Category: Web Browsers

Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration

By | March 1, 2011 | 21 Comments

Download Opera with Hardware AccelerationNow here is something for Opera users to play with, as Norwegian browser maker has recently released a public build of Opera that finally supports hardware acceleration.

Although it’s just a preview (not intended for daily use) and available for Windows users only, company promises that their standards based canvas implementation will also work with Linux or Mac OS X operating systems. Now isn’t that nice?

How is that possible?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Interview with Jon Von Tetzchner

By | February 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

CrunchGear recently did a video interview with Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, the founder of Opera Software.

Worth to check if you are interested in such content.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Majority Of Web Browsers Are Unpatched

By | February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Majority of Web Browsers Are UnpatchedWolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, revealed that approximately 80% of web browsers are susceptible to exploits of bugs that have already been patched. Kandek attributed this mostly to Windows, saying “All the different patching mechanisms are confusing, a bit of this and some of that.”

As discovered by BrowserCheck (which scans Windows, Mac and Linux machines for vulnerable browsers along with browser plug-ins), Oracle’s Java was the most probable plug-in to be outdated for the second year in a row, comprising a total of 40% scanned systems. Adobe’s Reader and Apple’s QuickTime were second and third, taking up 32% and 25% respectively.

Proposed solutions include:

  • Microsoft taking charge of patching crucial third party plug-ins via single updater.
  • Moving to HTML5, so browsers would no longer require various audio and video processing plug-ins.

Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9 Mobile vs. Safari

By | February 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hardware acceleration supported.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

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Download Internet Explorer 9 RC

By | February 10, 2011 | 18 Comments

Download Internet Explorer 9 RC

The wait is over.

Microsoft has just uploaded the RC build to company servers and download links are already floating all over the web.

What’s new?
Ability to filter ActiveX controls
Performance improvements
Standards improvements
Tracking protection
Minor UI changes
95/100 on ACID3

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