Here it is, a new version of Opera web browser is now released. The following release introduces some nice features, updates and even performance improvements which will surely help this browser to grow its user base.
What’s new in Opera 9.6?
Expanded Opera Link
Opera lets you take your favorite search engines and the browser history you enter wherever you go. Opera Link also synchronizes notes taken in your Opera browser, your bookmarks, Speed Dial and personal bar. Continue Reading
After the recent Google Chrome launch it’s time to check new web browsers market share data.
Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, this time it felt by 0.63%, from 72.15% to 71.52%
Firefox lost some market share as well; it felt from 19.73% to 19.46% (0.27% decrease). Continue Reading
If you are into SEO (Search Engine Optimization) industry then “SEO for Firefox” add-on should be familiar for you. However, what about Opera users?
Fortunately, White Shadow managed to create one for Opera as well which is called “SEO for Opera”.
What does it do?
SEO for Opera adds a lot of useful market research information to Google/Yahoo search results, including the following for each result: Continue Reading
Rumor: Apple wanted Opera to be the iPhone browser
According to ValleyMag, unknown source reported that before the first iPhone was released, Apple wanted Opera to build the browser for the iPhone.
Negotiations dragged on for six months, the sticking point being exclusivity — Apple wanted it, but Opera was unwilling to commit, seeing a larger market for licensing its proprietary software to multiple handset manufacturers. Eventually, Apple walked away armed with ideas from the negotiations and built a version of its own Safari browser for the popular mobile device. Continue Reading
Here’s a nice post by Christian Zibreg called “10 things we would like to see in Firefox and Chrome”. He lists 5 must have features for each of those web browsers. The funny thing however is one of the comments:
1. Already done in Opera.
2. Has been done in Opera for quite a while.
3. Opera already does a large portion of this. Continue Reading
Opera desktop team has finished the 1st beta of its upcoming Opera 9.6 browser.
The following release received some nice improvements such as: feed preview which will allow you to preview feed before subscribing. Opera Link was also updated and now can synchronize search engines and typed history. Besides that, Opera Mail got a low bandwidth mode which will help users to use as little bandwidth as possible. Continue Reading
Yet another month passed by and it’s time to check how’s your favorite browser doing.
After previous 0.01% gain, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share. It went down by 0.87%. From 73.02% to 72.15%
Firefox keeps growing. This time it grabbed quite big piece of the market share: 0.51% Increased from 19.22% to 19.73% Continue Reading
Firefox 3 (3.1) vs. Google Chrome vs. Safari 3 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)
SquirrelFish: The engine used by Safari 4.0.
V8: The engine used by Google Chrome.
SpiderMonkey: The engine that powers Firefox (up to, and including, Firefox 3.0). Continue Reading