Category: Opera

Benchmark: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Firefox 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 vs. Chrome 4, 3, 2 vs. Opera 10.5, 10.1 vs. Safari 4

By | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments

Yet again, it’s time to test latest web browser releases, including Opera 10.50.

Tested browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.6 Beta 5
Firefox 3.7 Pre-Alpha 1 Continue Reading

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Is Here!

By | December 22, 2009 | 33 Comments

This is it, Opera has just released Opera 10.50 pre-alpha, featuring their new Carakan JavaScript engine, updated Vega graphics library and Presto 2.5 rendering engine.

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Is Here! Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!

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Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download Links

By | December 20, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download LinksOur reader Somebody has come across a DownloadSquad post about presumably leaked Opera 10.50 pre-alpha build.

Although this isn’t likely to be a version, which is coming on Tuesday (as there are no noticeable JavaScript performance improvements), it still includes some of the upcoming new features, such as:

Private browsing
Windows 7 integration
Improved find
Presto 2.5
… and improved user interface

On the other hand, new JavaScript engine might appear only in newer alpha releases. We will find out very soon. Continue Reading

Opera 10.50 – No Presto 2.4 for You, Prepare for Presto 2.5

By | December 20, 2009 | 11 Comments

Opera 10.50 - No Presto 2.4 for You, Prepare for Presto 2.5One of Opera employers confirmed via Twitter that Opera 10.50 will be using Presto 2.5 instead of 2.3 or Rumored 2.4.

“@Malarkey, sorry, but there will be no Presto 2.3 inside. Only 2.5. I’m not kidding ;)”

David Storey also said:

“Its not using Presto 2.3. It is using something quite a bit newer.”

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks and somebody for links.

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Opera 10.50 Coming, Carakan, Presto 2.4 Rumored

By | December 17, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Coming, Carakan, Presto 2.4 RumoredToday, Opera Software has announced, that on December 22nd, they will release a pre-alpha version of Opera 10.50.

Although no details were revealed, expect speed, that’s what was said: “We don’t want to say too much and ruin the gift, but expect speed.”

What is Carakan?
Carakan is the upcoming Opera’s JavaScript engine, which was already more than 2.5x faster during early development stages, when compared to Opera 10.

What is Presto 2.4?
Presto is Opera’s new layout engine, which is still under development but already used by Opera Mobile 10.

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EU Won’t Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Case

By | December 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

EU Won't Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot CaseMicrosoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)

Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.

“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.

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How to Remove Opera Small Blue Dots Near Tabs?

By | December 11, 2009 | 18 Comments

If you are annoyed by those white/blue dots appearing in your tab tab, then here is a solution on how to “disable” them:

1. Download the following skin (still pending Opera approval, so mirror is at FavBrowser.com).
2. Close Opera.
3. Place file to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\skin”, “C:\Program Files\Opera\skin” or other location, where Opera is installed.
4. Open Opera and go to: Tools > Appearance… > Skin and select “Reloaded”.
5. Enjoy.

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Opera Passes 90 Million Users Mark

By | December 10, 2009 | 14 Comments

Good news today came from Opera Software headquarters, as company announced that their desktop web browser is now being used by more than 90 million users worldwide. With the upcoming Opera 10.20 Final release, we might see 100 million users very soon.

“It’s exciting that Obama has come to Oslo during this time of celebration for Opera,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

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