Category: Opera

Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

About

As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

Ask Opera’s CEO a Question

By | April 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is your last chance to ask John (Opera Software CEO) a question.

“This thread will be open over the weekend and will be your last chance to submit a question the community will vote for Jon to answer on Tuesday!”

Ask

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 20th

By | April 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 20th

Firefox – Browser with the Most Disclosed Vulnerabilities

By | April 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

From .PDF (download)

“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Opera’s Site Patching

By | April 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is a really great post on developing (compatibility) by Hallvors from Opera’s Core blog.

And just to sum it up, the following quote will do that perfectly:

“Treating every site differently? That sounds insane. It’s clearly impossible. For starters, there are billions of websites, all different. And they keep changing with millions of lines of code being added or changed every day. Who can possibly keep up with that? Besides, aren’t standards supposed to be the answer?”

Opera 10 Builds Now Include Opera Turbo

By | April 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest Friday weekly build of Opera 10 now includes Opera Turbo. Could this mean that they are going to ship Final version with it already integrated?

The following build also includes “automatic” setting for Opera Turbo (which will enable Opera Turbo if your network is slow), improved performance, new spelling checker (with hunspell library (same as Firefox)) and more.

More info and download links can be found here.