Fourth Annual WebKit Open Source Party

By | April 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Webkit Blog writes:

WWDC is upon us, and we hope to see you all there! Our party is open to anyone who is interested, free of charge. So if you will be in town or you are already in town, come and meet some cool web developers, WebKit hackers, browser developers, and lots of folks with an interest in cool technology.

Details
Place: Thirsty Bear Restaurant & Brewery (map)
Date: Wednesday, June 10th
Time: 7:30 PM
upcoming.org

World vs. Microsoft

By | April 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

ComputerWeekly reports that European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group has joined EU and MS case (as complainant).

ECIS group includes large and small companies, such as:
Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, IBM, Linspire, Nokia, Opera Software, Oracle Corporation, RealNetworks, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems

Still no sign of Apple which is developing Safari web browser.

As previously reported, other participants are Google and Mozilla.

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EU Extends Microsoft Response Deadline (Again)

By | April 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Surprisingly or not, EU has yet again extended Microsoft response deadline (which was April 21st before) on IE/Windows case. The new date so far is April 28th.

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Firefox – Browser with the Most Disclosed Vulnerabilities

By | April 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

From .PDF (download)

“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

Microsoft Prepares for Internet Explorer 8 Push

By | April 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

IE Blog reports that Microsoft will start pushing Internet Explorer 8 via automatic update to IE6 and IE7 users on about third week of April.

As you might guess, this will result in Internet Explorer 8 market share increase and hopefully IE6 decrease.

It should be also noted that IE8 won’t be installed automatically, users will do have a choice, indeed.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Opera’s Site Patching

By | April 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is a really great post on developing (compatibility) by Hallvors from Opera’s Core blog.

And just to sum it up, the following quote will do that perfectly:

“Treating every site differently? That sounds insane. It’s clearly impossible. For starters, there are billions of websites, all different. And they keep changing with millions of lines of code being added or changed every day. Who can possibly keep up with that? Besides, aren’t standards supposed to be the answer?”

Phishing with Images Containing Hidden Code

By | April 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

H-Online writes:

“Arbor Networks, which specialises in combating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, reports on it’s blog that a named web site is actively exploiting Internet Explorer’s MIME-sniffing problem to create phishing attacks. The perpetrators send email containing a supposedly harmless link that seemingly leads to a JPEG image, but the photo contains hidden HTML and JavaScript code that displays a fake eBay login page. While Firefox and Safari return an error message when loading the image, Internet Explorer executes the code.”

Continue reading at h online

Thanks to mabdul for a link.

Opera 10 Builds Now Include Opera Turbo

By | April 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest Friday weekly build of Opera 10 now includes Opera Turbo. Could this mean that they are going to ship Final version with it already integrated?

The following build also includes “automatic” setting for Opera Turbo (which will enable Opera Turbo if your network is slow), improved performance, new spelling checker (with hunspell library (same as Firefox)) and more.

More info and download links can be found here.