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Chromium-based Slimjet Browser with Continued Support for XP / Vista and Top-notch Privacy Protection Technologies

Austin, Texas – May 19, 2016. SlimjetTech announces the official release of Slimjet Web Browser 10.0, which is built upon Chromium 50 but continues to support XP and Vista. Slimjet comes with every bell and whistle available in Google Chrome while offers a lot more features and options out of the box to increase privacy protection, boost performance and increase customizability.

As is well known, Google Chrome has stopped supporting XP and Vista since the release of Chrome 50 in April, 2016. However, as of today, Windows XP still commands more than 10% market share worldwide based on data from Netmarketshare.com.  “If someone is still using Windows XP today, they will not upgrade to a newer OS any time soon. If a browser doesn’t support their OS, they will simply switch to another browser. ” said Stephen Cheng, president of SlimjetTech Inc. “Slimjet fills in the gap by continuing to offer the latest web technologies and security patches to users of XP and Vista.” 

In addition to XP and Vista support, Slimjet also continues to support Java applet and other NPAPI-based plugins, such as Silverlight, Adobe PDF reader and more. Java applet is still used by many enterprise platforms and financial websites. NPAPI-based plugins are also widely used by the banking sites in countries with widespread fraud and online fishing to gain stronger security not easily achievable with plain html technologies. Slimjet provides smoother transition to the latest web technologies for consumers and businesses depending on such legacy technologies.

Slimjet is designed to provide top-notch privacy protection to every internet user. Unlike Google Chrome, Slimjet doesn’t send any usage statistics to Google, the largest web advertising behemoth which is hungry for every bit of user information. On top of that, Slimjet automatically blocks all the ads, tracking cookies and tracking scripts on every website you visit so that you can enjoy a clean and ad-free web with the fastest speed. The built-in ad blocker in Slimjet performs better than any ad blocker extensions on the market due to higher level of integration. What’s more, Slimjet offers many advanced privacy-control options so that users can build up the level of privacy protection based on their personal needs and preference. 

A turbo-charged download manager is directly implemented in Slimjet to boost the file download speed up to 12 times by utilizing multiple connections to download the same file from a single server. It also makes managing download jobs much easier, compared with the primitive download manager available in Chrome and other big-name browsers. Slimjet also automatically applies on-the-fly compression when users share photos online on their favorite social network. The upload speed of photos can be easily boosted by 10 to 20 times. 

Slimjet is available at no cost to individual users and businesses. Slimjet is compatible with Windows (XP or above) and Linux platforms. To learn more about Slimjet web browser, please visit http://www.slimjet.org.


Contact:
Stephen Cheng 
(+1)512-436-3130
SlimjetTech Inc.
1804 Lemon Mint Ct
Austin, TX 78733, USA
press@SlimjetTech.com

Privacy-centric Slimjet Web Browser Adds Built-in Ad Blocker and Turbocharged Downloader

Austin, Texas - Oct 21, 2015 - SlimjetTech Inc. announces Slimjet 5.0, a fast, smart and powerful web browser that offers top-notch privacy protection for its users. In Slimjet 5.0, a built-in ad blocker is introduced to eliminate all the annoying ads and further enhance privacy protection with minimum performance drag-down. In addition to that, a turbocharged download manager is added to boost file downloading speed by many times with multiple concurrent connections to the same server.

With the ever-increasing aggressiveness of the advertising practices adopted by large internet companies and mounting prevalence of online identity theft, privacy protection has become a widespread concern for most internet users. Answering to such pressing need, Slimjet is designed to provide maximum protection for the user's privacy from the very beginning. Built on top of the Chromium open-source project, Slimjet doesn't send any usage statistics to Google. "Privacy protection means so much more than just sending a 'Do Not Track' http header that's been long ignored by most web companies." Said Stephen Cheng, CEO of SlimjetTech Inc. "We have incorporated numerous advanced techniques in Slimjet to stop attempts to invade on user's privacy using different methods." Slimjet provides a series of flexible anti-tracking options to help users to effectively block identity profiling with information harvested from online searches, canvas fingerprinting, social networking scripts, cross-domain http referrer and so on.

Many people use popular ad blocker extensions to eliminate distracting ads. However, ad blocker extensions usually rely on script-based extension interfaces and suffer from significant performance reduction due to the huge number of ad-filtering rules. Also, ad blocker extensions are run inside a dedicated plugin process in modern multiple-process browsers, which increases consumption of memory and other system resources. To give users an ad-free browsing experience without such overhead, a built-in ad blocker is implemented using native code in Slimjet to provide best performance with minimum resource. Most ad filtering operations are completed within a few milliseconds by the integrated ad blocker. A dedicated privacy protection filtering list is available to be used with the ad blocker to eliminate all the tracking scripts and adds another layer of privacy protection for Slimjet users.

