Category: Google Chrome

Chrome 3 Performance: Windows XP vs. Windows 7

By | July 19, 2009 | 6 Comments

BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.

Using the most recent v3 release (3.0.193.1), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 3.0.192.1 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.

Windows 7 vs XP Chrome
Higher is better

For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.

Thanks to Help for sending this.

User Friendly Internet Explorer

By | July 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Spending millions of dollars, Microsoft came up with a new version of Internet Explorer (not really):

Friendly IE
Picture Source: DeadDog

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

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Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.

Chromium Receives Native Skins Support

By | July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Ars Technica reports that Chromium web browser for Linux OS has received native themes support. Users will have an option to enable (or disable) the following feature in preferences dialog. It should be also noted that screenshots were taken using latest nightly build and this is not a final version yet.

Chromium Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 7th

By | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

June, 2009 – IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Surpasses 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, Safari

By | July 3, 2009 | 20 Comments

June, 2009 - IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Reaches 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, SafariYet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.

For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%

Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading

Firefox 3.5 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Chrome 2 vs. IE8

By | July 1, 2009 | 40 Comments

Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. OperaAdrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet has benchmarked Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, Safari 4, Opera 10 (alpha!) and Chrome 2.0 browsers using SunSpider, V8 benchmarks.

Chrome 2 wins in both benchmarks which is followed by Safari 4. In the V8 benchmark suite however, other web browsers lag behind by up to 36 times.

Results are as follow: Continue Reading

Touch Scrolling on Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 2

By | July 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Folks from GottaBeMobile.com have demoed a touch scrolling feature on IE8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 2 web browsers. With Firefox 3.5 release, Chrome was the only one struggling with this task.