Category: Opera

Opera 10 Beta 2 Released

By | July 16, 2009 | 9 Comments

Opera 10 Beta 2 Released
As expected, today Opera Software has released the second beta of Opera 10 web browser. Unlike Beta 1, this version does not include any new major features and focuses on various improvements and polishing instead.

The good news: instead of releasing RC, they have decided to maintain the quality and include one more Beta release.
The bad news: Opera Unite service was removed from this release.

Download Opera 10 Beta 2
Changelog

Download Opera 10 Beta 2

By | July 15, 2009 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 10 Beta 2Although Opera 10 Beta 2 is set for a release later this week, you may download it already from Opera Software FTP servers.

Unfortunately, changelog is not yet available.

Windows version
Mac OS X version
Linux version (built for x86, x86-x64, ppc)
Solaris version (built for Intel and Sparc)
FreeBSD version (built for amd64 and Intel)

Thanks to Daniel Hendryck for this.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

Opera Mini Strikes US Carrier Deals

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera MiniJon von Tetzchner (Opera Software CEO) has confirmed that Opera Mini would soon be widespread in the US through a deal with Motricity, a mobile content delivery platform in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

According to the StatCounter, last month Opera Mini had 2.4% US mobile market share. These numbers are much higher outside the US. Jon von Tetzchner added: “I do believe things are about to change in the U.S.”.

Opera Refreshes “About” Page Looks, Adds New Icon

By | July 9, 2009 | 17 Comments

The upcoming Opera 10 Final release will feature a refreshed opera:about page which will replace gray and dull looking one.

Old
Opera 9 About
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Opera – So Fast, It Sings (Video)

By | July 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Just found this one. A very old video, from the year 2006. Still, doesn’t make any sense to me :-) What about you?

[digg-reddit-me]

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 7th

By | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

June, 2009 – IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Surpasses 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, Safari

By | July 3, 2009 | 20 Comments

June, 2009 - IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Reaches 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, SafariYet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.

For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%

Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading

Firefox 3.5 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Chrome 2 vs. IE8

By | July 1, 2009 | 40 Comments

Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. OperaAdrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet has benchmarked Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, Safari 4, Opera 10 (alpha!) and Chrome 2.0 browsers using SunSpider, V8 benchmarks.

Chrome 2 wins in both benchmarks which is followed by Safari 4. In the V8 benchmark suite however, other web browsers lag behind by up to 36 times.

Results are as follow: Continue Reading

Opera Mini Servers Updated to 4.11.458

By | July 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Servers UpgradedOne of the best things about Opera Mini server updates is that you don’t have to edit or download anything to enjoy them.

The latest upgrade offers enhanced site compatibility, synchronization improvements, a fix for web pages with internal links and download option for binary files.

For more details, see the announcement post.