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December 15th, 2010

Whether it’s bug fixes to the Chromium open source project, dazzling apps, and extensions arriving daily in our Web Store, or boundary-pushing Chrome experiments — the Chrome community never fails to inspire us with their awesomeness. This holiday, we wanted to enable the Chrome community to work together for a good cause. Starting today, we…

Chrome is Ready for Business

December 15th, 2010

When we announced that Chrome is now used by over 120 million users and showed off some of its latest features last week, we saw a tremendous amount of excitement from both users and businesses. Many businesses asked how they can get the benefits of increased security, speed and the modern browser capabilities that Chrome…

You better watch out, you better not cry (Opera 11 RC2)

December 15th, 2010

We’re busier than Santa’s little helpers here, wrapping up the last fixes for the Opera 11 release. What did you say?? No, we don’t have to wear elf costumes. Get that image out of your head. 😉 Most fixes in this snapshot are related to tab stacking. I think you will notice great improvement, so…

IE December Cumulative Security Update Now Available

December 15th, 2010

The IE Cumulative Security Update for December 2010 is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves four 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…

Enhanced Protection with IE9’s SmartScreen Filter

December 15th, 2010

A new research report from independent information-security research and testing organization NSS Labs shows that Internet Explorer 9 Beta protects the user from 99% of socially-engineered malware downloads. According to NSS Labs, “With a unique URL blocking score of 94% and over-time protection rating of 99%, Internet Explorer 9 was by far the best at…

Opera 11.00 Release Candidate 1

December 14th, 2010

Thanks to the heavy testing being performed both internally at Opera, and by all of you eager testers out there, we now have a very good overview of the quality level of Opera 11.0. In fact, we have now reached a stage where Opera 11.0 is mature enough to be prepared for a final release….

Stability, extensions, and tab stacking fixes

December 14th, 2010

I think we have all recovered from the Christmas party now, so we thought it was time for a new snapshot. In addition to fixes to extensions, the winstaller, various other cross-platform issues and crashes, this build also contains a number of tweaks and changes to tab stacking. Take a look at the changelog for…

ECMAScript 5 Part 2: Array Extras

December 14th, 2010

Last time in our series on IE9 support for ES5, we talked about new functions like Object.create and Object.defineProperty, which help you design more reusable components. In this post, we’ll look at another set of new functions focused on something even more basic and common: loops and arrays. Looping over arrays is one of the…

How to upgrade your browser (and 50 other things you might want to teach your parents)

December 13th, 2010

The other day I told my parents about a recent Chrome experiment, but the site wouldn’t load for them: turns out they were still using a browser released over nine years ago and weren’t sure how to update it. I ended up installing Chrome for them, as it stays up-to-date automatically (read: it’s less work…

Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released

December 11th, 2010

Update: Drupal 7.0 Release Candidate 3 is available now! We are proud to present to you the second release candidate of Drupal 7.0. Although there are still a few known issues that we are working on fixing, we are confident that our code is stable enough for wider testing by the community. Since the last…