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 3.5.1 Released

By | July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla has released the first update for Firefox 3.5 series which fixes a critical vulnerability reported earlier this week.

Download Firefox 3.5.1

User Friendly Internet Explorer

By | July 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Spending millions of dollars, Microsoft came up with a new version of Internet Explorer (not really):

Friendly IE
Picture Source: DeadDog

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

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Opera UI: from 1.0 to 9.5

By | July 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Opera 3

If you ever wanted to see how Opera browser user interface has evolved, then head over to the following page and check it out.

Zoquete has made a screenshot gallery which includes the following Opera versions:

Opera 1, Opera 3.0, Opera 3.62, Opera 4.02
Opera 5.12, Opera 6.06, Opera 7.0, Opera 7.54
Opera 8.0, Opera 8.54, Opera 9.27, Opera 9.5

BlackBerry OS 5.0 to Have Tabbed Browsing

By | July 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Boy Genius reports that the upcoming BlackBerry OS 5.0 is going to include a nice improvement which is tabbed browsing support.

As OS 5.0 is not yet finished, switching between two or more tabs is a pain in the neck, he said.
BlackBerry OS 5.0 to Bring Tabbed Browsing
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Opera 10 Beta 2 Released

By | July 16, 2009 | 9 Comments

Opera 10 Beta 2 Released
As expected, today Opera Software has released the second beta of Opera 10 web browser. Unlike Beta 1, this version does not include any new major features and focuses on various improvements and polishing instead.

The good news: instead of releasing RC, they have decided to maintain the quality and include one more Beta release.
The bad news: Opera Unite service was removed from this release.

Download Opera 10 Beta 2
Changelog

Download Opera 10 Beta 2

By | July 15, 2009 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 10 Beta 2Although Opera 10 Beta 2 is set for a release later this week, you may download it already from Opera Software FTP servers.

Unfortunately, changelog is not yet available.

Windows version
Mac OS X version
Linux version (built for x86, x86-x64, ppc)
Solaris version (built for Intel and Sparc)
FreeBSD version (built for amd64 and Intel)

Thanks to Daniel Hendryck for this.

Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 13th

By | July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 13th