Category: Opera

Chrome 2, Webkit 4 and Firefox 3.1 beats IE 8 and Opera 10

By | January 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

ZDNet Australia has compared the following web browsers in SunSpider (yet again) and Google V8 2 benchmarks:

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Firefox 3.1b1 (although b2 was released some time ago)
Chrome 2.0.158.0
WebKit r40220
Opera 10.00 Alpha

Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading

How Secure Is Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera?

By | January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Infoworld inspected all the major web browsers and got some really interesting points to say about each of them.

Here are conclusions for each of the web browsers (also, links to full articles):

How Secure is Internet Explorer?
IE has no peer in enterprise deployment features. Using the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide, administrators can deploy and configure more than 1,300 IE-related settings via Active Directory Group Policy or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It is the only browser in the review to support Kerberos authentication over the Web. Continue Reading

Opera Mini 4.2 for Android Released

By | January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera has launched today the final version of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android, currently the only phone with it is the T-Mobile G1 phone.  Now we are waiting Opera Mini for iPhone…
Well, here is the change log since the beta version: Continue Reading

Q&A: Opera CEO on Antitrust Battle against Internet Explorer

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.

Will Apple and Opera Software be Sued?

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.

But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading

New EU Complaint against Microsoft (IE this Time)

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Remember the old days when EU filled complaint again Microsoft and it’s Windows Media Player being integrated to Windows? Well, they had to pay then $357 million fine, then $1.35 billion…

After Opera’s complain to the European Union back in the year 2007, looks like story continues.

As cNet says: European regulators notified Microsoft it believes the software giant is in violation of the region’s antitrust laws by bundling its Internet Explorer browser in Windows, the company said Friday.

Oh… Not again. If Microsoft removes Internet Explorer (which is free) from Windows at all, how will someone is going to download anything? For example: other web browser? Continue Reading

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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StumbleUpon for Safari, Opera and Others

By | January 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.

Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:

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Resize Text Areas in Opera

By | January 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

To get to work the following User Javascripts, you need to establish a folder path where the .js files will be stored (“Preferences” > “Advanced” > “Content” > “JavaScript Options” > “User JavaScript files”).

Both scripts started out from the simple desire of resizing text areas easily (like CSS3 UI).

And thanks a lot to xErath, the writer of these javascripts.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.