We are the World

Its a blog on Emerging Technologies, Music, Film reviews. Have to name this blog as "We are the world" as that particular song is one of my all time favourite written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and sung by Multi-artist group of Dianna ross, Ray charles,Steve wonder,etc.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

MS to launch new Internet Explorer - Fight against Spyware and Adware

Microsoft will release a new version of Internet Explorer, the world's most widely used Web browsing software, with stronger, built-in security features, chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday.

The move is the latest in Microsoft's three-year effort to beef up security to protect its software products which are the most-targeted by malicious programmers. The company has made three security software-related acquisitions, with two of those coming in the past few months.

"We have decided to do a new version of Internet Explorer, this is IE 7," Gates said at the RSA Security Conference being held in San Francisco.

The world's largest software maker had not previously indicated whether it planned to release a new version of IE.

Gates said Microsoft would offer a consumer anti-virus product by the end of 2005 in a move that will step-up pressure on traditional security software players like Symantec and McAfee, which have seen their share prices pressured recently on the emergence of a Microsoft anti-virus product.

No details were provided on how Microsoft would price its consumer product nor on when the company might unveil an anti-virus product aimed at large businesses.

A new browser version with improved security and other features can help Microsoft fend-off small, but fast-growing competition from alternative browsers, analysts said.


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