Earlier today Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) was released. The following build continues polishing Firefox, fixes some (but not all) of a well know issues which were reported with the RC1 release. By checking “Known Issues” article in “Firefox 3 (Release Candidate 2) Release Notes” page, you can see that they still got some work to do before making it “Final”.
Some news about the upcoming Flock 2.0 Beta release. It looks like new version of the social web browser will be released within the coming weeks.
What’s new in it? As Flock is Mozilla Firefox based, 2.0 will have all the latest Firefox 3 features, bug fixes (which includes memory leaks), etc.
As for now, you may try Flock 1.2.1.
Yet again we have new web browsers market share data report.
Internet Explorer continues losing its market share. This time it lost more than 1%, from 74.83% to 73.75% (1.08% decrease).
With the Firefox 3 RC release, Firefox managed to increase its market share by 0.65%, from 17.76% to 18.41%. Continue Reading
Back in April, we’ve reported about the upcoming Yahoo! project – BrowserPlus. While it’s still in Beta, Yahoo finally decided to release it for a public use (sneak peek). BrowserPlus is a technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities. There are few demos which can be found here to better understand how BrowserPlus works and what it is for. From their FAQ: Continue Reading
Few days ago PC World revealed its “The 100 Best Products of 2008” list. The social web browser Flock was voted in the highest position among any other web browsers. It took a solid 6th place. Mozilla Firefox 3 was in the 21st place followed by Apple Safari which was in the 22nd. Hulu (online video service) was voted as #1.
According to Tamar Weinberg from Search Engine Roundtable:
“After much frustration with Google’s Custom Search Engine, it seems that Google’s CSE doesn’t actually support the Opera web browser. Apparently, when Opera users try to set up the Google custom search engine, they fill in all forms, hit save, but nothing happens.” Continue Reading
Guys from Spread Firefox with all your help will be trying to set a new Guinness world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours period. As this is a first attempt (this record doesn’t exist in a Guinness book yet), they will try to reach the highest number possible.
How can you join? Continue Reading
Some time ago Damien Virulhapan from GadgetZone.com.au sent me an email with the link to article called “Group Test: Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1“. Feel free to check it.
I don’t know why Opera wasn’t tested, haven’t got any reply since then.
It looks like Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 will be released within a couple of months, in the third quarter to be exact. As for now, Microsoft asks web site owners to make sure that their pages will be displayed correctly on IE 8. Check “Your Web site may not display correctly in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1” article for more details about web pages compatibility.