After quite a few snapshot builds, here comes the first beta of Opera 11.10 web browser.
Opera 11.10 Beta introduces an improved version of Speed Dial which now allows you to have an unlimited number of sites. Furthermore, a new algorithm zooms into the logo instead of displaying the whole web site.
As for other changes, Opera 11.10 will now download a Flash plug-in in the background automatically (in case site requires one), includes CSS3 multi-column layouts and gradients support, Web Open Font Format and WebP image protocol.
According to Win7China, Internet Explorer 10 will be the default browser of Windows 8 and not IE9 as some might have expected.
But these are more than just rumors, according to internal Windows 8 testers, Milestone 3 builds already have early versions of IE10 pre-installed.
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- IE9 Coming in March 14th
- IE6 Challenge (Picture)
- How Would You Change Firefox?
- Users Advised to Update Graphics Drivers for Firefox 4
- Firefox 4 Release Candidate Now Available
- Google Chrome 10 Arrives
- 64 Bit Google Chrome (x86-64)
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- Download Safari 5.0.4
- Nintendo Ditches Opera
- RockMelt Now Available To Everybody
- URL Hunter
- Convert Flash to HTML5
With the launch of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has also put a nice video which looks back at the browser development process and initial impressions from the press.
Pwn2Own, the yearly hacking contest held as part of the CanSecWest security conference, saw the successful hijacking of fully patched versions of Safari and Internet Explorer 8 this year. Ars Technica described Pwn2Own as the following:
If a researcher can pwn the browser—that is, make it run arbitrary code—then they get to own the hardware the browser runs on. This year, not only did they have to run arbitrary code, they also had to escape any sandboxes—restricted environments with reduced access to data and the operating system—that are imposed.
The time has come yet again…
How would you change the Firefox web browser to make it better?
RockMelt, a Chromium based social browser, has been released to the public as an open beta after having been an invitation only deal for the past 122 days i.e. since November of 2010.
Delivering some quick history on the browser, RockMelt is built around the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and numerous other feeds that provide updates in the real-time.