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.
Yesterday, we have reported about a search deal between Mozilla and the search giant, where Google would remain Firefox’s default search engine for another 3 years.
Although more details were not revealed that day, one of the unnamed sources now claims that Google will pay Mozilla almost $300 million for every year or nearly $1 billion in total.
With Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, Microsoft has decided to launch a HTML5 powered web site “Let It Snow”, which showcases the benefits of GPU accelerated graphics.
If your are up for a challenge, set the number of snowflakes to 4,000 and enjoy the show. There is even a hidden message for you to “uncover”.
However, in case your web browser can’t handle that much snow, there is always another option: IE9 or IE10.
Just as expected.
Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.
After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
Google denies the charges.
Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?
NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
Testing notes: both builds have identical build numbers and were tested with default installation settings.
After new Google Chrome and Opera releases, Mozilla has also something up its sleeve: a final version of Firefox 9.
Although it’s not yet publicly announced and can’t be downloaded from the “official” site, some users have managed to find Firefox 9 in the official Mozilla Nightly servers and that’s exactly where you can download it.
Web developers breathe sigh of relief.
It looks like the good news day is not yet over as Microsoft has just announced plans to start rolling out updates for the older versions of Internet Explorer
According to the official blog post, starting from January, users will be prompted to update their web browser to Internet Explorer 9; this includes Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines.
Supports out-of-process plug-ins as well.
Christmas are coming early for Opera fans as for the first time ever, there is a 64 bit version of Opera 12 web browser available for download.
Now, before you start screaming like a little girl, keep in mind that this is a very early build, which can be downloaded from Opera Labs only, in both 32 and 64 bit flavors.
We have just released a minor FavBackup update, which will now backup Firefox user styles. If you haven’t tried it yet, click on the link below. Otherwise, that’s what check for updates feature is for.
[Thanks to kami for feature request]