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Closing in on beta

March 16th, 2011

We’re finishing up the last batch of bug fixes before releasing a beta tomorrow. Our focus lately has been stability after the major feature period before the beta release. WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact,…

Sychronized Speed Dial 2.0

March 15th, 2011

Here’s a new snapshot with more crash fixes. This snapshot also re-enables synchronization through Opera Link for the new Speed Dial. Let us know about any problems with Speed Dial synchronization, but read the known issues first. Known issues When reordering Speed Dials, the order may not be remembered on other computers after synchronization If…

Brian Weinstein is now a WebKit reviewer!

March 15th, 2011

Over the last year and a half, Brian Weinstein has been doin thangs around the WebKit project with abandon. He’s made improvements to the Web Inspector, implemented gestures support on Windows 7, fixed regression tests, improved our test harness, and designed and implemented new APIs for WebKit2. Now he’s going to start sharing his magic…

Symantec Connect – Social Business Software powered by Drupal

March 15th, 2011

Symantec Connect is an enterprise-class, community-driven, social business support and information portal for Symantec products, offering users of Symantec’s deep catalog of applications and services a platform to interact with one another and Symantec employees through rich web-based tools. Connect enables the rapid publishing of information about the day-to-day use of Symantec products through key…

CSS gradients, WebP, and Declarative UI

March 15th, 2011

We decided to throw you a “fastball” and give you another snapshot with some really cool new Core features, including native WebP support (win!) and linear CSS gradients support (epic win!). We also thought we would give you a little more information with regards to an obscure looking ‘fix’ included a couple of blog posts…

IE9 Release Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

March 15th, 2011

The final, consumer-ready Internet Explorer 9 is available for download starting at 9:00 PM PDT at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 39 languages. With this set of browser releases, the best experience of the Web is on Windows. IE9 shows how your Web experience and browser are only as good as the operating system they run on: Fast….

Web Tracking Protection: Minimum Standards and Opportunities to Innovate

March 15th, 2011

In this blog post, we discuss why Microsoft strongly supports self-regulation, how the final version of IE9 will implement the Do Not Track User Preference as a secondary method, and why we will continue to provide features well beyond the minimum standards to keep consumers in control of their safety and privacy. Industry Complexity and…

Preparing for basketball madness with the Chrome Web Store

March 14th, 2011

For those of you who follow college basketball in the US, today is National Bracket Day where millions are frantically filling out their brackets and preparing to follow their favorite teams’ bids to the national college basketball championship. Luckily, I can use apps from the Chrome Web Store to help me follow the tournament like…

Important crash fixes

March 14th, 2011

A few of you complained that you found the last snapshot more “crashy” than normal, so we looked at the crash logs you provided and fixed the two major problems. Please give this build a spin and let us know if the crashes you were experiencing are resolved. Known issues Fraud protection not working correctly…

Live from South by Southwest 2011

March 14th, 2011

If you’ve ever heard Matt Mullenweg talk about the early days of WordPress, the South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive festival that takes place each spring in Austin, TX usually crops up in the story. South by Southwest is in full swing right now, and WordPress has been all over the place. On Friday the 11th,…