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  • March 23, 2011 23 Mar'11

    IE9 Sets New Download Record

    As of March 16, Ryan Gavin at Microsoft reported that IE9 more than 2.35 Million downloads of IE occurred in the first 24 hours following its release on Monday night, March 14, 2011. He also ...

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    IE 9 RC Goes Live Today! But there's a catch...

    Happy Valentines Day from Microsoft? Maybe yes, maybe no... You can't run this still-beta version of IE 9 unless you've installed SP1 on Windows 7, and SP1 for Windows 7 isn't available just yet. ...

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Thurrott on IE 6 Virtualization: Use Unibrowse

    In a couple of recent blogs, I've examined various approaches to keeping access to Web sites and pages that are built to work with IE 6 rather than newer Internet Explorer versions in a Windows 7 ...

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    The Downside of Virtualizing Web-based Apps? Legal entanglements, for one...

    We've been living in a brave new world of Web-based apps for nearly a decade now, and some of the smelly old birds that took off in the early days are coming home to roost. What do I mean? Well, ...

  • September 20, 2010 20 Sep'10

    Paul Thurrot Heaps Accolades on IE9

    How about this for a quote from Windows guru and maven Paul Thurrot? Unlike its immediate predecessors, IE 9 is not about more for more's sake. Instead, IE 9 takes the same path Microsoft plowed ...

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    IE8 and Flash Are My Only Stability Problems: Lucky Me!

    Take a look at my recent Reliability Monitor output on my primary production machine. Last year, this thing kept giving me fits until I finally got all the hardware squared away. But what you see ...

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Mark Russinovich Does It Again: IE Crash Diagnosed

    I've been a tremendous fan of Windows maven Mark Russinovich for over a decade now. In addition to his fabulous SysInternals utilities, he's done more for me (and most other ordinary Windows users) ...

  • June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    Microsoft issues 10 security patches, including three 'critical' ones

    Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday security bulletins affect all of its operating systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and more. Three are rated "critical."

  • July 22, 2009 22 Jul'09

    Patching third-party browsers adds more work in Windows shops

    Many organizations use Microsoft's free WSUS patch management tool to update Internet Explorer, but browsers like Firefox or Safari pose a patch management challenge.

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    Google Chrome likely a niche player in Windows enterprise

    Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS next year as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows. IT pros expect the OS to be a disruptive technology with a place in devices and netbooks.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Here Comes IE8 RTM!!

    One of my best sources for leaked info from Microsoft continues to be Malaysian-based site TechARP. Today's blog is based on some recent reportage from them about the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 ...

  • December 17, 2008 17 Dec'08

    Essential out-of-cycle IE security update now available

    When Secunia calls a Windows security update "extremely critical" you know a serious vulnerability is being patched. The Windows security community has been abuzz since last week when a number of ...

  • November 24, 2008 24 Nov'08

    Explorer Crashes? ShellExView to the Rescue!

    I've grappled with this problem on various Vista systems for over a year now. A user will be tooling along merrily in Vista on his or her desktop when all of a sudden BAM! Explorer.exe crashes, and ...

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Microsoft taking heat over desktop security

    Microsoft says Vista kernel access would come with SP1, and Gartner predicts years of compatibility problems. Meanwhile, claims of an IE 7 vulnerability surface.

  • October 13, 2006 13 Oct'06

    Exploit code targets unpatched PowerPoint flaw

    Microsoft is investigating reports of a new, unpatched flaw attackers could exploit using malicious PowerPoint files. A proof-of-concept exploit code has been released.

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