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FYI: No JIT on Windows 8 for ARM - luajit - FreeLists
The Internet Explorer process on W8ARM has special privileges and is the only one allowed to run a JIT compiler to speed up JavaScript. No other browser will be able to compete on performance with IE on W8ARM. That sure simplifies keeping up with the competition ... ;-)
msft  microsoft  jit  browsers  windows 
may 2012 by deusx
How Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and (Almost) Love Open Source | Wired Enterprise |
Microsoft recently gave some code to the Samba project -- one of the company's traditional open source enemies. The move is a sign that when it comes to open source, Microsoft has changed.
ttrss  shared  samba  opensource  msft 
november 2011 by deusx
The end of an era: Internet Explorer drops below 50% of Web usage
A couple of interesting things happened in the world of Web browser usage during October. The more significant one is that Internet Explorer's share of global browser usage dropped below 50 percent for the first time in more than a decade. Less significant, but also notable, is that Chrome for the first time overtook Firefox here at Ars, making it the technologist's browser of choice.
msft  msie  webdev  chrome  firefox  browsers 
november 2011 by deusx
2011: The Year of Firefox - or of Chrome? - Open Enterprise
"I see no reason why Chrome won't rise to above 20% in the short term. This means, of course, that the market share of Firefox and Internet Explorer will continue to drop. But as I noted some time back, this really isn't a huge problem for Firefox - although it is for Microsoft. The reason is quite simple: Firefox was never aiming at world domination, it was fighting to create an open Web where no browser held such a dominant position that it could ignore open standards and impose de facto ones instead. We pretty much have that now, with Internet Explorer increasingly standards-compliant - and proud of it, amazingly."
chrome  msie  msft  firefox  mozilla  webdev  web  browsers  from delicious
january 2011 by deusx
Built from source. » Blog Archive » Detecting plugins in Internet Explorer (and a few hints for all the others)
"The problem is that no one quite knows what to look for when dealing with Internet Explorer’s plugins. Plugins in IE are ActiveX-based, so there’s no single API for them all—each has its own method of returning, for example, version information. What this basically means is that while Firefox and other browsers are putting all of their plugin information in one handy place, Internet Explorer is jealously guarding its plugin-related secrets. It’s like the Dick Cheney of browsers. And we are, um, the Information Security Oversight Office in that analogy.

Er… let’s just jump right in with some working detection cod"
msie  internetexplorer  webdev  plugins  msft  plugin  detection  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Microsoft Internet Explorer users told to switch browsers over 'zero-day' flaw | Technology |
"Microsoft is trying to put together a patch, but in the meantime computer users have been advised to update their security settings or switch to unaffected browsers such as Firefox or Opera. ... The flaw in IE allows criminals to gain control of computers that have visited a website infected with malicious code designed to exploit it. While restricting web surfing to trusted sites should reduce the risk of infection, the malicious code can be injected into any website. Users do not have to click or download anything to become infected, merely visiting an infected website is sufficient."
microsoft  msft  msie  diaf  zeroday  security  exploits  browsers 
december 2008 by deusx
Download details: IE App Compat VHD
Check this page every few months, since it seems they release new versions with the expiration time bumped forward. "VPC Hard Disk Image for testing websites on IE on Windows XP SP2"
msft  ie6  webdev  winxp 
july 2008 by deusx
Crazy Apple Rumors Site » Blog Archive » Child Discovered In Word Code.
"Sources were unable to say how he got in there or whose child he might be, but he apparently had been living in the code in a feral state for a number of years."
word  msft  funny 
march 2008 by deusx
YouTube - Rabbit Rescue
"Watch Amy Sedaris take care of business!"
bunnies  cupcakes  videos  msft  office 
february 2008 by deusx
Microsoft Responds to Yahoo! Announcement: Reiterates Full and Fair Proposal for Microsoft-Yahoo! Combination
"It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not embraced our full and fair proposal to combine our companies." Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
msft  yahoo  borg 
february 2008 by deusx
Daring Fireball: Devil's Advocate
"What Yahoo needs is a Steve Jobs — someone who will ruthlessly focus the company on products that are better, more popular, and more profitable."
yahoo  msft 
february 2008 by deusx
Interop News - Interop News - A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?
