Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Nov 2006 19:25 UTC, submitted by JATF
Opera Software Opera Mini 3.0 was released today (get it here). Major new features include camera support, RSS feed reader, SSL and https support, content folding, and speed improvements. Screenshot here. Today we also celebrate here at OSNews the first hits of the Opera-based Wii browser (via a proxy hack to allow generic web browsing) and the Sony PS3 browser. We would be grateful if you could snap a picture of your TV with your gaming console rendering OSNews and send us an email with it or post a link below.
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by RickyWallace on Tue 28th Nov 2006 20:26 UTC
RickyWallace
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2006-11-28

I thought that Opera was originally based on IE. And if so, is it still, for the full featured version at least?

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RE: IE
by yanik on Tue 28th Nov 2006 20:28 in reply to "IE"
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

Opera is not based on IE.

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RE: IE
by Eugenia on Tue 28th Nov 2006 20:28 in reply to "IE"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Opera was never based on IE.

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RE: IE
by brewmastre on Tue 28th Nov 2006 20:30 in reply to "IE"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

No it has never been based on IE. It is its own, closed source, animal

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RE: IE
by brewmastre on Tue 28th Nov 2006 20:37 in reply to "IE"
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2006-08-01

I think I remember what you are talking about. When I tried Opera back in the 90's I remember sites recognizing my browser as IE. I think the answer to that is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_%28Internet_suite%29
Here is an excerpt:
"...Opera came preconfigured to partially "cloak" itself as Internet Explorer..."

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RE[2]: IE
by Adam S on Tue 28th Nov 2006 21:18 in reply to "RE: IE"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

That's because Opera USED TO report its user agent as IE. Too many sites sniffed the agent and displayed crappy sub-functional pages to non-IE browsers back then. Thins have changed quite a bit, thanks in large part to Firefox.

Subsequently, a year or two ago, the default user agent string was changed to properly report itself as Opera.

Edited 2006-11-28 21:20

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RE: IE
by lopisaur on Tue 28th Nov 2006 21:14 in reply to "IE"
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2006-02-27

You're thinking about NeoPlanet, which is (or was) actually a shell for IE.

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