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.
It’s all about bacon.
Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.
A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.
According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.
However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300)
Microsoft continues to work on the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 and has recently reached a build number of 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
What does that mean?
If this is actually the final RC build, expect release in the very first weeks of 2011.
Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.
Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)
Personally, I don’t understand Opera release strategy and never will, but here it is: Opera 11 Final.
The following version introduces a handful of new features, including:
- Tab stacking
- Safer address field
- Visual mouse gestures
- Mail panel
As well as performance improvements, various bug fixes and more.
According to Choose Opera, Opera 11 will be the last desktop product of this year, so grab it while it’s hot.
P.S. It’s the same build as RC3.
It looks like Adblock Plus is coming to Google Chrome after all.
According to TechCrunch, Michael Gundlach, the author of Adblock Plus is already working on such extension.
While no release details were given, expect it sooner than later as ADP will not be written from scratch.
Developer will take AdThwart extension source code (which already uses several pieces of Adblock Plus code) and continue the progress.
1 day after RC2.
Earlier this month, Opera promised to deliver the final version of Opera 11 before Christmas.
Well, they are keeping the promise and will do that tomorrow. Whether it’s good or bad news depends on the quality of final product. However, in case their release approach has not changed, we expect to see Opera 11.01 just few weeks after v11 release.
Or so it seems.
NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.
Tested web browsers
Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)