Another big enhancement in Slimjet 5.0 is the addition of the turbocharged download manager. Most mainstream browsers only include a basic single-connection download manager. It could take the user forever to download a big file from a slow server. The turbocharged download manager in Slimjet can boost file download speed by up to 12 times by making multiple parallel connections to the server. It also makes managing download jobs a lot easier. "Together with the instant photo uploading technology, Slimjet now can provide significant time savings both up the stream and down the stream for our users, all without relying on any third-party plugins." said Stephen Cheng.

While offering so many additional features and various performance enhancement on top of the basic Chromium browser, Slimjet's installer package(43MB) is even smaller than that of Chrome by sticking to an unsurpassed level of integration. Although there is little need to use extensions in Slimjet, it remains compatible with all the extensions designed for Google Chrome. Slimjet is released under freeware license at no cost to end users. It runs on any Windows system after XP and most Linux distributions. For more information about Slimjet, please visit http://www.slimjet.org.

Contact:
Stephen Cheng
(+1)512-436-3130
SlimjetTech Inc.
7921 Menler Dr.
Austin, TX 78735, USA
press@SlimjetTech.com

Slimjet - Free web browser powered by Blink that is fast and reliable like Chrome, but more powerful, intelligent and flexible.

Austin, Texas - July 9th, 2014 - SlimjetTech Inc. introduces to global Internet surfers Slimjet, a fast, smart and feature-packed web browser powered by the Blink engine, the same engine used by Google Chrome. Whether it's doing serious research work, streaming Internet video, or playing online games, Slimjet helps users do it more efficiently and smoothly. Slimjet integrates many convenient and powerful features internally so that users can do more in less time without taking the pain to look for external plugins. While Chrome is known for its simplicity and minimalist design style, Slimjet takes a different approach by incorporating more options and settings so that every user can customize it to suit personal preference and maximize personal productivity. Slimjet is more much flexible and customizable than Chrome while keeping the user interface clean and uncluttered.

Slimjet features a fully customizable toolbar which allows users to add more buttons to gain quick access to various features such as history viewer, printing, downloads, clearing browsing data, Facebook integration, web page translation and even weather forecasting. For example, the Facebook button allows users to share their online activities among their friends on Facebook with a single click. The web page translation allows users to translate any page or a selected piece of text between any two specified languages. The weather button can even show your local weather condition right on the toolbar so that users stay informed of the weather outside all the time without visiting any website. The toolbar can be placed on either the left or right side of the Omnibox depending on the user's preference.

Slimjet integrates a full-featured form filler called QuickFill which replaces the primitive password manager available in Chrome. Instead of just saving and filling in your login information, QuickFill lets users save the web page link and the login information together as a form file. Users can simply select the form file like a bookmark and Slimjet will open the web page, fill in the saved login information and submit the login form automatically, without any further intervention after the initial click. With QuickFill, users can log into their favorite online accounts in the most efficient way, without relying on third-party form filler plugins such as Roboform and LastPass.

Slimjet automatically compresses photos being uploaded to a reasonable resolution for online sharing purpose so that the speed to upload photos can be increased by up to 20 times. The photo compression is performed dynamically on the fly and doesn't affect the original photos. The whole process is transparent to the users. Slimjet also includes a Photo Salon feature which allow users to add frame images and other enhancement effects to photos being uploaded so that users can make their photos appear more impressive among their friends. It works seamlessly with any photo sharing websites, such as Facebook, Google+, Flickr and so on.

A lot of additional options and settings have been added in Slimjet to increase its usability and customizability. For example, a dedicated section of options has been added in the settings page to give users more control in terms of the tab behaviors, such as automatic tab activation and automatic tab creation. In the New Tab page, users are given the options to change the number of rows and columns of quick-dial buttons, change the background image or quickly switch the engine to use in the search box. In the network settings, users can define a list of proxies and quickly switch between them. In addition to that, Slimjet is made compatible with all plugins and extensions designed for Chrome. Therefore, users can also extend Slimjet with their favorite plugins and apps, such as the popular Adblock Plus extension, just like they do in Chrome.

Slimjet is released under freeware license at no cost to end users. It runs on any Windows platform no earlier than Windows XP. For more information about Slimjet, please visit http://www.slimjet.org.

Contact:
Stephen Cheng
(+1)512-436-3130
SlimjetTech Inc.
7921 Menler Dr.
Austin, TX 78735, USA
press@SlimjetTech.com

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