Category: Opera

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2

By | July 1, 2008 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0)After yesterdays post about web browsers memory usage, Morbus provided a great link to Sam’s post which contains graphs and more detailed information. Here’s a conclusion from that link:

Safari 3.1
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading

Browsers Memory Battle

By | June 30, 2008 | 10 Comments

Browsers Memory BattleThere is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.

Web Browsers Security Test

By | June 27, 2008 | 5 Comments

Web Browsers Security TestTime for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?

Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading

Opera Doesn’t Respect Users (aka Lost Vision)?

By | June 26, 2008 | 15 Comments

Opera Doesn't Respect Users (aka Lost Vision)?Some time ago there were some Mozilla bashing regarding users tracking and disrespect. Well, today I’d like to criticize Opera Software a bit.

Let’s begin with the quote from Opera’s Vision page:

We believe in respect for our users.
… Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user. Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Reaches 20 Million downloads in 7 Days, Opera – 4.5 Million Downloads in 5 Days

By | June 25, 2008 | 37 Comments

DownloadsIt’s been 7 days since Firefox 3 launch and so far it was downloaded more than 20 million times, 8 290 908 downloads were in 24 hours.

What is surprising is that Opera 9.5 was downloaded more than 4.5 million times in 5 days. By comparing their market share data: Continue Reading

Web Browsers Security – Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari, Opera

By | June 16, 2008 | 11 Comments

Web Browsers Security - Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari, OperaSome time ago we’ve posted an article about web browsers security which is based on Secunia reports.
Well, before the Firefox 3 release, it’s time to check how web browsers (latest “stable” versions) are doing now (2nd round).
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Opera – How to Add More Speed Dials?

By | June 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Add More Speed Dials OperaHere’s a great tip from Tamil. If you want to increase speed dials number and add more of them, follow those steps:

1. Locate Speed Dial file by typing: opera:config#Speed Dial File
2. Close Opera
3. Open speeddial.ini which is in Opera directory.
4. Play with rows and columns settings; add as many as you like. Continue Reading

Opera 9.5 Final Released

By | June 12, 2008 | 29 Comments

Opera 9.5 FinalOpera 9.5 Final was just released by Opera Software. Kind of a surprise I guess. Now who expected it to be released so fast after their 1st Release Candidate?

Opera 9.5 has a lot of new features and various improvements such as: Continue Reading

Opera 9.5 Release Candidate (RC) Released

By | June 10, 2008 | 20 Comments

Opera 9.5 Release Candidate (RC) ReleasedAfter more than a half year since the first Opera 9.5 public build, desktop team just released Opera 9.5 Release Candidate (RC). One of the most important changes which you should know before installing is that “On Windows, this build will by default replace the default installation of Opera.” Continue Reading

Prepare for launch!

By | June 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

OperaIn case you haven’t subscribed to Opera newsteller, here’s a copy of their recent email:

Prepare for launch!
Opera Mini Team (noreply@opera.com)

Dear Opera Community,

Almost two years ago I stepped onto a pier in Seattle to unveil Opera 9 to the world. Many things at Opera have changed since then, but our commitment to providing you a powerful, safe and fast Web experience has not. Since that day we have been hard at work on our next generation browser, codenamed Kestrel. I’m pleased to announce that today we are ready to share the fruits of our labor with you. Continue Reading