There’s an interesting article on CNET called “What’s the best beta? IE 8 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Safari vs. Firefox 3“.
The following article covers the latest beta versions of most popular web browsers (Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari and Opera (also got a few words about Flock as well)), their recently introduced features and improvements.
Although I’ve missed some conclusions, it’s still worth a read. What’s your conclusion?
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The Technical Evangelist, Daniel Goldman decided to leave Opera Software and focus on something else, “work on something new” as he said. He’s been working in Opera Software for more than 1 year (past 1 year and a half) and always helped me with lot; from Opera related stuff to web design and coding. Thanks Daniel, best of luck for you and your new projects.
After working the past year and a half with some very talented people, I’ve decided to leave Opera and work on something new.
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While Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 don’t pass Acid2 test and only their future versions will do that (Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3), the Acid3 test is already released. This one gives even more headaches to web browsers developers as well as some “pressure”, it’s like a mini competition. So who will pass it first?
It’s about time to check “Opera Software” finances. Earlier today 2007 Q4 results were posted.
If you are interested in 58 pages presentation, feel free to download it from here.
4Q 2007 highlights
I’m just wondering….
Was it really Yahoo! who has decided to cancel this deal? Anyone from Opera team would like to comment maybe? :-) Continue Reading
Google was and still is a default search engine in Opera web browser for about 7 years. Today Opera Software announced that since March 1, 2008, Google will be set as a default search engine in their mobile products as well, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile.
Before Google and Opera mobile search partnership, default search engine was set to Yahoo! Search and some time ago Google was removed at all. Continue Reading
David Storey from Opera team recently blogged about something called “Opera Dragonfly”. While no one knows what it is, Opera team keeps teasing everyone (like they always do). Here’s a quote from David Storey blog post:
So what exactly is Opera Dragonfly? I won’t say quite yet, but I do think that, in my opinion, it is the most important project we have on going at the moment, and probably since I’ve been at the company. It won’t directly affect everybody, but will hopefully become invaluable for those that it does. We’ll likely have more to say about it at SxSW in Austin Texas.
Web browsers developers are trying to make files download process as good as possible. When Internet Explorer was launched, files download process was not so user friendly, lots of corrupted files and unstable download speed (actually, IE team haven’t changed anything yet). More and more people downloaded additional programs for faster and better files download experience. Since then, other web browsers developers learned from Internet Explorer mistakes and started to add additional features into web browsers integrated download managers. One of the most important features was an ability to resume downloads. Continue Reading