Category: Firefox

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – Down

By | December 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – DownIt’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

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 4

By | November 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 4This morning, Mozilla has released one more beta of Firefox 3.6 web browser. Not only it fixes over 100+ bugs, but also includes a support for the HTML5 File API.

The final version or Firefox 3.6 should be ready be the end of this year.

Download Firefox 3.6 Beta 4.

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Browsers Hardware Rendering: Direct2D vs. “Regular” (GDI)

By | November 24, 2009 | 7 Comments

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

Browsers Hardware Rendering: Direct2D vs. Regular (GDI) Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | November 18, 2009 | 28 Comments

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

Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 Removes Windows 7 Features

By | November 18, 2009 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 Now Available, Removes Windows 7 FeaturesMozilla 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.

Download Firefox 3.6 Beta 3.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 16th

By | November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 16th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 Released

By | November 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 ReleasedYesterday, 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.

Changelog.
Download.

Thanks to Justin Stepp for news tip.

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October, 2009 – Firefox, Safari and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Opera – Down

By | November 10, 2009 | 91 Comments

October, 2009 – Firefox, Safari and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Opera – DownIt’s that day of the month again, when we check and let you know, which web browser is becoming more and/or less popular. So let’s begin.

Not surprisingly, Internet Explorer lost more market share and went down from 65.71% to 64.64% (1.07 point decrease).

Celebrating its 5th birthday, Firefox market share went up from 23.75% to 24.07% (0.32 point increase). Continue Reading