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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Will Apple and Opera Software be Sued?

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.

But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading

New EU Complaint against Microsoft (IE this Time)

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Remember the old days when EU filled complaint again Microsoft and it’s Windows Media Player being integrated to Windows? Well, they had to pay then $357 million fine, then $1.35 billion…

After Opera’s complain to the European Union back in the year 2007, looks like story continues.

As cNet says: European regulators notified Microsoft it believes the software giant is in violation of the region’s antitrust laws by bundling its Internet Explorer browser in Windows, the company said Friday.

Oh… Not again. If Microsoft removes Internet Explorer (which is free) from Windows at all, how will someone is going to download anything? For example: other web browser? Continue Reading

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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Browsers Pr0n/Private Mode Comics

By | January 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here are a few comics about the web browsers private mode, usually called “pr0n” mode.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Delayed

By | January 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has recently announced that due to many remaining bugs still unfixed, they are going to delay Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release for a week.

Instead of releasing it on Jan 26th, it will be launched on Feb 2nd.

The upcoming beta release is supposed to be the last beta for Firefox 3.1 series.

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Speed Up Safari

By | January 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here are few simple tips to increase Safari performance.

Disable Add-ons

Add-ons, such as PithHelmet or Saft, whilst extremely useful, can be the source of performance or stability issues. Fortunately, most utilities like these have an option to disable their functionality to allow you to troubleshoot. You could also choose to remove them from your computer altogether. To do this, follow the instructions on Apple’s Safari add-ons technote. Continue Reading

Extensions Post Removed

By | January 14, 2009 | 16 Comments

I have just removed recent published and “supposed to be funny” post on Opera’s Vision.

It was my mistake and I am sorry.

This Can Be Big: Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

By | January 14, 2009 | 3 Comments

Remember Opera for iPhone? Well, something good is happening at Apple App Store. As MacRumors says:

Over the past 24 hours, Apple has begun to approve 3rd party web browsing applications for the iPhone. A number of new web browsing apps have suddenly appeared with original submission dates ranging as far back as October. Continue Reading

Speed Up Internet Explorer

By | January 14, 2009 | 15 Comments

Now here is something for you, IE users. Five tweaks to increase Internet Explorer performance. Written by reliancep

1. Turn off Phishing Filter. This feature supposedly helps to prevent you from being tricked into accessing a rogue web site that is masquerading as a bona fide web site. I’ve found this feature to really slow down web access at times. Microsoft released a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but my computer has the patch and I still notice this feature slowing down web access. If you think you can live without the extra protection of IE7 anti-phishing, you can disable it by starting IE7 and then going to: Continue Reading