Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:02 UTC
Opera Software The Opera team has released version 10.10 of their feature-rich browser. This is the first Opera release to come with Opera Unite, which combines the web browser with a web server, so that users can share data directly between one another, without the need for a third party.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 24th Nov 2009 05:16 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I'm running it right now and I'm fairly happy except for one website I can't access:

http://my.vuw.ac.nz

Unless I change it to identify as Firefox or Internet Explorer. I understand that this isn't the fault of Opera but at the same time they need to talk to these software makers to stop doing the crap with a browser check before logging in - it pisses me off.

Another interesting fault I find is with a submission form on a forum I visit where there are massive gaps made when making a post - when ever I report the problem which I have done so for the last half a dozen releases, they refuse to fix it.

I can accept a things that just don't work because of Internet Explorer only technologies but when I see websites load without a problem on Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer I have to ask when are we going to see Opera get their act together? when are Opera engineers going to fix the short comings in their browser?

Yes, I see that it is free and I am happy for it but I find it bloody hypocritical to run off and whine to the EU competition watch dog when Opera themselves haven't lifted a single finger in the last decade to fix these problems. Maybe if Opera didn't have these massive problems and were still getting shafted I would have the slightest hint of sympathy for the problem they're having with trying to get greater marketshare on the desktop.

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