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 Dave_K on Fri 5th Jun 2009 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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The default out-of-the-box design on Firefox is simply better than Opera’s and nobody seems willing to accept that.

No, that's your opinion, not a fact. Other people are under no obligation to agree with your personal taste, any more than you are under an obligation to like Opera's look.

it *must* be about functionality instead of looks or somehow it’s not a valid complaint.

Many people here care more about function than form and are obviously going to see your complaints as vapid, especially when most issues with the look are easily changed.

I think if you'd posted a similar review of Ubuntu, dismissing it because the default theme is too brown, while glossing over any new and interesting features in the software, you'd get a similar response from Ubuntu fans. People simply expect more when an article is touted as a review.

Opera’s history of Netscape-like skins is no longer good enough I think. That’s what the article was about.

Maybe you should have made that more obvious? I don't think you'd have received as much criticism if you'd made it clear that you were just posting an opinion piece on the new Opera skin, rather than an actual review of the application. You could have left out the shallow glance at it's functionality completely and purely concentrated on the default aesthetics.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 5th Jun 2009 20:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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Yes, sorry I went too far defending that. A little too angry. I’m tired at being berated for focusing on what matters to me, the skin. I simply can’t live with software that doesn’t look right. The customisation doesn’t count—I don’t need to customise the layout, I need it to be designed better. I can only hope that Jon Hicks improves drastically on the beta.

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