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SVG Open 2011: Where SVG meets the Web

March 12th, 2011

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a key aspect of HTML5, bringing W3C-standard DOM-based vector graphics to the Web. IE9 implements the core modules of SVG 1.1 (Second Edition) and does so in a fully hardware-accelerated manner, like the rest of IE9’s fully hardware-accelerated HTML5. We blogged about SVG in IE9 (here and here), our involvement…

Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 3: Browse More Securely with Pinned Sites

March 11th, 2011

The Pinned Sites feature introduced in IE9 Beta is a great way to integrate your favorite sites into the Windows 7 user experience. Better still, there are five significant security benefits in creating and using Pinned Sites for secure applications like online banking. First, when you pin a site you trust to your taskbar, and…

Speed Dial, and other fixes

March 11th, 2011

Today’s snapshot fixes numerous issues, including Speed Dial bugs, various crashes, and content blocker synchronization problems. In the previous build, we changed the way we display thumbnails/images in Speed Dial. This was done to make it easier to recognize your favorite websites quicker. If you would like to learn more about how your site can…

Safer and Faster Downloads in IE9

March 11th, 2011

IE9’s download notification bar helps you focus on your browsing and keeps downloads out of your way. It streamlines the “quick download” scenarios which account for a majority of downloads. Overall, the IE9 file download experience offers: a streamlined end-to-end download flow, the ability to pause and resume downloads, improved trust and confidence using the…

Your thumbnails, now prettier!

March 10th, 2011

The last two updates you got weren’t that exciting, so we wanted to give you some more stuff to play with today. There are many improvements in the speed dial, but the first thing you might notice is that thumbnails are now generated differently. Instead of always generating a thumbnail of the whole page, Opera…

Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 2: Protection from Socially Engineered Attacks

March 10th, 2011

As Eric introduced in his post earlier this week, Internet Explorer offers layered defenses to protect against and mitigate each of three major classes of threats that browser users face when surfing the sometimes-hostile Web: Technological attacks designed to exploit the browser or operating system Web attacks designed to exploit vulnerabilities in Web sites Social…

Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Candidate for Windows, Mac and Linux Now Available

March 10th, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac and Linux has exited the beta cycle and is now available as a release candidate in more than 70 languages. The millions of users testing Firefox 4 will be automatically updated to this version and will join our Mozilla QA team in validating the new features, enhanced performance and…

Blogging IE9: A Year in Review

March 9th, 2011

With the IE9 final release just ahead, we want to recap the last year or so of blogging with an index to our posts. We’re organizing this index around the themes in the IE9 product as well as the blog posts: Releases & Updates: IE9 from an Early Look to Release Candidate Feedback & Voice:…

Comparing Hardware Accelerated SVG across Browsers with Santa’s Workshop

March 9th, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 fully hardware-accelerates the entire Web platform. Different browsers take different approaches to hardware acceleration. These differences result in different levels of performance. Today we look at Santa’s Workshop, one of the entertaining Test Drive demos we released during the holiday season, and see how the different approaches to hardware acceleration benefit consumers…

Password Monster Vanquished by Heroic Developer

March 8th, 2011

The dreaded Password Manager Muncher-Monster (who snuck into the last snapshot) was defeated in an office on the fifth floor at the Opera Software ASA Headquarters in Oslo, Norway a little under an hour ago. A heroic developer from the Norwegian browser vendor and connected technology innovator Opera Software went head to head against the…