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 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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Opera – How to Add More Speed Dials?

By | June 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Add More Speed Dials OperaHere’s a great tip from Tamil. If you want to increase speed dials number and add more of them, follow those steps:

1. Locate Speed Dial file by typing: opera:config#Speed Dial File
2. Close Opera
3. Open speeddial.ini which is in Opera directory.
4. Play with rows and columns settings; add as many as you like. Continue Reading

An Interview with Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)

By | June 13, 2008 | 10 Comments

Asa DotzlerIf you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him, here’s a short quote from Wikipedia:

He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products including the release of Mozilla 1.0, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail and usenet client.

And now, the interview

With the Firefox 3 release just around the corner I’ve decided to bother Asa Dotzler a bit and ask few questions about Firefox and other web browsers.

For a first question, let’s go back to the old times…

1. Why name it “fox”? Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 New Features

By | June 13, 2008 | 4 Comments

Some time ago we’ve posted about few upcoming Firefox 3.1 features.
Good news, there are more details about them. According to Mozilla Links post, visual tab switching (CTRL+Tab) and tab searching/filtering will be also added to Firefox 3.1 release.

Check the following screenshots: Continue Reading

FavBrowser.com is 1 Year Old

By | June 13, 2008 | 4 Comments

FavBrowser.comI am really happy to announce that FavBrowser.com is officially one year old now. Happy birthday!

FavBrowser.com was started on June 13th, 2007. How? It’s a short story…. Well, I was unable to sleep one night so started to do what I always do at that time: brainstorm and write various ideas in my cell phone drafts folder. One of those ideas was a blog about web browsers. There wasn’t any yet which covered all web browsers only. I’m proud about that.

It was a long and sometimes hard blogging road. I wouldn’t have done that without you. Thank you for reading this blog, for your feedback, for backlinks, for mails, for comments… Thank you for everything! Continue Reading