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Browser choice: A thing of the past?

Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.

By May 23, 2012


Why Mozilla believes Firefox on Windows RT is a bust

Mozilla could bring Firefox to Windows Metro. But without access to system services that IE10 gets, it would be hobbled, and Mozilla would be shut out of a new PC segment.

By May 11, 2012


Google tunes up Chrome's JavaScript engine

The biggest jump in JavaScript performance since Chrome was introduced will help fan the flames of today's hot browser competition.

By December 8, 2010


Microsoft modernizes Web ambitions with IE9

Redmond has gradually restarted its browser development. With the preview version of IE9 now available, it shows that work to be back at full steam.

By March 16, 2010


Opera 10.5 brings new JavaScript engine

Opera Software releases a new browser for Windows that sports faster JavaScript and HTML5 video.

By March 2, 2010


Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

With a name like JaegerMonkey, how can Mozilla's upcoming JavaScript engine not vanquish rivals? Also: developments with extensions and hardware acceleration.

By March 1, 2010


Opera 10.5 lags in my speed tests

Opera hopes its JavaScript engine will be the fastest on the market. But when CNET's Stephen Shankland compares the latest rough builds of several browsers, Opera falls short.

By February 12, 2010


Opera 10 to emerge Tuesday

The next version of the browser includes support for new Web standards and a Turbo mode for poky Net connections.

By August 31, 2009


Opera 10 nears final stages

The Norwegian company is nearing completion of the next version of its browser. It boasts better performance but doesn't feature a new JavaScript engine yet.

By August 25, 2009


Firefox 3.5 benchmarked: Twice as fast as Firefox 3

The brand-new version of the Firefox Web browser can know exactly where you're working from, but can also help conceal your private data. And it's lightning fast to boot

By July 1, 2009