Category: Opera

Linux Browsers JavaScript Benchmark

By | April 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

After seeing plenty of web browsers benchmark results on Windows platform, I have decided to test them myself on Linux instead. In the first part we will be using the most popular JavaScript benchmark: Sunspider.
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Webware 100 (Browsing) – The Finalists

By | March 31, 2009 | 9 Comments

If you would like to support your favorite web browser by voting at cNET Webware 100, feel free to do that now.

Poll includes the following browsers: Camino, Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, Lunascape, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Skyfire and WebKit.

Browser Battle: Startup and Page Load Times

By | March 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

David Naylor has compared Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, Chrome 2 Beta and Opera 10 Alpha web browsers to see which of them performs the best.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 30th

By | March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera API Geolocation Support

By | March 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera has released the first build with geolocation API support that can be used such as in maps and web applications.

You can download windows build here (no need to install).
And the SVCsetup application, so it can work on XP.


Here is a demo used to try it out.
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Opera Mobile 9.7 Details Emerge

By | March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The first details on the upcoming Opera Mobile 9.7 release have been revealed. One of the key features in the following version will be Opera Turbo support. In the demo video a complex page with Opera Turbo enabled managed to load site 3x times faster than the one without it.

Opera Mobile 9.7 will also speed up browsing experience due to rendering engine improvements. Actually, it will use Presto 2.2 engine (same as in Opera 10).

For more information (and improvements), please visit the following post.

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Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
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Want to Win £20 000 with Opera?

By | March 25, 2009 | 10 Comments

From ChooseOpera

Betavine, a Vodafone Group R&D lab, is offering developers a chance to win £20,000 in a mobile widget competition.

Developers are invited to create widgets for the Opera for Mobile 9.5 platform, which is included on Nokia 6210, Nokia N78, Nokia N95 8gb and Nokia N96 devices.

Recources to get started
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Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 1

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

ITPro.co.uk:

“In the first of our three part interview, Jon Von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explains the difference between its Opera mini and mobile browsers, highlights the benefits of Opera Turbo technology and reveals why its browser is so suited for use on embedded devices, such as the Nintendo Wii.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

5 Best Web Browsers

By | March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

LifeHacker has published a nice sum up of 5 most popular web browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Feel free to check it.

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.