Category: Opera

Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark

By | November 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider BenchmarkOh boy, here we go again.

If rumors are proved to be true, then Internet Explorer 9 has got some dirty tricks up its sleeve and they were just debunked.

To put it simply: Microsoft may be cheating in the Sunspider benchmark.

Mozilla’s engineer Rob Sayre was testing different web browsers until he noticed something odd.
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Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

By | November 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

Or so it seems.

According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.

Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

By | November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

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Download Firefox 4 Beta 7
Here comes the seventh beta release of Firefox 4 web browser.

Firefox Celebrates 6th Birthday
With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla has celebrated the…
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Download Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android

By | November 9, 2010 | 9 Comments

Download Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android

As promised last week, Opera Software has released a beta version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Android.

Just as you expect from Opera Mobile, it includes a dozen of well know features, such as: Speed Dials, Visual Tabs, Opera Turbo, Password Manager and much more.

Known issues
Incorrect fonts used for some Asian characters (Japanese not working)
Some compatibility issues with some Google services (working with Google on that)
Web fonts disabled

Download.

Thanks, Armin.

Browser Adoption Rate Looks Good

By | November 5, 2010 | 17 Comments

Browser Adoption Rate Looks Good

Or does it?

Remember all those “upgrade your browser now” messages and claims that Opera had one of the worst browser adoption rates? Ever wondered if situation has changed after auto update? Let’s find out.

PingDom took 4 day stats from StatCounter and calculated how many users run the latest browser version.

Statistics
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Oct, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | November 3, 2010 | 44 Comments

Oct, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

As we enter November, it’s time to yet again, check the browser market share numbers.

It looks like Internet Explorer 9 Beta release did not help at all, as IE market share went down from 59.65% to 59.18% (0.47 point decrease).

Firefox market share is also on the chopping block. It has decreased by 0.1 point, going down from 22.96% to 22.86%. That’s the lowest number this year.
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Official HTML5 Test Suite Results

By | November 2, 2010 | 8 Comments

Official HTML5 Test Suite Results

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) compared HTML5 test suite conformance results among different web browsers.

According to the summary, recently released Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 achieves better results than its competitors.

However, as per our unofficial HTML5 test, IE9 is far from being a leader.

Full results may be found here.

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 1st

By | November 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 1st

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HTML5: Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 8 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5
Today, we test five most popular web browsers to find out…

Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference
When it comes to market share statistics, it looks like everyone’s…
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Weekly Questions Recap, November 1st

By | November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, November 1st

Unresolved

Answered

Download Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian and Android

By | October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Download Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian and AndroidToday, Opera Software has released two versions of Opera Mini 5.1 mobile web browser.

The first one is a Beta version of Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian (S60) devices, followed by Opera Mini 5.1 update for Android platform.

Opera Mini 5.1 Beta for Symbian changelog
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