Category: Web Browsers

IE6 No More

By | August 5, 2009 | 20 Comments

IE6 No More
Here comes another campaign to kill Internet Explorer 6 and urge its user to upgrade their browser.

As always, web masters are asked to add a special code into their site (which is ridiculous long) and hope for the best. Continue Reading

July, 2009 – IE Continues to Fall, Chrome Surpasses Opera, Safari Market Share

By | August 3, 2009 | 12 Comments

New month and new market share data. Lets get it going.

Breaking through 60% barrier, Internet Explorer lost more market share, this time by 1.02 point, from 59.49% to 58.47%

Celebrating 1 billion downloads last week; Firefox increased its market share by 1.32, from 30.33% to 31.65%

Due to unknown reasons, Opera took a massive dive and fell by 0.66, from 3.36% to 2.7%

Just like Firefox, Chrome is also doing well. After increasing its market share by 0.41, from 2.82% to 3.23%, it has surpassed both, Opera and Safari web browsers market share.

Safari popularity is growing. This time its market share went up from 2.93% to 2.98% (0.09 point increase).

July, 2009 – IE continues to fall, Chrome surpasses Opera Market Share

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

By | August 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Nox and somebody for links.

Microsoft: No Browserless Windows 7 After All

By | August 1, 2009 | 11 Comments

Microsoft: No Browserless Windows 7 After AllcNET Writes:

It looks like there won’t be a browserless version of Windows 7, after all.

Microsoft said late Friday that it won’t ship the Windows 7 “E” version of Windows even though Europe has yet to sign off on its revised plan. The plan calls for the company to ship Windows 7 with Internet Explorer, but present a ballot screen in which users in Europe can decide whether they want Internet Explorer or another browser.

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Web Browser Books

By | July 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Surfing Amazon today I came across something interesting. Believe it or not, there are actually books such as: “Opera for Dummies”, “Don’t Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox” and couple more.

Not sure if they are any good and why people would actually buy them (when you can find all the info on-line), but anyway: Continue Reading

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry Program Halted

By | July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Due to Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry leaks, team has decided to temporary halt Alpha program and focus on a new build which should be released within few weeks. Obviously, the next release will include some sort of protection against leaked builds.

European Vista and XP to Get Browser Ballot Screen Too

By | July 28, 2009 | 27 Comments

NeoWin.net writes:

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be distributing a ballot screen software update to users, in Europe, of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

According to TechFlash Opera’s chief technology officer, Hakon Wium Lie, suggested that displaying the IE logo could result in a natural bias toward Internet Explorer. “We’re not sure about the use of logos,” Lie said. “The blue ‘e’ has become so associated with the Internet in general, due to the bundling with Windows. We think using the blue “e” might not be such a good idea.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 27th

By | July 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

Firebug for Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer

By | July 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are a hardcore Firebug addict and can’t see yourself using different tools (while enjoying other web browser), then Firebug Lite might be what you are looking for.

What can you do with it?
By adding Firebug Lite JavaScript code into your page, you can emulate some of the Firebug features in browsers other than Firefox.

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Microsoft Caves to EU Pressure, Will Offer Browser Ballot

By | July 24, 2009 | 9 Comments

Ars Technica writes:

Microsoft has decided that the last thing it needs in this economy is some combination of the following: fines, legal bills, and a delay of Windows 7. It has offered to adopt the European Union’s preferred solution for bowser competition: a browser selector screen at startup.

Although Intel may have been hit with a bigger fine, the multi-year saga of Microsoft’s fight with the European Union’s Competition Commission may have run up larger legal bills, given its longevity. The most recent point of contention between Redmond and Europe has been the browser; Microsoft bundles its own with its operating systems, but the EU views that as using monopoly power to the detriment of potential competitors.

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