Video Interview (Firefox): Mitchell Baker and John Lilly Highlights

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bit about IE, Chrome and Firefox on mobile devices.

Firefox 3.5 Commercial

By | June 1, 2009 | 6 Comments

I am not sure if this is the official promotional video or just a fan made one, but feel free to check it.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

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

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are Here

By | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are HereUnderstanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:

1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”

2. Adsweep: The very first Google Chrome ad blocker. Continue Reading

EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft

By | May 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

EU Plans Fresh Strike on MicrosoftArs Technica writes:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.

Continue reading at Ars Technica

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial Results

By | May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported earlier, Opera Software has released Q1 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Opera Desktop: User growth up 64% since Q1 2008
Opera Mini: User growth up 157% since Q1 2008, 23.4 million monthly users

Revenue:
Opera Desktop: up 103% since Q1 2008
Total: up 59% since Q1 2008 Continue Reading

Microsoft to Launch Silverlight 3 on July 10

By | May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Silverlight 3 Final
Picture Source: NeoWin

As per information from press invites, Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 on July 10.

Silverlight 3 introduces over 50 new features, such as: H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support, major application development improvements and many more.

Although the following release was not expected to see the day of the light until later this year, apparently Microsoft has already finished what they had planned and is going to release it earlier than expected.

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading

First Google Chrome 3 Release Hits the Streets

By | May 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Google Chrome team isn’t going to stop any time soon. Yesterday they have announced a very first 3.0.x branch release: 3.0.182.2.

The following version introduces a support of video tag, auto spell correct (which will fix common typos, such as: teh – the, etc.) as well as UI tweaks and crash fixes.

Google Chrome 3.0.182.2 Release Notes
Download (FileHippo)

Known issues:
The font in the browser’s user interface is very small in most non-English languages.

Thanks to djix for sending this.

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Mozilla to Update Firefox 3.5 Icons

By | May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software is not the only one who is tweaking the look of their default web browser skin. Alex Faaborg from Mozilla has announced that they will update approximately 25 icons across all 4 platforms.

Windows: All Secondary Glyphs in the Main Window Continue Reading