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Could Google’s attempt at an internet browser be a huge success, or just a flop? Google released Google Chrome on September 2nd and they are making some pretty big claims about their new browser. I’ll start first with the mechanics behind the browser.
Chrome uses a different method behind it’s tab system. Instead of opening each tab under the same process, and lagging the computer as well as consuming memory, some of which cannot be reused until you restart, Chrome opens each tab in a new process. In this way, if one tab goes faulty, the whole browser doesn’t crash, just the tab. If you prefer to use tabs over windows, this is the browser for you. If you prefer to use windows over tabs, this is the browser for you. It’s unique drag and drop design allows you to separate tabs into windows, and windows back into tabs again. This is all done at a quick speed, and there is no lag time involved. (more…)
Shortly before the launch of Firefox 3.0, Opera had a launch of its own. Version 9.50 of the venerable browser signified a turn in Opera‘s interface. An almost complete overhaul of Opera‘s tab interface, as well as many separate new features of its own.
All in all, the new version of Opera is fast, sleek, and an overall improvement on an already excellent browser. If you’re a fan of Opera, I whole heartedly encourage you go ahead and download the 9.50. Personally, I’m going to stick to Firefox 3.0.
For those of you that are completely in the dark, Firefox is a Mozilla-made web browser that is completely customizable. Firefox is used by 15% of all internet users around the world. That may not seem like many people comparatively to the 78% of people that use Internet Explorer, but considering that IE is the default browser on all Microsoft PC’s, Firefox is a very popular choice. Firefox has been around for years, and now, they are finally releasing Firefox 3, which has better virus and malware protection. It features easier password management, full page zoom via keyboard shortcuts, and also scrollable tabs! There are many new updates, and they all bring exciting news to die-hard Firefox fans.
With all of that being said, Spread Firefox is trying to set a world record. If you have noticed the affiliate on the right side of the blog, you would have seen (and hopefully clicked on) it. Sometime during June Firefox 3 will be released, and it is their intent that within 24 hours of the release time, it will reach the most downloaded software in history. All you have to do is download Firefox 3 on that day in June, and you will contribute to the record. Mozilla is making this easy for you to remember by sending you an email on the day of release.
Mozilla has worked very hard on Firefox, and their many other sophisticated projects like Thunderbird. The least you could do would be to contribute a few minutes of your time downloading this fantastic web browser.
Firefox is the best web browser on the internet. But even with it’s pleasing looks, there are 3 addons that will make Firefox the envy of all your buddies.
CuteMenus – Crystal SVG: The menus in Firefox are good, but there’s just something missing. Icons! Cutemenus adds icons to all of the menus in Firefox, even ones that aren’t in Firefox by default. New features include adding icons to toolbars, removing the toolbar dividers (this feature makes Firefox look amazingly better), and removing the “Go’ button from the url and search bar. So if you are looking to make the menus easier to recognize and faster to look through, adding icons with Cutemenus will do the job.
Colorful Tabs: This addon is really self explanatory. After installing the addon, all of your tabs will be different colors. Look through the options, however, and you’ll see that there is much more than meets the eye. Firstly, you can choose to color the tabs by URL or by random. It’s also possible to assign certain colors to certain websites (like this one, for instance). You could also put an image as the background of the tabs if you felt like it.
Menu Editor: After installing a few extra addons, your right-click menu is going to get very cluttered very fast. Menu Editor’s goal is to clean up your right-click menu (and all of the other menus in Firefox). Just open up Menu Editor, choose the menu you want to edit, then uncheck anything you don’t want on that menu. You can also add a separator or two to sort stuff even better. If all those extra options you’re never going to touch anyways are annoying you, Menu Editor is the perfect addon to simplify those menus.