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Technically speaking, what makes Google Chrome fast?

December 3rd, 2009

We’re always happy to hear that you’re enjoying Google Chrome’s speed, and we’ve often been asked what makes Google Chrome so fast — from its snappy start-up time, and fast page-loading, to the ability to run complex web applications quickly. For those of you who’d like to dive into the full technical intricacies on what…

Opera 10.20 goes alpha!

November 24th, 2009

After having released our final version of Opera Unite, we are proud to present you with the next level of Web applications for your desktop. Just a short while ago, we have released a Labs version, previewing our new approach to widgets: Opera Widgets are now first-class citizens in your computer, being accessible from the…

IE8 SmartScreen in action

November 23rd, 2009

Last week at PDC, as we were about to start talking to people about IE9, I saw the following notification from my Facebook account: From: Facebook [mailto:notification+mwm5axbx@facebookmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:05 AM Dina posted something on your Wall and wrote: “funny vid of u, you see it? http://www.facebook.com/l/ca339;hTTP://www.N70.InFO/2d” To see your Wall or…

10.10 goes final

November 23rd, 2009

No new 10.10 snapshots today, the final version is ready! :hat: We’d like to thank everyone for testing the snapshots, and thereby helping to iron out the last issues. The latest snapshot (windows build 1893) is the final release. So if your running that build you do not need to upgrade. Are you using Opera…

Something for the weekend?

November 21st, 2009

Isn’t it nice getting builds? So nice in fact we thought you might want one for the weekend! 😉 The main fix here is to DSK-271546 (After signing up for a new account, Opera isn’t automatically logged in after restart), so please make sure this is working for you. Thanks in advance for the testing!…

Unite fixes and Opera Link

November 20th, 2009

We’re continuing our polishing of Opera 10.10, so here’s a new build with some important fixes. Opera Link should be working without having to log in every time you start Opera. We have also fixed a crash in the Unite setup wizard, and fixed a bug where the Unite password is remembered even if “remember…

Take the Mozilla Security Quiz on Facebook!

November 20th, 2009

This afternoon, we’re excited to release a brand new Mozilla application on Facebook. The app is a 5 question quiz designed to teach users some quick tips about how to stay safe online. At the end of the quiz, you’ll be prompted to go check out our newly refreshed security page on the Mozilla website….

Faster photo sharing, and more

November 19th, 2009

Here’s another Unite build for you to test. This time we have worked on making image generation in the Photo Sharing application faster (DSK-271038), and as you can see there are a few other tweaks as well. Give it a spin, and let us know if you find any regressions since the previous build. Download…

Announcing the Chromium OS Open Source Project

November 19th, 2009

Today we released Chromium OS, the open source project behind Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is an operating system that is intended for people who spend most of their time on the web. It aims to provide a computing experience that is fast, simple and secure. The Chromium OS project as you’ll see it…

An Early Look At IE9 for Developers

November 18th, 2009

We’re just about a month after the Windows 7 launch, and wanted to show an early look at some of the work underway on Internet Explorer 9. At the PDC today, in addition to demonstrating some of the progress on performance and interoperable standards, we showed how IE and Windows will make the power of…