After a short delay, the 1st and long awaited Beta of Opera Mobile 9.5 was just released. So far, this release works with Windows Mobile only and Symbian support will be added in the upcoming (or final) build(s).
What’s new in it? Well, since Opera Mobile 9.5 is now using Presto rendering engine, it’s much faster, “more than 2.5 times faster than Internet Explorer Mobile” as they claim. Other changes include: Continue Reading
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
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
There 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.
Time 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
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
It’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.
Some 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).
Here’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
After 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