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

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading

Safari 4 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera 10, 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8, 7

By | March 1, 2009 | 39 Comments

Nate Lanxon from CNet UK has benchmarked Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3, Mozilla’s Minefield, Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 (note on Opera 10 results were added to article later), Internet Explorer 8 and 7 using SunSpider suite. Continue Reading

Hey, Apple, Stop Bullsh*ting People

By | February 27, 2009 | 21 Comments

Well, it seems like Apple’s new web browser “marketing campaign” is most of the time based on lies. Remember old and inaccurate Safari vs. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Opera graph on their page?
So what about Safari 4? Has anything changed? Well, let’s take a look:

Safari is the first – and only – web browser to pass Acid 3
Wrong. Continue Reading

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