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When Did the Browser Become the Next OS?

“We view the Internet as the fourth desktop operating system we have to support after Windows, MacOS, and DOS.” That quote was from an executive at McAfee, and DOS gives it away that it was spoken back in 1996.With the announcement that Google will develop a quick-start operating system by next year for instant-on netbooks, I thought it might be interesting to take a trip down memory lane and remind us how we have gotten to the point where the browser has become the next OS, and probably now moving into first place rather than fourth.Of course, the smarmy retort to Google’s announcement is that we already have a quick-start, ultra-reliable Web OS, it is called OS X and my MacBook takes about five seconds from when I open the lid to when I can be surfing the Web. 902 more words

Microsoft Edge - Is there a new browser war going on?

Today, I started Chrome, yes even as a Microsoft only person I sometimes am I sinner!

Then Edge gives me a learn more popup.

Clicking on… 37 more words


Ars Technica: Vivaldi is building “Opera as it should’ve been”

Ars Technica: Vivaldi is building “Opera as it should’ve been”. “Working in tight niches occupied by the behemoths of the Internet world is hard; doing it as a startup without external funding is even harder. 44 more words

Around The Search & Social Media World

Certified Malice

One unfortunate (albeit entirely predictable) consequence of making HTTPS certificates “fast, open, automated, and free” is that both good guys and bad guys alike will take advantage of the offer and obtain HTTPS certificates for their websites. 1,628 more words


Web Security

I always had an interest in web security, but because I have so many interests, this one was pending somewhere in the background. I prefer to apply knowledge what I gain and it seemed that web security is too abstract, too difficult and not applicable in daily actions. 92 more words


Keep it private

As part of starting my new job, I had to set up my new computer. Doing this always reminds me of the things I take for granted. 364 more words

Web-based Application

The Line of Death

When building applications that display untrusted content, security designers have a major problem— if an attacker has full control of a block of pixels, he can make those pixels look like anything he wants, including the UI of the application itself. 1,232 more words