"What an irony it will be if Microsoft ends up using Yahoo’s open source software platform as a stick to beat Google."
msft  yahoo  google  opensource 
february 2008 by deusx
Analyst says Microsoft's Yahoo bid is a ploy - MarketWatch
"Bid designed to keep Yahoo from deal with, report says." Now, there's a merger I wouldn't absolutely hate, given Amazon's developer resources
yahoo  amazon  msft  merger 
february 2008 by deusx
NCZOnline - Torn between two lovers
"Yahoo fell on some hard times but never lost her smile. She still wore her pretty purple dresses around town and acted as if nothing were wrong..."
via:yahooza  yahoo  msft  google  web20 
february 2008 by deusx
List of companies acquired by Microsoft Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"This is a list of companies acquired by Microsoft Corporation sorted by the year of purchase"
msft  yahoo 
february 2008 by deusx
IE8 To Make Tender Chickens
"Note: I wanted to make a crack in here about rebranding IE6 as a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework but it wasn't working..."
ie8  webdev  msie  msft 
january 2008 by deusx
The B-List: Legacy.
"it stands to reason, if Microsoft is bending over backwards to keep its bread-and-butter corporate customers happy, that the IE team would suddenly get backwards-compatibility fever."
webdev  msie  standards  msft 
january 2008 by deusx
Hixie's Natural Log: Mistakes, Sadness, Regret
"It might actually be quite an effective way of dramatically increasing the costs of entering or competing in the browser market. (This is what we call "anti-competitive", or "evil".)"
webdev  msft  msie  ie8  evil 
january 2008 by deusx
Sam Ruby: Best Standards Support
"Accordingly, I’ve implemented the following in my .htaccess file"
standards  ie8  webdev  apache  msft 
january 2008 by deusx
The Most Hated Company In the PC Industry
"Microsoft, Apple, Dell and Palm hate Asustek because the company can give us something they can't: A super cheap, flexible, powerful mobile computer."
asus  eee  msft  apple  dell  palm  laptops 
january 2008 by deusx
"Last night I upgraded my Vista desktop machine to Windows XP, and this afternoon I will be doing the same to my laptop."
funny  winxp  windows  vista  msft 
december 2007 by deusx
open...: Proprietary Software Does Not Scale
"The whole point about cloud computing is that it has to be effectively infinite - the more people want, the more they get. You can't do that with software that requires some kind of licensing payment, unless it's flat-fee."
software  cloud  distributed  opensource  msft  ibm  google 
november 2007 by deusx
IE6 Form Tag Orphans by jpsykes
"Apparently if you try to remove/destroy/trash a FORM dom node in IE6, it won’t delete it, instead creating a bizarre orphaned node stuck sucking up memory until the browser window is refreshed."
msie  webdev  msft  domscripting 
september 2007 by deusx
Steven Poole – Goodbye, cruel Word
"I was still somehow brainwashed, though, as perhaps many people still are today, into believing that Word was the “serious” word-processor: the professional tool for anyone who did heavy lifting with language."
microsoft  word  software  writing  msft 
september 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Microsoft Surface Parody
"We actually WANT a Surface Computer, but since we can't afford one, we thought it might be fun to make fun of it."
funny  video  msft  surface  bigass  table 
june 2007 by deusx
A Patent Lie - New York Times
"As more and more lawsuits rock the industry, we should ask if software patents are stifling innovation. Bill Gates certainly thought so in 1991, even if he won’t admit it today."
patents  law  copyright  software  microsoft  msft  vonage  verizon 
june 2007 by deusx
The Most Annoying Things About Windows Vista - Yahoo! News
"Here's our list of Vista features that just make us wonder, "What were they thinking?""
msft  vista  bah  windows 
february 2007 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: The Calibration
'...racking my brains for what I actually do instead of just saying "I need Windows, so too bad about the raping."'
windows  vista  vistano  drm  copyfight  msft 
february 2007 by deusx
SitePoint Blogs » Microsoft Breaks HTML Email Rendering in Outlook 2007
"Instead of taking advantage of Internet Explorer 7, Outlook 2007 uses the very limited support for HTML and CSS that is built into Word 2007 to display HTML email messages."
odd  msft  outlook  webdev  email  html 
january 2007 by deusx
Microsoft's RSS Patent Theft
"They're clearly aware that contributing to the community is important but they have no problem stabbing us in the back at the same time."
rss  microsoft  msft  patents 
january 2007 by deusx
/my/flicker.html - "the horrible image flicker problem."
"Oh. And this is a browser problem not a server problem. Unfortunately the only way to fix it is by configuring your server."
msie  msft  webdev  css 
july 2006 by deusx
TechnoMagicians Weblog :: Native XMLHTTPRequest In IE7
"Folks should be cautious with their AJAX implementations in supporting IE7 and make sure they instantiate a native object in IE7 instead of the ActiveX one."
ajax  ie7  msft  webdev  js 
june 2006 by deusx
Apple Matters | Is Windows On a Mac Really Drawing in New Users?
