Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:02 UTC
Opera Software The Opera team has released version 10.10 of their feature-rich browser. This is the first Opera release to come with Opera Unite, which combines the web browser with a web server, so that users can share data directly between one another, without the need for a third party.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 24th Nov 2009 05:16 UTC
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm running it right now and I'm fairly happy except for one website I can't access:

http://my.vuw.ac.nz

Unless I change it to identify as Firefox or Internet Explorer. I understand that this isn't the fault of Opera but at the same time they need to talk to these software makers to stop doing the crap with a browser check before logging in - it pisses me off.

Another interesting fault I find is with a submission form on a forum I visit where there are massive gaps made when making a post - when ever I report the problem which I have done so for the last half a dozen releases, they refuse to fix it.

I can accept a things that just don't work because of Internet Explorer only technologies but when I see websites load without a problem on Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer I have to ask when are we going to see Opera get their act together? when are Opera engineers going to fix the short comings in their browser?

Yes, I see that it is free and I am happy for it but I find it bloody hypocritical to run off and whine to the EU competition watch dog when Opera themselves haven't lifted a single finger in the last decade to fix these problems. Maybe if Opera didn't have these massive problems and were still getting shafted I would have the slightest hint of sympathy for the problem they're having with trying to get greater marketshare on the desktop.

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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by deathshadow on Tue 24th Nov 2009 07:19 in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Well what do you expect from some **** website that requires full blown Java to function, and has source code that looks like a trip in the wayback machine to 1997?

Not opera's fault you can't access a website written by people who by all accounts have no **** business having a website in the first place.

Hell, that website refusing to let you in unless you turn on JAVA (not javascript, but full on Java) is enough for me to report the site as suspect/scam. I most certainly wouldn't voluntarily open it - Just exactly what is it?

Edited 2009-11-24 07:21 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 24th Nov 2009 08:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Well what do you expect from some **** website that requires full blown Java to function, and has source code that looks like a trip in the wayback machine to 1997?

Not opera's fault you can't access a website written by people who by all accounts have no **** business having a website in the first place.

Hell, that website refusing to let you in unless you turn on JAVA (not javascript, but full on Java) is enough for me to report the site as suspect/scam. I most certainly wouldn't voluntarily open it - Just exactly what is it?


Unfortunately it is my university website where I can log in and find out my university marks for the year. It is almost as crappy as blackboard. About the only thing that doesn't suck from Victoria University is the email service - and that is because it has been outsourced to Microsoft via their Outlook Live service.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by Moochman on Tue 24th Nov 2009 12:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

A lot of reputable sites use Java applets. Facebook uses it for its photo uploader, for instance. Just having Java applets does not make a website "suspect".

Edited 2009-11-24 12:35 UTC

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