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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RE[2]: Fastmail
by bornagainenguin on Sat 26th May 2012 05:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Fastmail"
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

PresentIt asked...

You are looking for a new IMAP provider based on mere rumors? Shouldn't you at least wait until the rumor is confirmed before you resort to knee-jerk reactions?


Not really. The time to start looking at alternatives is before you need them so you know where to jump when the time comes. Note that he didn't say he was leaving right away, just that he was going to start looking around to see who else could offer him the needed services should Opera (and fastmail) end up going to an untrustworthy or privacy hostile corporation.

Or at least that's what makes sense to me.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[3]: Fastmail
by PresentIt on Sat 26th May 2012 09:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Fastmail"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

The time to start looking at alternatives is before you need them so you know where to jump when the time comes.

There will be time after the acquisition has been announced. Panicking before that will just waste your time.

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RE[4]: Fastmail
by bornagainenguin on Sun 27th May 2012 05:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Fastmail"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

PresentIt posted...

The time to start looking at alternatives is before you need them so you know where to jump when the time comes.
There will be time after the acquisition has been announced. Panicking before that will just waste your time.


I would say that by researching their options now they are doing the opposite of panicking, they are taking careful reasoned steps on what they will do if such an acquisition were announced. Who gets hurt by shopping around?

--bornagainpenguin

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