If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).
In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.
How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).
It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.
Last week, rumors were floating around about the upcoming Acer announcement at Computex regarding Chrome OS device.
Unfortunately, company has issued a press release stating that company has no “short-term plans for such a product”.
However, such device is still plausible in the future, as Acer said: “Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.”
Here we go again. The sixth version of Google Chrome, labeled 6.0.401.1, has been just released and can be found at dev channel.
Just like with some previous “major” releases, it has neither significant improvements nor any under the hood changes.
- Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
- Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)
It appears that Acer is planning to launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which is set to take place from June 1st to June 5th.
As Chrome OS was originally designed for Netbooks, we expect a Netbook of some kind. Although Google said many times that OS can run fine on other devices with ARM processors, such as Smartbooks, Tablets, etc.
Currently, Chrome OS is scheduled for 2010 Q2 launch which pairs fine with the upcoming Acer announcement.
- Microsoft publishes its latest Security Intelligence Report, Vol. 8
- IE9 Platform Preview 2: more of the same, but a bit faster
- Firefox: How to Duplicate a Tab
- Mozilla to Detail Next Version of Firefox
- Updated Firefox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google Buys BumpTop, A 3D User Interface For Chrome OS & Android?
- Opera Joins Flash Debate: “You Can Cook an Egg” While It’s Running
- How to change action for file types in Opera
- Unpatched drive-by download flaw in Apple Safari browser
- “Silent” update of Opera Mini 5
- FastMail.FM FAQ
Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.
If you are not a big fan of new Google Search sidebar (which was introduced recently), here are few simple scripts for Firefox and Google Chrome users to remove it.
In addition: feel free to try Hide Google options add-on as well.
- Microsoft to fix further vulnerabilities in IE 8 XSS filter
- IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab
- Firefox Customizable Tab Bar
- Screenshots of new UI concepts for Firefox 4
- refox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google closes vulnerabilities in Chrome 4 for Windows
- Wikipedia Companion Adds Wikipedia Browser To Google Chrome
- Chrome OS to support ARM and Tegra?
- Opera shown to be the most secure browser by Symantec
- Make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge
- Another EU browser ballot bug: now it’s not random at all
- Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future
- Video: Skyfire Alpha on Android
- Microsoft sponsors new Web font standard
- NetSurf 2.5 released
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.
- IE9 Will Change the Web Forever
- IE8 has blocked over 560 million malware sites: how many were legit?
- Firefox.next Alpha 4 is both: performance and looks
- Multi-process Firefox Lorentz beta now available for download
- Mozilla Hackability: Firefox Nintendo Wiimote driver
- Destroy The Web (add-on)
- Optimized Firefox: Pale Moon
- Simplifying Web Browsing? Google Chrome Drops URL Prefix
- Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video
- Comodo Dragon: A Chromium Browser With Extra Armor
- Opera Mini 5 Settings
- How WebKit Loads a Web Page
- Adobe CEO: Flash coming to Android, WebOS and BlackBerry ‘smartphones and tablets’ in 2H 2010
- Important Java plugin update now available
- Funny fact about browser randomization
- HTML5 audio visualizations
- More Web Inspector Updates
Thanks to Blake Sening, mabdul, Nox and Rohan Gharia for links.
Numerous users are starting to report an issue with YouTube and Opera web browser. For some reason, it’s not possible to view any videos, as the following message appears (even though, you have the latest version of Flash Player installed):
It looks like this bug affects Opera only, as videos play fine in other web browsers.
Thanks to Sebastian Kraus for the news tip.