Category: Opera

6 Reasons why Opera Failed

By | March 16, 2009 | 59 Comments

First of all: yes, according to Opera’s financial results, Opera Desktop is growing. However, its first initial release was 12-13 years ago. Yet, they are still struggling to gain a solid part of the market share (according to HitsLink (yes, they are not accurate)) and are being ignored.

So why did that happened?

1. Opera Software is against software patents. With dozens of innovations (see this post for more details), their current situations would be much better than it is now. Continue Reading

Safari 4 vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Opera 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Internet Explorer 7

By | March 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

If you are getting annoyed by old and popular SunSpider benchmark results, here is a new gem for you: PeaceKeeper – The Browser Benchmark.

The following browsers were tested:

Apple Safari 4.0 beta
Firefox 3.0.7
Firefox 3.1 beta 2
Firefox 3.1 beta 3
Google Chrome 1.0.154.48 Continue Reading

Opera Turbo Is Here

By | March 13, 2009 | 14 Comments

The first public preview version of Opera Turbo has been just released (more about it here).

So far, you can test it on Windows or Mac operating systems.

There is also a demo video which shows you a loading speed of Slashdot page with/without Opera Turbo technology enabled. Continue Reading

Browser Which Changed Your Life #2

By | March 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Quite a few months ago we have published an article with a similar name (check it here). Well, how about one more? Let’s talk about Opera.

Actually, most of the features you are using for your daily work were Opera’s innovations which later evolved (thanks to Opera and other web browsers).

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Tabs Continue Reading

If Browsers Were Women

By | March 10, 2009 | 6 Comments

Via Sharenator.org

Firefox – Buggier but Fixes Issues Faster

By | March 9, 2009 | 7 Comments

During 2008 Firefox reported 115 flaws. That’s more than Safari (32), Opera (30) and Internet Explorer (31) combined. However, Firefox fixes the issues way faster than any other company.

The research was made by Secunia. (see pdf)

Via  news.cnet.com

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Opera Fingertouch + Video

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Opera Labs introduced a new technology called Opera Fingertouch. As you might already guess from its name, it is a touch based technology.

From Opera Labs:

“Today we introduce Fingertouch, a technology designed to make interacting with the Web easier and simpler on these touch-based devices. Continue Reading

Opera 9.64 Released

By | March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software today has released a new version of its Opera web browser which fixes various security and miscellaneous issues.

For a complete list of changes, see the following changelogs:

Windows
Mac
Linux/UNIX

Download Opera 9.64

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 2nd

By | March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

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

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading