Chrome 2, Webkit 4 and Firefox 3.1 beats IE 8 and Opera 10

By | January 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

ZDNet Australia has compared the following web browsers in SunSpider (yet again) and Google V8 2 benchmarks:

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Firefox 3.1b1 (although b2 was released some time ago)
Chrome 2.0.158.0
WebKit r40220
Opera 10.00 Alpha

Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading

How Secure Is Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera?

By | January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Infoworld inspected all the major web browsers and got some really interesting points to say about each of them.

Here are conclusions for each of the web browsers (also, links to full articles):

How Secure is Internet Explorer?
IE has no peer in enterprise deployment features. Using the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide, administrators can deploy and configure more than 1,300 IE-related settings via Active Directory Group Policy or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It is the only browser in the review to support Kerberos authentication over the Web. Continue Reading

New Google Chrome Ads on YouTube, Facebook

By | January 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

Stephen Shankland has spotted new Google Chrome ads on YouTube and Facebook.

Instead of displaying Chrome ads just on the right side of page, Google has decided to promote it during video playback as well.

On Facebook, Google Chrome appears on Boggle-like Scramble game. Continue Reading

Fun Continues: Microsoft, EU and Opera Software

By | January 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.

Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.

Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.

Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.

I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….

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Opera Mini 4.2 for Android Released

By | January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera has launched today the final version of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android, currently the only phone with it is the T-Mobile G1 phone.  Now we are waiting Opera Mini for iPhone…
Well, here is the change log since the beta version: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate (RC) Released

By | January 27, 2009 | 3 Comments

As expected, yesterday Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 8.

The following build focuses on features polishing, web standards support and various improvements.

The changes between Beta 2 and RC1 are: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer Relative Position Resize Bug Fix

By | January 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Here is a quick solution in case you are experiencing the same issue as I did today.

When using div with position:relative, it becomes fixed during window resize in the Internet Explorer.

There is an easy fix. Just add position:relative to css body element and you’re done.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 26th

By | January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox Profile Files Explained

By | January 25, 2009 | 3 Comments

When browsing through your Firefox profile folder, you might see a lot of odd files. Some might make sense, such as your searchplugins folder, however others might seem a little odd.

Here are some of the important files you might seen in your profile folder and what they are used for. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 RC Will Be Released on Monday

By | January 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

If everything goes as planned by Microsoft, then we will see the next Internet Explorer release which is RC on Monday.

The following update won’t be available to Windows 7 Beta users.

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