Category: Web Browsers
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.
- Microsoft Changes IE8 Default Browser Settings
- US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox
- Glass-enabled tab bar (Aero) in Opera
- Opera Unite Struggles to Keep up With Its Ambitions
- 3D animations coming to Safari
- Google Chrome Gestures Extension
- DOM flaw can crash many browsers
- Shorten long URLs with thurly
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.
BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.
Using the most recent v3 release (18.104.22.168), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 22.214.171.124 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
Higher is better
For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.
Thanks to Help for sending this.
Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.
The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user
Picture Source: Neowin
As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.
Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.
Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.
Skyfire team has released a new beta version of its mobile web browser for BlackBerry devices (private testers only). The following release introduces faster zooming, “Switch to Skyfire” function in original BlackBerry browser which should help users click on links in email, etc., new keyboard shortcuts and more.
Some screenshots: Continue Reading
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.
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.