Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their Birthdays

By | September 2, 2013 | 12 Comments


Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their BirthdaysNo cake for you.

If you need an excuse to start drinking on Monday mornings, then we are about to give you two.

As it turns out, Opera Software, which was founded on August 30, 1995, has recently celebrated its 18th birthday, making it one of the oldest browser makers in the world (fun fact: Internet Explorer 1 debuted on August 16, 1995).

Not only that but Google Chrome too was revealed at a similar timeframe (September 2, 2008), which today marks the five years of web browser innovation.

So here you have it, and if you wonder when Firefox saw its initial release, it was September 23, 2002.


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  • Michael Pürmayr

    september, month of browsers :-)

  • Tiago Sá

    Opera isn’t a browser anymore. It’s an addon for Chrome.

    • arepO

      You don’t get tired of discussing this, do you?? Under every single comment I see your similar message. OK! You are not the only one that has noticed this incident.

    • http://www.operaturkiye.net zahek

      So funny comment :)

    • jayjarn

      If Opera isn’t a browser, then neither is Chrome. Chrome is just an addon for Safari (as long as it’s using webkit).

      • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

        jayjarn who are you on My Opera?

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      An add-on for Chrome that do things no add-on for Chrome does, works faster than Chrome, doesn’t support the proprietary H.264 and the model of turning the web a closed Google platform called Chrome Web Store and NaCl.

      That’s an add-on? Really?

  • RingMyDingDong

    If Google acquire Opera, we will get a new browser called Chropera.

    • c

      Not Chropera.
      It’s Crapera.
      I spell checked it for you.

      • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

        Not c.
        It’s acephalous.
        I spell checked your name for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

    Five years of web browser innovation? are you serious?

  • Map

    Five years of web browser innovation? are you serious? september, month of browsers.