Apple Inc. has released a press statement today which claims that the latest Safari 4 web browser was downloaded more than 11 million times within first 3 days.
Just for a record: Firefox 3 was downloaded more than 20 million times within 7 days and Opera – 4.5 million times in 5 days.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Opera Software is planning to launch/reveal their latest project called Freedom (at least that’s what the URL suggests).
Although it’s too early to speculate, especially when there is so little information revealed so far, we can still check few things while waiting. Lets begin with the logo.
No more info (yet), expect for the “hidden” comment in opera.com/freedom source
“We start our little story with the invention of the modern day computer.
Over the years, the computers grew in numbers, and the next natural step in the evolution was to connect them together. To share things … “
Also, the following tweet: “We are! We’ve put the internet on a USB stick so that you can always have a connection wherever you are!” (Thanks to Cqoicebordel for pointing that out).
Update: But as these little networks grew, some computers gained more power than the rest and called themselves servers…
Update 2: Today, millions of people are connected together in a great web …
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.
For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading
Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.
Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
There are many great new features in this baby, for instance: Opera Turbo which needs no introduction, long promised Widgets, tweaked user interface, Dragonfly (yep), full AJAX support and so much more.
For a complete list, feel free to check “Opera Mobile 9.7 beta” page.
To make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.
To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.
Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.
Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.
With the launch of Opera 10 Beta, EspenAO from Choose Opera blog notified users about a new contest which is supposed to promote Turbo.
Basically, they ask you to submit pictures, videos, music, web sites or anything else Opera Turbo related.
As it says: Tell us how you reacted first time you tried compressed browsing. Create any kind of content, send us a link to your tweet or blog about it and we will share your experience with the community!
Some examples: Continue Reading