Category: Opera Software
It’s all about bacon.
Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.
A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.
According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.
However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.
From useful to dangerous.
It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.
Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
The creative way.
It looks like Opera Software is having a party as company has announced the milestone of 150 million Opera users worldwide.
If you visit Opera.com, it will display an actual inbox of Jon S. von Tetzchner, the co-founder of Opera Software.
Furthermore, visitors can actually read all the messages, for example: an invoice for Mitsubishi Colt Owners Club membership OR “We were thinking of re-doing this stunt. What do you think? http://www.opera.com/press/swim/”
Happy browsing and congratulations to Opera Software!
Hardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.
What’s the solution?
Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).
As he said:
• Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.
Recently, Opera Software has reported their Q3 2010 financial results.
Revenues continued to increase for the desktop browser, while Internet devices saw a 2% decrease (Q2 vs. Q3).
Opera Mini user base keeps growing while desktop browser lost more users.
Might make Opera jealous.
With all the “problems” that plagued Skyfire for the iOS launch, the numbers are in.
According to the MobileCrunch post, a company behind mobile web browser Skyfire has sold more than 300 000 copies for their first weekend.
If we do the math:
300,000++ * $2.99 = ~$900,000
Now, Skyfire will obviously not receive all that cash, as Apple wants their cut as well (30%, if no exclusive deals were made).
That still leaves the company with more than 600,000 USD to spend on candies and chocolate.