As predicted by Mike, the latest project by Opera Software is a sharing technology called Opera Unite.
“Opera Unite is a collaborative technology that allows you to share data, such as files or photos, directly from your computer with others, without uploading and sharing them through a central, third-party server. The technology behind Opera Unite uses a compact server inside the Opera desktop browser to share data and services on your computer. There is no need to upload files that you want to share; you remain in control” Continue Reading
In response to the EU’s decision to continue its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, one community wants everyone to boycott Opera. The trouble is, the reasoning for doing so can be applied to boycotting Mozilla and Google as well.
After we have removed search box from the speed dial page, it’s time for the final clean up and hide/delete (call it how you want) “What is Speed Dial” and “Configure Speed Dial” buttons.
In the address bar type:
opera:config#Speed Dial State
Replace existing number with “2” (without quotes).
Hit “Save”, restart Opera.
Enjoy clean page.
With all the hype building around Opera Software, there are hundreds of comments all over the internet, guessing what it will be. While some of speculations include: new widgets platform, cloud computing related technology, etc. there is one which makes more sense than any other (at least in my point of view):
Mike (@mydigitalself) (at TechCrunch)
“If you take a step back and look at the evolution of the social web, our content is fast becoming an integral part of the web, and our content is stored on devices – mainly laptops and phones.
Now imagine that your device, rather than being a consumer of the web and having to explicitly push data up to the web, becomes PART OF the web.
I think that Opera may just create a P2P web that easily allows you to share your content with anyone or on any site. Your device effectively becomes a web site.”
Any other ideas?
It’s actually easier than you thought.
Tools > Preferences > Search
Select search engine which is used in your speed dial (Ask.com, if default)
Edit > Details > uncheck “Use as Speed Dial search engine”
If you were wondering on whether the next Opera 10 version will be RC or Beta 2, Jon Hicks from Opera Software has “confirmed” Beta 2.
During the video on YouTube, he said: hopefully by the time beta 2 comes out, will see a much more complete skin…
Also, according to Opera 10 timeline, it says:
Beta – New Features
Meaning that Beta 2 might bring even more new features.
Apple Inc. has released a press statement today which claims that the latest Safari 4 web browser was downloaded more than 11 million times within first 3 days.
Just for a record: Firefox 3 was downloaded more than 20 million times within 7 days and Opera – 4.5 million times in 5 days.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Opera Software is planning to launch/reveal their latest project called Freedom (at least that’s what the URL suggests).
Although it’s too early to speculate, especially when there is so little information revealed so far, we can still check few things while waiting. Lets begin with the logo.
No more info (yet), expect for the “hidden” comment in opera.com/freedom source
“We start our little story with the invention of the modern day computer.
Over the years, the computers grew in numbers, and the next natural step in the evolution was to connect them together. To share things … “
Also, the following tweet: “We are! We’ve put the internet on a USB stick so that you can always have a connection wherever you are!” (Thanks to Cqoicebordel for pointing that out).
Update: But as these little networks grew, some computers gained more power than the rest and called themselves servers…
Update 2: Today, millions of people are connected together in a great web …
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.
For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading