Category: Google Chrome
Microsoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)
Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.
“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.
Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.
Here comes two new versions of Google Chrome web browser: 220.127.116.11 Final and 4.0.266.0 Beta. Mainly, focusing on stability improvements as well as bug fixing.
Google Chrome 18.104.22.168 Changelog
* [r31694] Fixes a crash while typing in the omnibox (issue 20511).
* [r32474] Fixes a crash while playing mp4 videos with odd sizes, such as 1366×768 (issue 27675).
Google Chrome 4.0.266.0 Beta Changelog
* Initial implementation of the HTML5 sandbox attribute for iframes [WebKit@51577] Continue Reading
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Thanks to Rob for links.
With the release of Chrome for Mac, Google has also announced the launch of Chrome extensions (available for Windows and Linux, Mac – coming soon).
One great thing about Chrome extensions is: no annoying restarts after installation. On the downside, as of today, there are only about 300 add-ons available.
After promising to release Chrome for Mac by the end of this year, Google has finally delivered it.
Although it still lacks some of the Windows features, such as: bookmark synch, full extensions support, bookmark manager and multi-touch support, it’s still worth a try. Especially, if all you want is speed.
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Thanks to Nox for links.
If everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.
Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”
What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.
Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.
It’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.
Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).
With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.
After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading
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Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.