If statistics are to be believed, then there’s a good chance that you’re reading this post using a version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The market dominance of IE has many people, including the European Union, questioning Microsoft’s dominance of the browser share, particularly when Internet Explorer is pre-installed on Windows machines. Most users will be happy to use it, without considering something else and many businesses can’t afford to replace IE with another better browser, even if the alternatives are free, open-source products.
So what are those alternatives? The big four main choices are Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. Read More
purpleplanet note: The following article is reprinted from Mac Predictions.
As much as I love my iPad, and indeed all things Apple, I can’t help thinking that this is crazy-talk.
Sure, iPad is a great device for reading the odd e-mail and browsing the web, but when I hear people claiming it’s all they need on their business trips, it makes me wonder how much work they really do when they’re clocking up those frequent flyer miles.
iPad’s lack of a physical keyboard and Flash support are the two shortcomings most commonly cited as differentiating it from a laptop, but these are just the most superficial and obvious shortcomings (although I accept that for some, the absence of Flash is an advantage rather than a shortcoming). Read More