Category: Opera

Opera 12.5 Supports SPDY. Tip: Remove The Lighting Bolt Icon

By | August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera 12.5 Supports SPDY. Tip: Remove The Lighting Bolt IconWith the recent pre-alpha release of the Opera 12.50, Norwegian browser maker has implemented a much anticipated, SPDY networking protocol, which was previously available only in the Lab builds.

Unfortunately, the current SPDY connection indicator is not well implemented. Instead of displaying it in the address bar, Opera relies on the extension which might annoy those, who prefer clean and minimalistic UI. The good news: you can disabled it.
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5

By | August 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5As we have reported earlier, Google has decided to create a yet another JavaScript benchmark and after publishing some preliminary browser results from other sources, we have decided to do a test of our own.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (Build 10.0.8400.0)
Firefox 14 (Version 14.0.1)
Firefox 15 Beta 5
Google Chrome 23 Dev (Build 23.0.1246.0)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1546)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1538)
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Octane JavaScript Benchmark Scores

By | August 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Octane JavaScript Benchmark ScoresAs if there weren’t enough JavaScript benchmarks, the search giant has recently revealed a new one and it’s called “Octane”.

Why? According to Google, they wanted to create something that combines full, unaltered and well-known web applications and libraries.

Here are the initial results (higher is better):
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Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial Results

By | August 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial ResultsWith the announcement of Opera’s and Google’s search partnership, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed its numbers for the second quarter of 2012.

So how do their finances look like?

Financial Highlights
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Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With Google

By | August 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With GoogleAfter a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.

As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.

Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.

Latest Opera 12.02 Build Ditches The Out Of Process Plugins

By | August 15, 2012 | 35 Comments

Latest Opera 12.02 Build Ditches The Out Of Process PluginsWindows only.

Even though the final build of Opera 12 disabled the hardware acceleration feature by default with stability to blame, users still enjoyed another significant improvement: the out of process plugins.

Now, according to the official blog post, the latest Opera 12.02 build will disable such feature as well, at least for the 32 bit versions of Windows builds.
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July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | August 9, 2012 | 7 Comments


Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.

With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
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July, 2012 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser – Up; Symbian, Opera Mini – Down

By | August 6, 2012 | 15 Comments


With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.

Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
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Windows vs. Ubuntu (Linux): Web Browsers

By | August 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

Windows vs. Ubuntu (Linux): Web BrowsersWhen it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.

Test Details

Hardware:
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Download Opera 12.01

By | August 2, 2012 | 11 Comments

Download Opera 12.01Good news for the Opera users as here comes the first update for the Opera 12 branch.

According to the official blog post, the following release fixes a total of 5 security related vulnerabilities and brings dozens of other fixes that will enhance your overall browsing experience.

If you are interested in all the juicy changes, check the following page.

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Opera 12.01