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.
Although Firefox 3 is the latest stable release, Mozilla will continue releasing Firefox 2.x branch security updates until mid-December, 2008. This release fixes the following security issues:
Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running
Remote code execution by overflowing CSS reference counter
So there’s a guy who used to work on Microsoft Internet Explorer team. Although it’s not so easy to say that, he admits that Firefox 3 is better than IE7. After playing with Firefox 3, he says:
When I use IE now, it feels slow and poorly put together.
You may read his post here.
Just to let you know, I’ll be staying in the hospital for x days from tomorrow, so yes, no news. Sorry.
Nothing serious though, something with my heart and stomach. Once “illness” or something is diagnosed, they should fix those body “bugs” and I’ll be back online :-)
Update: I’m back.
Here is a quite funny post for you to check about 5 “hidden” Firefox 3 features.
CSS Dzone recently published an interview with David Storey from Opera Software. Feel free to check it. Storey was probably interviewed long time ago (although published on 2008/07/08 – 5:45pm) as one of the questions are:
With the Opera browser being in it’s second beta cycle for the Kestrel release and Dragonfly only having entered Alpha, can we as developers expect a GA version of Dragonfly to accompany the GA release of Kestrel?
As wrote before, I was not able to post any news for some time… Well, it’s time to catch up and summarize everything what happened during that period of time.
Opera Dragonfly alpha 2 released
Firefox 184.108.40.206 released
Mozilla Weave 0.2 (aka Opera Link) released
Firefox 3 Sets a Guinness World Record
Opera adds Ask.com search to its Web browser
40% of surfers don’t bother with browser security updates
Study Finds Firefox Users Safest, IE Users Unsafe
Meet the Fennec logo (Firefox Mobile)
Opera 9.51 released
IE8 to have antimalware protection
Opera brings Web standards to classrooms worldwide
Few weeks ago Apple released Safari 3.1.2 for Windows. Well, today you can download Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X as well. This release fixes the following security issue:
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading
There is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.