Dr. Frankenstein's Browser: The Strangely Obvious Ancestry of Google Chrome

We've posted our first impressions »9/03/08 5:00pm9/03/08 5:00pm of Google Chrome, and after extended use most of them have held up. Chrome is fast, feature-rich and stable, not to mention highly usable. But Google's in-house innovations (the multi-threaded engine, Javascript handling and task manager, mainly) make up a tiny portion of the user…

Microsoft to Set IE8 Apart From Chrome by Giving It Twice the Bloat

Here's something you don't want to hear describing your latest browser: "epically porcine." Yes, that's exactly how software research firm Devil Mountain CEO Craig Barth described it. Just how bad is the bloat on the latest beta? Well, on a 10-site scenario test, Firefox 3.0.1 consumed 159MB of memory. IE7 consumed a… »9/03/08 3:10pm9/03/08 3:10pm

Microsoft Mistakes Browser War for Browser Party, Sends Firefox a Lovely Cake

Just like they did when Firefox 2 dropped, Microsoft has sent the guys over at Mozilla a congratulatory cake. The nerd food was delivered in person and was graciously accepted by the Firefox crew, who managed to hold back snide remarks about the cake's standard compliance and proprietary recipe long enough to take a… »6/17/08 8:40pm6/17/08 8:40pm

Firefox Passes 500 Million Downloads, Celebrates With a Lot of Rice

Firefox has just hit 500 million downloads worldwide; it is an impressive statistic and we think everyone who works on the project should get a pat on the back. As if their contribution in creating a kick-ass browser was not enough to the world, the Mozilla team is celebrating by raising funds for 500 million grains… »2/23/08 8:33pm2/23/08 8:33pm