Category: Google Chrome

Google Using Gmail to Convert IE Users to Firefox, Chrome

By | December 30, 2008 | 7 Comments

Beyond pushing Chrome on google.com and planning to roll it out with OEMs, Google has found a new way to tell users about its browser. This time, the search giant is targeting IE users who use Gmail. With a simple “Get faster Gmail” message (which only appears in IE), Google is luring users of its e-mail service to a support page which explains that IE is slow at running Gmail.

The solution, according to Google, is to switch browsers. After offering download links to both Firefox and Chrome, Google notes that IE8 (which is faster at Javascript than previous IE versions) is now in development.

Story continues on ArsTechnica

Mozilla’s and Google Relations Gets Complicated

By | December 22, 2008 | 3 Comments

According to Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly, the things between Mozilla and Google became bit more complicated since the launch of Chrome.

“We have a fine and reasonable relationship,” John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, said in an interview last week. “But I’d be lying if I said that things weren’t more complicated than they used to be.”

Of course, when Google supplies 88% of the Mozilla’s revenue, word complicated fits here perfectly.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21th

By | December 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sorry for not posting last few days. Had no internet (provider problems) connection since Thursday. Time to catch up.

Google is Wise, Chrome Updates Silently

By | December 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Via Asa Dotzler blog.

Here is a great way to make sure that all of your software users are using the latest stable release, which usually fixes security issues and various bugs discovered: silent updates.

As he writes:

It looks like the folks at Google turned on the automatic (silent) update for Chrome beta users today. They should have all of their users on the latest version in just a few days.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome Released, 10 Million Users

By | December 12, 2008 | 7 Comments

The newest player in the field, Google Chrome is no longer a beta labeled browser. According to Google Chrome blog, they have removed the beta label as their goals for stability and performance have been met. As it says: We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. Continue Reading

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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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

By | December 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Note: Already posted news are not included.

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

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.