Category: Web Browsers

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share Race

By | January 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share RaceWell, this certainly wasn’t a big surprise. During the last month of 2009, Google Chrome (4.63% market share) became world’s 3rd most used web browser, overtaking Apple’s Safari (4.46%).

In other news, Internet Explorer market share went down from 63.62% to 62.69% (0.93 point decrease).

Firefox also lost some of the market share, going down from 24.72% to 24.61% (0.11 point decrease). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, f, Ichann and Nox for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

By | December 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Web Browsers Singing

By | December 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Greetings,

We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and awesome New Year :-)

Also, we will be moving site to a new server (thanks to Lotosus.com) (so it can take 24-48 hours for your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to catch new IPs).

In case you don’t see any new posts within a week, please try to clear your DNS Cache.

To Clear/flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows. Continue Reading

Benchmark: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Firefox 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 vs. Chrome 4, 3, 2 vs. Opera 10.5, 10.1 vs. Safari 4

By | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments

Yet again, it’s time to test latest web browser releases, including Opera 10.50.

Tested browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.6 Beta 5
Firefox 3.7 Pre-Alpha 1 Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!

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EU Won’t Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Case

By | December 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

EU Won't Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot CaseMicrosoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)

Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.

“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.

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Maxthon Hits 300 Million Downloads

By | December 10, 2009 | 7 Comments

Maxthon Hits 300 Million DownloadsJust 8 months ago, company has passed 200 million downloads mark. And now, the second most popular web browser in China has already been downloaded more than 300 million times, Maxthon CEO/Founder Jeff Chen said.

Surprisingly, it’s doing quite well in other countries too, as guys over Maxthon blog wrote: “The authoritative market research firm, Net Applications, puts Maxthon use internationally at 1.33 percent, just one twentieth of one percent less than use of the fifth-ranked browser Opera.”

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Mobile Browser Skyfire 1.5 Released

By | December 10, 2009 | 3 Comments

A new version of mobile web browser Skyfire for Windows Mobile phones has been released; bringing full vga support, finger friendly user interface, smooth scrolling and much more.

What’s new? Continue Reading