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[4]: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Wed 29th Jun 2011 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: dont dumb down "
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

But yes, what you said is true, especially this: "They've definitely moved away from offering a highly customisable "power user" browser in favour of eye-candy and flashy gimmicks."

This is complete and utter nonsense. Extensions alone opens a new world of customization possibilities.

There's nothing wrong with eye candy, and Opera is as power user friendly as it has always been.

If you think making these changes is new to Opera, you are obviously an Opera noob. Have you any idea how frequently and massively Opera has changed through the years? Obviously not.

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RE[5]: dont dumb down
by vodoomoth on Thu 30th Jun 2011 08:10 in reply to "RE[4]: dont dumb down "
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

The topic at http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=975522 is enough to support my claim, the one that you call "complete and utter nonsense", which, by definition, should admit no counterexample. Btw, the topic was opened by me and the number of "+1"'s is also enough proof that I am not simply babbling.

And no, no noob here. I am a long-time user of Opera, since 2000 actually.

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RE[6]: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Thu 30th Jun 2011 17:33 in reply to "RE[5]: dont dumb down "
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

The topic at http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=975522 is enough to support my claim, the one that you call "complete and utter nonsense"

That's the most pathetic example I have ever seen. Was the behavior customizable in the past?

Your claim was: "moved away from offering a highly customisable "power user" browser in favour of eye-candy and flashy gimmicks"

Your example shows nothing of the sorts. All it shows is that a tiny thing changed (for the better), and you are whining about it.

Btw, the topic was opened by me and the number of "+1"'s is also enough proof that I am not simply babbling.

No, it is proof that people don't like change.

And no, no noob here. I am a long-time user of Opera, since 2000 actually.

You have used Opera for more than 10 years, and were still not aware of all the massive changes? So if you aren't a noob, then what are you? A guy with extremely poor memory?

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