Category: Opera

Google Chrome and Safari Gains. Firefox, Opera, IE Loses (September 08)

By | October 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

2008 August Browsers Market Share ResultsAfter 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

Opera SEO Widget

By | September 19, 2008 | 2 Comments

Opera SEO PluginIf 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

Apple Wanted Opera. True or False?

By | September 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Apple Wanted Opera. True or False?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

10 Things We Would Like to See in Firefox and Chrome

By | September 15, 2008 | 6 Comments

10 Things We Would Like to See in Firefox and ChromeHere’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:

Chrome:
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 Twitter Widget

By | September 15, 2008 | 2 Comments

Here is a great Opera plugin for Twitter users. With it, you’ll be able to post messages to twitter in a few seconds.

Features
Post messages to Twitter.
Display friends timeline (option: autorefresh)

Opera Twitter

Download and more info.

Opera 9.6 Beta Released

By | September 11, 2008 | 2 Comments

Opera 9.6 Beta ReleasedOpera desktop team has finished the 1st beta of its upcoming Opera 9.6 browser.

What’s new?

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

Internet Explore Loses, Firefox, Safari, Opera Gains (August 08)

By | September 5, 2008 | 5 Comments

2008 August Browsers Market Share ResultsYet 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)

By | September 3, 2008 | 145 Comments

Firefox 3 (3.1) vs. Google Chrome vs. Safari 3 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)John Resig did a great job by comparing Firefox 3, Firefox 3.1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Internet Explorer 8 and 7 JavaScript performance.

JavaScriptCore: The engine that powers Safari/WebKit (up until Safari 3.1).
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

Happy Birthday Jon (Opera’s CEO)

By | August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

We would like to wish you a very happy birthday. I guess celebrating birthday is not all about that “free day”, but rather spending some time with whom you enjoy to, Opera Software employers and Opera users this time.

Yes, Jon is working today, on his birthday :-)

No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6

By | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6I bet some of you were expecting to see Opera 10 first preview releases after Opera 9.5 was introduced. This won’t be happening any time soon because few days ago Opera Team introduced 1st snapshot of Opera 9.6.

What’s new?

As from “First 9.60 Snapshot!” post:

Opera Link
Custom search engines and typed history* are now joining bookmarks, speed dials, personal bar, and notes in Opera Link. Continue Reading