Category: Opera

Download Opera 12 Alpha

By | October 13, 2011 | 29 Comments

Download Opera 12 Alpha

This is it folks, the alpha version of Opera 12 has been just released, bringing performance improvements and other goodies.

According to the official report, Opera 12 includes hardware acceleration support, which currently uses OpenGL backend. However, DirectX support is coming as well.
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September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 11, 2011 | 14 Comments

September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

It is October already and there’s no time to waste. So, let’s dive into the latest browsers market share results and explore those changes.

Just a couple more months and Internet Explorer will break the 50% market share barrier, this time it lost 0.62 point, down from 51.59% to 50.97%.
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Opera 12 To Bring Ragnarök, GPU Accelerated Graphics

By | October 7, 2011 | 57 Comments

Opera 12 Brings Ragnarök, GPU Accelerated GraphicsDownload pre-alpha now.

The latest weekly build of Opera 12 web browser has few significant changes that are worth mentioning.

First of all, it now includes Ragnarök, Opera’s HTML5 parser engine (you can read more about it here), secondly, improved CSS3 gradient support and lastly, support for CSS3 radial gradients.

There is one more thing that is not yet mentioned. Remember when we said that opera:gpu shows a blank screen page? It now brings the following (when running on Windows 7 with ATI Radeon HD 5670 (DirectX 11) graphics card):
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Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.
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New Data Center For America

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

New Data Center For AmericaOpera Software has announced that it will be opening a new data center for Americans to better serve almost 130 million Opera Mini users. Why? Apparently serious hardware is needed to accommodate the close to 80 billion web pages, or 11.4 petabytes, served through Opera Mini each month. Users of Opera Turbo will surely benefit as well.

What Opera Software evidently intends to do with this new data center is provide American users with even faster browsing. In addition to that, the new data center, located at the Fortress Colocation Centers, follows Opera Software’s commitment to the environment, for it uses 80% renewable energy. Sounds great for American users!

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

By | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

[Thanks, Ichan, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Opera Prepares For The Hardware Accelerated WebGL Release

By | October 3, 2011 | 23 Comments

WebGL: iOS RAGE

A long time ago, Opera has released an experimental browser build that supports everyone’s loved hardware acceleration.

However, ever since then, there was little to no talk regarding estimated release date of the public build.
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New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

By | September 29, 2011 | 37 Comments

New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

Give it a go.

Good news for all you benchmark geeks, Futuremark, the world’s leading benchmark maker, has released a new version of its highly popular web browsers testing tool for you to play with.

Peacekeeper 2 implements the latest HTML5 standards and features and was designed to work with web browsers running on any operating system and pretty much on every device (including tablets and smartphones).
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Opera: Increase Default Text Size (Web Page Zoom Level)

By | September 26, 2011 | 14 Comments

Opera: Increase Default Text Size (Web Page Zoom Level)

If you don’t feel like reading small font size words in various web pages and can’t really be bothered to zoom in all the time, we have a simple solution: set a default page zoom level. Here is how:
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Only In Opera…

By | September 24, 2011 | 47 Comments

Only In Opera…

Crashes while loading a crash page due to previous crash that was also caused by a yet another crash page. There is a “Yo dawg” joke floating around. Version: 11.51 “Stable”.