Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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Sad....
by grumpyoldman on Wed 13th Feb 2013 20:31 UTC
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2012-10-08

... all things move on I guess.

The sad part about it is 'if everything is the same under the hood', browsers will just compete for user's attention and with each other on UI features and such?

So why use Opera at all then, use the WebKit browsers already existing, if Opera introduces a killer feature, just wait a bit, and your favorite WebKit browser will have it soon (that is the way of it usually right?).

I don't see how Opera will be more valuable in any industry that is already controlled by 'established' WebKit browsers.

Maybe continued and maybe better innovation 'under the hood' would have been a better game changer?

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