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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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.

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Opera Launcher

By | December 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here is a nice little tool for Opera users which is called Opera Launcher. What it does is basically expands web browser with setting such as:

No tray icon (my personal favorite)
Disables crash start up dialog
Backups data
and many more

Click here for more information and download link.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21th

By | December 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sorry for not posting last few days. Had no internet (provider problems) connection since Thursday. Time to catch up.

Firefox 3.0.5 Released – No Eula

By | December 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mozilla team has released an update for its Firefox 3.0 branch web browser. The following release fixes 8 security vulnerabilities, adds more languages (Bengali, Esperanto, Galicia, Hindi, and Latvian) and no longer includes eula during installation.

Download Firefox 3.0.5

Browsers Test: Midori vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Konqueror vs. Arora

By | December 16, 2008 | 13 Comments

It’s time to test some other web browsers this time. Who is the fastest browser among those in V8 Benchmark Suite and who scores most in Acid 3 test? Let’s find out.

Note: This article was written by one of our readers: Dainius. You may check the original post here (non English).

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Google is Wise, Chrome Updates Silently

By | December 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Via Asa Dotzler blog.

Here is a great way to make sure that all of your software users are using the latest stable release, which usually fixes security issues and various bugs discovered: silent updates.

As he writes:

It looks like the folks at Google turned on the automatic (silent) update for Chrome beta users today. They should have all of their users on the latest version in just a few days.

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