Archive for June, 2011

Microsoft’s next-gen OS – Windows 8

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

It’s been confirmed that Microsoft’s next-gen OS will behave much like a browser, with Windows 8 incorporating an app-friendly interface. The OS’ new programming foundation will let developers build native apps with the same techniques they use for Web applications, and that has sparked some heated comment discussion.

Google – Chrome

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Google also gave us a browser bump this past week, as Google pushed Chrome 14 to Google’s dev channel stage. It comes with improved secure HTTP support thanks to an updated V8 JavaScript engine, and tightened security when installing Web apps from the Chrome Web Store.

Mozilla – Firefox 5

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Don’t get too comfortable with Firefox 4, because Mozilla recently upgraded its eventual successor, Firefox 5, from beta to “release candidate” status. Memory management, JavaScript rendering, canvas, and networking performance have all been enhanced, and background tabs will load faster.