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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Firefox 3 Reaches 20 Million downloads in 7 Days, Opera – 4.5 Million Downloads in 5 Days

By | June 25, 2008 | 37 Comments

DownloadsIt’s been 7 days since Firefox 3 launch and so far it was downloaded more than 20 million times, 8 290 908 downloads were in 24 hours.

What is surprising is that Opera 9.5 was downloaded more than 4.5 million times in 5 days. By comparing their market share data: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) vs. Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3.1.2 vs. Opera 9.5

By | June 24, 2008 | 14 Comments

Here’s another GadgetZone’s article: “Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1.2 vs Opera 9.5″.

After new Firefox 3, Safari and Opera 9.5 releases, they’ve re-done browser group test. Feel free to check it.

9 Firefox 3 Location Bar Tweaks

By | June 21, 2008 | 4 Comments

Time for some tips and tricks. Percy Cabello wrote a great article on how you can tweak your location bar. For example: make autocomplete menu show only typed addresses and not visited or bookmarked, how to change the number of suggestions displayed in the autocomplete menu and more.

If you want to play with Firefox 3 location bar a bit, this can help you a lot.

Safari 3.1.2 Released

By | June 20, 2008 | 4 Comments

Safari 3.1.2Safari 3.1.2 for Windows was just released which fixes few security issues.

Viewing a maliciously crafted BMP or GIF image may lead to information disclosure
Saving untrusted files to the Windows desktop may lead to the execution of arbitrary code
Visiting a malicious website which is in a trusted Internet Explorer zone may lead to the automatic execution of arbitrary code
Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

It’s always recommended to use the latest stable version of any web browser, especially when we are talking about security updates.

Download Safari 3.1.2 for Windows.

Firefox 3 Reaches 8 290 908 Downloads in 24 Hours

By | June 18, 2008 | 7 Comments

The numbers are here. After 24 hours, Firefox 3 was downloaded 8 290 908 times. That’s what I call a good marketing campaign which requires no or very less cash. Who can now complain with the phrase like “we don’t have a lot of money for big marketing campaign?” Anyone could have done that, but Firefox team members are geniuses and did that first.

It’s not clear yet if this record will be added to the Guinness book, waiting for approval.

Congratulations.

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Firefox 3 Final Released

By | June 17, 2008 | 5 Comments

As promised by Firefox team, its newest version was just released. There were a lot of pleasant changes since Firefox 2. Gecko 1.9 (web rendering platform on which Firefox 3 is based) received more than 14 000 updates, as a result: its performance as well as stability was improved. Most important, memory usage was reduced and a lot of memory leaks were fixed.
Firefox 3 also includes various security updates, malware Protection, upgraded download manager, plugin management, platform integration (new look), and much more. Continue Reading

Mozilla Lies About Downloads?

By | June 17, 2008 | 6 Comments

How’s that possible? Check this page.

It says Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Is Not Released (Yet)

By | June 17, 2008 | 6 Comments

3rd article today which says that Firefox 3 was released, though Mozilla’s page still got old version there…

That’s what happens when you provide exact time and bloggers set an auto post in order to be the first ones who says that…

“trying to set a world record, but forgetting to invest in decent servers = EPIC FAIL”, via ReddIt.

As for now: Opera released their browser too early and Firefox too late… What’s next?

Just Before Firefox 3 Final Release

By | June 17, 2008 | 3 Comments

It looks like they are experiencing same issues as Opera had, too many hits and too less servers power. Oh well, it happens. Everyone’s waiting.

Update: Still waiting…

Update 2: Articles like “Firefox Goes for Record, Crashes Instead” are being posted.

Web Browsers Security – Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari, Opera

By | June 16, 2008 | 11 Comments

Web Browsers Security - Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari, OperaSome time ago we’ve posted an article about web browsers security which is based on Secunia reports.
Well, before the Firefox 3 release, it’s time to check how web browsers (latest “stable” versions) are doing now (2nd round).
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