Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Jul 2006 20:47 UTC
Opera Software Opera Software is making plans to steal market share from Microsoft. Though a launch date for Opera 10 hasn't yet been set, Opera is hoping the updated application will lure users away from Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 by building on Opera 9's use of small Web applications called widgets.
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Grrrr .....
by WorknMan on Sun 30th Jul 2006 00:44 UTC
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The company also will develop more widgets--HTML and JavaScript Web applications that run outside the browser. Opera is aiming for a day when people needn't use a full desktop operating system, instead using a browser and Web applications for most tasks.

Can somebody please dispense of the whole widget idea? I mean, how many goddamn weather applets and stock tickers does a person need? And if the 'web apps' aren't as functional and as fast as my native apps, forget it. Ain't gonna happen. Hasn't somebody already tried this crap before?

And, oh yeah ... why doesn't Opera start by making version 9 stable? I heard the final release has several stability issues.

Edited 2006-07-30 00:45

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