Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Firefox 4 vs IE 9 vs Chrome vs Opera 11

If you download Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Google Chrome, and Opera 11 you will find out that they all look the same. It feels weird really that find myself confused which internet browser I am currently losing.

The differences of course is under the hood and they are very subtle.

For me Opera is the best when it comes to downloading large files. It allows you to resume downloading from where you left off when you turned off your pc or logged off the Internet.

Firefox is the best when it comes to add ons. My favorite is Firebug. It is a very good add on if you are a developer.

Chrome is of course the original clean browser.

Internet Explorer 9 recently followed the interface design of the other internet browsers. It boasts a feature that will prevent advertising companies from tracking your surfing behavior. The only browser to have this feature at the moment.

But as I have said earlier, they all now look the same. It’s kind of funny. I never thought I would see this happen.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Upgrading Oracle's VirtualBox

As I have posted earlier, VirtualBox is a virtualization software. What it does is allow you to install multiple operating systems in one PC or server.

An update, VirtualBox 4.0.4 was recently released on February 17, 2011. To upgrade VirtualBox 4.0.3 to the latest version:

1. Download VirtualBox 4.0.4 from the official website.

2. Uninstall your existing VirtualBox. Don't worry this will not erase your currently installed Operating Systems.

3. Restart your computer. You will be asked to restart your computer after uninstalling the existing software.

4. Install VirtualBox 4.0.4. Your previous OS installations should still be there.