Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Jun 2009 22:34 UTC
Opera Software Opera have announced the release of Opera 10 beta. New engine, new features, but I'm more concerned about where Opera 10 fits into Opera's history, and certainly their future. Opera have never made any massive strides in marketshare and is Opera 10 really going to change any of that? Read More to find out.
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RE: ..still hating on poor opera?
by Kroc on Fri 5th Jun 2009 07:12 UTC in reply to "..still hating on poor opera?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

What I am hinting at is that there seems to be no UI evangelism going on at Opera. 'good-enough' has been their course for too long. Why, when I have a choice of many browsers, should I force myself to stick with Opera when I can get better UI elsewhere—and I’m not just talking whatever ‘skin’ is applied because I know you can download thousands. The options dialogue in Opera is a mess. The whole way the program operates (the parts you can’t customise) is just annoying and poorly designed. The _feel_ of the app is all wrong to me.

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MrKane Member since:
2009-06-05

Why, when I have a choice of many browsers, should I force myself to stick with Opera when I can get better UI elsewhere


Well maybe because there is more to a browser than GUI and that is where this article fails badly.

Maybe if you had tried using the features of the browser you might have opened up your mind slightly. Just the feature of synchronizing the bookmarks between my Opera on the mobile and all the desktops I use (Mac, Win and Linux).... The easy scaling of pages and very efficient usage of TAB's is other points I really appreciate.

But if the only thing that matters is that it should look like it was made by Apple....

This "review" is well below of what I have come to expect of OSnews.

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

'good-enough' has been their course for too long


This clearly shows your lack of research and information about the development team. Take a look at the mailing lists to see if they like what is "good enough"...

when I can get better UI elsewhere


I wonder in what browser you can see a better browser (except the Aero stuff that's missing in Opera).

The options dialogue in Opera is a mess


Complete nonsense. It's well organized, like in any other browser: http://www.spedforms.com/guide/images/opera-preferences.gif

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