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: Sad, but understandable
by bassbeast on Wed 13th Feb 2013 21:35 UTC in reply to "Sad, but understandable"
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No it is NOT "understandable" it is monopolistic practices that need to be busted. we ALL know what this is about, Cupertino using undue influence on the market, from trying to control the price of books to deciding what video format an "open" web is supposed to run on (which won't be open much longer if Apple has their way, H.264 is controlled by one of the worst patent trolls out there and ask Mozilla how friendly they are to FOSS) its all about Apple being the 800 pound gorilla and making the world bend to them thanks to their locked down platform.

does anybody here HONESTLY think Opera would be abandoning presto if it would run on iPhone? I was against MSFT when they used IE to try to gain more control, I am against Apple using iPhone/iPad to gain more control. No matter which OS or device you use the web should be about openness and choices NOT about a single corp dictating everything, and especially not a single corp that is sue happy and a control freak dictating control. we should ALL be royally po'd at this, we are losing choices left and right and its all due to Cupertino and how much influence they are having on the markets.

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