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
Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.
Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
There are many great new features in this baby, for instance: Opera Turbo which needs no introduction, long promised Widgets, tweaked user interface, Dragonfly (yep), full AJAX support and so much more.
For a complete list, feel free to check “Opera Mobile 9.7 beta” page.