Web browser benchmarks on Windows and Mac OS X.
With the recent Firefox and Google Chrome releases, TomsHardware has decided to test all the competitors in both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
There’s no time to waste, so let’s dive into the results.
With the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.
Some of the key aspects in the article are:
- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.
Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.
It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.
In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.
Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.
For all the new features and changes, see the original post.
[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]
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- Google’s Chrome Frame for IE ready for prime time
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- Google Chrome Stable Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
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- Sleipnir for Mac
[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Sebastian, Shane Bundy]
Mobile browsing has more than doubled in the last year and now accounts for over 6% of all online activity, a Web statistics company said today.
Apple’s Safari, the default browser on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, rules the usage share roost, representing 53% of the mobile browsing market.
Two trends are clear. Phones and tablets are stealing browsing share from desktops at an accelerated pace. - Vince Vizzaccaro, a vice president with metrics firm Net Applications
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It’s Friday, Friday…
Another month passes by as we look at the August market share stats to find out, how web browsers competed at the end of summer.
Internet Explorer is approaching the 50% market share mark, as it’s now down another 1.13 point, from 52.72% to 51.59%.
Going by what the Choose Opera blog has to say, Opera’s Desktop Team has been rather busy these past few days. The reason? Well, while working on Opera 12.00, they also managed to release Opera 11.51 which brings along security and stability updates.
There are also some minor tweaks and fixes for all platforms. The latest Opera version also supports the Full Screen application mode introduced in Mac OS X Lion.
As always, the newest version of Opera can be downloaded from here.
Recently, Opera Software has released their financial results for the Q2 of 2011. According to the report, there are now more than 200 million Opera users that use web browser every month, which suggests that Opera Software counts its users if they open the program at least once every 30 days.
2Q 2011 Financial highlights
Total revenue (MNOK): 214.8 (2Q11) vs. 168.9 (2Q10)
Desktop user growth 20% versus end of 2Q10
Over 122 million Opera Mini users
Over 200 million Opera users
Please bring Opera Mobile with Opera Turbo to Windows Phone 7. Seriously, the only reason why I (and probably few other people) haven’t switched to WP7 is because of the lack of web page compression in IE9.
Signed, current and potential WP7 users.