Category: Firefox

March, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Goes Up; IE – Down

By | April 19, 2010 | 14 Comments

March, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Goes Up; IE – DownInternet Explorer slowly nears 60% market share mark. This time it went down from 61.58 to 60.65, 0.93 point decrease.

In March, Firefox managed to increase its market share by 0.29 point, moving up from 24.23% to 24.52%.

Google Chrome continues to grow steadily; 0.52 point increase this time, up from 5.61% to 6.13%. Continue Reading

Maxthon 3.0 Receives GPU Rendering Support

By | April 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Maxthon team has released a technical preview of Maxthon 3.0 web browser, which now includes a GPU rendering support for smoother text on Web pages.

Here’s an example:

Maxthon 3.0 Receives GPU Rendering Support

“The current implementation of GPU rendering is merely an initial step. The final version will be more powerful and will support more features”, Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon said.

As of today, Firefox 3.7 and Maxthon 3.0 are the only browsers to include GPU accelerator support, with Internet Explorer 9 soon to follow.

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Download Maxthon 3.0.

All About the Browser, Baby (Video)

By | April 13, 2010 | 5 Comments

Thanks to mabdul for the news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

By | April 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.6.2 Released

By | March 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

Firefox 3.6.2 ReleasedTo address recently discovered security vulnerabilities, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.2 (ahead the schedule). Not only this release fixes mentioned flaws, but also includes more than 100 bug fixes and other improvements.

As always, you can download it via automatic updates or GetFirefox.com.

Changelog.

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German Government: Stop Using Firefox

By | March 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

German Government: Stop Using FirefoxBack in January, German government urged users to start using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.

Well, due to security vulnerabilities (that were fixed in Firefox 3.6.2), they asked users to stop using Firefox as well, at least until patch is released.

So here you have it: start using Firefox, then stop, and now… Start using it again…

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks and Ichann for the news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.

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Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile Development

By | March 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile DevelopmentIt’s been few years since Fennec (Firefox Mobile) was announced. As so much time has passed, it still is a disappointing web browser when compared to its rivals. Well, today Mozilla announced that due to various WinMo7 restrictions, they are stopping development for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0:

“While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.

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