By Brian J.brianj. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:22:45 PM
Wow, what a busy day! Everyone was able to show up and seemed to have had a good time. There were a number of people from different companies, but also several people from the My Opera Community, including organicchunkysalsa
, Daniel Goldman of Opera Watch
. Here's a short summary of what was covered during the presentation. Best Damn Tech Show, Period
has posted several videos and image for everyone to check out. I'll be updating this soon, so be sure to check back!
Jon pulls up in the Seattle Slipper - an old fashioned wooden speedboat. With a short introduction and a few photos snapped, we were in the main conference room of McCormick and Schmick's in downtown Seattle.
Jon von Tetzchner begins the introduction giving a brief overview of Opera's goals, direction and vision. Jon passes the mic to Desktop lead, Johan Borg.
Johan gives a presentation of his favorite features of the Opera 9 browser including BitTorrent, widgets, customized searches, site preferences, thumbnail preview, content blocking, trashcan and popup blocking. His short demo shows everyone not only what the features are, but how to use them easily. Johan then introduces Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen of BitTorrent Inc. They discuss the power of BitTorrent technology and how it has changed the way many look at peer distribution. Simply put: the more popular the content, the fast it is for everyone to get. Integration into the Opera Browser takes the sharing technology into the homes and onto the desktops of everyone.
Matt May of Blue Flavor gives a great speech about Web standards and their importance in a modern "Web 2.0".
Finally, our own Charles McCathieNevile gave a demonstration of Opera widgets and their ease of development.
By Thomas Fordthomas.ford. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:19:47 PM
Want to know what's up wth Opera 9? Want to get your Opera questions answered by the man who started it all? Want to hear if he sounds like a 2-meter tall viking? Well tonight, my friends, you'll get your chance. Jon von Tetzchner will be live on Computer Outlook Radio
today at 5:00 PM Pacific. I'm sure you all have questions for him, and this time you can ask them yourself. They take questions live on the air. The studio line is (+1)866.822.2678. If you're in the U.S., let us hear your voice.
By Thomas Fordthomas.ford. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:44:34 PM
The Opera party gets underway in just a few minutes in Seattle. What's happening? Stay tuned. Best Damn Tech
is going to be your source to follow everything as it happens (or almost as close). Our embedded reporter and community manager, Brian Johnson
, will uncover the hidden stories and bring them to you live as they develop. Or as he sees fit to post.
Keep watching this space throughout the day.
By Thomas Fordthomas.ford. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:24:12 AM
Opera 9 is Here!
Opera 9 is now available for download
! Take a look at the future of Web browsing with the new stuff in Opera 9, including: widgets
support, content blocking, tab preview, source viewer and much more.
For those that are new to Opera, you can find help or ask questions in the Opera 9 forums
or Opera support IRC channel
Our Opera Fans page
is full of users explaining why they have chosen the Opera Browser. How do you use the Opera Browser
? Let us know the forum!
Thanks to everyone in the My Opera community for their continued support and contributions to a free and open Web.