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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Mozilla To Develop A New JavaScript Engine (ActionMonkey)

By | July 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

It seems that Mozilla Devs ain’t sleeping. They are going to develop a brand new JavaScript engine called “ActionMonkey“.

ActionMonkey is the code-name for the project to integrate Tamarin and SpiderMonkey as part of Mozilla 2.

Stage 0 of this project is underway. What they are going to do now is to replace SpiderMonkey’s GC (jsgc) with Tamarin’s GC (MMgc).

Their new efforts will boost performance for sure and I am waiting for more news from ActionMonkey blog.

An Interview With DCT, MPack Developer

By | July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Somehow nothing interesting is going in the last few days, but today I’ve read something more interesting, it’s an interview with “DCT”, MPack developer.

More about MPack:

The project is not so profitable compared to other activities on the Internet. It’s just a business. While it makes income, we will work on it, and while we are interested in it, it will live.
“DCT”, one of three developers of the MPack infection kit
A year later, the MPack kit has become an increasingly popular tool, allowing data thieves and bot masters to take control of victims’ systems and steal personal information. The MPack infection kit has been blamed for hundreds of thousands of compromised computers.

And here’s what is bit more:

Anything else you’d like to add?
I would advise you to use the Opera browser with scripts and plug-ins disabled in order not to be caught by the MPack someday.

FavBrowser.com – 1 Month “Birthday”

By | July 19, 2007 | 6 Comments

It’s been a month since the beginning of FavBrowser.com, not a big party but we are just starting it.

So far FavBrowser.com received almoust 10 000 visitors, more than 80 000 hits and an average of 2 new posts per day.

“Happy Birthday”.

Over 40 Firefox Add-Ons For Bloggers

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Sean P. Aune wrote a great article “40+ Firefox Add-ons for High Speed Blogging“.

If you are using Firefox and blogging, feel free to read that. Great stuff posted.

My “5 Things I’d Like To See In Opera” List

By | July 19, 2007 | 9 Comments

Post after post today, hope you like to read a lot.

Daniel Goldman tagged me in his “Blog tag: 5 things I’d like to see in Opera” post, so I couldn’t miss that. Here you go, my 5 things I’d like to see in Opera list:

1. Integrated inline spell check. This is probably one of the best features to have.
2. Web developer’s toolbar. I’ve actually noticed that more web developers are tend to use Firefox more than Opera. Since it is impossible to install Google, Alexa toolbar, I wish Opera team would make a toolbar where I would be able to see: Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and other great things (no widgets, please).
3. Smart auto update, something like Firefox got. You are surfing the web and then boom, a pleasant message: your update is ready to be installed.
4. More powerful RSS feeds reader. I would like to have a “Trash Can” or at least an “Undo” feature; sometimes I delete important news and can’t use CTRL+Z to get them back. Also: a button to check all the subscribed feeds at once (any time).
5. Actually I have 2 more wishes: Would like be able to delete multiple passwords in “saved passwords list” also an ability to add more “auto-complete” forms.

I was thinking to suggest a small arrow Arrowwhere the “Back” button is so I can see my previous visited pages and chose the one where I would like to come back. However, I can do that already by clicking on a button and holding for a few seconds. Didn’t knew about that.

5 to tag: Rowan Mulder, Paulius Jačionis, Ramūnas, Andy Beal, Rand Fishkin.

Here you go.

Once you’ve been tagged by someone, share your list (on your blog) of 5 things you’d like to see in Opera, and then tag up to 5 other people who will then post their own lists and tag up to 5 more people.

Thanks To Opera Team

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

Yesterday I’ve posted about Opera’s 9 “Inaccessible Links” bug (thanks to Kyle for reporting), guess what?

Opera team is reading this blog and they are working on that bug already. That’s fantastic news. I am surprised how powerful blogs can be.

Thank You!

Opera 9.22 Final – Released

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Exactly, Opera team just released a new version of Opera. It’s Opera 9.22 Final (Build 8801).

New version includes stability, security fixes, user interface fixes and much more.

Windows Changelog
Mac Changelog
Linux/UNIX Changelog

Download Opera 9.22.

Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) – Preview

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

If everything goes well we should get first Opera 9.5 (codename Kestrel) weekly preview release soon.

Source.

I am looking forward to try it. Expecting something “huge”, especially when we are talking about performance and new features.

Sick Of Not Being Able To Post Comments?

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

So you had problems with comments posting? I heard you and removed that “did you pass math” plug-in. Yes, no more protections. Happy posting.

Thanks to Kyle for telling me that.

Mozilla Based Browser For Nokia N800 – Maemo

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Seems everyone loves mobile market now. More and more money are being spent for mobile applications development and advertising.

First we had Opera Mini (works with any mobile phone) and Opera Mobile, then Safari for iPhone and now… Maemo for Nokia N800.

Maemo Screenshot
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Now… Before telling that Opera Mini or Opera Mobile is the best please continue reading. It might be the best for any other phone, but when mobile browser is being developed for only one or two models it actually gives you more freedom, developers can integrate more features and make it as much powerful as possible (depends on the phone).

Maemo Screenshot 2
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So what we have here is a Mozilla based browser for Nokia N800. Meet the “Maemo”.

Here are some interesting quotes about it.

Sharing the same key components than Firefox, this new browser engine has the capability to deliver advanced web technologies inside a pocketable form factor. The newest internet services will function on the Nokia N800, thanks to best-of-breed open standards support including full-AJAX, and integrated Adobe Flash 9. This also allows the creation of add-on’s to personalize the browsing experience.

After installation the Mozilla based browser engine will be set as default. The user interface of the open browser engine and the official Opera browser is the same, you will notice the difference in the functionality and behavior. Users can switch back to the official Opera browser through the “Advanced” option in the browser application menu. You can also deinstall the open browser from Application Manager at any time, without loosing bookmarks or other settings made for Opera.

Yes, this browser supports full AJAX, RSS feeds and much more.

Maemo Screenshot 3
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See more details here.