“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”
Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.
While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:
Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2009
- Best Internet Explorer Add-Ons
- Firefox Update May Not Support Older Windows
- Nine more Firefox add-ons to try
- Best Firefox Add-Ons
- iPhone 3.0 details leaked about Mobile Safari, battery status
- Drag Tabs from Google Chrome to Firefox
- Chrome update offers tab micromanagement options
- Google Chooses Zooppa to Advertise Google Chrome
- Exclusive Interview: Google Chrome’s Chromium Core Explored : Introduction
- Nintendo DSi’s camera wows, but browser disappoints
- Cooliris Version 1.10 Now Available
From .PDF (download)
“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading
Some great articles over the last week.
- 10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead
- Revealed: the world’s best browser
- Browser wars 2009: Firefox, Chrome, & Internet Explorer
- Chrome is a browser? What’s a browser?
- 15 Firefox add-ons for Web developers
- Opera Aims at Becoming Number 1 Browser in Georgia
- Opera Releases Nintendo DSi Browser
Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.
Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).
After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading
Here is a really great post on developing (compatibility) by Hallvors from Opera’s Core blog.
And just to sum it up, the following quote will do that perfectly:
“Treating every site differently? That sounds insane. It’s clearly impossible. For starters, there are billions of websites, all different. And they keep changing with millions of lines of code being added or changed every day. Who can possibly keep up with that? Besides, aren’t standards supposed to be the answer?”
The latest Friday weekly build of Opera 10 now includes Opera Turbo. Could this mean that they are going to ship Final version with it already integrated?
The following build also includes “automatic” setting for Opera Turbo (which will enable Opera Turbo if your network is slow), improved performance, new spelling checker (with hunspell library (same as Firefox)) and more.
More info and download links can be found here.