EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft

By | May 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

EU Plans Fresh Strike on MicrosoftArs Technica writes:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.

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Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial Results

By | May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported earlier, Opera Software has released Q1 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Opera Desktop: User growth up 64% since Q1 2008
Opera Mini: User growth up 157% since Q1 2008, 23.4 million monthly users

Revenue:
Opera Desktop: up 103% since Q1 2008
Total: up 59% since Q1 2008 Continue Reading

Microsoft to Launch Silverlight 3 on July 10

By | May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Silverlight 3 Final
Picture Source: NeoWin

As per information from press invites, Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 on July 10.

Silverlight 3 introduces over 50 new features, such as: H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support, major application development improvements and many more.

Although the following release was not expected to see the day of the light until later this year, apparently Microsoft has already finished what they had planned and is going to release it earlier than expected.

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading

First Google Chrome 3 Release Hits the Streets

By | May 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Google Chrome team isn’t going to stop any time soon. Yesterday they have announced a very first 3.0.x branch release: 3.0.182.2.

The following version introduces a support of video tag, auto spell correct (which will fix common typos, such as: teh – the, etc.) as well as UI tweaks and crash fixes.

Google Chrome 3.0.182.2 Release Notes
Download (FileHippo)

Known issues:
The font in the browser’s user interface is very small in most non-English languages.

Thanks to djix for sending this.

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Mozilla to Update Firefox 3.5 Icons

By | May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software is not the only one who is tweaking the look of their default web browser skin. Alex Faaborg from Mozilla has announced that they will update approximately 25 icons across all 4 platforms.

Windows: All Secondary Glyphs in the Main Window Continue Reading

Skyfire 1.0 is Out

By | May 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Skyfire, the fastest growing downloadable mobile web browser in North America has just received an upgrade. Apparently, 1 million users milestone was one of the reasons behind 1.0 launch. With a solid version number, the following release focuses on user control over the content. As a result, Skyfire 1.0 brings improved navigation, faster launch, zooming and interaction, also a new search functionality.

Skyfire 1.0 Mobile Browser Demo Video Continue Reading

Opera 10 New Skin is Here

By | May 27, 2009 | 9 Comments

Today Opera Desktop Team has released a new weekly build (not a beta/alpha 2) which features new Opera 10 skin. Please note: this is not a final skin version, so don’t take it too seriously.

Few screenshots: Continue Reading

Opera 10 Beta to Feature New Skin

By | May 26, 2009 | 9 Comments

Here is another piece of information for you. The upcoming Opera 10 Beta release will have a new/refined skin. Hicksdesign (guy, who is working on it) said earlier this month on his Twitter:

“New Opera skin will be in the v10 beta, so response is internal so far. Dreading the day the public sees it!

Trying to achieve a standard Opera look, that’s tweaked for Mac. This is more of a clean up for 10 though.” Continue Reading

Opera Software to Present 1Q 2009 Results

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Opera Software to Present 1Q 2009 ResultsOn Friday May 29, 2009 (08:00 AM CET) Opera Software will be presenting its 1Q 2009 financial results.

The presentation will be held ad:
Thon Hotel Vika Atrium Munkedamsveien 45, Oslo, Norway

Live webcast will be also available at the following page.