Category: Firefox

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

By | May 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

Earth, Saturn, Sun results Continue Reading

Webware 100 Winners Announced

By | May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Webware 100 Winners AnnouncedThe final list of Webware 100 winners has been finally published on cNET.com.

So who won in browsing category?

Diigo
Firefox
Flock
Google Chrome
iGoogle
Internet Explorer 8
Maxthon
Opera
Safari
XMarks

Firefox 3.5 to Feature New Logo (3 Versions So Far)

By | May 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

As it’s quite common to tweak/update software icon with every major release (Windows, Adobe Products, Internet Explorer and many more), Mozilla decided to do the same with its upcoming Firefox 3.5 release.

While earlier this month, the following logo version was proposed: Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

By | May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

By | May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

April, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera Loses; Firefox, Chrome Gains

By | May 11, 2009 | 17 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 release, it continues to lose its market share, this time it fell by 0.72, from 66.82% to 66.10%.

Firefox continues healthy market share growth, this time it increased by 0.43, from 22.05% to 22.48%.

After some hype over Safari 4 Beta, previous month its market share fell by 0.02, from 8.23% to 8.21%.

With more aggressive Chrome promotions all over the web (and soon TV), this browser increased its market share by 0.19, from 1.23% to 1.42%.

Third time in a row, Opera‘s market share keeps falling. This time it fell by 0.02, from 0.70% to 0.68%.

Opera Mini still got 0.07% of the market share.

Source: HitsLink

Microsoft’s Last Minute Submission (IE Case)

By | May 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Last Minute Submission (IE Case)Yahoo Tech Writes:

Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.

The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading

Moonlight 2.0 Preview Release now Available

By | May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Moonlight 2.0 Preview Release now AvailableMoonlight 2.0, a Linux alternative to Microsoft Silverlight has been released. Preview 1 can be downloaded from Go-Mono.com site for both, 32 and 64 bit systems. As for now, you can install it on Firefox only.

Moonlight 2.0 Alpha should be available somewhere in the next month, beta in summer and final release is set to be launched in September, 2009.

According to one of the developers, Moonlight 2.0 also includes some of the Silverlight 3.0 features, you can read more about it here.

Download Moonlight 2.0 Preview 1 (8.9 MB)

Multi Processor Support Coming for Firefox

By | May 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Multi Processor Support Coming for FirefoxMozillaLinks:

Mozilla has started a new project to make Firefox split in several processes at a time: one running the main user interface (chrome), and another or several others running the web content in each tab. Like Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 which have implemented this behavior to some degree, the main benefit would be the increase of stability: a single tab crash would not take down the whole session with it, as well as performance improvements in multiprocessor systems that are progressively becoming the norm.

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270 Million Firefox Users and Counting

By | May 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Firefox, the browser that is going to to reach 25% market share soon, is being used by more than 270 million people, according to Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development.

How were the calculations done?

As he explains: “The best method we’ve come up with is to count the number of security “pings” we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John’s blog post for more on this.)”

Although data is not 100% accurate, is can still give you an insight on Firefox users count.

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