ieIt seems this time, Microsoft has taken new interest with IE9 to keep pace with the competition. While Internet Explorer is still the dominant web browser today, other browsers have slowly kept pace and it will be in time that IE will lose its reign over other browsers. Hence the sudden interest to retake the browser initiative.

While IE8 did provide new security¬†and privacy features, it also “finally” followed web standards particularly in the HTML department which is good news for programmers who tediously abhor the task of making sure their code works seamlessly in all browsers.

IE9 takes advantage of existing hardware to provide new features in how text and graphics displays are handled like hardware acceleration, compatibility sales pitch and faster javascript (ain’t this always a feature for every new browser version that comes out?).

We will see, for now I still see Firefox as the best browser when it comes to handling Javascript though I use Chrome for my everyday surfing life. What about you? What is your take on this?

safari_iconI have never been an avid fan of Safari because the browser stinks. But after I checked out Safari 4, I noticed its speed and how it handles its resources basing on the performance when I use the browser to surf sites. Even until now though, they still do not provide the option to set Safari to open sites in a new tab instead of a new window.

I know, pretty annoying right? You are doing something, then once you click on a link, all of a sudden a new window pops up instead of a new tab. What is the point in producing a tabbed browser if this option is not provided. For Mac OS users, there is a way to do this but it is not within the browser.

You would have to open the Terminal program located in Applications > Utilities and type the following and press enter.

That is all. Restart your Safari and you should be getting those new tabs that you so desire.

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