Category: Opera

HTML5 Video Growth Explodes

By | October 27, 2010 | 14 Comments

HTML5 Video Growth Explodes

Today, MeFeedia has released an interesting piece of information.

By using data from more than 33 000 different publishers, they revealed what appears to be a pretty significant growth of HTML5 playback.

According to report, numbers have doubled in the last 5 months and as of October 2010, 54% of H.264 videos are now available for playback in HTML5.
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Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference

By | October 27, 2010 | 10 Comments

Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference

When it comes to market share statistics, it looks like everyone’s beloved (or hated) Browser Ballot screen had no drastic effect after all.

While comparing Europe/North America and worldwide market share numbers, Neowin has come up with a conclusion that there is only as little as 1% difference between global and Europe figures.

So here you have it, Internet Explorer “dominance” continues.

HTML5: Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 8 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | October 26, 2010 | 22 Comments

Today, we test five most popular web browsers to find out, who leads and who lags in the HTML5 Benchmark (Beta).


Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Firefox 3.6
Firefox 4
Google Chrome 7
Google Chrome 8
Opera 11
Opera 10.6
Safari 5
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 25th

By | October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 25th

Browsers Are Awesome!
See the video.

So I Close Firefox After Watching Some Porn…
Not 100% browsers related, but hey, it has “Firefox” in the title, so here…
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Firefox is #1 Again (SunSpider JS Benchmark)

By | October 22, 2010 | 20 Comments

Firefox is #1 Again (SunSpider JS Benchmark)

Mozilla does it again, or so it seems.

According to the web site, Mozilla’s Spidermonkey JavaScript engine has just surpassed Google’s Chrome V8 performance by a small margin, at least in SunSpider benchmark. However, Chrome still takes the lead in V8 Benchmark Suite.

While it brings more drama to the browser wars, we’d still like to see Opera 11 numbers to be included as well.

Opera: How to Prevent Flash from Loading (Load on Mouse Click)

By | October 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Opera: How to Prevent Flash from LoadingDo you want to load Flash videos (or other plugins) only after you mouse click on them? Here is how, go to:

Preferences > Advanced > Content and check “Enable plug-ins only on demand”.

P.S. This method will only work in Opera 11 Alpha and above.

See opera:config for alternatives.

Download Opera 11 Alpha

By | October 21, 2010 | 60 Comments

Download Opera 11 Alpha

The wait is over. Opera Software has just released the alpha build of Opera 11 web browser.

The good news: it brings a little bit more than just extensions support.
The bad news: as of this moment, Opera extensions catalog is down.

Including already announced extensions support, alpha build also introduces:

- Opera Presto 2.6.37 engine, offering hundreds of bug fixes, enhanced Web Standards support as well as performance improvements and Websockets support.
- A new mail panel and bookmarks bar
- Enable plug-ins only on demand
- Updated installer

P.S. It looks like upgrade page has not been updated as well, as it still displays Opera 10.63 information after installation.

Update: Extensions catalog is now up.

Download Link: Opera 11 Alpha.

There’s a Golden Opera Logo in Google’s Demo Slam

By | October 21, 2010 | 7 Comments

Either I am into web browsers way too much or it’s actually an implementation of Opera Software logo.

There's a Golden Opera Logo in Google's Demo Slam

Via Asa Dotzler blog.

Ask Opera Anything

By | October 20, 2010 | 12 Comments

Here you your chance to ask Opera team anything. Just head over to Reddit and ask them anything about Opera… OMG, anything?

Reminds me of this:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 18th

By | October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 18th

All the Way to Internet Explorer 13
It seems like Microsoft decided to increase its domain names portfolio, as company…

New Firefox Trojan Spotted
It looks like a new Firefox Trojan is in the wild and none of the antivirus programs can…
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