Category: Firefox

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2

By | July 1, 2008 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0)After yesterdays post about web browsers memory usage, Morbus provided a great link to Sam’s post which contains graphs and more detailed information. Here’s a conclusion from that link:

Safari 3.1
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading

Browsers Memory Battle

By | June 30, 2008 | 10 Comments

Browsers Memory BattleThere is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.

Web Browsers Security Test

By | June 27, 2008 | 5 Comments

Web Browsers Security TestTime for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?

Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Reaches 20 Million downloads in 7 Days, Opera – 4.5 Million Downloads in 5 Days

By | June 25, 2008 | 37 Comments

DownloadsIt’s been 7 days since Firefox 3 launch and so far it was downloaded more than 20 million times, 8 290 908 downloads were in 24 hours.

What is surprising is that Opera 9.5 was downloaded more than 4.5 million times in 5 days. By comparing their market share data: Continue Reading

9 Firefox 3 Location Bar Tweaks

By | June 21, 2008 | 4 Comments

Time for some tips and tricks. Percy Cabello wrote a great article on how you can tweak your location bar. For example: make autocomplete menu show only typed addresses and not visited or bookmarked, how to change the number of suggestions displayed in the autocomplete menu and more.

If you want to play with Firefox 3 location bar a bit, this can help you a lot.

Firefox 3 Reaches 8 290 908 Downloads in 24 Hours

By | June 18, 2008 | 7 Comments

The numbers are here. After 24 hours, Firefox 3 was downloaded 8 290 908 times. That’s what I call a good marketing campaign which requires no or very less cash. Who can now complain with the phrase like “we don’t have a lot of money for big marketing campaign?” Anyone could have done that, but Firefox team members are geniuses and did that first.

It’s not clear yet if this record will be added to the Guinness book, waiting for approval.

Congratulations.

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Firefox 3 Final Released

By | June 17, 2008 | 5 Comments

As promised by Firefox team, its newest version was just released. There were a lot of pleasant changes since Firefox 2. Gecko 1.9 (web rendering platform on which Firefox 3 is based) received more than 14 000 updates, as a result: its performance as well as stability was improved. Most important, memory usage was reduced and a lot of memory leaks were fixed.
Firefox 3 also includes various security updates, malware Protection, upgraded download manager, plugin management, platform integration (new look), and much more. Continue Reading

Mozilla Lies About Downloads?

By | June 17, 2008 | 6 Comments

How’s that possible? Check this page.

It says Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Is Not Released (Yet)

By | June 17, 2008 | 6 Comments

3rd article today which says that Firefox 3 was released, though Mozilla’s page still got old version there…

That’s what happens when you provide exact time and bloggers set an auto post in order to be the first ones who says that…

“trying to set a world record, but forgetting to invest in decent servers = EPIC FAIL”, via ReddIt.

As for now: Opera released their browser too early and Firefox too late… What’s next?

Just Before Firefox 3 Final Release

By | June 17, 2008 | 3 Comments

It looks like they are experiencing same issues as Opera had, too many hits and too less servers power. Oh well, it happens. Everyone’s waiting.

Update: Still waiting…

Update 2: Articles like “Firefox Goes for Record, Crashes Instead” are being posted.