Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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A Lot Of Mixed Feelings.....
by Pelly on Fri 25th May 2012 22:41 UTC
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After seeing this article, I immediately read it. I just can't see any long-term benefit of Opera being purchased by FaceBook. At least no to the Opera users & community.

I started using Opera 8-9 years ago with Linux & Windows and have always been impressed with the performance of it. I still use the current versions simply because I like the way it works.

I'll be watching this and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My initial reaction was, 'Looks like Opera will either be killed by FB or become junkware.'

By,'junkware,' I refer to my fear of FB integrating so much of their operations into Opera that future releases will be virtually (or totally) useless as a stand-alone browser.

I hope I'm proven wrong and Opera will still be a terrific web browser for many more years.

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