Microsoft IE 9 a Dog & Zune Player Set To Be Replaced By Nokia Devices

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Stripped of market share in the Smartphone market Microsoft, who is tipped to be set to throw in the towel on their Zune MP3 player is now being attacked by Mozilla, who claims that the software Companies brand new Internet Explorer E9, is basically a “dog” that’s not modern enough for today’s browser environment.

Paul Rouget, technology evangelist at Mozilla, said that the new IE9 “is not a truly modern browser,” that did not stand up when compared with competition like Google Chrome or Firefox he wrote in a recent blog.

He cited several reasons why IE9 is failing, starting with its lack of support for modern web standards, including HTML5. He pointed out that the independent Caniuse test, which assesses browser support for HTML5, CSS3 and SVG, returns a score of 87 per cent for Firefox 4 and 61 per cent for IE9. “The reality is that IE9 is two years late,” he said.

He said that IE9’s support features are flawed, because they are drawn from internal Microsoft tests. Worse still, they were created during the development of the browser.

“Does IE9 support 99 per cent of the HTML5 specification as insinuated by Microsoft? No, they’re actually pretty far from it,” he said.

Rouget believes that there are more fundamental problems with IE9, including a lack of support for dragging and dropping icons from the desktop, no use of JavaScript code and no HTML5 forms.

It also emerged that Microsoft is ready to throw the towel in in the MP3 market with news that the Zune brand is going to be absorbed into Microsoft. Instead of a Zune MP3 player it will be called a Windows Live Media Player.

Insiders claim that Microsoft will rely on partnerships with companies like Nokia to keep their music offering alive.

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