Fix Google Gears for Firefox on Linux

January 31, 2010 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux 

If you run the Google Gears add-on for Firefox on Linux, then you've probably been getting annoyed by Firefox trying to update the add-on and getting a failure message that interrupts your web browsing. Read more

Use The Chrome OS Start Page

November 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux, news, Ubuntu 

The web has been abuzz this week with the news that Google has released an early version of their new Chrome OS. This early version is actually the open source Chromium OS. If you really want to get a feel for this new operating system, you can follow the directions on the Chromium OS site to compile and build the OS to make your own flash drive image or VMware image. I was unable to get my VMware image running, but my flash drive image does work. Read more

Test Driving Google Chrome on Linux

October 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Get Google Chrome on Linux

If you've been waiting impatiently for Google Chrome on Linux, there is now a developer version available for Ubuntu and Debian systems (x86 and x86-64-bit only). The first step to installing it is to go to Dev Channel on chromium.org and download the appropriate .deb package file for your architecture. You'll have to accept a license agreement before you can begin your download. Read more

View Ogg Videos in Firefox 3.5

June 11, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: firefox 

One of the great new features of Firefox 3.5 is the native support of the Ogg video format. If you don't know, Ogg is a Free and Open Source video format from Xiph.org. Read more

Windows Web Browser Shootout

May 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: firefox, windows 

With the arrival of the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Beta I figured it was a good time to run some benchmarks on the major web browsers available for Windows. I chose to run the Acid3 Test and Google's V8 Benchmark. The Acid3 Test checks to see if a browser properly renders a page according to web standards. The V8 Benchmark is a test of JavaScript execution speed. I know there are more exhaustive benchmarks available, notably SunSpider and Peacekeeper.  Both of those take quite a bit of time to execute and I didn't feel like it would add much value to the rating. Read more

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