Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2008 15:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Kratky
Opera Software Opera Software's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner explains why they will not release the Opera browser as open source, arguing that open standards are more important than open source. Von Tetzchner also talks about the company's antitrust complaint to the European Commission in which it accuses Microsoft of abusing its dominant position by tying Internet Explorer to Windows.
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by OSGuy on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 10:13 UTC
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Well I use Maxthon 2.x and I really don't care what engine it's using. If Maxthon was using the Gecko rendering engine, I would have been using Maxthon again because I am used to the features. Between plain IE7 and Firefox, IE's GUI is a joke and I can't stand it. I prefer Firefox but between Maxthon's UI and FF, I am sorry to say but FF's GUI is no where near and don't mention to me extensions please because with every release, the existing extensions refuse to install. So, IE here wins in market share because of great browsers such as Maxthon. The same applies for Opera, it's lacking features that Maxthon has. If Maxthon had the Opera engine, I would have used it. It's all about functionality and reliability

Edited 2008-02-22 10:16 UTC

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