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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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

Mozilla Firebug 1.2 Released

By | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Firebug 1.2 ReleasedGood news from the web developers. Firebug 1.2 Final is now released and can be downloaded here. As you may find out from the changelog, there were plenty of changes made.

What was changed?

== Enablement UI ==
* Disable always: when the Firebug UI is not active on any page, the debugger is disabled (minimal overhead)
* Instant on: when the Firebug UI is active, HTML, CSS, DOM views activate (minimal overhead)
* Script panel user-activation: initially disabled or enabled always Continue Reading

No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6

By | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6I bet some of you were expecting to see Opera 10 first preview releases after Opera 9.5 was introduced. This won’t be happening any time soon because few days ago Opera Team introduced 1st snapshot of Opera 9.6.

What’s new?

As from “First 9.60 Snapshot!” post:

Opera Link
Custom search engines and typed history* are now joining bookmarks, speed dials, personal bar, and notes in Opera Link. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 to Receive a JavaScript Performance Upgrade

By | August 25, 2008 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.1 to Receive a JavaScript Performance UpgradeGuys from Mozilla Firefox team aren’t sleeping. Few days ago they’ve launched a JavaScript engine called TraceMonkey which will be ported in the upcoming Firefox 3.1 release.

So to make it short: in some benchmarks, new engine is almost 40 times faster than the old one! Can you imagine that?

Just take a look at those benchmarks: Continue Reading