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Firefox users grow at Internet Explorer’s expense

It looks like the hard work of the Firefox community is starting to pay off as the number of the Firefox web browser users have increased considerably in a year’s time. It’s not much of a good news to Microsoft since their web browser, the Internet Explorer, has suffered a declined in usage.

I still see a lot of room for improving the percentages here. For one thing, I see a lot of people still using Internet Explorer version 6.0. This IE version is just way too big a problem with all the holes it has (and all the problems it brings to web site developers). If these people would just start using the Mozilla Firefox web browser instead, I think we can see more substantial increases in the Firefox’s market share. (statistics provided by NetApplications.)

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If you are still an Internet Explorer v6 or earlier user, switch to the Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. It a lot more secure than what you’re using right now!

Download a copy of Firefox.

Skype v4.0 now available

Skype has just released the gold version of Skype 4.0 for Windows. For those of you who may not know yet. Skype is a way people communicate around the world. Skype has more than 405 million registered users globally who use Skype software to communicate for free through voice and video calls as well as instant messages. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings, such as calls made to and from landlines and mobiles, voicemail, call forwarding, and SMS. Conversations over Skype can take place on computers, mobile devices and Skype Certified™ hardware.

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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 free download available

If you want to take a peek at Microsoft’s next version of the Internet Explorer web browser, you can now download a pre-release version from their website. MS Internet Explorer version 8 RC1 (release candidate 1) can now be downloaded from their web site. I better download it now to check if my site will display properly for MSIE version 8. For you who are still using Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 you may want to consider upgrading to a newer version.

Some features of IE 8 include accelerators, InPrivate browsing, Web Slices, Search suggestions, Instant search and SmartScreen Filter. You can learn more about them here.

Windows 7 Beta download will be closed soon

If you want to try out the upcoming Windows 7 operating system and you still haven’t gotten a copy, you better hurry up ‘coz the download will only be available until February 10. If you have started downloading your copy of Windows 7 Beta, you can finish your download until February 12. After February 12 and you have completed your download you will not be able to finish it.

Windows 7 Beta is currently available for download at the Microsoft web site. You can download a copy of Windows 7 Beta by first registering for a Microsoft Live account. Be sure to do a complete backup your computer if you want to try out Windows 7 Beta. It is said to be better in terms of performance than the newest version of Windows which is Windows Vista.

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