July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.
With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.
With the recent refresh of Firefox Beta for Android phones, the open source organization has also released a new update for tablets, which aims to match the look and feel of its brother.
In addition to that, it brings all the beloved Firefox features, such as: the new Awesome bar, refreshed tab view and an ability to view sites in desktop mode.
Codenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.
With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.
Just after the Firefox 13 benchmarks were finished, Mozilla has published a new final build for you to play with; believe it or not but it’s called Firefox 14.
So what does this new release bring to the table? Although I am tempted to say “nothing”, we still welcome various security fixes and the HTTPS search. Other noticeable new features include a full screen support for the Mac OS X and auto complete when using the Awesome Bar.
Yes, we will finally post this.
With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.
Who will win? Check the results below to find out.
New Aurora build revealed.
If you are a huge Firefox fan then we have some good news for you, the latest Aurora build has recently hit the channel and does indeed include a couple of neat improvements and features.
Starting from Firefox 15, users will be able to view PDF files inside the web browser, thanks to the native PDF support.
Opus, a low-delay audio codec optimized for both voice and general-purpose audio, has been approved by the IETF. Originally developed by Xiph, Opus is a merger of Skype’s SILK’s and Xiph’s CELT codecs.
Xiph, which was originally made Opus/CELT for the low-latency audio, has become competitive in the general purpose audio codecs area.
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).