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[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by moondevil on Thu 14th Feb 2013 06:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
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Now compare that to Webkit, which is open and non-proprietary. Both the most important companies driving webkit development, Google and Apple, want an open standards based feature rich web, although both want that for different reasons. They don't want that because they are kind of heart, they want that because an open standards based feature rich web enhances and synegises with both their (different) core business models.

I think it is unlikely that webkit will go the way of IE.


I desire that everyone that states this does a contract with a Fortune 500 company to support Webkit across all major operating systems and mobile devices.

Then watch how Webkit being open solves their issues when CSS or JavaScript break across Webkit versions.

Finally have fun discussing compromise solutions on such issues with their project manager.

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