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Submission + - Opera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser. (

cdysthe writes: Almost two years ago, the Norwegian browser firm Opera ripped out the guts of its product and adopted the more standard WebKit and Chromium technologies, essentially making it more like rivals Chrome and Safari. But it wasn’t just Opera’s innards that changed; the browser also became more streamlined and perhaps less geeky.

Many Opera fans were deeply displeased at the loss of what they saw as key differentiating functionality. So now Jon von Tetzchner, the man who founded Opera and who would probably never have allowed those drastic feature changes, is back to serve this hard core with a new browser called Vivaldi.

Comment Re:Free market for the win (Score 1) 644

Sorry but, Chrome is a better browser at been promoted by Google. It's not that it is a better browser. Chrome has Google's fortune behind. Chrome is everywhere, ads in YouTube, bundle with other software, TV commercials, etc...

Firefox, or even Opera don't stand a chance if they don't invest in proper promotion. The promotional aspect of Firefox/Opera is what keeping then behind.


Digg In the Future 54

jamie writes "A new site called Digg In The Future - created by 17-year-old high-school student Raj Vir as a research project - says that its algorithm can predict with 63-percent accuracy what shared links are going to make it to the front page of the Digg website. (Does it allow for brigades?)"

Comment Re:more to the point, is this really necessary? (Score 1) 169

That's hard to do when people bitch and moan that the blue "e" is missing from the computer and then fidget whenever you open Firewhatever before they just ask you to just the "e" back in the upper left corner.

I'll tell then that the blue e changed their logo to the fox in the glove, or the red O, or the blue compass, or the Simon said game logo! lol ;-)

The Internet

Interview With Jeremy Howard of 135

Siker writes "In a world of giants such as Gmail and Rackspace, email service provider is somehow doing great, with signups above the million mark and reliability above four 9s. Email Service Guide interviews Jeremy Howard, founder of, to find out how. Also covered are the company's contributions to Open Source software such as Cyrus-IMAP and Thunderbird. Jeremy discusses the future of IMAP, how open protocols help, and why he thinks SLAs from email providers are a con."

Comment Re:Sounds familiar (Score 1) 67

I miss the days when Yahoo had a silver background and not too many images. It was made with plain old HTML for faster loading and was more useful. Yahoo, like other so call Web 2.0 sites are a mess of excessive javascript and proprietary browser plugins like flash.

I'm not 100% against AJAX or Flash, it's the over use of it on situations that it's not requiered.

Yahoo need to keep their front and news page free of these requirements. If they want to change their look to myspace or facebook they should do it on their other pages.

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