Linked by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC
Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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The thing that could have been interesting to discuss is why Opera hasn't been popular despite the speed, the numerous good ideas, the small size compared to the features and, above anything else for me, the customization possibilities.

What makes you say that it hasn't been popular? It has more than 100 million users worldwide, and has a massive market share in many countries. Maybe not in Western Europe and the US, but look at countries like Russia, etc. Opera is one of the top 2-3 browsers there.

So to claim that Opera "hasn't been popular" based on a narrow view on the West is a fallacy.

I will take a wild guess here and say that their not listening to user requests

That is demonstrably false. They constantly do stuff based on direct feedback. Now, maybe your personal pet wishes haven't been granted, but that doesn't mean that they aren't listening. It just means that your wish isn't popular enough or important enough.

or instance, we've been waiting (and I asked for it) for years for a Delete button in the opera:cache page.

Wow, that must be one of the most useless requests I've heard in a long time. Just because they didn't grant you your personal wish, an obscure setting somewhere, doesn't mean that they aren't listening.

"Listening" does not involve bending to every single user's whim.

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