Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th May 2013 12:59 UTC
Opera Software "Countless hours of hard work, hectoliters of coffee, tons of improvements, two version numbers skipped, and here it is: the all-new Opera for desktop is now out as an Opera Next version, Opera's channel for what used to be called beta. Made from scratch, this version is available for Windows and Mac and brings a new, elegant design and a bunch of new features that will make your browsing experience sleeker and easier than ever." The first version using something called 'Chromium's engine' - I guess they can't call it WebKit anymore, but they can't call it Blink yet either. It's looking great, but the bookmark functionality seems to not have been implemented yet in this preview
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RE[6]: Alpha
by PresentIt on Sat 1st Jun 2013 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Alpha"
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You discovered Opera at version 6, and yet people claimed that Opera 6 was the worst version ever. Then they claimed that Opera 6 was. Then Opera 8. Then 9. Then 10. Then 11. Then 12.

Of course, people made the same claim about Opera 5, 4, etc.

It's just BS. People are making the same claims about every single new version -- "worst ever" blah blah.

So why, instead to improve the original experience, they decided to abandon it altogether ?

Because they are using a new engine, and the old UI is too strongly tied to the engine.

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