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.
Permalink for comment 367099
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: ..still hating on poor opera?
by kaiwai on Fri 5th Jun 2009 07:31 UTC in reply to "..still hating on poor opera?"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

The review should be based on the default look; if the default look is crap, then quite frankly, it doesn't matter how much you protest as to the virtues of customisation, they're crap defaults. Opera should go back and ask themselves whether their defaults take into account the requirements of the vast majority of end users.

When I install something, I expect it to work out of the box with sane defaults; I don't expect to have to for the next half hour having to fumble around in settings trying to get the damn thing working at least in some sort of logical manner.

I've just had a look at Opera 10 on my Mac, and it is a big leap forward over the 9.x series (which was when the last time I tried), however, I am going to reserve judgement as to what 10 will turn out. If it keeps on the right path it might be the first version of Opera that I am interested in using full time.

Edited 2009-06-05 07:33 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 6