Servo & Blink

The world, back in late march, knew 3-4 popular browser engines: WebKit, the engine that once was created by Apple (based on KDEs1 KHTML&KJS) and picked up by Google for their own Chrome browser2, Mozillas’ Gecko3, and Microsofts engine for (mobile) IE104. The fourth one, for the curious ones, would be Opera Softwares ‘Presto’, which Opera is replacing by WebKit in order to achieve better rendering, especially of mobile Webpages, where Apples mobile Safari alone has a huge market share.
Now, as of April 6th, there are 2 more entries to the list.
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  1. the Linux Desktop K Desktop Environment. []
  2. and Chrome OS plus the open source development projects dubbed Chromium & Chromium OS []
  3. developed based on open sourced Netscape Code, and used for Firefox and Mozillas new mobile OS Firefox OS []
  4. Microsoft Internet Explorer, often confused with ‘the internet’. []

Tab Candy

Browsers have been improving quite a lot during the last years, at least compared to other software, eg. word processors. From the very beginning I’ve been a Firefox user, but switched to Chrome recently, as it’s faster and crashes less – the only thing I miss from time to time are the great extensions Firefox has – but hey, it’s still installed as an option (and for testing, of course).

Now the Mozilla guys came up with a new feature that might convince me to switch use good old Firefox again. It might very well solve an issue, that I as a heavy multi tabber know too well.

Now I better stop blathering. Just enjoy the video demo:

An Introduction to Firefox’s Tab Candy from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

VIA: TechCrunch

SOURCE: Aza Raskin’s Blog