Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


Mozilla's "modern browser" attack on IE overlooks Firefox shortcomings

Feb 18, 2011, 14:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"Microsoft and Mozilla traded barbs this week in a dispute over what constitutes a "modern" Web browser. The competitive friction is starting to heat up because the Redmond software giant and Silicon Valley nonprofit are preparing to release the next major versions of their respective Web browsers.

"Mozilla's Firefox 4 is expected to arrive this month and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is in the release candidate stage. Both browsers are set to introduce a significant number of new features for end users and Web developers, including extensive support for critical next-generation Web standards.

"The release of Internet Explorer 9 is particularly noteworthy, because it will mark the first time in recent history that Microsoft has delivered a browser that doesn't lag far behind on standards compliance. Despite the great strides that Microsoft has made with IE9, Mozilla contends that Microsoft still has a long way to go before it can truly characterize IE as a "modern" browser."

Complete Story

Related Stories: