It’s that time of the month again: web browser performance and benchmark results. This time it’s going to be a little bit different. The graph you are about to see is from Peacekeeper benchmark site and as James Gallagher explained to us: this chart is made from averaging results from thousands of PC with the three CPUs listed.
Safari 4 Beta
Safari 4 Final
Chrome 188.8.131.52 Beta Continue Reading
Apple Inc. has released a press statement today which claims that the latest Safari 4 web browser was downloaded more than 11 million times within first 3 days.
Just for a record: Firefox 3 was downloaded more than 20 million times within 7 days and Opera – 4.5 million times in 5 days.
The latest Chrome version 184.108.40.206 and Safari 4.0 has fixed one of the vulnerabilities which was exploited in WebKit earlier this month.
As H Online describes: A vulnerability in WebKit can be exploited by an attacker to crash a tab or execute arbitrary code in Google Chrome due to a memory corruption issue in WebKit’s handling of recursion in certain DOM event handlers. For an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a maliciously crafted website. The malicious code, however, will be sandboxed, limiting the damage that an attacker can do when exploiting the vulnerability.
Thanks to mabdul for sending this.
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.
For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading
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At the WWDC today Apple has announced the final version of Safari 4 web browser for both, Windows and Mac OS X. As I am kind of getting bored with all the lies from them, won’t even comment their latest statement: “world’s fastest and most innovative web browser.” (according to AppleInsider) Good for them, I guess.
Few new features in the final release are:
– Top Sites, offering a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages
– Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages
– Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks.
– Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions
– Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches
– Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.
To make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.
To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.
Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.
Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.
By more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?
Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%
Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading