Yahoo! and Opera Software in Partnership

By | February 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Although back in Feb, 2008 Yahoo and Opera Software decided to end their search partnership in Opera Mini, there is still a progress being made here.

According to the recent press release, a new kind of deal was just made: Continue Reading

IE 8 Incompatibility List: 2 400 Major Sites (and Counting)

By | February 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

In an effort to improve Web users’ compatibility experience, Microsoft added a new, user-selectable Compatibility List to the Release Candidate test version of IE 8 that the company released in January.

Continue reading at ZDnet

Norway Sites Urges Internet Explorer 6 Users to Upgrade

By | February 18, 2009 | 9 Comments

Trygve Lie is reporting a small revolution in Norway. Apparently, Finn.no has placed a small text box which recommends old IE6 users to upgrade their browser to a newer one and asked other webmasters do the same.

The ad which is visible to Internet Explorer 6 users only today has also appeared in the Norway’s largest web site vg.no. Api.no plans to put the same message box to about 60 online newspapers front pages as well. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 RTM in March

By | February 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

According to guys from Tech ARP, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 RTM (Release to Manufacturing/Marketing) will be released on March, 2009, probably during last 2 weeks.

As it says: “This is because Microsoft plans to announce the final details of the IE8 RTM schedule and available language versions by March 5, 2009”

During RTM release, OEMs will have an opportunity to integrate Internet Explorer 8 to Windows XP and/or Windows Vista operating systems.

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Silverlight for Google Chrome Hack

By | February 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

Silverlight program manager Tim Heur has posted an article on Google Chrome hack which would allow company’s media player to run on the Chrome web browser.

Windows vs. Linux (Firefox, Firefox Wine and Opera)

By | February 17, 2009 | 13 Comments

If you ever wondered about the performance differences between Windows and Linux Firefox versions while surfing the net, then wonder no more. Tux Radar has tested Firefox on Windows and Linux (original Firefox + Firefox Wine (Wine allows you to run Windows applications on Linux) to see how they compete.

Tested with Firefox 3.06 on Windows XP SP3 (x86) and Fedora 10 (x86). Continue Reading

Opera Mobile 9.5: HTC Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2

By | February 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 which were announced yesterday has been making quite a lot of buzz online. According to Opera’s investor email, both of those devices will be shipped with Opera Mobile 9.5 pre-installed.

Opera Software will get paid for each unit sold.

HTC Touch Pro2 Continue Reading

Opera Turbo Is Coming

By | February 16, 2009 | 9 Comments

Opera Software plans to debut in the upcoming Mobile World Congress event (16-19th February) in Barcelona with its new product called “Opera Turbo”.

This technology will allow network operators to reduce bandwidth consumption as well as increase users browsing experience due to decreased loading times.

How does it work? Opera Turbo compresses data (up to 80%) before sending it to mobile phones, personal computers or any other devices. Just like the way it works with Opera Mini. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 16th

By | February 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Moonlight 1.0 Released

By | February 14, 2009 | 11 Comments

Just a few days ago, Moonlight, the open source GNU/Linux and Unix framework that plays video and applications made on Silverlight has been released.

The way to install Moonlight is by a Firefox addon. It works on 32 and 64 bit operating systems. However, the following release is not compatible with Silverlight 2 yet.

Download Moonlight

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