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.
As wrote before, I was not able to post any news for some time… Well, it’s time to catch up and summarize everything what happened during that period of time.
Opera Dragonfly alpha 2 released
Firefox 18.104.22.168 released
Mozilla Weave 0.2 (aka Opera Link) released
Firefox 3 Sets a Guinness World Record
Opera adds Ask.com search to its Web browser
40% of surfers don’t bother with browser security updates
Study Finds Firefox Users Safest, IE Users Unsafe
Meet the Fennec logo (Firefox Mobile)
Opera 9.51 released
IE8 to have antimalware protection
Opera brings Web standards to classrooms worldwide
Few weeks ago Apple released Safari 3.1.2 for Windows. Well, today you can download Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X as well. This release fixes the following security issue:
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading
There is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.
Time for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?
Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading
Some time ago there were some Mozilla bashing regarding users tracking and disrespect. Well, today I’d like to criticize Opera Software a bit.
Let’s begin with the quote from Opera’s Vision page:
We believe in respect for our users.
… Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user. Continue Reading
It’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.
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.
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.