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[News] Mozilla Firefox Passes Acid 2 Test

Firefox (on a development branch) passing the Acid2 test

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| This is a build of Firefox on the reflow branch, a development branch
| on which I'm making major changes to the way Gecko does intrinsic
| width computation and incremental layout, showing the Acid2 test
| being passed.


See IE7 failing miserably.


More in IE7:

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| My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It's a cancer on the Web that must
| be stopped. IE isn't secure and isn't standards-compliant, which makes
| it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of
| their user bases, however, Web developers are hamstrung into developing
| for IE at the expense of established standards that work well in all
| other browsers. You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft
| and by using a better alternative Web browser. I recommend and use
| Mozilla Firefox, but Apple Safari (Macintosh only) and Opera 8 are both
| worth considering as well.


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| Wow, this is absolutely devastating!  As near as I can tell, the poor
| guy at Microsoft has been trying to support open standards against
| management.  He doesn't say much about the history, i.e. the fact that
| Microsoft didn't do anything with IE until they were recently forced to
| by Firefox competition.   The feedback is amazing.  Example:
| Quote:
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| So if you believe that the reason for IE's lack of standards support is
| something other than malice of forethought to strangle other browsers,
| you are wrong. If you have followed the anti-trust trial you would have
| seen the actual evidence for these decisions. Microsoft is an
| anti-competitive company run by unethical shitheads.
| This won't change until the workforce is slashed and the entire company
| culture changes. Steve Ballmer is the king of the shitheads, so when he
| goes things might get better. But until then, expect MS to only do the
| absolute minimum to defuse the worst criticism. Remember my words:
| unethical shitheads.
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| End quote
| Erik cited this same guy's blog a few days ago to support the notion
| that Microsoft is dedicated to standards compliance and is doing the
| reasonable thing (I think that's why he cited it).  The way this story
| has developed, it shows exactly the opposite, and is very revealing
| about sentiments out there in the developer world. 


IE 7 Cautionary Tale

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| After updating to the new browser, none of the computers
| could access QuickBooks, the CRM system or e-mail. The IT
| manager had to remotely administrator each machine, from
| the U.S. He turned back to a restore point a day earlier,
| undoing the chaos caused by IE 7.


Microsoft removes IE7 for Windows XP from WSUS

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| We have verified a problem in the metadata for the latest IE7.0 update
| rollup package...


Wake up and smell the IE7!

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| The results of our study suggest that around 12.7 million websites are
| in need of a little TLC because of IE7. Maybe even more.


IE7 'critical update' causes headaches for managed desktop environments

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| As many organisations may not feel compelled to turn off automatic
| updates, they should be prepared to face this is issue when Internet
| Explorer 7 is downloaded and installed automatically.


IE 7 bugs abound

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| "But browser testers may already be at risk, according to security 
| researcher Tom Ferris. Late Tuesday, Ferris released details of a potential 
| security flaw in IE 7. An attacker could exploit the flaw by crafting a 
| special Web page that could be used to crash the browser or gain complete 
| control of a vulnerable system, Ferris said in an advisory on his Web site. 
| Microsoft had no immediate comment on Ferris' alert."


Which Is Safer: Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0?

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| In the SmartWare test, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 blocked 690
| known phishing sites, or 66.35 percent of the total. In contrast,
| Firefox blocked 78.85 percent when using a local antiphishing
| database and 81.54 percent when using the online database.


Information disclosure bug blights IE7 release

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| The flaw stems from error in the handling of redirections
| for URLs with the "mhtml:" URI handler. Security
| notification firm Secunia reports that the same bug
| was discovered six months ago in IE6 but remains unresolved.


CLARION CALL: IE 7 Not Ready For Prime Time

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| Either leave your dog at home, or make sure it's trained better
| before inviting it into my house to make a mess on my carpet.


IE7 Released As High-Priority Update

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| "Looks like FF2 is already outnumbering FF 1.5, while IE7 is having a
| hard time to find followers. Will today's release as a
| high-priority, force-fed update fix this issue?"


Attackers end-run around IE security

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| The vulnerability underscores that the improvements in security in the
| latest version of Microsoft's browser, Internet Explorer 7, do not
| eliminate the threats of older components of Windows, said Gunter
| Ollmann, director of IBM Internet Security Systems' X-Force
| vulnerability research team.
| [...]
| Online criminals frequently use flaws in ActiveX to install malicious
| code on victims' PCs via their browsers. One tool - known as WebAttacker
| and sold from a Russian website for about $20 - has had great success
| in compromising the security of victims' computers.


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