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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 19th

By | October 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 19th

Thanks to Andrew, Daniel Hendrycks, Gabana and Nox for links!

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Microsoft and EU Work Out Browser Ballot Screen

By | October 8, 2009 | 16 Comments

Microsoft and EU Work Out Browser Ballot Screen
Microsoft and European Commission have finally come to an agreement on a new ballot screen with a total of 12 web browsers. Updated version includes a couple of changes and treaty for as long as 5 years. Testers will be able to test new screen with the following modifications: Continue Reading

Google Chrome OS Devices to Debut in Mid-October

By | October 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

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Several sources suggest that the very first, much anticipated devices, powered by Google Chrome OS will debut in mid-October.

One of the first might be Chinese-designed Loongson CPU with OS already pre-installed.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

By | September 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Mabdul, Nox and Trygve Lie for links.

Microsoft: We Don’t Recommend Chrome Frame

By | September 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

Microsoft:According to ArsTechnica, Microsoft does not recommend IE users installing Google Chrome Frame plugin due to security issues.

One of the Microsoft spokesperson said:

“Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”

Even though additional plugins can increase potential risk, developer Jim Ray has clarified some of the security concerns. Continue Reading

Google Chrome OS Video Demo

By | September 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

Here is a fake Google Chrome OS video demo showing off startup screen and login, running on a framework in windows.

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Google Brings Chrome Rendering Engine to Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8

By | September 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Brings Chrome Rendering Engine to Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8In an effort to help developers build rich web apps, Google has released a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Here’s what Google says about it:

Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. With Google Chrome Frame, you can:

Start using open web technologies – like the HTML5 canvas tag – right away, even technologies that aren’t yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.

Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive.” Continue Reading

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009

By | September 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009Just a year ago, Google had released the very first build of Chrome web browser which already has ~3.5% market share worldwide.

During the Chrome 3 stable release for PCs, Google Product Management VP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the Mac version of Chrome should be ready by the end of this year.

Also, Google Chrome Engineering Director Linus Upson said:
“If at the two-year birthday we’re not at least 5 percent (market share), I will be exceptionally disappointed. And if at the three year birthday we’re not at 10 percent, I will be exceptionally disappointed,”

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Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCs

By | September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCsGoogle and Sony have signed a deal which states that Chrome web browser will be pre-installed on Sony PCs. Unfortunately companies have not revealed any financial or specific model details.

According to IDC research, consumer electronics giant Sony is not in the top 5 PC vendors by worldwide shipping as per Q2 2009.

Calling this partnership experimental, Google is looking forward to sign similar deals with other PC makers as well.

Update: Financial Times reports that Chrome will be per-installed on Sony’s Vaio computer series.

Google Chrome OS Screenshots

By | August 15, 2009 | 6 Comments

Mashable has posted possible screenshots of the upcoming Google Chrome OS.

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