Opera Dragonfly. An Interview with David Storey

By | July 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

CSS Dzone recently published an interview with David Storey from Opera Software. Feel free to check it. Storey was probably interviewed long time ago (although published on 2008/07/08 – 5:45pm) as one of the questions are:

With the Opera browser being in it’s second beta cycle for the Kestrel release and Dragonfly only having entered Alpha, can we as developers expect a GA version of Dragonfly to accompany the GA release of Kestrel?

Catching Up

By | July 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

Catching Up As wrote before, I was not able to post any news for some time… Well, it’s time to catch up and summarize everything what happened during that period of time.

Opera Dragonfly alpha 2 released
Firefox 2.0.0.15 released
Mozilla Weave 0.2 (aka Opera Link) released
Firefox 3 Sets a Guinness World Record
Opera adds Ask.com search to its Web browser
40% of surfers don’t bother with browser security updates
Study Finds Firefox Users Safest, IE Users Unsafe
Meet the Fennec logo (Firefox Mobile)
Opera 9.51 released
IE8 to have antimalware protection
Opera brings Web standards to classrooms worldwide

FavBrowser.com

By | July 4, 2008 | 3 Comments

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know tham I haven’t forgot this blog. Due to some health problems I won’t be able to write news for a day or two. Thanks to Opera Mini for allowing to post that.

Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X Released

By | July 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Safari 3.1.2Few weeks ago Apple released Safari 3.1.2 for Windows. Well, today you can download Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X as well. This release fixes the following security issue:

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

New release can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2

By | July 1, 2008 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0)After yesterdays post about web browsers memory usage, Morbus provided a great link to Sam’s post which contains graphs and more detailed information. Here’s a conclusion from that link:

Safari 3.1
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading

Browsers Memory Battle

By | June 30, 2008 | 10 Comments

Browsers Memory BattleThere is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.

Web Browsers Security Test

By | June 27, 2008 | 5 Comments

Web Browsers Security TestTime for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?

Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading

Opera Doesn’t Respect Users (aka Lost Vision)?

By | June 26, 2008 | 15 Comments

Opera Doesn't Respect Users (aka Lost Vision)?Some time ago there were some Mozilla bashing regarding users tracking and disrespect. Well, today I’d like to criticize Opera Software a bit.

Let’s begin with the quote from Opera’s Vision page:

We believe in respect for our users.
… Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user. Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Reaches 20 Million downloads in 7 Days, Opera – 4.5 Million Downloads in 5 Days

By | June 25, 2008 | 37 Comments

DownloadsIt’s been 7 days since Firefox 3 launch and so far it was downloaded more than 20 million times, 8 290 908 downloads were in 24 hours.

What is surprising is that Opera 9.5 was downloaded more than 4.5 million times in 5 days. By comparing their market share data: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) vs. Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3.1.2 vs. Opera 9.5

By | June 24, 2008 | 14 Comments

Here’s another GadgetZone’s article: “Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1.2 vs Opera 9.5″.

After new Firefox 3, Safari and Opera 9.5 releases, they’ve re-done browser group test. Feel free to check it.