Today, 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?
What is Presto 2.4?
Presto is Opera’s new layout engine, which is still under development but already used by Opera Mobile 10.
Microsoft 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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Thanks to Rob for links.
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”.
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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Thanks to Nox for links.
If everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.
Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”
What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.
Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.
Got to love Wednesdays and Thursdays. Usually, that’s when software vendors release new applications and various updates. One of such releases is Opera Mobile 10 Beta 2 for both, Symbian/S60 and Windows Mobile handsets. Just like Opera Mini 5 Beta 2, this version also includes Opera Link and download manager. Also, some bug fixes and few other improvements.
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Here comes a new beta of Opera Mini 5 web browser. While fixings various bugs, Opera Mini team has also included few other new features:
What exactly progressive loading is?
As they explained: Progressive loading means that pages you load are sent to your device in ‘chunks’. Previously in Opera Mini, your page would be displayed once the entire page has reached your device. However, now your browsing experience will be faster and better, just like on your desktop.
To download, just visit m.opera.com/next using your mobile phone.
It’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.
Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).
With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.
After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading