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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Performance: Firefox vs. Safari vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera

By | December 4, 2008 | 21 Comments

It’s time to run one of the most popular JavaScript performance tools: SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark.

We will be testing Firefox 3.0.4, Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, Safari 3.2, WebKit r38794, Google Chrome 0.4.154.29, Opera 9.62 and Opera 10 Alpha 1 builds.

Let’s begin, shall we? Continue Reading

Opera 10 Alpha 1 Released

By | December 4, 2008 | 17 Comments

This is it folks, the first official Opera 10 build is here! I can’t wait to try it. Quick changelog:

Presto 2.2 Engine
Performance boost
100/100 and pixel-perfect on the Acid3 test
Auto-update
Inline spelling checker
Opera Mail improvements, including rich text composition and delete after X days
Widget Improvements on Linux Continue Reading

Block Flash on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera

By | December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are being annoyed by flashy and sparkling flash objects which just loads your CPU with no good reason and looking for any ways to block them, then we have a solution for you. Of course, you could just uninstall Adobe Flash Player, but this is not a good idea, unless you are not using anything flash related (YouTube.com for example).

Another solution is to install simple flash block plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera. Continue Reading

Opera Financials, Q3 2008

By | December 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

Opera Software has released its third quarter financial results.

Main highlights:

Mobile:
58 new phones with Opera pre-installed, including 16 new phones with Opera Mobile and 42 with Opera Mini
Opera Mobile shipments pre-installed: 8 million Continue Reading

Browser Head to Head: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Flock

By | December 2, 2008 | 27 Comments

An article on 3 web browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome and Flock. Safari and Opera were left behind.

Read the article.

There were few interesting comments on that article though. For example:

“Opera hasn’t changed, there’s nothing new or exciting, nothing to talk about. People don’t ignore Opera, they just don’t really care about it.”

While this is not 100% correct, I actually find it true when viewing all the “browser war” and/or web development related articles around the web.

Firefox Grabs 20% Market Share

By | December 1, 2008 | 9 Comments

For the first time in history, Firefox has reached and stayed above 20% market share mark. This is a great victory for both, developers and its fans.

Next stop is 50%

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Firefox 32 bit (x86) vs. Firefox 64 bit (x64)

By | November 30, 2008 | 75 Comments

If you are looking to download Firefox 64 bit, then this is the right place to start. But first, let’s check some benchmarks to see if 64bit Firefox has any performance advantages against Firefox 32bit.

3.0 (x86) vs 3.1 (x64) Continue Reading

Mozilla’s Financials; Planned Growth in 2009

By | November 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

In an email to his staff on Mozilla’s Financials which was sent on October 10, 2008, John Lilly also revealed its future expectations for the year 2009.

To summarize everything:

Mozilla intends to grow by 75 in 2009.
Mozilla is break even.
Mozilla believes Google Chrome could reach 7% market share next year.

For a full email, feel free to check this post.

Opera Mini 4.2 Released

By | November 25, 2008 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini 4.2 Final was just released which features some great new features and performance improvements. With the release, new promotional video was made as well.

What’s new?

Skins – Personalize Opera Mini by choosing a new colorful skin.
Video – We are working to make video content available on more phones through Opera Mini.
Performance – Opera Mini 4.2 can use our newly established server park in the US. This means significantly faster page page downloads for users in the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. Continue Reading

Add-on-Con

By | November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

For the first time in history, on December 11th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the conference will be held dedicated to web browsers add-ons. People from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will come together to discuss the future of web browsing.

Platinum Sponsors: Microsoft, Mozilla

For Agenda and Registration, please check their home page.