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Chrome Meets Opera In Version – Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

google chrome Chrome Meets Opera In Version   Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

Two and half years back Google entered browser war by introducing Chrome browser. It was in beta for long time and finally upgraded to its first version. From then the journey of Google Chrome started and today it  has reached a version which is equal to 14 year old Opera browser.

Still the 15 year old Internet Explorer is in version 9 and Firefox in version 4! Now just think about how hard Google is working towards Chrome browser.

google chrome version 11 image Chrome Meets Opera In Version   Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

Here comes an another milestone set by Google which equals Opera in versioning its browser.

Google has updated its browser Chrome to ver.11 and its beta to ver.10 today. Following are the some of the features and improvements made Chrome 11,

  • JavaScript rendering engine updated to version 3.1.4.0
  • protection against cross-site scripting attacks
  • table fixes for a few crashes as well as compatibility issues
  • XSS Auditor has been re-designed and is now enabled by default in ver.11

Tech Link: Download Chrome 11 dev.

Following are the improvements found in Chrome 10 Beta,

  • New version of V8 – Crankshaft – which greatly improves JavaScript performance
  • New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box
  • Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
  • Password sync as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default
  • GPU Accelerated Video
  • Background WebApps
  • webNavigation extension API

Tech Link: Download Chrome 10 Beta.

Google has set its goal to release new version of Chrome browser once in every six weeks and kept its promise by delivering it on time.

On the HTML5 test, Chrome has crossed 300 points out of 400 and now scores 306(293 and 13 bonus points). That’s a very good jump and first browser to support so many HTML5 tags.

google chrome 11 html5 test result image Chrome Meets Opera In Version   Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

V8 Javascript Benchmark

google chrome 11 v8 javascript benchmark image Chrome Meets Opera In Version   Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

Google on its official Chrome blog said,

In our new beta release, JavaScript is as quick as a bunny. With a new speed boost that we previewed in December, Chrome’s JavaScript engine V8 runs compute-intensive JavaScript applications even more quickly than before.

In fact, this beta release sports a whopping 66% improvement on the V8 benchmark suite over our current stable release.

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark

sunspider javascript benchmark results image Chrome Meets Opera In Version   Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

Well the latest test by Microsoft after the releasing Internet Explorer 9 RC shows that Chrome 10 development version has lost grip on SunSpider JS.

Well Google is really working hard enough to stay strong in browser war. Firefox 5′s first look has just shown some ultimate changes coming in Firefox browser. Firefox 5 will surely get back into browsers war very strongly!

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 first RC also tweaked its UI and made a strong back. Opera is currently on build its next version Opera 11.10 which code named as “Barracuda”.

Lots to come. Last but not the least! Browsers war is on and all browser are making a come strong back! Get ready to watch an ultimate war. Stay tuned for more info.

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5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 vs XP1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

We all know that Microsoft is all set to release its latest  version of browser Internet Explorer 9 in few months. Internet Explorer 9 has many new features and is ready to compete against Google Chrome5, Firefox 3.6 and other browsers. Meanwhile Internet Explorer 9 comes with many new problems and one among them is  “Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t work in Windows XP“.

Before going to problems part we would like to give some cool new features of IE9.

  1. JavaScript Background Compilation
  2. Type Optimizations
  3. Fast Interpreter
  4. Supports HTML5 and CSS3
  5. SVG support

We suggest: Want to explore more about these features? Click Link1 and Link2.

All are new features :), are  you surprised by the Microsoft move?Yes?

Ok then let me tell you more about IE9. We all Bloggers are mostly amazed by the Windows7 and most of them have switched from Windows XP to Windows7 and also from  Windows Vista to Windows7 as it had many problems.

When we tried IE9 preview and demos, It looked perfect and we totally went crazy about the features of IE9. But when we tried on Windows XP we just got to know Microsoft killed Windows XP with its IE9! A dialog box popped out stating

Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview does not support any operating system earlier than Windows Vista SP2

IE9 Installation Error 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

What do you have to say about it? Microsoft clearly says no to nearly decade old operating system Windows XP! Now let us put in front the main reasons behind why IE9 doesn’t work in Windows XP. These are the 5 main reasons we found why IE9 doesn’t support Windows XP:

1. DirectX

DirectX Tech1811 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 uses the Direct2D feature of DirectX when accessing the graphics hardware to accelerate image creation and drawing. Direct2D was introduced in Windows 7, but then added to Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. But not to Windows XP.

2. Security

Network Security1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

Windows XP users have a fast, safe, reliable and private browser in Internet Explorer 8 that IE9 doesn’t provide for XP.

3. Graphics

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Internet Explorer 9 requires the modern graphics and security underpinnings that have come since 2001, which XP doesn’t have.

4. Hardware and OS

Windows71 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 is intended to be run on a modern operating system in order to build on the latest hardware and operating system innovations.

5. Multi core

Multi Core1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 require a discrete graphics card and prefer multiple cores. Such things didn’t exist in XP.

Several users say it might be one of the marketing strategy by Microsoft to switch from  Windows XP users to Vista or Windows7, and may be Microsoft has totally stopped support to Windows XP and may not include XP in any of its future Software releases.

If this is true then for sure Microsoft will suffer big blow as Windows XP has more than 60% users in world using it when compared to 15% and 11% share on vista and Windows7.

What about other browser vendors, such as Opera, Mozilla and Google. Are these players abandoning XP? No! Here’s what Google Chrome developer Alex Russell had to say:

I recognize Opera and Mozilla and on Chrome we’re all doing hardware acceleration. And, all of us are doing it on XP. What you’re describing is a situation where people are less behind. The way is to not leave users behind.

Tech Tip: After all, upgrading to a different browser might be a whole lot easier (and cheaper) than upgrading the entire OS. After all, if Chrome, Firefox and Opera are all going to be able to do everything (or most) of that Internet Explorer 9 can do without having to upgrade the OS

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