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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Gadget on Fri 5th Jun 2009 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Gadget
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2005-10-21

Then your review should have been titled "Opera's Failure at UI Design" or "Why I Hate Opera" and not billed as a more in-depth review over your first attempt.

You have just as much a right to your own opinion as the rest of us. Lots of people buy cars just because they like the way they look and care nothing about other deficiencies. Others care more for functionality. It's where your priorities are. Think how cool it would be to have the Fedex guy come to a screeching halt in a Ferrari in front of your house with your latest order from Amazon, just a few hours after it was shipped. Sure he got there fast and in style, but now he has to go back to the Fedex distribution center to get another package. Having a truck to carry more packages takes priority over speed and appearance.

If the browser appearance matters to you, fine. But don't criticize the functionality just to validate your opinion of the appearance. And I agree you can't win in the comments on your review, your review sealed that outcome. Put out a balanced review on multiple platforms and people will be more accepting of constructive criticisms.

Edited 2009-06-05 15:18 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 5th Jun 2009 15:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I didn’t unduly criticise the functionality. Read the review, I was very fair in the functionality section. I wasn’t thorough to the last, but then I would only be repeating what everybody already knows here. The functionality is a bit much, but fine. The UI I thought was a barrier to adopting that functionality.

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