Friday, December 24, 2004

Opera 8.0 voice enabled: More competition for Microsoft's IE

The Browser war is defenitly here. Opera just released its new 8.0 beta version. It is the first speech enabled browser available on the market. At last we are seeing real competition in the browser world. 2004 was the year on tabs, will 2005 be the year of speech?

The Mozilla foundation's Firefox 1.0 has created real competition for Microsoft's Internet Explorer, on issues mostly related to security. Especially after this summer's major virus attacks on windows systems. Opera, is now pushing the competition farther by introducing new feature that have the potential to revolutionize the way we access information on the internet.

It's now microsoft's turn to innovate. Will they be able to face these new challenges.

It looks like we are just in the early stage of another Browser War. The last one we had was won by Microsoft. Will it be the same story all over again?

Here is an article I found about the new Opera 8.0 Beta release. Enjoy!

Opera Tackles Voice Browsing and RSS in Latest Beta Release

Opera Software ASA unveiled Thursday a beta test version of its next Web browser release that features speech recognition, discovery of news feeds and automatic Web-page resizing.

While the next release had been on track to be Version 7.60, the Oslo, Norway, company announced a change in plans. It is retooling the version to be more than an update, which will include a yet-to-be-determined name, said Jon von Tetzchner, Opera's chief executive officer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

in answer to "The last (Browser War) we had was won by Microsoft. Will it be the same story all over again?"

unfortunately, yes. all the innovations will be stolen by micro$oft and clumsily patched onto explorer. then micro$oft will kill the competition by changing the standards to make the other browsers incompatible. any complaints that arise about the micro$oft monopoly's shady practices will be squashed by their mafia of lawyers.

business as usual.

12:39 PM, January 05, 2005  

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