Google has released latest beta of its Chrome Web browser 6 by simplifying its features, autofill, faster page-load speed, and packing it tight with many useful add-ons to enhance your browsing experience.
The new features are: Autofill and it works like other browsers, syncing themes and preferences, streamline toolbar, web timing, and more.
Mozilla has finally released Firefox 4 beta to the public. Get it now and help them by sending in feedback.
Download Firefox 4 Beta
Mozilla also submitted Firefox Home iPhone App to Apple iStore on June 30. Hope to see this soon.
Microsoft has lifted the 2.5 million user limit for Microsoft’s Windows 7 public beta.
From Microsoft blog, Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the download number exceeds the 2.5 million unit limit.
Microsoft has delayed the consumer beta test of Windows Vista’s replacement. The beta version of Windows 7 is supposed to be available today but Microsoft has struggled to keep its Windows 7 Web site up.
From Microsoft Blog posting, Due to very heavy traffic we’re seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some additional infrastructure support to the Microsoft.com properties before we post the public beta. We want to ensure customers have the best possible experience when downloading the beta, and I’ll be posting here again soon once the beta goes live. Stay tuned! We are excited that you are excited!
Source: Update on Windows 7 Availability
Microsoft Windows 7 will be released this mid January, but the beta release (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) has been leaked now on BitTorrent. This beta version will expire on July 9, 2009.
Microsoft is playing catch up with Google Docs and Zoho in releasing a beta version of Office Live Workspace. It is available to anyone with Windows Live ID. The catch is that you cannot edit your documents online but Live Workspace will let you save Office documents directly to the web from the installed Microsoft Office appplications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You can also preview the document online.
So what is the point in this when we have Google Docs? Other than it is a good collaboration tool. If Google add Google Gears to their Google Docs app for offline editing, Microsoft will find it difficult to compete.
Source: Microsoft Office Live Workspace