Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Jun 2011 18:15 UTC
Opera Software Jon S. von Tetzchner has been with Opera for a long time - in fact, he co-founded the browser maker back in 1995, and led the company to great success; the desktop version may play a niche role, the various mobile versions surely do not. Today though, he has announced he will be leaving the company due to differences with the board and management.
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RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by PresentIt on Sun 26th Jun 2011 08:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
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I hope Opera's new direction will be more interesting than it was the last few years. Firefox, Safari and Chrome all passed it in market share almost as soon as they were released.

There's nothing Opera can do about those browsers.

Safari is bundled with Mac, so obviously most Mac users are going to use that. This is why Safari has about 5% market share (and fairly stable).

Firefox was heavily promoted by Google, like Chrome is now. That's the driver behind Chrome's growth today, and Firefox'd growth (until Google stopped promoting it, and Firefox stopped growing).

Opera doesn't have an OS to bundle with or an advertising monopoly to advertise their browser.

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