Category: Firefox

Internet Explorer 8 Is the Safest Web Browser

By | December 12, 2008 | 17 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 — Microsoft’s latest release, currently at the Beta 2 stage — was declared to be the safest (aka more secure than Firefox 3.1 Beta and Chrome Beta) but the least popular browser, according to a browser security survey.

On Wednesday, Utest, a social-networking and software testing company, announced the results of its Bug Battle browser contest. The event included participation from 1,330 security pros, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts, who found an alarming 672 bugs in the world’s top three Web browsers. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Released

By | December 9, 2008 | 3 Comments

Guys from Mozilla have finished the 2nd beta of Firefox 3.1 and released it earlier today.

The following release introduces tabs drag and drop support, increased performance, private browsing feature, improved session restore dialog and much more.

Download Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

Girls as Browsers (Pics) v2

By | December 8, 2008 | 42 Comments

If web browsers were girls… Here is how they would look like.

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Web Browsers as Famous Girls

By | December 8, 2008 | 13 Comments

Via my.opera.com

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

By | December 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Note: Already posted news are not included.

Trojan for Firefox

By | December 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

BitDefender has identified this new bit of holiday cheer as Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A.”

The trojan installs itself into Firefox’s add-on directory, registers itself as Greasemonkey, and begins searching your hard drive for passwords, login details, your World of WarCraft account information, and your library card number.

Once installed, the trojan is capable of identifying over 100 web sites. When an infected user visits a site the trojan recognizes, the parasite comes to life and records the login/password details being transmitted. Presumably it then goes back to sleep, quietly keeping an eye on further system activity.

For more details, check original post by ArsTechnica.

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Mozilla Launches Community Store

By | December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mozilla has launched its Community Store which features various designs (but not all of them), originally submitted for T-Shirt contest which was not so long time ago.

You may order any of the designs available there or even create your own one. Once it’s approved by Mozilla team, it will be listed there as well.

Visit Community Store

Performance: Firefox vs. Safari vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera

By | December 4, 2008 | 21 Comments

It’s time to run one of the most popular JavaScript performance tools: SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark.

We will be testing Firefox 3.0.4, Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, Safari 3.2, WebKit r38794, Google Chrome 0.4.154.29, Opera 9.62 and Opera 10 Alpha 1 builds.

Let’s begin, shall we? Continue Reading

Block Flash on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera

By | December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are being annoyed by flashy and sparkling flash objects which just loads your CPU with no good reason and looking for any ways to block them, then we have a solution for you. Of course, you could just uninstall Adobe Flash Player, but this is not a good idea, unless you are not using anything flash related (YouTube.com for example).

Another solution is to install simple flash block plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera. Continue Reading

Browser Head to Head: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Flock

By | December 2, 2008 | 27 Comments

An article on 3 web browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome and Flock. Safari and Opera were left behind.

Read the article.

There were few interesting comments on that article though. For example:

“Opera hasn’t changed, there’s nothing new or exciting, nothing to talk about. People don’t ignore Opera, they just don’t really care about it.”

While this is not 100% correct, I actually find it true when viewing all the “browser war” and/or web development related articles around the web.