Source: Browser War: What Is It Good For? “All vendors are trying to implement the latest trends in the industry in order to remain competitive and face the challenges of the online world, and to react to vulnerabilities,” Sorin Mustaca, a data security expert at Avira, told TechNewsWorld. “For example, two years ago, nobody thought of sandboxing plugins in a different process, and now everybody’s doing it,” Mustaca added. “And almost every week we see some new vulnerabilities discovered which get exploited. Vendors have to react immediately to these threats,” he said. Browser vendors have to serve two categories of users, Avira’s Mustaca pointed out. One is home users, who adopt new technologies very fast “because they always want the best, the fastest and the richest Internet experience,” he said. These users are the testers of new technologies. The other category is corporate users. They have a very slow adoption rate, and will only change their browsers when they change their operating system, Mustaca stated. “We are seeing right now the effect of this battle to release new versions faster — every week new vulnerabilities are made public,” Avira’s Mustaca said. “Every bug fix and every new feature potentially introduces…
A Windows Update is available to users who are located in member countries of the European Union allowing for choosing a different standard browser for the system. The update is available for download through Windows Update. Read more here: http://techblog.avira.com/2010/03/08/the-browser-choice/en/
Yes, I got it 😉 PRO: it is better in rendering, it is faster. Zooming a page works perfectly this time. CONS: I think it eats more RAM than its predecessors. One single TAB requires 100 MB RAM and 78 MB VM. Firefox 3.0.11 needed about 80MB RAM with the same plugins and theme.
Also known as MIME Sniffing, this is a feature or bug in IE which is the only browser able to dynamically determine the content type of the document it loads. So, in this case, it detects a plain text document with HTML content instead of a an JPG header. And the content of the “JPG” file which is text/html: The URL was reported to Phishtank and CleanMX. The users of Avira Professional and Avira Premium Security Suite are protected if they use the latest Webguard signatures.
More infos here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html and here www.google.com/chrome which doesn’t yet works. They plan to release today.
Flock is a very nice web browser that supports: – blogging – flickering and many others things which I didn’t yet discover. It is small and much faster then Mozilla based browser. This is the website: www.flock.com Note: Flock is based on Firefox 22.214.171.124 Blogged with Flock
Lately, I have become another Flickr addicted. This happen before becoming a Pro. Pro is a paid account and I received it as a present for by birthday, from Mihaela (my wife). Each time I open my browser, my mouse goes automatically here: Comments On your Photos If I see comments, and I usually do, I feel the urge to .. respond and of course, to reply the comment. I am addicted … to Flickering 🙂