Category: Firefox

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 3rd

By | February 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Web Browsers Nostradamus, Year 2010

By | February 2, 2009 | 7 Comments

Ever wondered what would browsers market share look like in the Jan, 2010? Well, using simple moving average trend and drawing a line between it’s easy to check that. So here’s how it would look like if there won’t be any drastic changes, such as “Internet Explorer come back”.

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Internet Explorer, Opera Loses, Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains, Jan 2009

By | February 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

It is time to check how web browsers market share is doing in the first month of 2009.

Internet Explorer continues its trend with a loss of 0.6%, from 68.15 to 67.55.

Firefox has grabbed an extra of 0.19% market share, from 21.34% to 21.53%

The biggest gainer this month is Safari with an increase of 0.36%, from 7.93% to 8.29% Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 Delayed (Again)

By | January 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has delayed Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release again, stating new JavaScript engine bugs as the main reason.

There are still 18 bugs which need to be fixed before new beta.

New release date should be revealed within few days.

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Chrome 2, Webkit 4 and Firefox 3.1 beats IE 8 and Opera 10

By | January 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

ZDNet Australia has compared the following web browsers in SunSpider (yet again) and Google V8 2 benchmarks:

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Firefox 3.1b1 (although b2 was released some time ago)
Chrome 2.0.158.0
WebKit r40220
Opera 10.00 Alpha

Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading

How Secure Is Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera?

By | January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Infoworld inspected all the major web browsers and got some really interesting points to say about each of them.

Here are conclusions for each of the web browsers (also, links to full articles):

How Secure is Internet Explorer?
IE has no peer in enterprise deployment features. Using the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide, administrators can deploy and configure more than 1,300 IE-related settings via Active Directory Group Policy or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It is the only browser in the review to support Kerberos authentication over the Web. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 26th

By | January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox Profile Files Explained

By | January 25, 2009 | 3 Comments

When browsing through your Firefox profile folder, you might see a lot of odd files. Some might make sense, such as your searchplugins folder, however others might seem a little odd.

Here are some of the important files you might seen in your profile folder and what they are used for. Continue Reading

Say Good Bye to Firefox 2 Phishing Protection

By | January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

According to Mozilla Developer Center, phishing protection will no longer work on Firefox 2 as Google is turning off this feature.

The only way to continue using this feature on Firefox is to download Firefox 3 and update your web browser.

Mozilla Introduces Test Pilot

By | January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Mozilla has introduced a new project called Test Pilot that will aim to build a representative sample of 1% of the Firefox users. Like it says, it will replace or compliment the tedious and for some users, the confusing feedback forms, so with fewer clicks, they hope it will increase the overall participation.

Here is the abridged overview:

• Develop and promote a formal Test Pilot program with a Firefox add-on at its core.
• The only things asked will be the geographical zone, technical level, locale, etc… and selecting to be anonymous or not.
• It will inform users about new experiments like overview, use cases, etc… and it will download the software if allowed.
• All participants will receive a “flight badge” displayed in their Test Pilot profile and available to embed on blogs, social networks, etc.
• It will gather only the data needed so it won’t slow down the browser nor your network.

Although it has not been launched, you can add or debate Test Pilot at discussion forum.

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