Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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RE[2]: problem with opera
by diegocg on Mon 27th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: problem with opera"
diegocg
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2005-07-08

Opera used to be innovative. But the "new ideas" that they have been adding lately have been that stupid proxy that reduces the quality of images for dialup/phone people. Did I mention that they made the "turbo mode" ("great" name, BTW) button visible in the main UI? Oh, they also released Opera Unite. Which was supposed to revolutionize internet. Except that it didn't.

Opera used to be really fast - but these days, benchmarks show that opera javascript engine is slower than webkit and firefox and chrome. And the Next Big Thing in browsers is what they call "multiprocess". IE8 does it, Chrome does it, Firefox will do it....Opera doesn't.

So where's the innovation? I just don't see it. It has moved elsewhere.

Edited 2009-07-27 15:33 UTC

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v RE[3]: problem with opera
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: problem with opera"