Download Opera 11.50 Final

By | June 28, 2011 | 13 Comments

Now you can add a clock!

The latest stable release of Opera web browser has been just released and can be downloaded from here.

So what’s new in Opera 11.50?

As previously reported, the following release includes a new design, thanks to the Featherweight project.
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Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

By | June 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

Thanks to the continuous security improvements, the latest dev version of Google Chrome now blocks insecure scripts.

If the web site is secured via HTTPS protocol, Google’s web browser will also check whether or not the specific parts of the code (such as scripts, external CSS, etc.) also use HTTPS to deliver data.

In case they do not, Google Chrome will notify the user and offer to either block the insecure script or load it anyway.

Via: Google Chrome Browser

[Thanks, FForever]

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

By | June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

[Thanks, FForever]

Web Browser Wars

By | June 26, 2011 | 22 Comments

Web Browser Wars

Via: Reddit

Microsoft Exploits Firefox 4 Furor

By | June 24, 2011 | 11 Comments

Microsoft Exploits Firefox 4 FurorThe retirement of Firefox 4 isn’t sitting well with corporate IT and a Microsoft executive made sure to capitalize upon the situation by pleading the case for Internet Explorer in the enterprise yesterday.

I think I speak for everyone on the IE team when I say we’d like the opportunity to win back your business. We’ve got a great solution for corporate customers with both IE8 and IE9, and believe we could help you address the challenges you’re currently facing. - Ari Bixhorn, director of IE at Microsoft

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Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

By | June 24, 2011 | 59 Comments

Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

Oh boy, here we go.

Opera founder, Jon S. von Tetzchner, has sent a message to Opera employees, announcing his departure from the company.

According to the email, the Board and Management no longer share the same values and opinions as Jon and therefore, he resigns.
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Opera 11.50 Release Candidate Now Available

By | June 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Opera 11.50 Release Candidate Now AvailableOpera 11.50 is just about ready to replace Opera 11.11 as the former is now in the release candidate stage. Available for download for Windows, Mac, or Linux from the Opera Next page, one can download it now without overwriting their current, stable Opera installation as Opera Next installs itself in a separate directory.

As previously reported, Opera 11.50 will be launching with a sleeker look, ditching brightly colored menu and status bar icons for a more refined look boasting more subtle tones. New aesthetics are not the only change that Opera 11.50 will bring along, though, as the Speed Dial page has been improved along with increased support for modern web technologies such as CSS3 and HTML5 and easy plug in installation.

Enterprise IT Unhappy With Firefox 4′s Retirement

By | June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Enterprise IT Unhappy With Firefox 4's RetirementSeveral corporate IT managers have displayed discomfort with Mozilla’s decision to deliver new editions of Firefox every six weeks with its new rapid release program. This discomfort centers around the retirement of Firefox 4 from security support as well as their inability to test any new version beforehand.

The Firefox 4 EOL (End of Live) is a kick in the stomach. I’m now in the terrible position of choosing to deploy a Firefox 4 release with potentially unpatched vulnerabilities, reset the test cycle for thousands of internal apps to validate Firefox 5 or stay on a patched Firefox 3.6.x. - John Walicki of IBM

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How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

By | June 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

Recently, Mozilla has revealed some of the Firefox add-on installation statistics for curious people to check out.

According to the blog post, an incredible 85% of Firefox 4 users have add-ons installed, excluding Personas or other extensions that are bundled with other software packages aka forced installations. Mozilla has also stated that due to upgrades, the number varies but managed to stay at 85-89%.

To put it into perspective: more than 60 million Firefox users use add-ons every day with the average of 5 add-ons per web browser install.

[Thanks fforever, Ichan]

How Does A Web Browser Work?

By | June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

How Does A Web Browser Work?

Assuming your web browsers curiosity is through the roof and you have a plenty of time to dedicate, here is a useful web page to try.

Taligarsiel.com includes thousands upon thousands lines of text to explain (mostly) everything you ever wanted to know about the web browsers, from rendering engines to the structure itself.

Furthermore, it covers four major web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Check it out.