Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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Hopefully not true
by jessesmith on Fri 25th May 2012 22:18 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

I'm a big fan of Opera and have used it fairly consistently as my main browser for about ten years now. One of the reasons is its sane and its slow rate of change where the interface is concerned. It's fast, it's stable, it's standards compliant. It has a ton of features, but has a smaller footprint on the system than most other mainline browsers.

Compare that to Facebook, an entity which is constantly changing its update, has a terrible security/privacy record and is painfully buggy. I can only assume Opera getting acquired by Facebook would be bad news for Opera users.

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