Category: Opera

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

By | July 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1Yes, we will finally post this.

With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.

Who will win? Check the results below to find out.

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Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDY

By | July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDYFollows Google Chrome and Firefox.

If you’ve been craving for the Opera release that supports SPDY, you are up for a nice treat as this is exactly what has happened.

Although it’s not yet integrated into their weekly builds, it’s still better than nothing and offers a sneak peak of what could possibly become a part of the upcoming Opera 12.50 release.

Click here to learn more about SPDY and download the mentioned Opera Labs build.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this]

Google’s Blogger Ditches Opera Support

By | July 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google's Blogger Ditches Opera Support

Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.

As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”

[Thanks, Hiram]

Download Opera 12.50 Alpha

By | July 6, 2012 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 12.50 AlphaContinues with its fish codenames.

Now here is something to be excited about: the next release of the Opera web browser, codenamed “Marlin”.

Just today, Norwegian browser maker has revealed the very first build of Opera 12.50, which is still in the alpha/pre-alpha state. However, it does not mean that there are no new features for you to play with and although we expect to see more in the next few months, here is what you will see as of now:
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June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; IE, Google Chrome – Down

By | July 4, 2012 | 6 Comments


Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.

Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
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Opera: Enable Do Not Track

By | July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Opera: Enable Do Not TrackWith the release of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has included a much needed, “Do Not Track”, feature, which, although can be ignored by some sites, can be enabled via:

- Preferences > Advanced
- Open “Security” tab and check “Ask websites not to track me”

Hit OK and enjoy the artificial feeling of better privacy.

[Via: My.Opera.com]

Download Firefox 14 Mobile For Android

By | June 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 14 Mobile For AndroidIncludes dramatic improvements.

After announcing that something big is coming, Mozilla has revealed the 14th version of the Firefox Mobile web browser for the Android devices.

According to the official blog post, Firefox 14 Mobile has significant performance improvements in many different areas, ranging from startup to page load times.
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Testing Opera 12 Final

By | June 19, 2012 | 66 Comments

Enough said.
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Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The Company

By | June 15, 2012 | 34 Comments

Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The CompanyJust after the Opera 12 release.

Charles McCathieNevile (or Chaals), the CSO of the Opera Software and the guy who have worked at W3C for more than 6 years, will be leaving the company.

There is no official statement yet from the Chaals himself, however, we have just received the following email:
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Download Opera 12 Final

By | June 14, 2012 | 23 Comments

Download Opera 12 FinalIntroduces the 64 bit builds for Windows and more.

Today is a good day for all the Opera users as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of the Opera 12 Final.

If you haven’t tried the beta version yet, there are a lot of things to be excited about. Following other web browsers, Opera 12 now includes a support for the out-of-process plug-ins, full hardware acceleration (disabled by default) and themes that are similar to those of Firefox (aka Personas).
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