Opera 10 to Support TLS 1.2 (SSL)

By | February 25, 2009 | 17 Comments

The upcoming release of Opera 10 Final will support TLS 1.2, Opera’s Core developers said earlier today.

According to the recent post, new features of 1.2 are: Continue Reading

Google Joins EU, Microsoft Case as a 3rd Party

By | February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

Well, it looks like Google has joined Mozilla in the Microsoft and EU antitrust case as a 3rd party.

Sundar Pichai said:

This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage

There are also some interesting comments over there, for instance: Continue Reading

OmniWeb Browser is Now Free

By | February 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week Omni Group has announced that its Mac only web browser OmniWeb (as well as few other applications) is now free. Looks like there are not so many (if any) paid browsers left for desktop computers anymore.

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Internet Explorer 64 bit (x64) vs. 32 bit (x86)

By | February 25, 2009 | 16 Comments

After posting Firefox 64 bit vs. 32 bit results, it’s time to check how well does Internet Explorer 7 64 bit compete against its less advanced brother, Internet Explorer 7 32 bit (x86). Continue Reading

Bye, Bye Internet Explorer, Hello Gazelle

By | February 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

Apparently Microsoft has finally decided to look more seriously into web browser wars and develop something fresh and more secure. Result? Meet the Gazelle, a brand new web browser kernel.

According to the recent released paper (PDF), the idea behind Gazelle is to build a kernel which would act like an operating system, managing and controlling all the system resources among web site principals. Continue Reading

Safari 4 Public Beta Goes With a Bang

By | February 24, 2009 | 19 Comments

The first and quite impressive public beta of Apple’s Safari 4 has been released earlier today.

There are a lot of improvements and new features in this build.

Nitro, a new rendering engine offers stunning JavaScript performance which is 4x faster than its successor’s. In addition, HTML rendering performance was improved as well. Continue Reading

Mozilla Demos Impressive Firefox 3.1 Features at SCALE

By | February 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard demonstrated the latest innovations in standards-based Web development technology during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

Continue Reading at Ars Technica

EU to Oblige Microsoft to Offer Competitors Browsers

By | February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will require Microsoft to give users of its ubiquitous Windows operating system the opportunity to choose between different Internet browsers to avoid breaching EU competition rules, the bloc’s antitrust spokesman told EurActiv.

Although the Commission is still officially waiting for a response from Microsoft to the complaints raised last January, the outcome of this new battle with the IT giant is already taking form.

Continue reading at EurActiv

Internet Explorer 8 Hits RTM

By | February 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

On February 21st, Microsoft has finished and compiled the RTM version of Internet Explorer 8, Build: 8.0.6001.18691

At this moment, they is preparing to distribute it via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before releasing to public.

As always, Microsoft is not releasing any Internet Explorer 8 Final schedule to public yet.

Stay tuned for more news.

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 22nd

By | February 22, 2009 | 0 Comments