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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Maybe Opera will become relevent
by drpatt77 on Sun 17th Feb 2013 23:44 UTC
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2013-02-17

This is a very good move.

As a web designer, fixing sites for Opera can be a pain; sites that work everywhere else can display differently in Opera until I can hunt down the obscure CSS issues that will make it right. However, in my real estate business, Opera is completely useless. None of the web-based tools I need will run properly on Opera. Blaming Apple or making academic arguments about how great Opera's engine is won't cut it in the business world. My MLS just announced they are dropping support for Opera - and it never worked well anyway. It doesn't work with my company's CMS, and even my credit union chokes on it.

This has always bothered me because I love Opera Mail. Once they switch to WebKit I can do everything in Opera and can get rid of Thunderbird.

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