Category: Opera

Opera Dragonfly Goes Open Source

By | February 11, 2010 | 6 Comments

Opera Dragonfly Goes Open SourceOne of the Opera Dragonfly developers, David Storey, has recently announced that Opera’s debugging tool has gone open-source and can already be viewed at the following BitBucket page.

As company has never launched a true open source project before, there will be a learning curve.

It was also said, that current Opera Dragonfly development is focused on JavaScript debugger improvements.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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Opera 10.50, Now in Beta

By | February 11, 2010 | 13 Comments

Opera 10.50, Now in Beta
Today, Opera Software has released Beta quality build of Opera 10.50 web browser. Bringing speedy Carakan JavaScript engine, Presto 2.5 rendering engine, new features and updated look.

At this moment, first Beta is available for Windows only, although UNIX and Mac OS users can still try some of the weekly builds.

New features
Better integration with the Windows operating system
Opera Carakan JavaScript engine
Opera “O” tab and menu
Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine
Opera Vega graphics library
Opera Widgets for Desktop
… and more!

Visit Opera 10.50 page.

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Opera Mini for iPhone

By | February 10, 2010 | 16 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhoneOpera Software announced its plans to unveil Opera Mini for iPhone during 2010 Mobile World Congress conference, which will be held from 15th to 18th of February.

Although Apple App terms clearly states, that such applications won’t be approved, Opera Software co-founder Jon von Tetzchner said: “we hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice in Web browsing experience.”

As for today, Opera Mini for iPhone is not publicly available.

Thanks to Daf for news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

By | February 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

Thanks to Demir, mabdul and Sebastian for links.

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Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down

By | February 3, 2010 | 89 Comments

Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down Microsoft Internet Explorer lost yet another chunk of market share, and went down from 62.69% to 62.12% (0.57 point decrease).

For a third time in a row, Mozilla Firefox lost more market share, as it fell from 24.61% to 24.43% (0.18 point decrease).

Yet another huge gain for Chrome web browser; moving up, from 4.63% to 5.22%, making it a 0.59 point increase.

Slowly but surely, Safari increased its market share by 0.07 point, up from 4.46% to 4.53% Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

By | February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

Thansk to Gala and mabdul for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

By | January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Opera 10.50: Disable UI Animations (Slide/Fade in Effects)

By | January 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

If you are kind of person who does not like tabs and forms slide in/out, fade in/out animations, here is a quick way to disable them.

In the address bar type:
opera:config#UserPrefs|EnableUIAnimations

Uncheck “Enable UI Animations”
Save settings and you’re done.

Opera 10.50: Disable UI Animations (Slide/Fade in Effects)

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Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

By | January 20, 2010 | 8 Comments

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvelNow here is something totally fresh. Just few weeks ago, Opera Software Received a new CEO and it looks like he is pushing for something new.

What’s that? Well, today, in press release, company announced that they have acquired mobile advertising company AdMarvel for an undisclosed amount of money.

“In our fast-growing industry, mobile advertising represents an interesting long-term revenue opportunity. Every month, nearly 50 million people access the Web using Opera on their mobile phones and together with AdMarvel, we think we can play an important role in the evolution of mobile advertising,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

Update: “The agreed acquisition price is approximately USD 8 million in cash. The acquisition structure also envisages up to an additional USD 15 million in cash consideration, paid only if certain aggressive financial targets are met over the next 24 months.”

I am really excited to see the outcome of this acquisition. Do you?

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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