Author Archive: Vygantas

Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

By | September 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

With the upcoming addition of Type Inference, a new JavaScript type inference engine for Firefox 9, Mozilla has recently included its benchmark results in the AreWeFastYet web site.

According to the source, Jaegermonkey with TI enabled scores well above its predecessors and even manages to beat Google Chrome in the SunSpider JavaScript test.
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Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

By | September 13, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

Potentially in Firefox 9.

The latest nightly builds of Firefox web browser now includes a new download manager, which can be accessed via icon or simply by tapping CTRL+J keys.

As seen in the screenshot above, it looks like Mozilla hasn’t just implemented a yet another icon. Instead, users will be able to see download progress and its estimate without accessing the mentioned download manager.

Via: Geek.com

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

By | September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome Only

By | September 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome OnlyIt looks like the web ain’t all rainbows and sunshine as the latest document; “Future of JavaScript”, obtained from Google’s internal “JavaScript Summit” had some interesting things to say.

First of all, Google now encourages developers to start targeting Chrome only web browser when possible and is eager to implement at least some of the ECMAScript Harmony as soon as possible.

According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.

Here is an excerpt from the document:
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Disable Opera Tips

By | September 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Disable Opera TipsIf you’ve been using Opera for a while and don’t really want to see tips about something you already know, here is how to disable them:

- Go to:
[Windows 7, Vista ]
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera

[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Opera\Opera

- Open tips.ini
- Change “Enabled=1” to “Enabled=0”
- Restart Opera
- Done

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1

By | September 9, 2011 | 35 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1Web browser benchmarks on Windows and Mac OS X.

With the recent Firefox and Google Chrome releases, TomsHardware has decided to test all the competitors in both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

There’s no time to waste, so let’s dive into the results.
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Download Firefox 6.0.2

By | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 6.0.2A week after releasing the first security update for Firefox 6 and Firefox 3.6 branches, Mozilla has another update for you, which pretty much deals with the very same issue: certificates trust.

Both Firefox 6.0.2 and 3.6.22 security updates remove the trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden (read more about it here) and can be downloaded from the following page.

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript Performance

By | September 7, 2011 | 35 Comments

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript PerformanceExciting times ahead.

Good news for all the Firefox users and bad for its competitors, the upcoming Firefox 9 release will offer a significant JavaScript performance increase.

According to various reports, the latest Firefox 9 nightly builds score up to 32% more in JS benchmarks when compared to Firefox 6 and it’s not even finished yet.
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David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 28 Comments

David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At OperaWith the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.

Some of the key aspects in the article are:

- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.

Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.

[Thanks, KORraN]

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released, Core Developer Leaves Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 22 Comments

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released

It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.

In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.

Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.

For all the new features and changes, see the original post.

[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]