Internet Explorer is dead after 26 years in business. Microsoft: ‘Will be permanently disabled’

Internet Explorer is dead and represents a past that is not too exciting for Microsoft when it comes to web browsing. From 15 June, therefore, an important step has been added to Microsoft’s strategy to modernize a fundamental aspect of its OSes.

Internet Explorer is dead: Edge is Microsoft’s only browser in the future

Specifically Lyndersay has performed that confirms the web browser, no longer on some versions of Windows, will be “permanently disabled” through an OS update that will come in the future. Below is the comment in full, as reported by BleepingComputer:

“Users will still see the Internet Explorer icon on their devices (for example on the taskbar or Start menu), but clicking to open Internet Explorer will launch Microsoft Edge with the ability to easily access IE mode. Internet Explorer will eventually be completely disabled permanently through a future Windows Update, at which point the Internet Explorer icons on users’ devices will be removed. “

Internet Explorer is dead: Edge is Microsoft’s only browser in the future
During this time, user data (including settings, favorites and passwords) will be transferred to Microsoft Edge. Microsoft will also add a “Reload with IE mode” button to the Edge toolbar to make it easier for users to run sites and services that are not compliant with the new standards. On the other hand, from 2020 those who try to run incompatible websites with Internet Explorer (there are almost 1500 certified incompatible websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Drive) are automatically redirected to Edge.

On June 15, Internet Explorer ended its life cycle within the Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC). The application was not already available on Windows 11 and the most popular versions of Windows 10, but it was in the SAC channel Windows 10 and still is on Windows 7 ESU, Windows 8.1 and all versions of Windows 10 LTSC, IoT and Server. On these operating systems, even if no longer supported, IE will continue to receive critical security updates until support ends for the version of Windows it runs on.

Bitcoin even surpasses Tesla’s market cap! It is now sixth in the world rankings

Bitcoin has seen an increase of over 10% in the last week, marking its new all-time high at around $ 68,500.

According to the ranking drawn up by Companies Market Cap, Bitcoin would settle in sixth place (eighth if gold and silver were added) with a market cap of 1,250 billion dollars, surpassing Tesla (1,167 billion) and Meta, formerly Facebook with a market cap of 941 billion. Climbing the ranking to fifth place we find the e-commerce giant Amazon which has a capitalization of 1.784 billion dollars.

The fourth place is in the hands of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, with 1.964 billion dollars, the oil company Saudi Aramaco opens the podium with a market cap of 1.987 billion dollars.

The second position is currently held by Apple, thanks to the incredible capitalization of $ 2.472 billion.

The throne of the prestigious ranking, however, is held by Microsoft, the multinational founded by Bill Gates capitalizes well 2.527 billion dollars.

Elon Musk is the richest man in the world! Overcome Jeff Bezos thanks also to the Tesla title

Elon Musk founded the SpaceX aerospace enterprise in 2002 – a year before Tesla – with the intent of colonizing Mars. After 20 years, the red planet has not yet been colonized, but the spacecraft factory has made Elon Musk the richest man in the world, with 223 billion. In Bloomberg’s rankings, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos fell relentlessly to second place, with $ 191.6 billion. Its assets have remained essentially stable from 2020, as have Amazon shares. Bill Gates for his part suffered the backlash of the divorce from Melinda. Not to mention Zuckerberg, who in the first week of October saw his fortune drop by six billion dollars due to the downturn of Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.
But if Elon flies, his ultra billionaire colleagues certainly do not cry misery. Bloomberg also calculates that the massive injection of liquidity into the economy by central banks in the year of the pandemic has increased the wealth of the richest by $ 742 billion in 2021 alone, and the year has yet to end. Meanwhile, the only man in the world with more than $ 200 billion in personal assets is completing the move of his Tesla from Silicon Valley to Texas.

California alone is the fifth largest economy in the world, but the high cost of housing ($ 834,000 the average price of a family home in the state and $ 1.66 million in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Santa Clara) and the huge tax burden they are making a place less attractive than in the past for innovative companies. A puts the burden of nineties on the lesser attractiveness of the southwestern state of the United States, the dramatic fires of recent years. The move from Palo Alto to Austin is not the end of Tesla’s presence in California, Musk says. Also the billionaire, says that in the Bay Area “there is no room to climb”. In any case, California remains – for now – a hotbed of talents and innovative startups, thanks above all to its prestigious universities and research centers. The migration of companies even so symbolically important represents a wake-up call not to become a really difficult environment for new talents.

Bill Gates teases Bezos and Musk: ‘Space? There is still a lot to do on Earth ‘

“Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth”, were the words of Bill Gates in response to a question from James Corden during the last interview. Corden questioned the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft about some billionaires’ interest in space travel, but it seems Gates is more interested in getting rid of diseases like malaria and HIV before thinking about building life on other planets.

Bill Gates

“I’ve become obsessed with things like malaria and HIV and getting rid of those diseases, and I’ve gotten to bore people at parties by just talking to them about diseases,” Gates said. The interview was conducted via Zoom as part of a special “Climate Night” edition of the “Late Late Show with James Corden” on Wednesday. During the interview, the comedian thanked Gates for “being the only billionaire who is not trying to escape from Earth in a spaceship”.

Gates’ comment comes at a time when Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are wasting much of their efforts to expand man’s presence in space. SpaceX has completed the first in-orbit mission composed exclusively of civilians, Inspiration4, Bezos and Richard Branson have made the first flights into space inside their respective private aircraft. But what does space have to do with climate problems on Earth?
Gates teases Musk and Bezos: it is better to fight malaria and HIV on Earth than to travel to space

In reality, there is a strong connection: both Bezos and Musk intend to use the consequences in space to compensate for the problems of climate change on Earth. Musk in this case plans to colonize Mars, Bezos wants to mobilize high-pollution industries on other planets. All in a context of strong opposition: in recent days, for example, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has criticized the huge expenses made for space travel, while “millions meet fame on Earth”.

Jeff Bezos

Both Bezos and Musk have responded in the past to strong criticism of what may appear to be billionaire whims. Bezos partly agrees with the opponents, but also stated that “we have to do both”: “We have many problems here on earth, we have to work on those but we also have to look to the future, we have always done it as a species and as a civilization” , her words.

Elon Musk

Musk has never traveled to space, at least until today, but he was critical of his SpaceX. His comment on this can be found in a Netflix documentary on Inspiration4: “I think we spend the vast amount of our resources to solve problems on Earth. For example, 99% of our economy should be dedicated to solving problems on Earth. But I also believe it is worth investing at least 1%, or even less than 1%, for life beyond the Earth. “

On the other hand, the equally billionaire Gates has shown a radical approach: years with the Gates Foundation he invests hundreds of millions of dollars in public health, risking to fight malaria and HIV, or even fighting diseases for equity on the anti covid-19 vaccine. .

No, Fluent Design won’t make Windows11 slower

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Windows 11 is undoubtedly the character of the moment at Microsoft: the final version is expected in October of this year, but 99% of the doubts about it seem to have already been resolved. One among all, the concern of some users that the new design introduced by the operating system could, in some way, have a negative impact on the performance of the PC. Thought that would arise from the fact that Microsoft is trying a totally different approach regarding Fluent Design on Windows 11, implementing it on all pages and apps. The renewal of this design leads to the introduction of “Mica”, a design element that, unlike the Aero themes of Windows 7 & co., Does not focus on the transparency of the elements but makes sure to color the background of the app you are using, creating a sort of “visual hierarchy”. In currently available trial versions, Mica is viewable in apps such as Windows Explorer, Settings, or Microsoft Teams. Photo credit: Newer Windows Windows 11 Mica material How does this relate to the discourse of impact on performance? Someone thought that using this design, the desktop background is “saved” for each frame, in order to blur. In reality this is not the case, since the blur is performed only once, precisely to avoid overloading the CPU too much with a substantially useless workload. On the other hand, we are not surprised by the fact that Microsoft aims to make its new operating system slimmer, especially after the statements in which the company stated that performance is one of the most important priorities, so we are constantly making sure that any new features are introduced. in this case we refer to the Mica material and the rounded corners of the windows, which replace the classic pointed corners) does not have negative effects on the operating system.

BET AWARDS 2021

Just a few hours ago, on Sunday June 27, the 2021 Bet Awards were held in Los Angeles. The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles was teeming with “real” people and the stars gave their best, both on the red carpet and on stage. The luxury was certainly undeniable, but the style was sometimes lacking, and if there was, it was on the border between the baroque and the convoluted.

The fact remains that a multitude of artists of this caliber all together and in one place had not been seen for some years, due to pandemics and restrictions, so we cannot miss the opportunity to study and evaluate the outfits proposed by the stars.

Do you know what the Bet Awards are?

The Bet Awards are prizes that are given in an evening entirely focused on celebrating the “African Americans” in terms of music, sport, acting, social commitment and many other sectors. The first ceremony took place in 2001 and since then the Bet Awards have become an annual event. This year’s Bet Awards were important in many ways. First of all, the 2021 Bet Awards were one of the first musical and social events to resume at full capacity, that is, with real people, real spectators and non-artificial stages. They were held in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and unlike last year, where the Bet Awards were held in virtual mode, this year everything is back to normal. The stars had the opportunity to prepare and show off their best looks and to walk the red carpet as usual.

The theme of the 2021 Bet Awards was “year of women of color”. Queen Latifah, singer, actress and activist, for example, received her Lifetime Achievement Award tonight. Leading this edition of the Bet Awards was the award-winning actress Tarji P. Henson, who said during the opening of the show: “Celebrating women of color is not a trend, but a mood of all time … there is room for everyone. we to thrive, because nobody is you like yourself “

New Edge (browser) : arriving on 15th January 15 on Windows Update.

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The new Edge, the web browser of the Redmond house will arrive on January 15th. The new browser is based on the Chromium platform and this will allow to have a better use of the browser but also of different performances.
Its release should take place on all PCs and notebooks equipped with Windows 10 April 2018 Update or with later versions while for the previous ones it will not be possible to receive the update.

The Chromium base represents a new era for Edge and for Microsoft. The basis of the web browser is indeed Chromium and this will therefore allow us to revolutionize the browse, which has long been criticized for being behind light years compared to the direct competitors of Mozilla firefox and Chrome itself. It often happened that many users did not succeed in visualizing the pages in the right way.

The new Xbox console will be released at Christmas 2020

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On the occasion of the 2019 The Game Awards, Phil Spencer surprises Los Angeles audiences by officially announcing Xbox Series X, the next-gen console to be launched at Christmas 2020.

The Redmond company called it the fastest and most powerful console ever created by the company and is set to be a real benchmark for all living room platforms and consoles.

Based on rumors circulating on the net in recent months, Project Scarlett (and therefore Xbox Series X) should boast 16 GB of RAM (including 3 GB to be used for operating system management), a computational power of 12 Teraflops, support to Ray Tracing, a hyper-fast SSD drive and full backwards compatibility with all games from previous generations of Xbox consoles.

The Xbox Series X looks a lot like a PC, a choice that perhaps was made for the important technical features of a console that will open the track to a new generation of video games coming up starting from the Christmas holidays 2020, when the new Xbox will clash with PlayStation 5, which at this point remains the only console to be announced officially in the coming months. “It will be four times more powerful than Xbox One X, but it will also be quiet and energy efficient,” explained Phil Spence.

Microsoft has also unveiled the new controller. It is very similar in design to the current one, but slightly refined. Among the new features there is a share button via which you can take screenshots and record game videos, as is already the case for PlayStation 4. The controller is slightly smaller than the current one, but will continue to support vibration in the dorsal triggers. The Xbox Series X controller will also be compatible with the Xbox currently on the market and PCs with the Windows 10 operating system.

The best web brower for PC [2019]

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MOZILLA FIREOX

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Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

https://www.mozilla.org/en/firefox/new/

 

GOOGLE CHROME

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A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/

 

CHROMIUM

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Chromium is a free and open-source web browser developed by Google. It is a fully functional browser on its own and supplies the vast majority of source code for the Google Chrome browser. The two browsers have always had some differences, as indicated by their names: chromium is the metal used to make chrome plating.

The Chromium source code is also widely used by other parties to create their own browsers, in a similar manner as Google, while others simply build it as-is and release browsers with the Chromium name.

https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

 

OPERA

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Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a “Discover” page for getting the best of the web’s content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and “read it later”.

https://www.opera.com/en/download

 

VIVALDI

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Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder

Although intended for general users, it is first and foremost targeted towards technically-inclined users as well as former Opera users disgruntled by its transition from the Presto layout engine to a Chromium-based browser that resulted in the loss of many of its iconic features.[8][10] Despite also being Chromium-based, Vivaldi aims to revive the features of the Presto-based Opera with its own proprietary modifications.

As of March 2019, Vivaldi has 1.2 million active monthly users.

https://vivaldi.com/download/

 

PALE MOON

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Pale Moon is an open-source web browser with an emphasis on customizability; its motto is “Your browser, Your way”. There are official releases for Microsoft Windows and Linux, an unofficial build for macOS, and contributed builds for various platforms.

Pale Moon is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence. The main differences are the user interface, add-on support, and running in single-process mode. Pale Moon retains the highly customizable user interface of the Firefox version 4–28 era. It also continues to support some types of add-ons that are no longer supported by Firefox.

https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml

 

MICROSOFT EDGE

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Who uses windows knows that this browser will find it native already in the operating system. Although it has improved a lot compared to its predecessor internet explorer, it still remains far from browsers like mozilla, which allow the installation of plug-ins and personalization of the entire browser.

 

APPLE SAFARI

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It’s the apple browser. For windows there is only an obsolete version but for mac there is a more updated version which, however, in my opinion, is still lower than a browser like mozilla.

https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari

 

TOR

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Tor Browser is the best browser for anonymous browsing. Guarantees 99% security and also allows you to browse the deep web by connecting to its server. It is not an alternative to classic browsers because this browser has characteristic functions that others do not have. It is therefore advisable to have it with other browsers.

https://www.torproject.org/it/download/