Category: Firefox

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 Day

By | December 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 DayIt’s all about bacon.

Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.

A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.

According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.

However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

By | December 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.

By combining HTML5 and WebGL, Google has created a “Body Browser”. Unlike other similar applications, it does not require Flash or JavaScript. All you have to do is download a web browser that supports WebGL:

Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)

Give it a try.

Q&A With Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker

By | December 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corporation has attended LeWeb 2010 conference in Paris and had a short Q&A round with Robert Scoble.

Check it out.

Adblock Plus Coming to Google Chrome

By | December 15, 2010 | 5 Comments

Adblock Plus Coming to Google ChromeIt looks like Adblock Plus is coming to Google Chrome after all.

According to TechCrunch, Michael Gundlach, the author of Adblock Plus is already working on such extension.

While no release details were given, expect it sooner than later as ADP will not be written from scratch.

Developer will take AdThwart extension source code (which already uses several pieces of Adblock Plus code) and continue the progress.

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer – 99%, Opera – 0%

By | December 14, 2010 | 20 Comments

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer - 99%, Opera - 0%Or so it seems.

NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.

Tested web browsers

Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)

Results
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Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th
Don’t forget that you will receive points for asking/answering questions and can redeem them for cool prizes.

Unresolved

Resolved

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

FavBrowser.com

Free Xbox 360 Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities
A picture.
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Firefox Easter Egg: about:robots

By | December 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

Open Firefox
Type “about:robots” in address bar

Firefox Easter Egg: about:robots

Here is another one (haven’t tested):

Press the button only once. Do NOT press it a second time! That blew my mind. I can’t believe pressing it a second time would do THAT…

Thanks, Reddit

Download Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16

By | December 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16Here comes another batch of updates from Mozilla, as company has released Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16 updates.

Both updates patch 11 security vulnerabilities where 9 of them are marked as critical.

According to official changelogs, Firefox 3.6.13 fixes a total of 68 bugs while Firefox 3.5.16 includes 49 fixes.

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Firefox 3.6.13
Firefox 3.5.16

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping Websockets

By | December 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping WebsocketsFrom useful to dangerous.

It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.

Mozilla said that Firefox 4 Beta 8 will be the very first release to do so, while Opera has not yet commented on version specifics.

Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
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