Another item that we’re a bit late to cover is the arrival of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2). As with past releases, older OSes are being left behind with no support for Vista or XP, which are stuck on IE9 and IE8 respectively. If you have Windows 7 we recommend… Read more »
Let me start with an admission: I’m one of those pedants on Facebook who likes to correct your spelling, punctuation and grammar. Some of you will think this is perfectly reasonable, whilst others will probably want an explanation. If you are one of the latter read on. The simple fact is that as a social species… Read more »
At long last, the W3C has published the final HTML5 specification. DIY Media Home is already written coded in HTML5, but the finalisation of the specification means that HTML5 compliance is no longer a moving target for either us, or the browser makers. Hopefully all the main players will provide fully HTML5 compliant browsers soon. … Read more »
In case the Metro UI isn’t enough, Microsoft have admitted 3 more things that should make anyone considering Windows 8 think twice.
There have been quite a few updates in March that we’ve not had time to write about, below is a quick summary
There haven’t been any particuarly noteworthy developments in the HTPC world lately, and I’ve been very busy at work so ther haven’t been as many articles published. What follows is a brief round-up of updates that I haven’t yet had time to write about.
Firefox 7 has been released, just 6 weeks after Firefox 6. No major changes, just enhancements to memory usage. Firefox 8, due on 8th November, just might bring a full x64 release
Nearly 18 months ago I wrote a brief note about how to which don’t have a “remove” button in the Add-ons manager. I have updated and added to the original list, and will continue to add any further plugins I encounter here. If in doubt there is usually no harm done by leaving or removing… Read more »
I was so pleased upon upgrading to Firefox 4 to no longer have Windows Live Messenger crashing the browser every time I opened Hotmail and had an active conversation window. I don’t know if it was Microsoft or Firefox at fault but the problem seems to have gone away now. I’m less pleased, however, that two… Read more »
I’ve found that Firefox 4 doesn’t seem to have complete hardware acceleration enabled by default and by using the following tweaks have improved performance.