Category: Opera Software
According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.
Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.
Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.
Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.
I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….
- EU could force Microsoft to bundle Firefox with Windows
- Microsoft faces new EC charges; IBM could be next
- EU To Microsoft: For the Last Time, Stop Bundling IE With Windows
- What’s new in Internet Explorer 8
- How secure is Google Chrome?
- Internet Users Change From Popular Web Browsers To Google Chrome!
- Firefox Web Browser Advisory Urges Mozilla Upgrade
TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.
Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.
But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading
If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.
Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:
According to a study made by Metadata Analysis and Mining Application (MAMA), a tool created by Opera that crawls the web and indexes the markup and scripting data from approximately 3.5 million pages.
Some of the most relevant parts of the study are:
• About 35% of all web sites use Adobe Flash.
• XMLHttpRequest (AJAX) scripting mechanism is used by only 3.2%
• CSS is used in the 80% of the web sites.
• Using the W3C validation tools, shows that 4.13% are valid, which only 50% using the validation badge are valid.
Read the complete article at arstechnica.com
I always wanted to share all the news about web browsers. However, there are plenty of those which are just “too small” to be posted.
So from now on, every few days (or a week) we will have a short brief of some of them.
Jamba and Opera Software integrate premier content into mobile browsers
(Opera links Jamba bookmark to enable faster Web browsing).
It looks like Opera Software will be launching something quite interesting this year (probably).
As it was said in their latest post:
We are now putting together a crack team of software experts in Linköping, Sweden, that will work on some very exciting new stuff indeed. Of course I can’t tell you exactly what’s being developed in this top-secret Opera base, but its technology that’s able to transform the browser as we know it, using the latest computer hardware to our advantage. Continue Reading
Some time ago there were some Mozilla bashing regarding users tracking and disrespect. Well, today I’d like to criticize Opera Software a bit.
Let’s begin with the quote from Opera’s Vision page:
We believe in respect for our users.
… Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user. Continue Reading