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, Feb 3rd

By | February 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome, Japan Video Ad

By | February 3, 2009 | 4 Comments

Breakout, anyone?

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Web Browsers Nostradamus, Year 2010

By | February 2, 2009 | 7 Comments

Ever wondered what would browsers market share look like in the Jan, 2010? Well, using simple moving average trend and drawing a line between it’s easy to check that. So here’s how it would look like if there won’t be any drastic changes, such as “Internet Explorer come back”.

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Internet Explorer, Opera Loses, Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains, Jan 2009

By | February 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

It is time to check how web browsers market share is doing in the first month of 2009.

Internet Explorer continues its trend with a loss of 0.6%, from 68.15 to 67.55.

Firefox has grabbed an extra of 0.19% market share, from 21.34% to 21.53%

The biggest gainer this month is Safari with an increase of 0.36%, from 7.93% to 8.29% Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 Delayed (Again)

By | January 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has delayed Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release again, stating new JavaScript engine bugs as the main reason.

There are still 18 bugs which need to be fixed before new beta.

New release date should be revealed within few days.

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Chrome 2, Webkit 4 and Firefox 3.1 beats IE 8 and Opera 10

By | January 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

ZDNet Australia has compared the following web browsers in SunSpider (yet again) and Google V8 2 benchmarks:

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Firefox 3.1b1 (although b2 was released some time ago)
Chrome 2.0.158.0
WebKit r40220
Opera 10.00 Alpha

Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading

How Secure Is Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera?

By | January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Infoworld inspected all the major web browsers and got some really interesting points to say about each of them.

Here are conclusions for each of the web browsers (also, links to full articles):

How Secure is Internet Explorer?
IE has no peer in enterprise deployment features. Using the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide, administrators can deploy and configure more than 1,300 IE-related settings via Active Directory Group Policy or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It is the only browser in the review to support Kerberos authentication over the Web. Continue Reading

New Google Chrome Ads on YouTube, Facebook

By | January 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

Stephen Shankland has spotted new Google Chrome ads on YouTube and Facebook.

Instead of displaying Chrome ads just on the right side of page, Google has decided to promote it during video playback as well.

On Facebook, Google Chrome appears on Boggle-like Scramble game. Continue Reading

Fun Continues: Microsoft, EU and Opera Software

By | January 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.

Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.

Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.

Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.

I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….

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Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate (RC) Released

By | January 27, 2009 | 3 Comments

As expected, yesterday Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 8.

The following build focuses on features polishing, web standards support and various improvements.

The changes between Beta 2 and RC1 are: Continue Reading