If everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.
Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”
What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.
Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.
It’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.
Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).
With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.
After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading
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- Opera 10.10 closes “extremely severe” hole
- Almost 40 million people used Opera Mini last month
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- OneWeb demonstrates the power of XMPP inside the browser
- Maxthon 2.5.10 Supports Multi-touch and other Windows 7 features
Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.
The final version or Firefox 3.6 should be ready be the end of this year.
As you might know, Microsoft is planning to add hardware accelerated rendering to its upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release.
What about other web browsers? Well, Mozilla plans to do the same and ship final product faster than MS does.
Moreover, Bas Schouten has published interesting benchmark results: Direct2S vs. GDI
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- MS discovers flaw in Google plug-in for IE
- Microsoft Windows chief decries standards grandstanding
- Firefox 3.6 locks down component directory – Update
- Security vulnerabilities in add-ons imperil Firefox users
- Google set to promote Chrome extensions
- Opera widgets without Opera…
- WebKit nightlies support HTML5 noreferrer link relation
- Camino 2 adds tab overview, phishing and malware protection
- Update on Camino 2 crashes
Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.
IEBlog has published Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) (not final version) SunSpider benchmark results and compared them to Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome 3, Google Chrome 4, Safari 4 and latest Webkit Nightly build.
Let me tell you, this graph looks promising so far: Continue Reading
Mozilla yesterday has released a third beta of Firefox 3.6 web browser. Just as any new beta/rc build, it focuses on stability and performance improvements.
Fixing over 90 bugs, this version also removes Windows 7 tab previews. Furthermore, there won’t be any support for other popular features, such as: jump lists or IE like download progress bar in the taskbar.
- Jetpack 0.6 dishes up two major APIs for Firefox add-on coders
- Yes, A Beta Version Of Chrome For Mac Is Just Weeks Away
- Opera Mobile 10 beta for S60 phones, updated version available
- Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.14.938
- WebGL Musical Solar System
- Statistics: The world stands on its head
- The future of games is in your web browser
- Mastering Lynx (Open Source Text Browser) for Search Engine Optimization
Thanks to Nox for links.
Yesterday, Mozilla Foundations has released one more beta of Firefox 3.6 web browser. Sometime later, “Beta 2 Revision 2” appeared as well.
Since the very first Beta, they managed to squash over 190 bugs, resulting various improvements for users, web and add-on developers. Also, this update includes a “mechanism” which prevents incompatible software from crashing Firefox.
Thanks to Justin Stepp for news tip.