June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).
Suggests you to install add-ons for everything.
If you’ve been wondering what happened to the Linux version of Opera or where did your bookmarks go then today is the day when you will get answers to some of your questions.
Here is a sum up of what was answered:
Q: Where are real bookmarks?
A: If you hate a Speed Dial implementation, there are extensions to bring this functionality back.
Unusable with dark Windows 8 theme.
If you are not using Opera Link, Notes, RSS Reader / Mail and Bookmarks then today is going to be a good day because Norwegian browser maker has just released the final version of Opera 15.
Since you already read about Opera 15 dozens of times, there is no point of repeating the very same thing. Yes, it’s a reboot and yes, it lacks some of the key Opera 12.x features.
New web browser benchmark results are here.
With fresh releases from almost every company, guys at TomsHardware did a series of tests on their Windows 8 machine to find out exactly, which browser should you chose if you are not tied to a specific UI or add-ons that are exclusive to one ecosystem.
Although Internet Explorer 11 is missing from action, we expect to see updated results fairly soon.
Takes one week to notify its users.
Now here is something that is not pleasant for any company or its product(s) users. Opera Software has just informed everyone about a network breach (that was uncovered on June 19th), which has grave consequences for those that were affected.
According to the blog post, attackers have stolen the Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign and distribute some malware distinguished as Opera browser.
Forgets that there is no point of using it.
Now here is something that will probably won’t be updated in quite some time (if ever): a final version of Opera Mail for Windows and Mac (sorry, Linux users).
Basically, it’s just Opera 12.x Mail released as a separate client. Why would you even want to use this instead of Opera for Desktop? We don’t really know but someone from Opera must, otherwise, why release it at all?
Anyway, if for one reason or another you have switched to Mail, let us know why.
Here goes the hype.
May, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s that time of the month again.
Before we kick start the weekend, let’s do another round of market share reports, starting with the mobile web browsers.
I must admit, after trying the first public preview of Opera 15, I was pretty underwhelmed. It felt like a Google Chrome clone with Opera logo on top of it, but then it got me thinking… Is there more to it?
With the release of Opera 15, Norwegian browser maker has decided to completely reboot the project. Some could argue that its years too late but slow progress is better than no progress, right?
So why do it at all? Let’s face it, Opera was (almost) always bad at rendering web pages. You can blame user agent sniffing, developers or your mom but that won’t fix the issue. We’ve been playing the blame game for how many years now? And that’s excluding awful scrolling performance, buggy WebGL implementation, broken out of process plugins and so on.
The foundation is old, rendering engine is a trainwreck and the whole Opera architecture currently looks like this:
In order to calm down some of the most dedicated fans out there, Adam Minchinton, Opera developer for Mac, has issued a statement, claiming that there is a lot more to come and yes, they made a list of features that you demanded. Unfortunately, it was not shared publicly.
As far as release cycles go, gone are Beta and Alpha builds, instead we will get a yet another naming scheme just for the sake of it. I mean, why would you use clear and well known descriptions when you can make up random names like Aurora, Dev, Nightly, Next, you name it.
This is what we will get: