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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EU Responds to Microsoft’s Browser Move

By | June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

As Microsoft started to talk about a possibility to ship Windows 7 without Internet Explorer in Europe, The European Commission responded to this move:

“In a statement, regulators said that the move seems a step backward in the retail software arena, but said it could be more positive in the new PC market, which is how 95 percent of consumers get a new version of Windows.”

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Build the Google Chrome Icon

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Inc. is asking everyone to submit creative, 15-60 second videos in which participants should build a Chrome icon in any way possible.

Entries should be submitted in the following page until July 22, 2009.

Microsoft Proposes Launching an IE Free Windows 7 “E” in Europe

By | June 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Proposes Launching an IE Free Windows 7 ZDNet writes:

Microsoft is stepping up its campaign to try to appease European Commission (EC) regulators who are mulling possible remedies in the ongoing Opera-Microsoft browser-bundling case in the European Union.

According to News.com, Microsoft’s newest proposal is to offer a version of Windows 7 which strips out Internet Explorer (IE) 8. Not hides it — like is currently possible via a “remove features” capability. The Softies are proposing to sell a separate version, designated Windows 7 E which doesn’t include a browser in it at all.

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WebKit Vulnerabilities Fixed

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

WebKit Vulnerabilities FixedThe latest Chrome version 2.0.172.31 and Safari 4.0 has fixed one of the vulnerabilities which was exploited in WebKit earlier this month.

As H Online describes: A vulnerability in WebKit can be exploited by an attacker to crash a tab or execute arbitrary code in Google Chrome due to a memory corruption issue in WebKit’s handling of recursion in certain DOM event handlers. For an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a maliciously crafted website. The malicious code, however, will be sandboxed, limiting the damage that an attacker can do when exploiting the vulnerability.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Firefox Add-Ons Page Receives a Face Lift

By | June 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Firefox Addons

In case you haven’t seen it already, Mozilla has updated their addons.mozilla.org web page design which now includes add-ons count in each category, few animations and other tweaks for a faster navigation.

Opera: We will Reinvent the Web

By | June 11, 2009 | 44 Comments

Opera
No more info (yet), expect for the “hidden” comment in opera.com/freedom source

“We start our little story with the invention of the modern day computer.
Over the years, the computers grew in numbers, and the next natural step in the evolution was to connect them together. To share things … “

Also, the following tweet: “We are! We’ve put the internet on a USB stick so that you can always have a connection wherever you are!” (Thanks to Cqoicebordel for pointing that out).

Update: But as these little networks grew, some computers gained more power than the rest and called themselves servers…

Update 2: Today, millions of people are connected together in a great web …

Browsers vs. 6 Video Sharing Sites

By | June 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Video Sharing Sites
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.

For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading

EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”

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Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

Few shots from ads (no video yet)
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Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.

Changes

Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Faster JavaScript dialogs
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
Site-specific fixes