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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Is this Evil? Google Chrome EULA

By | September 3, 2008 | 4 Comments

Is this Evil? Google Chrome EULACheck this one.

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services. Continue Reading

Firefox 3 (3.1) vs. Google Chrome vs. Safari 3 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)

By | September 3, 2008 | 145 Comments

Firefox 3 (3.1) vs. Google Chrome vs. Safari 3 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)John Resig did a great job by comparing Firefox 3, Firefox 3.1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Internet Explorer 8 and 7 JavaScript performance.

JavaScriptCore: The engine that powers Safari/WebKit (up until Safari 3.1).
SquirrelFish: The engine used by Safari 4.0.
V8: The engine used by Google Chrome.
SpiderMonkey: The engine that powers Firefox (up to, and including, Firefox 3.0). Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Slices for Firefox 3

By | September 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Slices for Firefox 3Not so long time ago Microsoft introduces web slices feature for IE8. However, if you don’t want to use Internet Explorer 8 yet, there’s a Firefox 3 add-on which allows you to subscribe to any web page section. Add-on developers aren’t sleeping.

Download WebChunks.

Download Google Chrome (Beta)

By | September 3, 2008 | 25 Comments

Here you go, Google Chrome Beta is now released and you can download it here. Enjoy.

Google Chrome Screenshots

By | September 2, 2008 | 5 Comments

OK, so here are some:

Google Chrome Auto Complete Continue Reading

Google Web Browser is Real (Google Chrome) + Screenshot

By | September 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Google ChromeEveryone was expecting to see Google web browser, sooner or later. After they have “accidentally” revealed that in their low end comic book, rumors were confirmed. So tomorrow its beta version will be launched. Welcome, Google Chrome, an open source web browser.

Are they using their own technologies? Sort of. However, Google Chrome is based on WebKit which is being used by Safari as well.

Any screenshots? There is one: Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Jon (Opera’s CEO)

By | August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

We would like to wish you a very happy birthday. I guess celebrating birthday is not all about that “free day”, but rather spending some time with whom you enjoy to, Opera Software employers and Opera users this time.

Yes, Jon is working today, on his birthday :-)

Yahoo! Promotes Firefox?

By | August 28, 2008 | 6 Comments

First, it was Google who decided to promote Firefox, and now..? Yes, Yahoo! started to do that as well. Welcome “Firefox 3 Yahoo Edition”.

So here’s how their home page looks like: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 Released

By | August 28, 2008 | 11 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2As promised by Microsoft earlier, the 2nd beta of Internet Explorer 8 was released today. I really never thought to say that about IE, but it feels “OK” and assuming the fact that it’s only a Beta 2, it has a bit of potential to stop losing big pieces of market share every month.

What’s new in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2?

New Tab experience

Here’s what you are going to see after new tab opened Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) (Performance)

By | August 27, 2008 | 48 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) (Performance)I’ve some great news for Internet Explorer users. While IE8 Beta 1 had some performance improvements over IE7, it was not enough and developers knew that. As a result, they’ve made Internet Explorer 8 even faster. As it says:

Some of the tests we have done show pure JScript performance improvements up to 2.5 times. We also measured the performance gains on common Gmail operations, like loading the inbox (34%), opening a conversation (45%) and opening a thread (27%) compared to IE7. Continue Reading