Category: Web Browsers

Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 and it Looks Pretty

By | July 10, 2009 | 18 Comments

Introducing more than 50 new features, Microsoft Silverlight 3 Final has been released. With lots of improvements in many areas, H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support and many more, Adobe should be really worried.

Flash vs Silverlight

In the recent benchmark between Silverlight 3 and Flash, Ryan Rea said: “Silverlight not only had lower CPU usage, but it also used the four cores more uniformly.”

To answer Opera users question: no, Opera is still listed under “not supported” browsers.

If you would like to experience the awesomeness of this release, head over to the following page for the 720P+ video.

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Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.

Chromium Receives Native Skins Support

By | July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Ars Technica reports that Chromium web browser for Linux OS has received native themes support. Users will have an option to enable (or disable) the following feature in preferences dialog. It should be also noted that screenshots were taken using latest nightly build and this is not a final version yet.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 7th

By | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

June, 2009 – IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Surpasses 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, Safari

By | July 3, 2009 | 20 Comments

June, 2009 - IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Reaches 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, SafariYet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.

For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%

Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading

Maxthon 2.5.2 Hits the Scene

By | July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon 2.5.2 Hits the SceneAfter a total of 5 beta releases, today Maxthon International has released a final version of its web browser: Maxthon 2.5.2.7058. Besides performance improvements and bug fixes, team has also added a support for online favorites with http protocol, enhanced tabbed browsing feature and other optimizations.

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Firefox 3.5 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Chrome 2 vs. IE8

By | July 1, 2009 | 40 Comments

Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. OperaAdrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet has benchmarked Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, Safari 4, Opera 10 (alpha!) and Chrome 2.0 browsers using SunSpider, V8 benchmarks.

Chrome 2 wins in both benchmarks which is followed by Safari 4. In the V8 benchmark suite however, other web browsers lag behind by up to 36 times.

Results are as follow: Continue Reading

Touch Scrolling on Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 2

By | July 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Folks from GottaBeMobile.com have demoed a touch scrolling feature on IE8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 2 web browsers. With Firefox 3.5 release, Chrome was the only one struggling with this task.

Opera Mini Servers Updated to 4.11.458

By | July 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Servers UpgradedOne of the best things about Opera Mini server updates is that you don’t have to edit or download anything to enjoy them.

The latest upgrade offers enhanced site compatibility, synchronization improvements, a fix for web pages with internal links and download option for binary files.

For more details, see the announcement post.