Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Jun 2011 18:15 UTC
Opera Software Jon S. von Tetzchner has been with Opera for a long time - in fact, he co-founded the browser maker back in 1995, and led the company to great success; the desktop version may play a niche role, the various mobile versions surely do not. Today though, he has announced he will be leaving the company due to differences with the board and management.
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RE[2]: How unfortunate...
by PresentIt on Sun 26th Jun 2011 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE: How unfortunate..."
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With the release of Opera 10.5 (a massive downgrade IMO) it stopped being a browser I actually enjoy using, but it still has some unique features that I'd miss, and I've been holding out hope that sooner or later they'll fix all the frustrating bugs and annoyances in recent versions.

Wasn't 10.5 released while Jon T was still CEO?

Hopefully this development won't mean the end of Opera on the desktop. After all the innovative ideas it's contributed to other browsers, it'd be sad to see desktop Opera go.

Considering that the new CEO has said that the desktop browser is very important to Opera as a company, I doubt it's going away any time soon.

It's not like there's going to be a sudden shift now. The new CEO stepped in a year and a half ago. If there were to be sudden shifts, they would have happened by now.

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