Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:51 UTC
Opera Software You all know that I don't particularly like Opera. I find the product to be lacking polish, over-complicated and without the marketing pizazz that has made Firefox a household name. That's just my personal opinion, and that opinion has garnered many complaints of unjustness. To that end, to present a fairer discussion I would like to put a simple question to the community: "What should Opera do?".
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Be more opened to "broken" sites
by leo_ on Sat 19th Sep 2009 17:42 UTC
leo_
Member since:
2007-09-04

I love Opera. I use it daily, since version 6.x and despite newer and faster browsers being available, I still use it.

But for Opera to gain some market share, you can do as much advertising as you want, it won't work. Opera needs to work on *more* websites.

*lots* of *popular* websites/applications simply don't work, or are buggy on Opera, while they happily run on Firefox, Chrome, or even Safari.

So unless this is fixed, Opera can't gain market share: as much as I'd like to recommend Opera to my friends, family,.. I can't, because they are average users, and Opera isn't compatible enough for them.

Just random programs that fail or are buggy on Opera:

- Facebook (problems with the chat, and some applications),
- RTL.fr (famous french radio: the live player, which is flash-based + JS simply doesn't work on Opera)
- etc...

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wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

*lots* of *popular* websites/applications simply don't work, or are buggy on Opera, while they happily run on Firefox, Chrome, or even Safari.

Opera works on more sites than Chrome and Safari. But Firefox works on more sites than all of them because sites are being designed to work in Firefox. Most site problems in Opera are because of browser sniffing anyway.

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