Opera has launched its new version browser Opera 10.52 for Mac OS X Systems. As per the news update, Opera 10.52 works 10 times faster than Opera 10.10 version. Firefox and Chrome for Mac already have a tough competition in terms of speed. Opera 10.52 features native Cocoa integration, multi-touch trackpad gestures support, and Growl notification support.
The new Browser version supports multi-touch gestures, it also has Growl notification support, which will give notifications if the download is complete or pop-up is blocked and so on. Its also has the feature of Turbo compression technology that allows surfing efficient even the network is slower or congested.
EU is pushing Microsoft to provide a browser ballot in the Windows versions shipped in European Union countries.Well it is definitely not going to help the consumer/ end user. The argument from EU and Microsoft’s rivals is that since windows comes pre-installed with Internet Explorer, the users are not given equal opportunity for using other browsers.
If the users are not tech savvy enough, how does EU expect them to make a wise or useful choice upfront ? So these decisions may be forced on them by their relatives or the people who help them set up a computer. Especially if a non techy user finds that he/she is missing their favorite Internet Explorer (or comfortable) and when they try to connect office network and get thrown out because they are using a non IE browser ?
One way or the other this ballot system will be a failure from the start just like Windows Editions launched without Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer. Well no one bothered to buy these Windows Editions specifically launched in EU, after all why not have IE or Windows Media Player if they are not going to harm your computer?
Probably EU regulators should now look at other real issues like launching Phones like Iphone locked and limiting their use to only one network etc.