- Microsoft Changes IE8 Default Browser Settings
- US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox
- Glass-enabled tab bar (Aero) in Opera
- Opera Unite Struggles to Keep up With Its Ambitions
- 3D animations coming to Safari
- Google Chrome Gestures Extension
- DOM flaw can crash many browsers
- Shorten long URLs with thurly
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.
BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.
Using the most recent v3 release (126.96.36.199), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 188.8.131.52 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
Higher is better
For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.
Thanks to Help for sending this.
The Register writes:
Microsoft is continuing to insist it has gone to great lengths in recent months to appease European antitrust watchdogs by saying it will “respect the user choice of the default browser” in Windows.
However, rival browser maker Opera, which brought the original complaint about Microsoft tying its browser to its operating system to the European Commission in 2007, continues to proclaim the software giant hasn’t gone far enough yet.
If you ever wanted to see how Opera browser user interface has evolved, then head over to the following page and check it out.
Zoquete has made a screenshot gallery which includes the following Opera versions:
Opera 1, Opera 3.0, Opera 3.62, Opera 4.02
Opera 5.12, Opera 6.06, Opera 7.0, Opera 7.54
Opera 8.0, Opera 8.54, Opera 9.27, Opera 9.5
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.
Although 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.
Thanks to Daniel Hendryck for this.
Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.
Jon 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.”.