Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Jun 2009 22:34 UTC
Opera Software Opera have announced the release of Opera 10 beta. New engine, new features, but I'm more concerned about where Opera 10 fits into Opera's history, and certainly their future. Opera have never made any massive strides in marketshare and is Opera 10 really going to change any of that? Read More to find out.
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sad and petty
by stabbyjones on Fri 5th Jun 2009 04:13 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

Back when i was a windows user at home opera was my full time browser, nowadays i use epiphany but i still keep opera installed just to keep tabs on it.

It is sad and petty that apparently the most customisable interface in a browser, (everything can be moved somewhere else ala a MS office drag and drop style customise.) is ragged on.

Running the windows alpha of 10 through WINE was more stable than any linux version of opera and that just sucks.

I've also found that the only way people start using opera is through a word of mouth "here, you might like this." it's just not something people hear about compared to Firefox and now Safari.

A big thing holding opera back is not having auto proxy detection like firefox. that stops a lot of business workstations straight up.

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