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Opera for Wii Now Free, Again

By | September 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera has announced that the Opera Browser for Wii will become free again. Also, to compensate people who’ve paid 5 dollars for it, a VC download of user selected NES game will be offered at October.

Zii EGG Tested With Opera

By | September 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

Even though the Zii EGG is not yet launched, the development kit has been delivered to some testing hands, and it uses Opera as default web browser.

Opera is shown in video, starting from 4:44 and ending at 6:44.


Internet Explorer 8 – Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

By | June 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Interent Explorer 8 - Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.

So let’s analyze the categories. Continue Reading

Adobe Unveils BrowserLab

By | June 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Adobe Unveils BrowserLabAdobe Browserlab is a Flash cloud based application that competes with Microsoft SuperPreview. Basically, it allows you to test your web site and see how well it works on most popular web browsers. At first, you will have to sign up for the preview (registrations are closed at this moment). Once signed in, you will be able to choose browsers, operating systems to test and see them side-by-side.

Of course, you can always if screenshot is more than enough.

270 Million Firefox Users and Counting

By | May 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Firefox, the browser that is going to to reach 25% market share soon, is being used by more than 270 million people, according to Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development.

How were the calculations done?

As he explains: “The best method we’ve come up with is to count the number of security “pings” we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John’s blog post for more on this.)”

Although data is not 100% accurate, is can still give you an insight on Firefox users count.


11 Google Chrome Advertising Videos

By | May 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google has recently created quite a few videos to promote its Chrome web browser.

While there are more than 40 of them total (in YouTube Chrome Channel), here is a list of 11 featured ones for you to check.

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Linux Browsers JavaScript Benchmark

By | April 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

After seeing plenty of web browsers benchmark results on Windows platform, I have decided to test them myself on Linux instead. In the first part we will be using the most popular JavaScript benchmark: Sunspider.
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Weave 0.3 Released

By | March 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla’s Wave 0.3 (aka Opera Link) for Firefox has been released. The following technology allows you to sync your bookmarks, history, customizations, passwords and preferences between few web browsers (as well as Fennec). Continue Reading

Opera API Geolocation Support

By | March 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera has released the first build with geolocation API support that can be used such as in maps and web applications.

You can download windows build here (no need to install).
And the SVCsetup application, so it can work on XP.

Here is a demo used to try it out.

Chromium Linux – It’s Really Fast

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

A pre-alpha, Linux web browser called Chromium (which Google Chrome is based on) in the recent SunSpider benchmark revealed that it’s actually 4x faster than the latest stable Firefox release.

However, Chrome Wndows build was 2x faster than Chromium pre-alpha for Linux. Continue Reading