BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.
Using the most recent v3 release (126.96.36.199), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 188.8.131.52 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
Higher is better
For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.
Thanks to Help for sending this.
Here comes a very nice move from Mozilla which is “Contributions Pilot”. So what is it all about?
Basically, it allows users to say a big thanks to add-on developers by donating money through PayPal system.
Furthermore, Mozilla won’t earn anything from donations leaving everything to hard working developers.
If you would like to find out more about this project (F.A.Q. included), feel free to head over to the accouchement page.
Thanks to Nox for sending this.
Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.
The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user
Picture Source: Neowin
As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.
Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.
Soon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.
Type about:config in the location bar
Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.
What could be better than promoting your favorite browser and getting reward for that? New SpreadFirefox contest will be giving away iPod Touch, Flip Video Camera, iPod Nano and more, as it says:
“We have re-designed the Affiliates Reward program so that everyone with more than 5 downloads a quarter has an opportunity to be rewarded for their active membership.
We will offer ten rewards each quarter to ten individual Affiliates with incentives such as a Flip Video Camera, an iPod Touch, an iPod Nano, Amazon Gift Certificates and exclusive Top Fox T-shirts!”
So everything is quite simple. For more details, visit the contest page.
Yet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.
For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%
Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading