Tag Archives: Web Browser

Google This Week (26/11/2008)

googleGmail now has themes.

Google Chrome gains a bookmark manager.

Google SearchWiki Launched

Google Maps Has a New Interface

Google SketchUp 7 Released

Lively Will Be Discontinued

YouTube Experimenting With 720p HD Video and Now At 16:9 Aspect Ratio

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Google Chrome – A New Web Browser

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

The browser uses WebKit as the rendering engine and has Gears integrated into it.

A word of advice, it looks much better on Windows Vista and when it is maximised. You might also want to enable the Home button and keep the bookmarks toolbar visible at all times.

Like this:
Google Chrome

One thing I absolutely hate is when you install the product, it adds a startup entry of GoogleUpdate.exe. So each time your computer starts it runs the exe and it never shuts down. It also does not install in the Programs Folder like normal software programs, but instead at C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local on Windows Vista.

I know that this is beta software, so this may change when the final product is out, but Google don’t add files or services to our startup list, no matter how small. You don’t see Mozilla Firefox doing that.

Overall, it is a very good web browser, but too simple for my liking. It’s hard to keep lots of bookmarks and it doesn’t support RSS yet, but it is very fast. It is also supposed to be more efficient then other web browsers in the way it handles processes and threads. I would not recommend it for daily use just yet. A lot of sites that use advanced JavaScript functions have problems e.g. the new Facebook, so many features to do work, like joining a new group or deleting a comment.

Read the Comic Book to get a better insight into the ideas and features behind Google Chrome.

View: Comic Book about Google Chrome
Download: Google Chrome (BETA)

Mozilla Firefox 3 Out Today

Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 3 will go public today, Tuesday, June 17, 2008:

After more than 34 months of active development, and with the contributions of thousands, we’re proud to announce that we’re ready. Put on your party hats and get ready to download Firefox 3 — the best web browser, period.

As part of the celebration, design firm Nobox has created a cool new poster that summarizes the robot series headed with the word Victory. You can get a large version of it at Flickr.

For the full details of Firefox 3, check the full review.

Download Day starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time for other times see: http://tinyurl.com/4e7fv5. This is 6 p.m. GMT.

Download: Firefox 3

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 Final Released!

What’s New in Firefox 2.0.0.4

  • Release Date: May 30, 2007
  • Security Update: The following security issues have been fixed.
  • Windows Vista Support: More enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista are included, with the following caveats.

This is the final version, however the web site has not been updated yet, but will be soon.

Download: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 (en-US): Windows | Linux | Mac | All Versions
View: Release Notes
Homepage: Mozilla Firefox

Google Replaced by Yahoo! in Opera Mini

Opera Software and Yahoo! announced on 8th January (Opera, Yahoo!) a new partnership for mobile search.

New downloads from operamini.com will come with Y! search preinstalled in the built in homepage. We will also soon start switching existing users to Y! Search. (So don’t be alarmed when the search logo on the homepage suddenly changes. It’s supposed to do that.)

Read: Opera Mini Blog

Internet Explorer 7 Released! For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Today we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. I encourage everyone to download the final version from http://www.microsoft.com/ie.

We listened carefully to feedback from many sources (including this blog) and worked hard to deliver a safer browser that makes everyday tasks easier. When I first posted publicly about IE7, I wrote that we would go further to defend users from phishing and malicious software. The Phishing Filter and the architectural work in IE7 around networking and ActiveX opt-in will help keep users more secure. IE7 also delivers a much easier browsing experience with features like tabbed browsing (especially with QuickTabs), shrink-to-fit printing, an easily customizable search box, and a new design that leaves more screen real estate for the web site you’re viewing. IE7’s CSS improvements are incredibly important for developers as many of you have made quite clear. I also think IE7’s RSS experience and platform are important, powerful, and innovative.

Download: Internet Explorer 7 ~15MB
View: Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Available Now [IE Blog]
Homepage: Internet Explorer Continue reading Internet Explorer 7 Released! For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Firefox 1.5.0.7 Released (Security Update)

Firefox 1.5.0.7 is a security and stability update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

Release Date: September 14, 2006

Download: Firefox 1.5.0.7 (en-GB) | (en-US) | (Other Systems and Languages)
Hompage: Mozilla Firefox