Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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RE[3]: problem with opera
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: problem with opera"
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Opera used to be innovative. But the "new ideas" that they have been adding lately have been that stupid proxy that reduces the quality of images for dialup/phone people.

How is that stupid? YOU may be on a fast connection, but anyone who is not either racist or xenophobe knows that most of the world is still on piss-poor connections! To the rest of the world, Opera Turbo is great news!

Oh, they also released Opera Unite. Which was supposed to revolutionize internet. Except that it didn't.

It didn't? Really? How do you know? It isn't even available as a final product yet. It's just a technology preview at the moment.

Opera used to be really fast - but these days, benchmarks show that opera javascript engine is slower than webkit and firefox and chrome.

Yeah, Opera is slower on artificial JS benchmarks that specifically test stuff like JIT, which Opera will support shortly anyway, in the new JS engine, Carakan.

On real sites, Opera is faster than the rest.

And the Next Big Thing in browsers is what they call "multiprocess". IE8 does it, Chrome does it, Firefox will do it....Opera doesn't.

Firefox doesn't either. If Firefox "will do it", what makes you think Opera can't?

So where's the innovation? I just don't see it. It has moved elsewhere.

Opera is still innovating. Turbo, Unite, etc. Heck, everyone is ripping off Opera's Speed Dial these days as well.

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