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From this month, users in the UK and the rest of Europe who use Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and have Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) as their default browser will be sent to a screen offering a choice of 12 browsers, including IE.

The top five by market share – IE, Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome, Apple's Safari and Opera will be presented first, in random order.

The so-called "ballot screen" follows the settlement of an anti trust case by the European Commission, following a complaint filed by Opera in 2007. That alleged that Microsoft was illegally bundling its own browser into Windows, giving IE an unfair advantage, because users have to actively download other browsers. The claim is similar to that which led Microsoft to be prosecuted by the US Justice Department in the late 1990s.


About this Site:

This site is fairly simple. Just click on your form link at the top of this page to find out lesson topics, prep, notes, links to other webistes and or additional information.

If you do not have Internet access at home, please inform the ICT teachers well in ADVANCE of any prep due dates!

If you are very skilled in ICT and finding any of the topics easy, please look out for the Extra work at the bottom of each term's topics (usually at bottom of page) - some of you will be told that you have to do these sections.


4th and 5th Form Results and Guidance:

A result, level or target will never be made public with your name associated with it but you can use a code to access marks and or comments relevant to you.  If you do not have this code you will not be able to access the information. Please ask if you do not have your unique code.