Category: Web Browsers

Netscape Navigator – Alive Again?

By | January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Netscape Navigator - Alive Again?Is it? Not really. However, some time ago AOL announced that they will stop Netscape Navigator support after February 1’st… Well, things changed a bit, they’ve decided to “extend” its support for one more month (March 1’st).

As it says in their blog post:

Mozilla, Flock and AOL are working together to provide tools to ease the migration of existing Netscape browser users to our recommended Flock and Firefox alternatives. Both Flock and Firefox are built on the same Mozilla Firefox codebase.

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2007 December Browsers Market Share Results

By | January 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

2007 December Browsers Market Share Results It’s time for the December, 2007 web browsers market share report. See November stats here.
As you will see in this graph, there are some noticeable changes for the Opera web browsers. Not sure why, but both of them (Opera and Opera Mini) got slightly different values than they should. It’s the second month, so not sure if it’s a bug. However, we have keep going and post what we know.

Yet another bad month for the Internet Explorer. This time it felt from 77.35% to 76.04% (1.31% decrease).

Firefox market share continues growing and might reach 20% very soon, they have increased its market share by 0.79%: from 16.01% to 16.80%. Continue Reading

SpaceTime – 3D Web Browsing

By | January 8, 2008 | 2 Comments

SpaceTime 1.0Now this is something interesting. Have you ever heard about SpaceTime? No? You should check their web page then and watch the video. Firstly I thought that it’s just yet another useless “feature”, however, after watching SpaceTime demo video, I’ve changed my mind. It is not as useless as I thought. Check this screenshot for example: Continue Reading

Netscape Navigator Leaves Web Browsers Industry

By | December 29, 2007 | 8 Comments

Netscape Navigator Dead SkullSeems everyone is talking about that right now. You got it right. According to the article (posted in Netscape blog), after February 1’st, AOL won’t be developing any further Netscape Navigator releases. The browser will be left on its own fate. Eh… Remember old times?

Netscape Navigator Dead
Netscape Navigator Market Share

It was the world’s most popular web browser and now its over. Internet Explorer will be next? I bet it will, I bet it will. If Microsoft will continue to use same “logic” while developing IE, someday you might see similar topic like this, just about Internet Explorer.

As for now, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably switch to Firefox and increase its market share.

That’s it. Check Netscape Navigator at Wikipedia if you want to remember old times.

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2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

By | December 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

2007 November Browsers Market Share ResultsBit late, but we have to do that anyway, November web browsers market share (see October stats here).

As for November, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, this time it felt from 78.36% to 77.35% (1.01% decrease). Well… Still a leader.

Not a big surprise, Firefox hits 15% and even reaches a total of 16.01%, that’s a nice gain, from 14.97% to 16.01% (1.04% increase).

Safari lost some market share on October; however, they’ve got a nice increase this month, from 5.09% to 5.14% (0.05% increase).

According to HitsLinks, Opera increased its market share as well. This time by 0.07%, and moved from 0.58% to 0.65%. However, they had almost 1% last month. Something is wrong with their data I guess. Oh well…

Bad days for Netscape, it continues to lose its market share, this time Netscape market share felt from 0.66% to 0.60% (0.06% decrease).

No idea why, but HitsLink shows wrong data at this moment, says 0.03% market share for Opera Mini, while it should be 0.66% or so…

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

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Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.4 Released

By | November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.4It was just released and fixes security vulnerabilities which were originally fixed by Mozilla Firefox team in Firefox 2.0.0.10 (read about fixes here).

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Camino Now Accepting Donations

By | November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Camino Web BrowserCamino web browser development team recently announced that from now they will be accepting donations. And here’s the most interesting part of it:

Through the end of the year the Mozilla Foundation will match 2 to 1 every dollar donated (up to $10,000). Donating now makes your dollar go three times as far as it normally would.

What is Camino?

Camino is an open-source web browser developed by an all-volunteer team. While most web browsers are funded through search revenues, Camino is supported by volunteer efforts, gifts of kindness from contributors, and donations from users.

Donate to Camino.
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2007 October Browsers Market Share Results

By | November 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

2007 October Browsers Market Share ResultsNew month and new market share results. You may check September results here.

Let’s begin with Internet Explorer. This month it slightly gained 0.01% of the market share and reached 77.87% from 77.86%.

Firefox lost some market share this month and felt from 14.88% to 14.85% (0.03% decrease).