"I'd be interested to know about any Apple Matters readers whove managed to sway a friend or work colleague in the past few weeks/months in switching to a Mac, especially those whove done it with the one-hit line "It can run Windows"."
windows  msft  apple  osx  winxp  switch  vista 
may 2006 by deusx
Apple Matters | Microsoft Provides Easy OS X Security Hack
"The big lesson in all of this though is, if you let Microsoft near a computer, it'll find a way to bugger up its security."
security  apple  osx  msft  office 
may 2006 by deusx
Word 2007 to feature built-in blogging
"If you've ever written a post in Word 2003 or before and then copied and pasted the text into your web browser you know what I'm talking about." I have no idea what he's talking about.
word  msft  metablogging 
may 2006 by deusx
Samba creator refutes Microsoft claims in EU case | InfoWorld | News | 2006-04-28 | By Paul Meller, IDG News Service
"But the software giant turned its back on the rest of the software community in the late 1990s once it had developed a server operating system it believed it could corner the market with. "
msft  samba 
april 2006 by deusx
David Weiss: A Tour of Microsoft's Mac Lab
"The Mac Lab is about 2000 square feet of solid computers."
mac  msft  apple 
april 2006 by deusx
Macstravaganza at Microsoft - Gizmodo
"If you've ever fantasized about what 150 Mac Minis might look like, well, you really are a bigger dweeb than wed thought and were so totally never going to go out on a date with you, so stop asking already!"
mac  msft  nifty  apple 
april 2006 by deusx
IE7 UI is Probably Going to Suck (Chris Pirillo)
"My guess is that when IE7 goes gold, more people will be driven to start using Firefox."
webdev  ie7  msie  msft  firefox 
april 2006 by deusx
Daring Fireball: Windows: The New Classic
"But everything about Boot Camp is calibrated to position Windows-on-Mac as the next Classic-style ghetto a compatibility layer that you might need but that you wish you didn't."
bootcamp  apple  osx  windows  msft 
april 2006 by deusx
davblog: Why I Don't Use Word
"over the months that I spent writing the book I went from being a Word fan to hating it with a passion."
word  msft  writing  office 
april 2006 by deusx
Anil Dash: Reinventing Copy and Paste
"I can't even imagine trying to debug cross-app scripting on Ajax apps. If it's possible, it sure can't be pretty."
ajax  webdev  office  msft 
march 2006 by deusx
Awesome ASP.NET 2.0 RSS Tool-Kit Released
"Dmitry on the ASP.NET Team posted an awesome RSS Toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0 on his blog earlier tonight."
rss  dotnet  msft  asp  syndication  hackingfeeds 
february 2006 by deusx Stop Stop Stop Hurting the Internet
"My God, they’ve made metal look good." ...and with a bonus quote and link to my link to the IE7 demo.
msft  msie  vista  gui  safari  apple  webdev 
february 2006 by deusx
IEBlog : A New Look for IE
Is it just me, or does this look like a GUI widget test demo? 3 different styles of buttons, in various colors, in seemingly random arrangement. Tabs squished in between other semi-related buttons. This is improvement?
msft  msie  ie  webdev  windows  ie7 
february 2006 by deusx
Dave's Wordpress Blog - Microsoft ships RSS platform
"This release is significant for publishers who provide RSS 2.0 feeds for their content because this is the first Microsoft release that includes comprehensive support for RSS not only on the producing side, but also on the consuming side."
rss  syndication  hackingfeeds  msft 
january 2006 by deusx
Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go
"We don't want this technology to be available to every hobbyist. We need to keep the number of licensees down to a manageable number. We charge a license fee to keep the number of people we have to deal with down to a level we can handle."
msft  microsoft  drm  copyfight  monopoly  anticompetitive 
january 2006 by deusx
RSS Next Big Worm Threat at Forever Geek
"There goes Microsoft, ruining something else." I'd hope that MSFT doesn't make all the same mistakes with RSS in OS-level support in Windows Vista.
msft  security  rss  hackingfeeds 
december 2005 by deusx
Microsoft's 'big bang' could be its last | CNET
"When Microsoft releases its SQL Server 2005 database on Nov. 7, it will have been five years since the last version debuted. If Windows Vista arrives as scheduled next fall, it too will follow its predecessor by five years."
msft  windows  vista 
october 2005 by deusx
A guided tour of the Microsoft Command Shell : Page 1
I've been wanting to check out MSH for awhile now - this indepth look actually has me wanting to play around on Windows! (gasp!)
windows  scripting  msft 
october 2005 by deusx
IE PNG Fix - TwinHelix
"You know that one browser that has only a vague association with modern web standards? Yeah, Internet Explorer. Wouldn't it be great if it supported stuff like translucent PNGs?"
webdev  png  msie  msft  images  design  css 
october 2005 by deusx
Microsoft FAT patent rejected - again | The Register
"The case had been raised by open source defenders who feared that Microsoft was preparing a legal offensive against Linux based on enforcement of intellectual property rights."
patents  msft 
october 2005 by deusx
Will Windows Upgrade Hand Power to Big Media?
