other video formats are not touched.

Tech Link: Download this add-on.

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Similar to Firefox add-on, this extension for chrome enables its users to play H.264-encoded videos (aka MP4) on HTML5 pages by using the built-in capabilities found in Windows 7.

Tech Link: Download this extension.

Well both the extensions checks if the browsers already supports MP4 (H.264) video codec, if so the extension will not be effective.

It’s very clear that H.264 provides a high-quality videos and is widely-used video format that serves the Web very well today. But browser providers like Google, Mozilla are stopped supporting it as they have to pay more royalties!

Microsoft has worked closely with Google to help them deliver a WebM implementation on Windows.