What Is a Web Browser (Video)?

By | October 6, 2009 | 10 Comments


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  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    “Ridiculous” isn’t enough: let’s name this video a sh*t. =)
    [Where's Opera? Where's Safari (at desktop part)?]

    • Steve

      Sad to say but Opera is not a web browser in the eyes of many so called internet users.

  • http://nocontinues.net/ Tiago Sá

    This kind of stuff is good since it helps educate people and all. I don’t see any flaws, honestly.

    • http://my.opera.com/DanielHendrycks/ Daniel Hendrycks

      I’m, sure you would say there is a flaw if Firefox was not in that list.

      • nobody

        you cant left out most popular ‘alternative’ browser, you cant left out ‘the evil’ and you cant left out chrome (if you are) google

        yet you can leave safari (google’ rival, and not so important) and opera (well.. the 5th or 6th most popular browser)

        what is so surprising and bad about it?

        • bingo007

          well….opera is the one that forced MS to offer browser choices.if opera doesnt show up there,its crazy…

          • Foo

            Really now? Previously you guys were screaming about how Opera only filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft.

  • Sergiu

    Well Firefox and IE are there because they are the most famous browsers and Chrome because Google made the video,Safari because its the most used browser in Mac.And in the desktop thing it was only place for 3 browsers so they choose the top 2 plus their browser.Easy as pia.Through Opera was not included because its mostly an hard browser(i can not see how Opera is hard but some people say so)and this video is for people who dont know what a browser is.

  • Dels

    I’m an Opera fan long since version 5.x, long before Firefox born and Safari came to windows. And still i use it for my daily task (those integrated rss, mail and chat client was good enough)

    The video was enough to educate people (especially those who were new on computer thing) about what the web browser in simple narrative concept. Good job Google.

    For why it couldn’t include the Opera, it was due to likely cause the video target american viewer that mostly use those browsers, while Opera fanbase mostly on Southeast Asia and Europe (especially in Russia), so don’t be provocative about this video :D

    Next time we should see a video called “What is Mobile Browser” that discuss about web browser on mobile devices (smartphone, pda, cellphone, pmp, etc) and we should see Opera Mobile/Mini listed there :D

    I would be glad if it were come from Opera team :D

  • Sergiu

    It seems it also has Opera just not on the video:http://www.whatbrowser.org/browser/