New Featured Extensions

October 14th, 2010

With so many new extensions uploaded in the gallery every day, we know it can be tricky to decide which ones to try out. We post a selection of the ones we enjoy in the “Featured” section of the gallery, and from now on we plan to update you regularly on new additions to our…

Opera 11 and extensions

October 14th, 2010

We have today showcased some cool new stuff at our yearly press event Up North Web. For desktop we have showcased extensions which will be part of the Opera 11 release. Opera has always been very customizable and now we make than even better by allowing developers to extend Opera’s rich feature set even further….

“Stranger Danger” – Introducing SmartScreen® Application Reputation

October 14th, 2010

When we released the IE9 beta about a month ago we talked about the importance of trust and confidence when working with downloads. Today, we are enabling the SmartScreen application reputation service to improve download protection for IE9 beta users.  This feature works together with the SmartScreen anti-malware service that protects IE8 and IE9 beta… is ready to QA!

October 13th, 2010

The redesign team is looking for people to help perform Quality Assurance (QA) testing of We have been working on redesigning and are nearing the first launch. Some details still need work, and we need your help to find and fix them. Major revisions will likely not be included in this first…

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update

October 13th, 2010

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are…

Distributed Authentication (the drupal.module) on will be turned off November 1st, 2010

October 12th, 2010

Note: If you never used an “” login to a site then you can gleefully ignore this post. It was a feature launched long ago and not widely used. Hey Everybody, It’s been a long time coming, but we are now approaching the point where the old “distributed authentication” mechanism will be turned off on…

Opera 10.63 released

October 12th, 2010

Opera 10.63 has been released as a recommended upgrade, offering security and stability enhancements. Download Opera 10.63 Changelogs Windows / Mac / *nix Thanks to everyone here who helped out with testing and before you ask, yes if you have 10.63 RC2, you already have the final. 😀

Web Sockets enter the Opera House

October 11th, 2010

God morgen from Oslo. Here is a new snapshot with a Core update featuring our first implementation of Web Sockets, and an improved Unite and Widgets implementation. (No UI changes.) Watch out for Unite and Widgets regressions. Please read the posting in the Opera Core Concerns’ blog on Web Sockets (or skip straight to our…

Love Firefox? Help a fellow user out!

October 11th, 2010

Every day, thousands of people tweet their Firefox questions. We wanted to set up a lightweight way for them to get answers right away from fellow Firefox users. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a new community care program called Army of Awesome! Anyone with a Twitter account can join the Army of Awesome and…

CSS 2.1 Implementation Reports

October 9th, 2010

I want to provide an update to my last blog post about the W3C process that we follow to develop and finalise Web Standards. The working group published the Release Candidate (RC) of the CSS 2.1 Test Suite on September 17. The next step is for the major browser vendors to submit their implementation reports…