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Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 4 Available For Download

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is showing some steady and impressive progress as the development cycle is inching towards a public beta release, Microsoft is emphasizing support for modern web on IE9 platform capable of delivering rich HTML5 experience that feel more like native applications than websites - supporting hardware-accelerated SVG, canvas, audio, video,and text, IE9 will be harnessing full potential of the PC to achieve best performance.

To further strengthen the ultimate goal of an fast, modern, web-browser IE9's fourth developer preview is now available for download with support for fully hardware-accelerated HTML5 and new test-drive demos showing modern SVG and native JavaScript integration in action.

Internet Explorer 9 Preview 4

Opera 10.60 Released, Steals The Crown For Being The World's Fastest Web-browser

OperaOpera recently poked fun at Google Chrome speed advertisements and this time they have proved that Opera is indeed faster than Google Chrome holding the crown for being the world's fastest web-browser for the time-being.

Peacekeeper Benchmark Results - Opera 10.60 Vs Google Chrome 6.0

Web-browser Speed Benchmark - Google Chrome Vs Opera

HTTPS Everywhere - Firefox Addon Encrypts Communications For Secure And Private Web-Surfing

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

HTTPS Everywhere Encrypted Web Surfing

Opera Proves Google Wrong, Says Opera Faster Than Potato !

The world's fastest web-browser war is nothing new, Opera has now came up with an funny video poking fun at Google Chrome's Speed Test video proving that Opera is indeed faster than the potato. The video is available for your pleasure after the jump.

Opera Speed Test

Firefox Coming To iPhone

Firefox HomeRecently Opera for iPhone got approved in the iTunes store and now Firefox is ready to bring the Firefox experience to the platform - sadly, not as an full blown individual web-browser but as an iPhone application dubbed Firefox Home letting users instant access to their Firefox desktop history, open tabs and bookmarks on iPhone via Firefox Sync service.

Here is an excerpt from the official announcement posted at the Mozilla blog :

"Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops."

A video sneak peak of the preliminary, non-branded version of the Firefox Home app for iPhone is also posted and can be seen after the jump.

Google Chrome Vs Potato Gun - An Official Test !

While every other web-browser is claiming to be the world's fastest, Google has their own interesting way of demoing Chrome as the real crown holder by comparing it's webpage speed rendering times with a potato gun and lighting.

The Pale Moon Project - Custom Build Faster Firefox Browser For Modern CPU's

Firefox Pale MoonThe biggest advantage of open-source software is that developers are free to make changes to existing code and create completely customized version of the software, benefiting from the same "Project Pale Moon" is making Firefox faster by upto 25% on Windows platform by removing unwanted code (for most users) and optimizing it to benefit from latest CPU features making full use of enhanced instruction sets of newer CPUs.

Pale Moon Firefox

To achieve it's faster Firefox build goal "Pale Moon" disables features like ActiveX and ActiveX scripting, Accessibility features, Parental controls, Javascript debugging support, crashreporter and automatic updater by design. Also, do note that since "Pale Moon Browser" is specifically optimized for current processor generation that is 7th or later generation CPU with SSE2 support the browser will not run or will have problems on older hardware configurations.

Download Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Preview

IE9 LogoThe web-browser war is once again going to get interesting with Internet Explorer 9 Preview now available for public download promising impressive upcoming features, boasting 100% support for W3C Web Standards (see comparison table after the jump) IE9 will support hardware assisted page rendering, background compiled JavaScript and GPU-powered HTML5 graphics for superior performance.

Internet Explorer 9 Main Window

Opera 10.5 Final Released, Claims To Be The World's Fastest Web-Browser

Opera 10.5Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha was promising and as expected the final version of Opera 10.5 Final is a pleasure to use, Opera 10.5 features the brand new Carakan JavaScript rendering engine which is said to be 7x faster than its predecessor, coupled with a brand-new interface design and support for latest web-technologies this browser is surely going to be hit.

Opera 10.5 Final

Opera is claiming their latest Windows browser release as worlds fastest web-browser, but in our benchmark tests using PeaceKeeper this claim does not seem to be valid as shown in the results below.

BarTab - A Firefox Resources Overload Fix Which Works

Firefox takes up too much system resources with multiple tabs open, there have been addons like RAMBack, Clusters, and TooManyTabs promising to take care of this but none of the above were practical to use and therefore did not remained on my computer after few days usage, however new addon BarTab is a perfect practical solution to the problem which works amazingly and I am definitely going to keep it - what BarTab does that it prevents loading tabs until needed saving system resources. Whenever you start Firefox instead of loading all the tabs BarTab puts all the tabs on your bartab and loads them only when you click on them.

BarTap Firefox Addon

Since there is no extra tab-bar this is very practical to use providing EXCEPTIONALLY good results, my Firefox memory resources usage went down from 241 MB to just 82 MB that's an amazing 290% improvement.

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