Category: Web Browsers

Web Browsers Usage By Country

By | March 3, 2011 | 17 Comments

BrowserRank has put up a world map which displays the most popular web browsers in various countries, both desktop and mobile.

Web Browsers Usage By Country
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February, 2011 – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

February, 2011 - Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s the 1st of March already, so let’s dive into February market share data.

With the release of Internet Explorer 9 RC, Microsoft has taken some share back, up from 56.00% to 56.77% (0.77 point increase).

While everyone awaits the final version of Firefox 4, an open source web browser continues the downtrend, from 22.75% to 21.74% (1.01 point decrease).
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Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration

By | March 1, 2011 | 21 Comments

Download Opera with Hardware AccelerationNow here is something for Opera users to play with, as Norwegian browser maker has recently released a public build of Opera that finally supports hardware acceleration.

Although it’s just a preview (not intended for daily use) and available for Windows users only, company promises that their standards based canvas implementation will also work with Linux or Mac OS X operating systems. Now isn’t that nice?

How is that possible?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Interview with Jon Von Tetzchner

By | February 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

CrunchGear recently did a video interview with Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, the founder of Opera Software.

Worth to check if you are interested in such content.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

FavBrowser.com

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Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Majority Of Web Browsers Are Unpatched

By | February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Majority of Web Browsers Are UnpatchedWolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, revealed that approximately 80% of web browsers are susceptible to exploits of bugs that have already been patched. Kandek attributed this mostly to Windows, saying “All the different patching mechanisms are confusing, a bit of this and some of that.”

As discovered by BrowserCheck (which scans Windows, Mac and Linux machines for vulnerable browsers along with browser plug-ins), Oracle’s Java was the most probable plug-in to be outdated for the second year in a row, comprising a total of 40% scanned systems. Adobe’s Reader and Apple’s QuickTime were second and third, taking up 32% and 25% respectively.

Proposed solutions include:

  • Microsoft taking charge of patching crucial third party plug-ins via single updater.
  • Moving to HTML5, so browsers would no longer require various audio and video processing plug-ins.

Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9 Mobile vs. Safari

By | February 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hardware acceleration supported.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!