Posts Tagged ‘Blink’

Opera is an Attractive Option for Left-Behind Chrome Users

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

If you’re a Windows XP user who’s been left high and dry by Chrome’s end of support for XP, you might want to give Opera a try.

Google announced back in 2015 that the company’s Google Chrome web browser would support Microsoft’s Windows XP operating throughout 2015 but would drop support shortly thereafter. It revealed in November 2015 that it made the decision to add Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.8 and earlier, all 32-bit versions of Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7 to the list of unsupported operating systems.

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Otter Browser Beta 8 has been Released

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

If you love the Opera browser just the way it is, and dread the upcoming Opera restart, then you might want to take a look at Otter.

Otter Browser Beta 8 brings the open source browser one step closer to a final release. The new version introduces new features and improvements to the web browser. The Otter web browser project was launched in January 2014 as a response to Opera Software’s decision to restart the Opera web browser by discontinuing the company’s own Presto engine.

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Opera Co-Founder Launches Vivaldi Web Browser

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Sure, why not? Trying out a new web browser is always kind of interesting and fun.

The technical preview of Vivaldi, a Chromium/Blink based web browser by Opera co-founder and former CEO John von Tetzchner is now available. The Opera browser is best known for innovations that Opera Software introduced to the browser, and while not all of them stuck, many were copied by other browsers in the end.

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Otter Browser Beta 3 Brings Sidebar and Other Improvements

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

This is the first time I’ve heard of the Otter Browser, but what the heck, it’s always nice to have plenty of browser options …

When Norwegian company Opera Software announced the retirement of the company’s own Presto engine in favor of WebKit and shortly thereafter Blink, some users of the browser decided to take matters in their own hands and create a spiritual successor of the Opera browser. The core reason for the decision was that the new official version of Opera lacked several of the features that set the old Opera apart from other browsers.

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Most Chrome extensions will now work with the Opera browser …

One of the positive side effects of switching to Blink, the same browser engine that Google Chrome uses, is that Opera users can tap right into the vast extension repository of that browser. That’s at least the theory, but when you visit the Chrome web store you will notice that there is no way to install extensions as the add to Chrome button is not displayed on the page.

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