August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.

Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).

Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.

Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).

Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCs

By | September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCsGoogle and Sony have signed a deal which states that Chrome web browser will be pre-installed on Sony PCs. Unfortunately companies have not revealed any financial or specific model details.

According to IDC research, consumer electronics giant Sony is not in the top 5 PC vendors by worldwide shipping as per Q2 2009.

Calling this partnership experimental, Google is looking forward to sign similar deals with other PC makers as well.

Update: Financial Times reports that Chrome will be per-installed on Sony’s Vaio computer series.

Opera 10 Release Debuts with New Ad

By | September 1, 2009 | 16 Comments

Just as planned, Opera 10 Final has been released earlier today. Including fresh look and new features:

Auto update
Online spell check
Speed dial and mail improvements
Visual tabs
Better performance
… and more

Download Opera 10 Final.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.

Maxthon CEO Discusses Product Development in Interview with Tencent

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon CEO Discusses Product Development in Interview with Tencent“On 26 August, Maxthon CEO Jeff Chen was interviewed on the online show “New Product Manger” by Tencent to share his thoughts and experiences on product development. Below is an abstract of the interview:”

“Q: What kind of product do you think users would accept?
Jeff: It is important to provide choices and options so users can achieve what they want. A product must meet the needs of users.

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How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?

By | August 28, 2009 | 67 Comments

How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?Earlier today Opera Software has posted their Q2 2009 financial results which are pretty good.

However, with campaigns such as “Boycott Opera”, it is interesting to check on how EU and Microsoft case has affected Opera Desktop short term user growth.

Q1, 2009 – ~40 million use Opera for PCs
Q2, 2009 – 40 million use Opera for PCs

As you can see, Opera Software has not reported Q1 vs. Q2 desktop user growth (which was 13% in 1Q vs. 4Q08), which leads to speculation that case indeed, affected PC web browser.

Of course, this could also happen due to new competitor’s products, and things might get better with Opera 10 release (set for September 1st).

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Opera Software Q2 2009 Financial Results

By | August 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial ResultsToday Opera Software has revealed Q2 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Desktop users grew by 65% in 2Q vs 2Q08
29.1 million monthly users of Opera Mini in July 2009 (up 145% vs July 2008), which generated over 12 billion viewed pages (up over 223% vs July 2008)

Revenue (millions):
MNOK 172.4 (+53% vs 2Q08) Continue Reading

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite Database

By | August 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite DatabaseJeremy Orem has posted an interesting tip on how to speed up Firefox web browser.

All you have to do is paste the following command (as single line) to your console bar (can be accessed via tools > error console):

Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService
(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL(“VACUUM”);

And hit enter (user interface might freeze for a moment).

As he says, it will vacuum Firefox’s sqllite database which will lead to better browser performance.

Via FirefoxFacts

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?

By | August 26, 2009 | 11 Comments

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?If you are experiencing video jumpiness while watching videos in Firefox web browser, then here is a possible solution (as from LifeHacker):

“The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.”

Opera 10 RC Released

By | August 25, 2009 | 47 Comments

Opera 10 RC ReleasedAfter 3 beta releases, Opera 10 has finally reached release candidate development stage. Although this is not a final version yet, it should be quite stable and might be ready for general use.

Opera 10 Final is set for September 1st release.

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