Archive for May, 2010

Acer Chrome OS Devices are Coming

By | May 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Acer Chrome OS Devices are ComingIt appears that Acer is planning to launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which is set to take place from June 1st to June 5th.

As Chrome OS was originally designed for Netbooks, we expect a Netbook of some kind. Although Google said many times that OS can run fine on other devices with ARM processors, such as Smartbooks, Tablets, etc.

Currently, Chrome OS is scheduled for 2010 Q2 launch which pairs fine with the upcoming Acer announcement.


Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

By | May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEOIt’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:

“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”

John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.


Opera Mobile 10 Comes to Maemo

By | May 11, 2010 | 9 Comments

Opera Mobile 10 Comes to MaemoToday Opera Software has released a preview build of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia N900 and N800/N810 devices.

Just like Opera Mini or Opera Mobile for Windows/Symbian platforms, it supports Opera Turbo, bookmarks synch, tabbed browsing, speed dial and many more.

Furthermore, Nokia users received a unique opportunity to play with the new JavaScript engine called Carakan and Vega rendering library, as they are now a part of Opera Mobile 10 web browser for Maemo.

There are also some known issues, be sure to check them before downloading.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.


How to Disable Sys Tray Icon in Opera?

By | May 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

How to Disable Sys Tray Icon in Opera?

If “notrayicon” attribute no longer hides system tray icon in Windows or Linux platforms, try this one:

In the address bar, type:
Search for “tray” or just scrool down until you see “Show Tray Icon” preference.
Uncheck the option.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for tip.


How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?

By | May 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?If you are not a big fan of new Google Search sidebar (which was introduced recently), here are few simple scripts for Firefox and Google Chrome users to remove it.

Google Classic
Remove Google Sidebar

In addition: feel free to try Hide Google options add-on as well.

Via SmarterWare.


Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) GPU Powered Samples Demo

By | May 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

An interesting video, in which Microsoft employee demonstrates the difference between GPU (Internet Explorer 9) and non-GPU (Firefox, Chrome) powered web browsers.

Test drive site.


My Name is Chrome (Pic)

By | May 5, 2010 | 23 Comments

Warning: this picture contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children). Continue Reading

Google Rolls Out New Chrome 5 Beta

By | May 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

Recently Google has released a Beta version of Chrome 5 web browser. Now, not only it includes browser preferences synchronization (in addition bookmarks sync), but also offers HTML5 goodies like: Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop support. Continue Reading

Firefox Crashing in Ubuntu?

By | May 4, 2010 | 13 Comments

Firefox Crashing in Ubuntu?Giorgio, the author of popular NoScript add-on for Firefox has warned its users that extension usage in Ubuntu 10.04 may cause crashes.

Although recently discovered bug should be fixed in the next Ubuntu update, developer suggests running the following command in your terminal for an immediate solution:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bryceharrington/purple && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade