Most of my friends who own Blackberry will also install Opera Mini into their gadget. They know that Blackberry devices already equiped with web browser but it failed to fit my friends’ needs. Too bad, there’s no
official Opera Mini for Blackberry yet.
The Opera Team has this initiative to build Opera Mini specified for Blackberry devices but the RIM doesn’t want it.
I think Blackberry should considerring to put Opera Mini or Opera Mobile into their devices. It’s cheaper than create their own browser. Hire the best for the job.
Simply hire Mario and Luigi to fix your broken plumb instead of fixing it yourself.
Here is a collections of notes I found everywhere on the Net, about Safari’s
new features. Quotes below are taken from a discussion entitled Deceptive Marketing on Safari 4:
- RSS Reader
Safari was the first browser that allowed reading of RSS feeds.
On December 19th, 2003 Opera QA announces support for RSS in Opera 7.50 Preview 1.
- Built-in Google Search
Safari was the first popular browser to build a search field into its user interface.
On December 6, 2000 Opera 5 was released with an integrated search field.
- CSS 3 Web Fonts
Safari was the first browser to automatically recognize websites that use custom fonts and download them as needed.
Opera 10 Alpha, which was announced on December 4th, 2008 included support for web fonts.
- Inline Progress Indicator
Safari was the first browser to move the progress indicator into the address field, making it more visible and freeing up space for web content.
On October 26, 2004, Opera 7.6 TP2 included a progress field in the address bar as seen under the heading “OK, preview 2 of V7.6 has finally been released” on the page in the link.
- HTML 5 Media Support
Websites can now deliver rich, interactive media as easily as they deliver images. The first browser to support HTML 5 audio and video tags, Safari helps developers create media-rich sites that don’t require additional plug-ins.
On April 17, 2007, Opera Labs announced an experimental version of Opera 9.5 with support for the video HTML element.
- Download Management
Safari was the first popular browser with a download management window. Use it to view the progress of your downloads; pause, resume, or cancel a transfer; or find the location of downloaded files.
Where they have been? In a cave?
- Tabs Organizing
Safari was the first browser to let you organize tabs by dragging and dropping
If they don’t count Opera and Chrome, it is true.
Here are some other thoughts, with original source (link) included.
- I thought Apple never copies anyone? Wheres the innovation? It seems more like a Chrome Clone… (source)
- Fans of Opera’s Speed Dial and Google Chrome will say that Safari 4′s “Top Sites” page looks awfully familiar. Like Chrome, Top Sites shows a thumbnail grid of web sites you’ve visited based on frequency, which changes as your browser history does over time… (source)
- Well, it seems like Apple’s new web browser “marketing campaign” is most of the time based on lies… (source)
Zenwalk has announced their release candidate for Zenwalk 6, a big leap from previous version, 5.2.
Zenwalk 6.0 will be packaged with XFCE 4.6, kernel 220.127.116.11 and Open Office. I think Open Office is the main reason why the ISO is multiplied in size. The ISO size for previous version was + 400mb and now it is + 700mb!
I don’t like Open Office and I don’t use office application very often, so I’m gonna remove it away and replaced with Abi Word and Gnumeric Spreadsheet. Two other applications that would be removed are Iceweasel and Icedove. I will replace them with Opera, my favourite browser that already has mail client and RSS reader, very cool.
Now I can’t wait to download and install stable release of Zenwalk 6.0, please hurry!
Apple has just released their beta version of Safari 4 with some improvement and featured with some
new inventions, while in fact is that another browser has been using
Safari’s new features since a long time ago.
Just to mention a few: in Safari 4, there is
Top Sites which is equivalent to Speed Dial in Opera, also full page zoom that Opera has been using since 1996.
And hey, they claim that Safari 4 is the first browser that implement RSS reader feature!
For further facts, you can read fantastic article from Dustin Wilson, The Great Feature Train Robbery.
At the same time, they also announced Vega, Opera’s new hardware accelerated vector graphics library.
I’m a daily user of Zenwalk Linux and love it very much for the simplicity and their philosophy of one application for one task. The ISO is only 400+ megabytes and only require 2gb of harddrive space for full installation. And hey, it run fast on Pentium 3 machine.
But I found my own way to make this linux become smaller than before. Everytime I finished installing this linux on my machines, I always remove IceDove, IceWeasel, Transmission (BitTorrent client) and GnView.
As replacement for IceDove, IceWeasel and Transmission I installed Opera browser. This free browser is not only a web browser. It’s an email client, IRC client, BitTorrent client and also feed reader. Very great.
The last, I replaced GnView with GPicView. It’s simpler and faster.
Yesterday I downloaded Opera 9.6 for my ZenWalk linux at the first day release. It’s interesting because in the past I have to wait for 1-2 days before the tar ball is ready for my linux distro. Can’t wait any longer, I installed it on my machine. My first impression was there were seem no improvement at all, unless the Opera scroll marker.
Then I took a look at its email client, I was surprised because there were 5000+ messages in the trash! I read some messages randomly and found that the messages were the orphaned mail, messages that lost in the past due to Opera crash.
In the previous version of Opera, I have my mail crashed a few times and I have to create new email account and lost my downloaded messages. Then I see them there, inside the trash. So I quickly empty the trash, Opera run faster than before. Great!
Now I feel that this is the most stable Opera release for Linux. And I love it so!
I’m using Opera 9.5 on my machine with Zenwalk Linux for the operating system. Sometimes an error is occuring on Zenwalk when I compiling source code etc and I have to force shutdown my machine. If it happens when Opera is performing connection to mail server or checking for RSS updates, big chance that there will be a crash and destroy all my mail account and RSS feeds.
So I wrote a simple shell script to perform backup Opera’s files everytime I start my machine. I save this file as opera-backup.sh.
tar cfzP $TARGET/$FILE.tgz $SOURCE;
Then I add this shell script into Autostarted Applications (XFCE Menu – Settings – Autostarted Applications) so everytime I start my machine it will backup my Opera files. Whenever Opera crashes again, I can simply restore it from backup.
And by the way, Opera has released Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta, currently for Windows Mobile version.