Archive for April, 2005

Tuesday, April 5th 2005

Firefox popular in Sweden

XiTi has updated their European Firefox usage report [fr]. This time we can read, among other things, that the (week-end) usage of Firefox is really quite high in Sweden (14.4%). In fact, I had no idea we had that kind of numbers – I thought Sweden was below the world average rather than above it. (Presuming that the world average is somewhere around the numbers presented by OneStat and WebSideStory, something like 6-8%.)

Finland turns out to have an even higher percentage of Firefox usage (22.6%) than Germany (21.6%), which was though to be the prime foothold for the Mozilla browser.

The most intriguing fact is that Denmark only has 6.2% Firefox usage, even though it is surrounded by several countries with very high numbers. (Mainly Germany, Sweden and Poland.)

No doubt, Stats Weenie will have an update on this report too in a little while.

Monday, April 4th 2005

iRiver supports Ogg Vorbis

I realize I was a little slow on this one, but I have just noticed that the iRiver iFP-700 and iFP-800 series, as well as the H300 series, support the Ogg Vorbis audio format. Sadly, iRiver seem to have decided to cut the Ogg support for their newer players. Hopefully they will put it back, because, since I discovered the greatness of Ogg a while back, I decided to rip all my CD’s using Ogg instead of MP3. Maybe I’ll have to hurry up and get an iFP-700 or 800 before they stop making them…

Friday, April 1st 2005

GMail WAAAAY better

It looks like Google have done it again. That is, they have even further increased the uber-ness of their free e-mail service. Oh, if only all the millions of Hotmail users knew what they are missing. My girlfriend, for instance, is too stubborn to switch…

Among the important improvements this time around are:

  • Increased storage, which will be climbing slowly to 2 GB over the coming days.
  • Rich-text editing. It’s now possible to use fonts and colours in your g-mails – independant of which browser you’re using. (Hotmail and Yahoo!’s rich-text editing only works with Internet Explorer, probably due to the use of ActiveX.)

GMail is just so wonderful to use. If you want an invite, I’ve got about 49 to dish out. Send me an e-mail at d .(dot) naylor _a@t telia dott com.