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?
It’s actually easier than you thought.
Tools > Preferences > Search
Select search engine which is used in your speed dial (Ask.com, if default)
Edit > Details > uncheck “Use as Speed Dial search engine”
If you were wondering on whether the next Opera 10 version will be RC or Beta 2, Jon Hicks from Opera Software has “confirmed” Beta 2.
During the video on YouTube, he said: hopefully by the time beta 2 comes out, will see a much more complete skin…
Also, according to Opera 10 timeline, it says:
Beta – New Features
Meaning that Beta 2 might bring even more new features.
I can’t believe it started 2 years ago, the 13th of June, 2007. Who could ever thought that random thoughts during insomnia could transform into something what FavBrowser.com is today…
I would like to thank you for reading this blog, writers, web browser makers, for your comments, ideas, criticism, suggested articles and support. With continuously growing user base, you have made it a reality.
And just to remember our old days, here is a list of all FavBrowser.com logos + concepts; from the day it began… Until now. Continue Reading
Apple Inc. has released a press statement today which claims that the latest Safari 4 web browser was downloaded more than 11 million times within first 3 days.
Just for a record: Firefox 3 was downloaded more than 20 million times within 7 days and Opera – 4.5 million times in 5 days.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Opera Software is planning to launch/reveal their latest project called Freedom (at least that’s what the URL suggests).
Although it’s too early to speculate, especially when there is so little information revealed so far, we can still check few things while waiting. Lets begin with the logo.
As Microsoft started to talk about a possibility to ship Windows 7 without Internet Explorer in Europe, The European Commission responded to this move:
“In a statement, regulators said that the move seems a step backward in the retail software arena, but said it could be more positive in the new PC market, which is how 95 percent of consumers get a new version of Windows.”
Microsoft is stepping up its campaign to try to appease European Commission (EC) regulators who are mulling possible remedies in the ongoing Opera-Microsoft browser-bundling case in the European Union.
According to News.com, Microsoft’s newest proposal is to offer a version of Windows 7 which strips out Internet Explorer (IE) 8. Not hides it — like is currently possible via a “remove features” capability. The Softies are proposing to sell a separate version, designated Windows 7 E which doesn’t include a browser in it at all.