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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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.

Apple Slapped With Patent Suit Over iPhone’s Browser

By | November 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

A month after being granted U.S. patent No. 7,441,196, a company in Los Angeles called EMG Technology is suing Apple for “the way the iPhone navigates the Internet,” according to a press release. The suit did not specify the damages EMG is seeking, but the company has hired a serious gun: Stanley Gibson, one of the lead trial attorneys who won the $1.35 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Medtronic.

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1 More Google Chrome Logo Theory

By | November 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

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A Pleasant Opera.com Design Change

By | November 21, 2008 | 4 Comments

With the recent my.opera.com change, Opera home page was redesigned as well. Old design was really bad and had old looking components, such as menu for example.

However, this one looks much better. Fresh and light. Dark red color navigation, black pop-up menus, latest news section and more.

There are two things which could be changed though. Continue Reading

Mozilla Foundation Is Being Audited By the IRS

By | November 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Posted on TechCrunch

Buried in the financial statements is the fact that the Mozilla Foundation is being audited by the IRS and its non-profit status is in question:

On the audit of the Foundation there has not been any formal notification of issues. There has been inquiry regarding its tax exemption. Management believes that it is conducting its operations in accordance with its original application for exemption and for which it received the advance ruling as a public benefit corporation. Continue Reading