It’s that time of the month again: web browser performance and benchmark results. This time it’s going to be a little bit different. The graph you are about to see is from Peacekeeper benchmark site and as James Gallagher explained to us: this chart is made from averaging results from thousands of PC with the three CPUs listed.
Safari 4 Beta
Safari 4 Final
Chrome 18.104.22.168 Beta Continue Reading
As predicted by Mike, the latest project by Opera Software is a sharing technology called Opera Unite.
“Opera Unite is a collaborative technology that allows you to share data, such as files or photos, directly from your computer with others, without uploading and sharing them through a central, third-party server. The technology behind Opera Unite uses a compact server inside the Opera desktop browser to share data and services on your computer. There is no need to upload files that you want to share; you remain in control” Continue Reading
In response to the EU’s decision to continue its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, one community wants everyone to boycott Opera. The trouble is, the reasoning for doing so can be applied to boycotting Mozilla and Google as well.
After we have removed search box from the speed dial page, it’s time for the final clean up and hide/delete (call it how you want) “What is Speed Dial” and “Configure Speed Dial” buttons.
In the address bar type:
opera:config#Speed Dial State
Replace existing number with “2” (without quotes).
Hit “Save”, restart Opera.
Enjoy clean page.
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.