Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Sun 11th Mar 2012 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Opera Mini is... not strictly a browser in the full sense of the word, it doesn't render HTML and such - it essentially remotely displays the output of a browser engine running on the servers of Opera.

Opera Mobile, a full browser, is not available on iOS. And other "browsers" in appstore just wrap the iOS-native Webkit engine.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by viton on Mon 12th Mar 2012 15:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I know. Still Opera Mini is a browser and it is not banned =)

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Still, Opera Mobile is more of a full proper browser, and is banned.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by phoenix on Mon 12th Mar 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Opera Mini is closer to a remote desktop app than a browser unto itself.

In fact, there isn't even an HTML rendering engine in Opera Mini (the app). It's really just a graphics viewing program with clickable links and forms fields.

It actually has more in common with a PDF viewer than a browser.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

I know. Still Opera Mini is a browser and it is not banned =)


Ever hear the saying "the exception that proves the rule"?

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Neolander on Mon 12th Mar 2012 19:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Opera Mini is as much of a web browser as a web app is equivalent to native software.

(And I suggest all people who sincerely believe that web apps are a proper replacement to native code to use Chrome OS as their main operating system)

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