Some great articles over the last week.
- 10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead
- Revealed: the world’s best browser
- Browser wars 2009: Firefox, Chrome, & Internet Explorer
- Chrome is a browser? What’s a browser?
- 15 Firefox add-ons for Web developers
- Opera Aims at Becoming Number 1 Browser in Georgia
- Opera Releases Nintendo DSi Browser
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.
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
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?”
Continue reading at h online
Thanks to mabdul for a link.
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.
Although Firefox 3.5 Final has not been released yet, Mozilla already looking forward to cook Firefox 3.6 (codename Namaroka).
Some of the prioritized features were already revealed; they include: performance improvements for startup and new tabs opening times, responsiveness, also, one of the *must have* features: light themes and extensions activation without requiring to restart Firefox!
… and many more. For a complete list, feel free to check this post.
As the technologies advance, car maker Ford decided to include Opera Browser into their new F-150, Super Duty, E-Series and Transit Connect trucks and vans to attract more buyers.
“Opera’s vision has always been about giving people access to the full Web anytime, anywhere,” explains Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President Americas for Opera Software. “No example showcases this better than delivering a fast, feature-rich Web browser to a vehicle. This solution will allow Ford truck and van owners to maintain a virtual work environment with access to all of the important files, information and applications they need on a daily basis.”
Opera Software has announced that they’ve signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile USA to bundle Opera Mini 4.2 with Virgin Mobile phones.