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)
Opera 10.00 Alpha
Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading
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
- EU could force Microsoft to bundle Firefox with Windows
- Microsoft faces new EC charges; IBM could be next
- EU To Microsoft: For the Last Time, Stop Bundling IE With Windows
- What’s new in Internet Explorer 8
- How secure is Google Chrome?
- Internet Users Change From Popular Web Browsers To Google Chrome!
- Firefox Web Browser Advisory Urges Mozilla Upgrade
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
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.
- Mozilla Updates Firefox Tool Ubiquity
- Can Mozilla Prove Firefox Is the Most Secure Browser?
- RamISP Grabs RSS Feeds for Google Chrome Users
- Will Google Chrome Win the Browser War in 2009?
- Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2: Shaky Debut, Undocumented Issues
- Add-on speeds Windows Mobile browsing
- New browser can make big difference
TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.
Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:
P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.
Mozilla has recently announced that due to many remaining bugs still unfixed, they are going to delay Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release for a week.
Instead of releasing it on Jan 26th, it will be launched on Feb 2nd.
The upcoming beta release is supposed to be the last beta for Firefox 3.1 series.