Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:51 UTC
Opera Software You all know that I don't particularly like Opera. I find the product to be lacking polish, over-complicated and without the marketing pizazz that has made Firefox a household name. That's just my personal opinion, and that opinion has garnered many complaints of unjustness. To that end, to present a fairer discussion I would like to put a simple question to the community: "What should Opera do?".
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Be more opened to "broken" sites
by leo_ on Sat 19th Sep 2009 17:42 UTC
leo_
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I love Opera. I use it daily, since version 6.x and despite newer and faster browsers being available, I still use it.

But for Opera to gain some market share, you can do as much advertising as you want, it won't work. Opera needs to work on *more* websites.

*lots* of *popular* websites/applications simply don't work, or are buggy on Opera, while they happily run on Firefox, Chrome, or even Safari.

So unless this is fixed, Opera can't gain market share: as much as I'd like to recommend Opera to my friends, family,.. I can't, because they are average users, and Opera isn't compatible enough for them.

Just random programs that fail or are buggy on Opera:

- Facebook (problems with the chat, and some applications),
- RTL.fr (famous french radio: the live player, which is flash-based + JS simply doesn't work on Opera)
- etc...

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