Not so good month for Safari as well. As Firefox, it lost some market share too, from 5.07% to 5.05% (0.02% decrease).

During the previous 4 months, Opera was losing market share all the time. However, this time they have nicely increased it, from 0.87% to 0.99% (0.12% increase).

Netscape had a huge drop in October, its market share felt from 0.72% to 0.64% (0.08% decrease).

Opera Mini market share gets stronger with every month, this time it increased it from 0.39% to 0.41% (0.02% increase).

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

Market Share 2007 October

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Flock 1.0 Released

By | November 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Flock 1.0So what is Flock is? Flock is a social web browser (that’s how Flock developers call it) which is based on Mozilla’s Firefox platform. I’ve just installed it and it looks fascinating. I even don’t use most of those integrated services (expect Youtube, Flickr and del.icio.us) but this interface is so well balanced and looks astonishing. Latest Flock release (1.0) includes all the security fixes from Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8. What else is new in Flock 1.0?

Flock 1.0 Screenshots
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Changelog:

  • Flock 1.0 has added a “People” sidebar to support new service integration with Facebook and Twitter.
  • Flickr and Youtube have been promoted to “People” services.
  • Several performance and stability enhancements have been implemented and several memory leaks have been fixed.
  • Added People services for Facebook and Twitter
  • However, there are still so many known issues which have to be fixed.

  • Several Firefox extensions including FireFTP and Chatzilla are known to be incompatible with Flock’s toolbar causing icons to be misplaced or missing.
  • Your Windows account must have administrator priviliges to install Flock. This restriction will be removed in an upcoming Flock release.
  • Flock has been tested for users with up to two thousand friends. Beyond a thousand friends, unforeseen challenges may exist. Closing the People sidebar may return your surfing speed to normal. If you are incredibly popular with more than 2000 friends, we would love to hear about how the People sidebar is working for you. Please send your feedback to popularitycontest at flock.com.
  • Facebook friends will occasionally not show up in the people sidebar. To fix this problem, open the Accounts and Services sidebar (click on the key symbol) and find your facebook account in the topmost field. Click on “Forget Account.” Then log back into facebook, and your friends should appear in the people sidebar.
  • When uploading to Facebook, if no album is specified, the photo will be uploaded to a default album for the application, which will be created if necessary. Regular albums have a size limit of 60 photos. Default application albums have a size limit of 1000 photos.
  • Clearing your Twitter status causes an alert to show up indicating “An Error Updating Your Status”. Twitter does not allow an empty status message.
  • Flock is unable to upload files with the “.jpeg” extension to Piczo.
  • Accessing own private Photobucket photos when not logged in to Photobucket does not bring you to the Photobucket login page.
  • If for some reason the upload process fails, perhaps a network connection issue, tags and descriptions associated with the photos will be lost.
  • When using Hotmail in plain text, dragging a picture from the media bar the email recipient will receive blank content.
  • Some valid Flickr accounts are not discoverable through the media search bar.
  • Flock will not auto discover your account when logging into Ma.gnolia using your Facebook account ID.
  • If your computer’s clock is too slow or fast, you may experience errors when publishing your favorites to Del.icio.us or Ma.gnolia.
  • Drag’n Dropping a local favorites folder onto your Online favorites does not work correctly. A folder with no name is created that includes a blank favorite.
  • When customizing the blog editor toolbar, the customize window has duplicate icons.
  • Replacing a Blogsome blog entry does not work correctly.
  • Replacing a self-hosted WordPress blog entry does not work correctly.
  • Craigslist searches will not show up in the search flyout when searching from the browser’s search box.
  • Web clipboard content don’t always migrate when updating Flock from 0.9 to 1.0.
  • Photos dragged to the uploader but not yet uploaded will not migrate when updating Flock.
  • When importing IE settings and starting Flock for the first time, if two or more sites are set as home pages, Flock will only import one of those page.
  • Firefox live bookmarks not always handled properly during import.
  • Firefox bookmarks are not being indexed when imported. The Flock star will not highlight when one of these pages are visited nor will it show up in search from the search bar.
  • Download Flock 1.0.

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    Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.3 Released

    By | November 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.3Both, Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.2 and after bit more than a day, 9.0.0.3 came out. Version 9.0.0.2 changes:

    Issued fix to point Netscape search to updated search engine.
    Removed “Report Bug” button

    Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.3 includes security fixes which were originally fixed in Firefox 2.0.0.9.

    Download Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.3.

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