Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jun 2008 10:20 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Opera Software Opera 9.5 has been released, beating Firefox 3.0 to the punch which is supposed to be released soon as well. The marketing speak: "Opera's cross-device expertise, support for open Web standards and commitment to speed and performance culminate to create the most powerful Opera browser yet. Making its desktop debut in Opera 9.5, Opera Link blurs the boundaries between computers and mobile phones by enabling a seamless Web experience from device to device." Get it from Opera.com.
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Yuck!
by elmimmo on Thu 12th Jun 2008 15:57 UTC
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I saw some screenshots of the UI on Windows. Even if subjective at the end of the day, IMHO it has a polished and uncluttered nice UI.

Now, what's wrong with Opera's Mac OS UI designers? Firefox's 2 UI is acceptable, Safari 3's and FF 3's are neat… Opera's is utterly hideous and amateurish, the control widgets and buttons are just thrown in there, with no consistency on margins, styles or anything.

With other two rather nice contestants on the Mac, Opera's position is rather difficult there. Still, no matter how impressive the engine might be, how fancy its features are, or how hard the competition pushes the envelope, it is the incredibly unprofessional UI that irremediably condemns Opera to oblivion on this platform (now, one might argue that the Mac is not relevant either, but that's another issue).

Edited 2008-06-12 16:00 UTC

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