Opera v. 10 was released this week for Windows, Linux, and just about every other operating system. Since a lot of persons have never tried it, I thought I’d take anyone who’s interested on a tour of it. This is not an unbiased review. I am a rabid Opera fanboy; I’ve been using it since v. 5 (I think) and gradually have gradually moved more and more of my Internet life to Opera. Nevertheless, I hope it is a realistic review.
MarketWatch reports that Microsoft is in trouble in Europe for Internet Explorer. Again. Or is that still? Read the full story here. Here’s an excerpt: It was a complaint from Opera that spurred the European Commission to issue an objection in January to Microsoft’s practice of tying its Internet Explorer browser to its dominant Windows operating system.
Bloomberg quotes Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft’s efforts to become a player in internet searches. Read the full story here: “Google does have to be all things to all people,” Ballmer said yesterday in an interview in New York. “Our search does not need to be all things to all people.” Google may be tentative about changing the look of its search pages, causing the company to take fewer risks, said Ballmer, 52. The challenge is similar to what Microsoft faces with its Windows operating system, which needs to appeal to a broad range of customers, he said. I find Mr. Ballmer’s position interesting for a number of reasons.
As a little explanation, I specify Gnome in the title because, with other Linux desktops, there can be other file managers. They all do pretty much the same thing, but they can look different. Fun Fact: Google runs on Linux. If you have never used Linux, I think you will find browsing your files and home network looks a lot like what you are used to. In a Linux interface, as in Windows, there can be several ways to start a program. To keep this simple, I will show only one. File Browsing with Nautilus: The Gnome file manager is called “Nautilus,” I think because it goes under the surface. To start Nautilus on Debian, go to Applications–>System Tools–>File Manager. The File Manager will open to your home folder (a folder and a directory are the same thing. The word “folder” came into use because it described the...
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If you like this article, please DIGG it. Thanks! In Part 1, we looked at last years predictions. The numbers weren’t too shabby. This year, we’ve expanded the list to anyone that wanted to contribute. And Contributions I did get. 250 of them. I spent most of Friday night and subsequent morning filtering the list to a couple pages worth of information. We have CEO’s, CTO’s, Marketers, Podcasters and even a Psychic helping us with this years list. Of course at the end of the list I will be adding my 2 cents worth for 2009 on Page 2. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
I reported it on Geeknewscentral.com – Opera came out with version 9.5. Now Opera was noted a couple months back for getting 100% of 100% of the ACID3 test. This tests the W3C standards of the browser. Check out the browser update here. Firefox is trying to get a Guiness record of downloads when their new browser comes out next week. Let’s just give Opera a good boost to say “Hey, we have even another good option”. Opera is available for Windows (95 – Vista), Mac OSX and Linux. Download here
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWeb Apps. Can we live without them anymore? What did we ever do without them? Webware put out it’s top 100 and we’re going to go through them and see what was good, what was bad, and what was… well, you know.. Webware is a site dedicated to watching what is popping up out on the internet. Any application that a web developer puts out will be checked out and reported on by this organization. It’s a good thing, too. There are so many out there, it’s tough to keep up. On April 21st, Webware put out the list of the top 100 apps. There were ten categories, each with ten winners. There were 5000 nominees, and 300 apps were chosen as finalists. Over 1.9 million votes were cast to dwindle this list down to 100. According...