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Firefox 4 gets animated: New videos show slight browser tab changes

We've already seen some photo mockups showing a few of the changes that could appear in Firefox 4.0. Now one of the contributors to Firefox has posted a couple of videos showing how browser tabs might work in that version of the popular web browser. The videos highlight something that's a bit tricky to show in pictures: animations. One video depicts how Firefox might look when you're...

Government warnings against IE cause orgy of Firefox, Opera downloads

Recently, Internet Explorer has taken a lot of heat. This time, however, it hasn't been coming from disgruntled web devs or tech-savvy folks like our readers. No, this round of 'ditch IE' requests came from the governments of Germany, France, and Australia. The result: their citizens ditching IE en masse. As you can see in the chart, nearly 300,000 Germans have downloaded Firefox in the...

Midori - a lightweight Webkit-based browser - lands on Windows

While I like Google Chrome, there are plenty of Webkit-based alternatives out there. One I enjoy using on my Crunchbang system is Midori - an efficient and highly customizable browser that made the jump to Windows just a couple months ago. It's important to note that Midori is still in the alpha stage - recently hitting 0.1.10 on Linux and the Windows binaries now on 0.1.8. If you're after...

14 portable web browsers for Windows

Just about everyone has a usb flash drive by now. Apart from all that data you're packing (which you no doubt have encrypted in case your drive gets lost -- but that's a post for another day), why not pack up your favorite web browser and take it along for the ride. There are a lot more options than you think - here are 13 different options for users of Windows PCs. Don't see your choice on...

Safari 3.0.1 Beta relased with security fixes

You know how Apple users all get kind of smug about how they don't have nearly as many security issues as Windows users? Well, Apple either wanted to demonstrate how much that has to do with your operating system or just made a complete gaffe. Because when the company released the Safari web browser for Windows earlier this week, it only took a few hours for users to find several major security...

Rallying for a better web experience at XTech 2007

A couple of prominent web design gurus have announced a mini conference on "Web Browsers, Standards and Interop" during XTech 2007 in Paris on May 15th. The idea is to get browser vendors, web developers and designers all in the same room to spend a day talking about about how to make life easier for each other and, most importantly for website visitors. Ultimately, the organizers want a return to...