Following a backlash from the enterprises and various organizations, Mozilla has decided to go with Microsoft’s strategy and will now release only one major Firefox release per year, at least for the institutions.
According to the open source organization, ESR (Extended Support Release) version of Firefox will continue to receive various security updates but will leave Web or Add-ons platform with no changes whatsoever.
While additional details will be revealed within a week, you can check the ESR wiki page for mailing list subscription.
Now with sites pre-loading and safe browsing.
A new Google Chrome release has recently hit the streets, which can now be downloaded from the official page as version 17 (Beta).
Including various tweaks and bug fixes, Google Chrome 17 also brings two new features that will benefit both hardcore and new users.
Back in 2011, Google has launched a HTML5 based Angry Birds game, which could be played for free with a WebGL compatible web browser.
Now, Microsoft has decided to follow Google’s lead and promote Internet Explorer in a similar fashion. As a result, “Cut the Rope”, a highly popular game on various mobile devices has been ported to HTML5.
With the Firefox 10, Opera 12 and Internet Explorer 10 releases just around the corner, guys from TomsHardware have decided to test the latest stable builds of the top 5 web browsers on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion.
How did your favorite web browser perform? Let’s find out.
Silk, the Amazon Kindle Fire web browser, has been successfully ported by one of the XDA developer’s nicknamed TyHi and can now work fine across a variety of different Android devices.
Even though there are “unofficial” 64 bit versions of Firefox floating around the Internet, none of them have gained any significant attention from the general user base.
Thanks to Waterfox, a highly optimized version of Firefox specifically designed for the Windows x86-64 users, this 64 bit flavor might gain some momentum.
IE team cooks another cake.
Following Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, United States has joined a list of countries that have now less than 1% of the Internet Explorer 6 users.
According to a few tickets that are floating around the bugzilla.mozilla.org web site, it looks like the company behind the open source web browser is really determined to save you as many bytes of memory as possible.
Originally submitted back in July of 2011, a bug #670967, which was marked as resolved just a week ago, aims to “fire a memory-pressure event when the amount of available virtual address space or physical memory is low”.
Happy New Year!
It’s that time of the month again when we look at the market share results for the last month. How your favorite browser did finish the 2011 race? Let’s find out.
Already broken through the 50% barrier, Internet Explorer share continues the downtrend, this time it has decreased by 1.19 point, from 48.95% to 47.76%.