Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:15 UTC, submitted by zegenie
Opera Software A few days ago Opera launched a placeholder website which said they were going to "reinvent" the web, on June 16. Well, it's June 16, and Opera has announced Opera Unite, a technology which allows individual Opera users to connect to one another, turning every machine running Opera Unite into a web server.
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Too bad it's using qt
by bunglemeister on Wed 17th Jun 2009 02:09 UTC
bunglemeister
Member since:
2009-06-17

I just thought I might give Opera a try, after all the years I haven't been using it.

I wanted to download a version for GNU/Linux and what do I see? It's using qt...

I'm not going to install KDE base and all the Qt libraries, just to run this app on Ubuntu.

I mean, the two major distros geared for the Desktop, Ubuntu and Fedora, have GNOME as the default environment.

Why Qt? I think most of the KDE aficionados are pretty happy with Konqueror anyway.

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RE: Too bad it's using qt
by soonerproud on Wed 17th Jun 2009 03:05 in reply to "Too bad it's using qt"
soonerproud Member since:
2008-03-05

You left out two other major distros that also default to gnome.

1. Debian (I know Ubuntu is essentially Debian, but they are different enough to merit being separated in a case like this.)

2. SLED and Open Suse. Novell switched the default to gnome a few years ago.

Edited 2009-06-17 03:06 UTC

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RE: Too bad it's using qt
by warhoon on Wed 17th Jun 2009 04:45 in reply to "Too bad it's using qt"
warhoon Member since:
2006-11-19

I don't know which GNU/Linux you are using, but if you are using Ubuntu then there are no problems what so ever to download and install a Qt application. The necessary libraries are all there to run it even though you are using the Gnome desktop.

I have had no problems using Opera with Ubuntu. Works the same in either Ubuntu or Kubuntu. Just download, install, run it and enjoy!

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RE: Too bad it's using qt
by Johann Chua on Wed 17th Jun 2009 04:53 in reply to "Too bad it's using qt"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Because Opera is multi-platform. The developers think Qt is the best toolkit for the job.

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