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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Firebug 1.3 Released

By | January 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The final version of Firebug 1.3 has been released and can be downloaded via addons.mozilla.org

The following version won’t work with Firefox 3.1. However, the upcoming Firebug 1.4 alpha release will fix that.

For the changelog, please check release notes here.

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Browsers Market Share for the Year 2008

By | January 8, 2009 | 14 Comments

Previous year were great for some of the web browsers and not so good for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.

Since it’s now 2009, let’s sum up all the market share reports and check final results.

Internet Explorer lost 7.32% of its market share Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Update as High Priority

By | January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

The upcoming release of Internet Explorer 8 will be available via Automatic Updates. According to Microsoft, the following update will be marked as high priority for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and important for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2009.

Alternatively, Microsoft is offering IE8 Blocker Toolkit which will allow administrators to disable delivery of Internet Explorer 8.

How will itl work?

Automatic update will notify you when IE8 is ready to install in the right side of taskbar. As simple as that.

Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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FavBrowser.com 2.21

By | January 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

Just a minor update to increase your browsing experience.

Archives were moved from sidebar to a separate page and now can be found in the top navigation.

Also, I am considering to re-enable related posts plugin. Let me know what you think about that.

Would you like to see "Related Posts" after each article?

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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