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[News] [Rival] Microsoft to Break the Broken Web It Already Broke, IE 'Kills' Skype Video

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft to Break the Broken Web It Already Broke, IE 'Kills' Skype Video
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:52:03 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft: Trapped in the Web of the Past

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| This is a situation where Microsoft must just bite the bullet and “Break the 
| Web” - or, rather, “Break the Already Broken Web” - to force users to re-code 
| their sites to comply with open standards. Until Microsoft takes this step, 
| it will always be trapped, at last partially, in the web – and Web - of its 
| past. The difficulties the company is having with this balancing act also 
| shows why users should always follow open standards, because they can't rely 
| on proprietary elements being preserved from version to version, and are 
| bound to end up having to re-code at some point.       


Worm fears shut down Skype video feature

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| The problem lies in the fact that Skype uses a Windows Internet Explorer (IE) 
| component with inappropriate security settings, researchers say. Instead of 
| processing pages it renders with the more secure "Internet Zone" security 
| setting, Skype uses IE's "Local Zone" security setting, usually reserved for 
| more trustworthy content.    



Microsoft Releases Update to Make IE7 ‘Vista Compatible’

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| Did you notice that last one? Internet Explorer 7, included as part of the 
| base Windows Vista installation, was apparently not fully Vista compatible. 
| Instead of fixing IE7, this update presumably creates a shim to tweak Vista 
| so it can work properly with IE7.   


Skype for Linux 2.0 - with Video support

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| Skype has released a new Beta version of it’s VoIP client for Linux. The new 
| release comes with video support. 
| For the first time every Linux’ Skype client now features full video support. 
| With this feature the Linux client catches up with the Windows and MacOS 
| client. The most important features listed in the changelog are:  
|         * feature: Video.
|         * video feature: Video Devices options dialog.
|         * video feature: Video Accept/Decline dialog.
|         * video feature: Full-screen video.


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