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: Comment by RichterKuato
by vodoomoth on Mon 27th Jun 2011 10:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
vodoomoth
Member since:
2010-03-30

The only interesting things I could expect from them now would be either [...] open sourcing Presto, or adopting Webkit.

I guess that by "interesting", you don't mean something that would be good for the company or the web in general.

From a geek's POV, yes, the open sourcing of Presto would be a good thing but aside from satisfying curiosity about a proprietary engine nothing (before WebKit) held a candle to, I don't see these options as "good" per se.

For the rest, I think @MacMan has it right.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

You misunderstood me. Those were just things I could expect from them (Opera Software) that would be interesting. I wasn't listing their options or anything.

As to weather it would be good or bad for the company, that's none of my concern. Also, I doubt anything Opera does would have a much of an effect on the Web considering their small market share.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Yes, maybe I misunderstood you.

Also, I doubt anything Opera does would have a much of an effect on the Web considering their small market share.

Then, you would be dismissing the fact that Opera introduced several things that are now commonplace in most (if not all) browsers: tabbed browsing, what FF calls "magic bar" (I mean searching from the address field), speed dial, pop-up blocking. Even their competitors acknowledge them as far as innovation goes. Just these examples can drastically change how people's browsing experience. Not having them would change mine, for worse, that's for sure.

Movers don't need to be big, trend-setters aren't necessarily the most popular ones, no need for a big mouth to be persuasive, and last, innovation doesn't solely go hand in hand with market share.

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