After a couple weeks of travel and lots of great video, I took the week to regroup and make sure everything is posted. Still some CES content that has not gone up. This episode is not live this week due to time constraints. Meetings in the AM pushed things back. But some great stuff coming […]
I had been warned that FedEx was on the way. The package arrived yesterday. I waited until both of us were present to open it find a Lenovo ThinkCentre M90Z, from a benefactor (I don’t know whether he wants to be named–I will leave that to him). So I was up until much later than […]
The big news in the Linux world last weekend was the release of Debian 6, named “Squeeze.” It’s been in the works for two years. (Debian releases are named after characters in the original Toy Story movie.) Debian is one of the three granddaddies of Linux (the other two are Slackware and Red Hat); most […]
I’m working on making a video of Arch and Virtual box and having trouble getting my microphone to work (I’ve not yet used a microphone with this computer). I’ll get to the last Arch post tomorrow, but, in the meantime, just for grins and giggles, here’s Windows XP shutting down in Virtual Box inside of […]
Opera released their desktop browser v. 10.60 for Linux on Friday, several months later than hoped. See the note at the end of the post for my theory on the reason for the delay. Last September, I posted a two-part tour of Opera v. 10.0. Part One: Mail, News, RSS. Part Two: Browsing, Preferences, Configuration, […]
The San Jose Mercury News visits Opera’s unpretentious North American headquarters and reports that the Opera browser, little noticed in the United States, is experiencing significant gains in popularity elsewhere. The story attempts to put the worldwide browser market into a worldwide perspective and is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Browser Wars II: […]
The BBC reports that Internet Explorer’s share of the browser market is the lowest in a decade, have just dropped below 60% worldwide: Measurement firms tend to agree that IE is losing market share although the percentage share of rival browsers is more hotly contested. In the UK, research firm Nielsen suggests that IE still […]
Over the last two and a half weeks, I have packed up and cleaned out my old house and finished the move to Virginia Beach, Va., where spring is well under way. I’m ready to start paying attention to tech again. Yesterday, I was mucking about in the Android Marketplace and discovered that Opera Mini […]
In my last post about Slackware Linux, I mentioned how Slackware does not automatically resolve dependencies. Tonight, I had to deal with a dependency issue in order to run Opera, my favorite browser ™. Here’s how I dealt with it. I downloaded and installed Opera. It installed without errors, but, when I tried to start […]
I’m not going to discuss how to browse the web. If you needed to know that, you wouldn’t be there. Instead, I shall talk about things specific to Opera.
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 […]
Google’s Chrome browser will be included on some Sony computers, according to Bloomberg. The story states that Internet Explorer had 67 percent of the market in February, and Chrome had 1.2 percent, according to Net Applications, a Web-tracking firm based in Aliso Viejo, California. Firefox claimed 22 percent, and Apple Inc.’s Safari had 8 percent. […]
Then I fixed it. The new laptop arrived Friday afternoon. I spend Friday afternoon and evening doing basic configuration and Saturday fine-tuning it.
Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get your 30 Day free trial Mozilla broke free and created Firefox back in 2004. Since then, they have been growing in browser popularity. Being the major browser in Linux, but also downloadable for Windows and Mac helps a lot. The ability to install Add-ons also makes this […]
Reuters reports here. It’s basically a summary of the press release here.
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 […]
I have been a rabid Opera fanboy since Opera v. 3. I now have gotten Opera on the netbook that I discussed here. Here’s how I did it (hint: it worked the same as if I were on regular laptop or desktop):