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Oracle's Java plug-in move no surprise, but is JavaWS the answer?

Applets may no longer be in vogue, but opinions vary whether Oracle's Java Web Start is a viable alternative

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Prepare now for the death of Flash and Java plug-ins

Countless IT admin tools depend on these technologies. Do you have a plan to keep yours working?

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Oracle hops on the bandwagon to dump Java browser plug-in

Browser vendors are moving away from plug-ins. Now Oracle is encouraging developers to migrate Java Applets to the plug-in free Java Web Start technology

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AMD launches GPUOpen, but some Linux users remain skeptical

Also in today's open source roundup: Firefox 44.0 has been released, and Tails 2.0 is now available

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Brave is the name, ad-blocking the game of new browser

Former Mozilla CEO announces browser that will replace targeted ads on sites with its own 'anonymous' ads, and share revenue with content makers

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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Microsoft: Upgrade to IE11 even if you dump our browser

Components embedded in the OS won't receive patches unless users have the newest IE on their PC

Microsoft will end support for IE8, IE9, and IE10

Microsoft's end-of-life announcement for the browsers applies to most enterprises and is great news for developers, but there are exceptions

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It's time for browsers to separate professional from personal

To keep personal and work-related browsing separate, wouldn’t it be handy to run isolated instances of a single browser?

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Microsoft's IE browser loses its majority, falls under 50% user share

Slide continues as the once-dominant browser slips to 48.6%, with Google's Chrome poised to take the No. 1 spot

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A better way to move past insecure SHA-1 certs

The digital certificate switchover from weak SHA-1 to the vastly stronger SHA-2 promises to be brutal, but a new industry proposal could ease the pain

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Mozilla’s next-gen Web ambitions hobbled by timid start

Even Mozilla's own Firefox doesn’t support the first, awkward tools for WebAssembly

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Yahoo, HP Enterprise, Dell, Mozilla: The one reason they're all in trouble

Chances are strong that no one and no strategy can save these companies, so mired in the past

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Microsoft warns of 'diminished experience' in Office 365 on soon-to-be-obsolete IE editions

Microsoft gives another nudge for corporate customers to get onto IE11 in the next four weeks

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Leaker reveals details about Microsoft Edge extensions -- and the news is good

Sample extensions posted on the Mega site look surprisingly similar to Chrome extensions. It could be a whole new browser ballgame

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Advertisers vs. ad blockers: The race to Internet armageddon

Publishers need advertising dollars, but obnoxious ads have spawned a boom in revenue-killing ad blockers

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Microsoft Edge has inherited many of Internet Explorer's security holes

A look at recent patch lists for IE and Edge hints that many of IE's warts will continue to haunt us

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Surprise! Mozilla just launched an ad blocker for iOS

Focus, a new content blocker for the iPhone and iPad, lets users control how they're tracked

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