BOLT, a little web browser that could, has announced the end of its saga.
Some time last year, June 2010, to be exact, BOLT has published a press release, claiming that is has rendered its billionth page with more than 7.3 million active users worldwide. Well, as it turns out, the economic circumstances did its own thing and those numbers are no longer relevant.
Less than 2 weeks after releasing the final version of Firefox 9, Mozilla has now pushed the very first beta of Firefox 10.
What can be expected in such a short time? As reported earlier by FavBrowser, Firefox 10 will automatically hide the forward button if it’s unnecessary; in addition to that, FF10 includes the Anti-Aliasing feature for WebGL and few web standards support.
IE11 to be released in 2013, IE12 – 2014.
Just a year ago, Microsoft would only release a new version of IE during the launch of Windows “Next”. However, since then it has increased the frequency of Internet Explorer releases as the upcoming Windows 8 OS will now IE10 instead of IE9.
Yesterday, we have reported about a search deal between Mozilla and the search giant, where Google would remain Firefox’s default search engine for another 3 years.
Although more details were not revealed that day, one of the unnamed sources now claims that Google will pay Mozilla almost $300 million for every year or nearly $1 billion in total.
With Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, Microsoft has decided to launch a HTML5 powered web site “Let It Snow”, which showcases the benefits of GPU accelerated graphics.
If your are up for a challenge, set the number of snowflakes to 4,000 and enjoy the show. There is even a hidden message for you to “uncover”.
However, in case your web browser can’t handle that much snow, there is always another option: IE9 or IE10.
Just as expected.
Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.
After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
Google denies the charges.
Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?
NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
Testing notes: both builds have identical build numbers and were tested with default installation settings.
After new Google Chrome and Opera releases, Mozilla has also something up its sleeve: a final version of Firefox 9.
Although it’s not yet publicly announced and can’t be downloaded from the “official” site, some users have managed to find Firefox 9 in the official Mozilla Nightly servers and that’s exactly where you can download it.
Web developers breathe sigh of relief.
It looks like the good news day is not yet over as Microsoft has just announced plans to start rolling out updates for the older versions of Internet Explorer
According to the official blog post, starting from January, users will be prompted to update their web browser to Internet Explorer 9; this includes Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines.