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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RE[3]: RIP Opera
by PresentIt on Wed 13th Feb 2013 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: RIP Opera"
PresentIt
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Yup, their JavaScript bugs alot and freeze Opera on certain pages. I open IE, use the same URL, works like a charm, go figure.

The reason for this is obvious. If they are hit by a performance bug in IE they'll fix it right away. Not so for Opera.

So even if Opera has fewer performance bugs than other browsers you won't notice it because sites will work around those bugs in other browsers, while leaving the ones affecting Opera alone.

I stopped reporting problems to Opera since they don't give a fuck about reports or you have to insist very heavily, massively (like the mouse gesture in 11.5 I guess) for them to step back with their "new advanced feature mania".

LOL, that's clueless. Opera has always added new features.

Opera has become the Fedora of browser : breaking what used to work, new bad functionning features pushed to users without them demanding for, all about hype.

How do you know if something was demanded or not? Just because you don't want it doesn't mean no one did.

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