Google recently reported that Chrome currently has at least 70 million users, up from 40 million around the same time last year (June 2009). Bad news for Firefox? Not really. Bad news for IE? Yes, absolutely. In the run for dominance for securing a total control of the web, both Firefox and Chrome are heading towards the right place. A collective market share of almost 32% [Net Applications] is a sure sign of success.
We know that Firefox 4 is already well deep into development, and now Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Product Director, shares some views regarding the upcoming browser. The biggest news is of course that Firefox 4 Beta is due sometime in June, while it will be launched as a release candidate sometime in October. As per Beltzner, the new version will be much faster, powerful and empowering.
There are several face detection programs which can let you see how you would look like 20 or 30 years from now. But they are expensive. Here’s a quick way to see how you would like in the future, in just a few seconds. Thanks to the website in20years.com. All you need is a clear photograph of your face, even better…a close-up one.
Most web developers I have come across do not like IE. Whether it is IE 7 or even IE 8, it really doesn’t matter. The reputation Microsoft gained from IE 6 is simply too hard for all developers to forget. And considering that the other browsers around can do everything IE does and that too significantly faster, there isn’t much good to talk about IE anyway.
Good news for all Ubuntu-philes. Ubuntu 10.04 a.k.a. Lucid Lynx finally arrives. For those of you who are not aware, this new version also has a LTS (Long Term Support) edition, which means you get longer support. The new OS is reported to be noticeably quicker than its predecessors. It also has a faster boot-time especially if your netbook is having a SSD.
The world’s largest social networking website Facebook.com has started switching its videos from Flash to HTML 5. Videos that are native to the website were all originally based on Flash. Now that the videos are getting converted to a more universal/standard format (HTML 5), they will directly run on the iPad/iPhone without any addition app. Good for Apple? Yes. Bad for Adobe? Hell, yes.