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Now Available: IEAK8 can create custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in 19 additional languages

October 30th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 now supports creating custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in a total of 43 languages. IEAK8 can be downloaded from http://ieak.microsoft.com. Custom Internet Explorer 8 packages can be created in the following platform and language combinations: Windows XP SP2 or SP3 x86: Total…

Post-seminar Unite build

October 29th, 2009

Here’s another Unite build for testing. As you can see, the changelog isn’t very big this time around. This is partially due to a seminar we attended last week, but a lot of the desktop resources have been moved to the next “major” version of Opera as well. We are not quite ready to share…

Opera 10.01

October 28th, 2009

We published today Opera 10.01, a recommended stability and security update. Thanks to the new automated crashlogging in Opera 10, we collected a lot of the issues that users were seeing, and had a good tool not only to identify some crashers difficult to reproduce in controlled environments, but also to prioritise issues that were…

Tip of the day: Dragging to the omnibox

October 27th, 2009

Our last Tip was about dragging links to the tabstrip. But sometimes instead of opening a link you want to search for some text. You might have already discovered that you can highlight text in a web page, right-click it, and get an option to search for that text with your default search engine. It…

From Anime to Animation: Google Chrome Around the World

October 22nd, 2009

Earlier this week, I read an interesting article in the New York Times about shokunin kishitsu, or the craftsman’s spirit. The craftsman’s spirit in Japanese culture basically appeals to all of us, regardless of vocation, to aspire to beauty in everything we do and create. As we collaborated with artists around the globe to create…

Opera Widgets for Desktop Labs release

October 15th, 2009

This is the first time I’m posting on the desktop team blog, so let me introduce myself quickly. I’m Remigiusz Bondarowicz and I’m leading the desktop team in Poland. For the last couple of months we have been working hard on bringing Opera Widgets onto the next level … first-class web applications. Today we posted…

A guided tour for new Google Chrome users

October 14th, 2009

Did you, or someone you know, recently switch to Google Chrome and wonder, “Where’s the file menu?” “What happened to the search box?” “How do I bookmark a page?” To address these initial questions and help people settle into the browser, we created “New to Google Chrome?” guide. The first section of the guide invites…

It’s out!

October 14th, 2009

Finally, we can officially release 10.10 Beta. You have all been really helpful with testing, and loads of improvements have been made across the board. We’ve been working really hard on Unite before this release. The backend servers, and especially the proxy, have been almost completely rewritten, to gain more performance and reliability. The Unite…

IE October 2009 Security Update Now Available

October 13th, 2009

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This update addresses three privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer processes data stream headers, validates arguments, and handles objects in memory. For detailed…

Prompt Reporting

October 9th, 2009

It’s just too hard to find a good title for this blog post, so I used a random word generator to come up with one. It even almost makes sense. :whistle: Anyway.. :right: Here’s another round of builds from the busy bees in the Desktop team. :headbang: As for Opera Unite, we focused on improving…