Category: Web Browsers

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

EU Approves New Ballot Screen

By | December 8, 2009 | 4 Comments

It appears that EU has approved earlier reported, ballot screen changes.

Rather than listing them by market share or alphabetically, updated ballot screen will mix up web browsers, every time user sees it.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

By | December 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an End

By | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an EndIf everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.

Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”

What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.

Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.

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November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – Down

By | December 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – DownIt’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.

Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).

With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.

After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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French Government to Migrate 130 000 PC’s to Mozilla’s Apps

By | November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

French Government to Migrate 130 000 PC’s to Mozilla's AppsAccording to ReadWriteWeb, French Government’s public finance department will switch 130 000 PCs from IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office to Mozilla’s Thunderbird as well as Lightning Calendar.

The following move will help then save money and better manage licenses.

01net said: The decision to go with Mozilla came after the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGPF) merged with the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) and the Directorate General of Public Accountancy (DGCP). Each has their own email and licenses for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook.

Thanks to Nox for news tip.

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