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 (126.96.36.199), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 188.8.131.52 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
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.
Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.
Yet 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
Adrian 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
An update for Cooliris add-on has been just released. The following version works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari web browsers (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) and introduces better Flickr and MySpace support, also integration to the browser tab and more.
Show off any 3D Wall of content by sharing its URL with friends
Freely jump between Cooliris and other tabs and desktop applications like your email or favorite photo editing program
Save 3D Wall to your browser’s bookmarks, enjoy multiple instances of Cooliris in different tabs, or set a 3D Wall view as your homepage, e.g. daily news or entertaiment feed. The possibilities are almost endless.
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During Safari 4 browsing experience on Windows, I couldn’t understand why Safari won’t restore my last opened web pages during the launch nor do find a way to do that. Fortunately, I have found a solution to do that and it’s really simple.
If menu bar is hidden, hit Alt to enable it, then click:
History > Reopen All Windows from Last Session
It seems that everyone is testing web browsers this week.
While some sites are posting usual SunSpider results, Codexon has decided to run something closer to the “real life situations”.
As a result, he loaded 10 web sites and calculated load time.
Baidu.com – Chinese Google
Blogger.com – Popular blogsite Continue Reading
PC Games Hardware tested the speed of the internet browsers Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, 3.0.11 and 3.5b99, Opera 9.6 and 10, Safari 3.1.1 and 4.0, Chrome 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 with the benchmarks Peacekeeper and Sunspider and checked them with the Acid tests as well.