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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RE: I smell Web 2.0 marketing
by FlipmodePlaya on Sun 30th Jul 2006 02:28 UTC in reply to "I smell Web 2.0 marketing"
FlipmodePlaya
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2005-11-24

I'm a longtime Opera user who agrees with you that widgets have too many implementations and aren't horribly useful in the first place.

However, I don't mind them being in Opera. They haven't made the slightest noticeable increase in Opera's package size or RAM usage, and if you don't use them they certainly won't get in your way.

Besides, Opera's widgets are targeted more for mobile platforms than desktops: http://operawatch.com/news/2006/07/opera-ceo-jon-von-tetzcher-discu...

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