Microsoft to Offer IE8 at Retail for EU Windows 7 Buyers

By | June 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Computerworld writes:

Microsoft will offer European customers an “Internet Pack” that includes IE8 when they buy a retail copy of Windows 7, which will be sold sans browser, the company said late last week.


Opera Adds “Hide Menu Bar”

By | June 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

The latest Opera weekly build (with Opera Unite) introduced one more feature to clean up user interface: hide menu bar.

To access it, just hit “Alt” and click on “Show Menu Bar”.

Opera Hide Menu Bar

Few more tweaks and it’s as clean as it gets.

Opera Freedom Secret Revealed: Opera Unite

By | June 16, 2009 | 65 Comments

Opera Freedom Secret RevealedAs predicted by Mike, the latest project by Opera Software is a sharing technology called Opera Unite.

“Opera Unite is a collaborative technology that allows you to share data, such as files or photos, directly from your computer with others, without uploading and sharing them through a central, third-party server. The technology behind Opera Unite uses a compact server inside the Opera desktop browser to share data and services on your computer. There is no need to upload files that you want to share; you remain in control” Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Ad: The History of Slices

By | June 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Boycott Opera! And Firefox! And Chrome! Wait, what?

By | June 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

OperaArs Technica writes:

In response to the EU’s decision to continue its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, one community wants everyone to boycott Opera. The trouble is, the reasoning for doing so can be applied to boycotting Mozilla and Google as well.


Opera: How to Remove/Hide “What is Speed Dial” and “Configure Speed Dial”?

By | June 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera: How to Remove/Hide After we have removed search box from the speed dial page, it’s time for the final clean up and hide/delete (call it how you want) “What is Speed Dial” and “Configure Speed Dial” buttons.

In the address bar type:
opera:config#Speed Dial State
Replace existing number with “2” (without quotes).
Hit “Save”, restart Opera.
Enjoy clean page.

Firefox 3.6 to Add about:me

By | June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Links reports that the next version of Firefox web browser, which will likely be 3.6 is going to feature about:me sprint.

What does it to?
Basically, it will provide user statistics on his frequent visited web pages, average tab load, etc.

As from Mozilla Wiki: Continue Reading

Improve Your Firefox New Tab Page

By | June 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

While speed dial can be helpful to access your frequent visited web pages, a Firefox extension called “New Tab King” has another vision.

Instead of a blank page or speed dial, it will show you your most visited web sites as well as recent closed tabs, bookmarks and frequently accessed shortcuts.

Download New Tab King Twitter

By | June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

TwitterWell, after a couple requests, I have decided to join Twitter as well. It’s a great and quick way to communicate.

I have decided not to post all the news there, so your account won’t be spammed with messages from me :-)

In any case, it’s

More on Opera Freedom

By | June 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

With all the hype building around Opera Software, there are hundreds of comments all over the internet, guessing what it will be. While some of speculations include: new widgets platform, cloud computing related technology, etc. there is one which makes more sense than any other (at least in my point of view):

Mike (@mydigitalself) (at TechCrunch)
“If you take a step back and look at the evolution of the social web, our content is fast becoming an integral part of the web, and our content is stored on devices – mainly laptops and phones.

Now imagine that your device, rather than being a consumer of the web and having to explicitly push data up to the web, becomes PART OF the web.

I think that Opera may just create a P2P web that easily allows you to share your content with anyone or on any site. Your device effectively becomes a web site.”

Any other ideas?