Firefox has long been the go-to web browser among power users for its impressive feature set, extensibility, and openness. But Google's nimble, light, also extensible and open browser, Chrome, has won over Firefox's core user base. Here's why: More »
Text pasted into your browser, when using a rich text editor like the one found in Gmail, automatically takes on the formatting of the source text. Google Chrome now supports text stripping via Ctrl+Shift+V (Cmd+Shift+V on Mac), your pasted text is format-free. More »
Chrome Beta Updates with Extension Sync, Form Autofill (Including Credit Card Info), and More [Beta Beat]
Firefox 4 Beta is out with a revamped UI, Google Chrome continues to gain popularity, and Opera has a slick new version. Let's take a look at which browser uses your screen the best without wasting space. More »
Google regularly updates its Chrome web browser in three channels: the Stable channel, Beta channel, and Dev channel.
It's just one analytics firm's research, but it's a notable milestone: Google's Chrome browser surpassed Safari in U.S. browser market share, according to analysis of 3.6 billion page views by StatCounter. Chrome had already moved past Safari in global browser usage, but just eked ahead of Safari in the U.S. recently to third place, having 8.97 percent to Safari's 8.88. Internet Explorer owns about 52 percent, Firefox holds onto second with 28.5 percent, and other browsers make up the remainder. [Business Wire via Gizmodo] More »
Windows/Mac/Linux: A new stable channel release of Google Chrome just came out and it brings integrated Flash to the browser—Chrome will now update and manage Flash for you. More »
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences. Worth a read if you are confused.
- the open-source project on which Google Chrome is based;
- bleeding-edge features;
- several binary builds for Windows, Linux and Mac made available each day, sometimes 20 or more;
- not considered stable, don’t blame the developers if it crashes your computer or eats your cat;
Google Chrome dev:
- based on very recent Chromium builds;
- new versions every week or so;
- relatively stable, more like what other companies would consider ‘beta,’ but not stable enough for production use;
- the latest and greatest features and updates; ;
Google Chrome vs Chromium
Google Chrome currently syncs your browser preferences, your bookmarks, and even your themes but extension syncing is notably absent from the list. If a recent revision to the Chromium source code is any indicator, however, extension syncing is on its way and should be appearing in the nightly dev builds and stable releases in the near future. The current syncing tools and other Chrome improvements debuted by making an appearance in Chromium builds so fingers cross for extension syncing being right around the corner! More »
Mac/Linux: If you've been waiting for a stable Google Chrome release befor
Internet Explorer slowly nears 60% market share mark. This time it went down from 61.58 to 60.65, 0.93 point decrease.
In March, Firefox managed to increase its market share by 0.29 point, moving up from 24.23% to 24.52%.
Google Chrome continues to grow steadily; 0.52 point increase this time, up from 5.61% to 6.13%.
Safari has also increased its market share by 0.2 point, from 4.45% to 4.65%.
Opera’s market share also went up by 0.02 point, from 2.35% to 2.37%.
Recently, Microsoft has released the final version of Silverlight 4. Not only this release includes Google Chrome support, but also offers features, such as:
Hardware-accelerated video with multi-codec digital rights management (DRM)
Camera and microphone support
Deep zoom support
Multi-touch support with Accelerometer
… and more
Maxthon team has released a technical preview of Maxthon 3.0 web browser, which now includes a GPU rendering support for smoother text on Web pages.
Here’s an example:
“The current implementation of GPU rendering is merely an initial step. The final version will be more powerful and will support more features”, Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon said.
As of today, Firefox 3.7 and Maxthon 3.0 are the only browsers to include GPU accelerator support, with Internet Explorer 9 soon to follow.
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