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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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Security Handbook

By | January 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now here is something quite informative. Browser Security Handbook published by Google.

As Google explains, the document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers.

The following browsers are included: Continue Reading

5 Reasons People Still Use Internet Explorer 6

By | January 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

Here is an article by Yarden on why people are still using old Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 version.

To sum it up:

They Don’t Know What a Browser Is
They Don’t Know That There Are Alternative Browsers
They Are Afraid Of Change Continue Reading

Entering the Year 2009 with FavBrowser.com

By | January 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year!

I have some great news for you. Now you will see even more quality posts here. Why? Because there will be more than just a one poster. Want more tips, video tutorials, anything else? Well, here you go. You got it :-)

To Anthony D: please contact me via contact form again, as the email you had provided doesn’t exists (typo I guess).

Google Using Gmail to Convert IE Users to Firefox, Chrome

By | December 30, 2008 | 7 Comments

Beyond pushing Chrome on google.com and planning to roll it out with OEMs, Google has found a new way to tell users about its browser. This time, the search giant is targeting IE users who use Gmail. With a simple “Get faster Gmail” message (which only appears in IE), Google is luring users of its e-mail service to a support page which explains that IE is slow at running Gmail.

The solution, according to Google, is to switch browsers. After offering download links to both Firefox and Chrome, Google notes that IE8 (which is faster at Javascript than previous IE versions) is now in development.

Story continues on ArsTechnica

Microsoft Delays Internet Explorer 8 (Again)

By | December 30, 2008 | 2 Comments

First it was November, then December, then March 2009 and now it looks like the final IE8 version will be probably released in the 2nd quarter of 2009.

They are going to release one more update in the 1st quarter of the year 2009 which should be followed by a long awaited, Internet Explorer 8 Final.

Although by checking Microsoft history records you can even expect it to be delayed once again.

Well, at least users won’t whine about hundreds of IE 8 bugs, as in the time period like this, most of them will be fixed.

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Firefox Addons – 6 Things You Can Do With Plain Text

By | December 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a great post on how can you expand your Firefox reading experience.

Plain text to link: turn any highlighted text into a link
Browse pages tagged with this word / phrase on StumbleUpon
Count the highlighted words: word count plus
Search the highlighted word in any search engine you select in your search plugins
Search the highlighted word using multiple search engines: KallOut
Search the highlighted word using Google advanced operators – advanced dork

Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus, etc. and Happy New Year

By | December 24, 2008 | 4 Comments

It is that day of the year again. As this post title says: Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus, etc. and Happy New Year :-)

And I’ll repeat what was said in the previous year post: It’s time to forget about web browsers and stop flaming. Well… At least for a day or two :-)

Happy holidays.

Something from FavBrowser: Browsers Dance

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Mozilla’s and Google Relations Gets Complicated

By | December 22, 2008 | 3 Comments

According to Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly, the things between Mozilla and Google became bit more complicated since the launch of Chrome.

“We have a fine and reasonable relationship,” John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, said in an interview last week. “But I’d be lying if I said that things weren’t more complicated than they used to be.”

Of course, when Google supplies 88% of the Mozilla’s revenue, word complicated fits here perfectly.

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News Posters Wanted at FavBrowser.com

By | December 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hi there,

Followed by Tiago’s advice, I am looking to expand FavBrowser.com news writer’s team from 1 to …

If you have a passion for web browsers and are interested (or want to know more details), feel free to send me a message via contact form.

The requirements are: Continue Reading