Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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Used to be my favourite bit of software...
by Dave_K on Mon 21st Jan 2013 14:31 UTC
Dave_K
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2005-11-16

...not just my favourite web browser, but my favourite piece of software ever, for any platform.

I loved using Opera because it was feature rich and extremely flexible, with great tools for managing multiple pages and sources of information. Even with various extensions and add-ons no other browsers are quite in its class. Thinking back, I'm sure some of my first posts here at OS News were a fanboy defence of Opera's UI.

Unfortunately, in my opinion, it went off the rails a good few years ago. From my perspective Opera Software couldn't have done a much better job of ruining the browser if they'd sat down with me, made a list of the things I liked most about it, then systematically worked to break every single one.

I had still been trying new versions when they were released, hoping that eventually the bugs would be fixed and broken features restored. I guess now I know why that hasn't happened.

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