Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 19:50 UTC, submitted by juno_106
Opera Software "Back in January we added the ability to report usage of different features and preferences so we could learn more about how the browser is used in general. First we invited you, our weekly users to help us and in 9.2 we started asking one in 100 users if they want to participate. We would like to share some of our findings with you."
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Bit off topic...
by baadger on Fri 6th Jul 2007 20:40 UTC
baadger
Member since:
2006-08-29

..but I personally cannot wait for Kestrel and especially 64 bit QT4 builds for Linux.

I'm quite surprised the announcement of 64 bit builds and the move to QT4 didn't make OSNews

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RE: Bit off topic...
by Liquidator on Fri 6th Jul 2007 21:38 in reply to "Bit off topic..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Yes, 64bits is going to be a major milestone. I hope it's gonna be compatible with Flash plugin though.

Regarding Opera going open-source, It would be a plus for distro bundlers, but it would be risky for Opera Software ASA. They rely on their technology, if they start "giving it away", you know what happens. They have all their mobile market niche on which they make money, if they open-source Opera, and the next month they see 10 competitors showing up with a rebranded fork, they lose. And the technical benefits of getting contribution from volunteer software developers is not compelling enough to go opensource.

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RE[2]: Bit off topic...
by vermaden on Fri 6th Jul 2007 22:13 in reply to "RE: Bit off topic..."
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

they would rather not open source opera, and even if, then later then sonner, check this:
http://my.opera.com/jax/blog/show.dml/24238

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