Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 11:39 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Fully patched versions of Safari and Internet Explorer 8 were both successfully hacked today at pwn2own, the annual hacking competition held as part of the CanSecWest security conference. If a researcher can pwn the browser - that is, make it run arbitrary code - then they get to own the hardware the browser runs on. This year, not only did they have to run arbitrary code, they also had to escape any sandboxes - restricted environments with reduced access to data and the operating system - that are imposed."
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No Opera?
by Innominandum on Thu 10th Mar 2011 18:39 UTC
Innominandum
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2005-11-18

I personally feel that Opera is more relevant than Safari. I'm not sure why Opera is always left out as a major browser.

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RE: No Opera?
by Praxis on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:17 in reply to "No Opera?"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

I personally feel that Opera is more relevant than Safari. I'm not sure why Opera is always left out as a major browser.


um Market share, Safari has a much larger market share than Opera. Opera share on the desktop is very small, even if it is a good browser.

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RE[2]: No Opera?
by No it isnt on Thu 10th Mar 2011 20:17 in reply to "RE: No Opera?"
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2005-11-14

Not for mobile: http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-monthly-201102-201102-...

The difference isn't really all that great on the desktop either, with Safari at 5% and Opera at 2%. A little more than 2x, but then Safari isn't nearly that close to Chrome, at 16%.

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RE[2]: No Opera?
by orestes on Thu 10th Mar 2011 20:43 in reply to "RE: No Opera?"
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2005-07-06

Not so much market share as the fact it's the default browser for OS X

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