"Law-abiding people will be paying more for PCs, and doing less with them, because of the Hollywood-decreed micromanagement of graphics system design."
copyfight  windows  msft 
september 2005 by deusx
Microsoft Chat (Comic Chat)
"Microsoft Chat, formerly known as Comic Chat, was initially released on Internet Explorer v3.0 in 1996, and was developed by Microsoft Researcher David Kurlander together with the Virtual Worlds Group."
jerkcity  comics  chat  irc  msft 
september 2005 by deusx
Vista hardware requirements clarified
"Realistically, then, to make the most of Vista we're looking at needing a dual-core processor system, with 2Gb or more of fast RAM, a 256Mb or better display card, a hard drive better than whats currently available and, if we want to watch the upcoming h
msft  hardware  suckers 
september 2005 by deusx
Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » Hollywood Controlling Parts of Windows Vista Design
"The document reveals that movie studios will have explicit veto power over what is included in some parts of Vista."
windows  msft  copyfight  hollywood  morons 
august 2005 by deusx What a waste of a great domain name » Whitespace
seeing how it's Microsoft and they control more money than the Roman Empire I find it hard to believe that even non-official sites have to be this crappy.
msft  ajax  crappy 
august 2005 by deusx
MilkandCookies - Origin of CTRL-ALT-DELETE
"David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL. Then tries to packpedal after he inadvertantly slams Bill Gates for making it famous."
funny  msft  microsoft  movies  windows 
july 2005 by deusx
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Microsoft and Innovation: Always Ahead of It's Time or Bad Marketer?
"After watching a number of recent trends in the software industry I've been struck by how many of them were originally started by Microsoft but later abandoned only to be picked up by the rest of the software industry a few years later."
july 2005 by deusx
Microsoft teams up with WaSP for Web standards
"With standards-conscious developers clamoring for increased compliance, Microsoft has everything to gain from supporting and evangelizing Web standards."
miscrosoft  msft  webdev 
july 2005 by deusx
Jim Minatel's Wrox Book Editor Blog: Microsoft RSS Longhorn announcements
"I go back to 1995 and the Windows 95 release. What was the most important feature in that release? A built in TCP/IP stack."
rss  syndication  msft 
june 2005 by deusx
Jens/log » I’ve been Microsofted!
"Hint to Windows diehards: You could have this feature now, not in 18+ months. Just get a Mac."
msft  syndication  rss 
june 2005 by deusx
Brian Jones: Office XML Formats : New default XML formats in the next version of Office
"The real reason for setting up this blog was to talk about the new default XML formats in the next version of Office"
msft  office  xml 
june 2005 by deusx
Microsoft Rewrites the History of Tabbed Browsing : Joe Grossberg
"No mention of Firefox. Or Opera. Or Safari. Or Mozilla. Or OmniWeb. Or any non-Microsoft products at all. It's as if they have been erased from history."
morons  msft  msie  webdev 
may 2005 by deusx
komo news | One-On-One With Melinda Gates
"But did you know Bill and Melinda Gates have given away more money than anyone in world history?"
msft  charity 
may 2005 by deusx
InformationWeek > Longhorn > Christmas Present: Longhorn Due By '06 Holiday > April 25, 2005
Wow, what a horribly desperate spin: "we're set up to pleasantly surprise people who don't have super-high expectations for Longhorn."
msft  microsoft  windows  longhorn 
april 2005 by deusx - More to the power cord replacement than meets the eye?
"So, when your PSU sparks and shorts out, it just trips a switch instead of catching fire, but your xbox still doesn't work." Bandaid on a design flaw?
gaming  xbox  msft 
february 2005 by deusx Ever Wonder Why It's Called "XMLHTTPRequest"?
"It has the name it does because Microsoft designed it for WebDAV requests, where XML chunks are used to supplement the HTTP protocol."
xml  http  webdev  javascript  msft 
february 2005 by deusx
Russell Beattie Notebook - Microsoft's Consumer Electronics Endgame
"Ever play a game of chess and your opponent makes a move and you realize the game is over?" I've definitely been outside the Microsoft Media ecology.
media  msft 
january 2005 by deusx
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