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: Comment by marcp
by anda_skoa on Sun 27th May 2012 09:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
anda_skoa
Member since:
2005-07-07

What a reduculous idea would be for users to have "site-dedicated" browser.


While it sounds ridiculous when phrased that way, this is exactly what we already have on mobile platforms. They call those site-dedicated browsers "apps".

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Andre on Sun 27th May 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I hate the word, "apps".

A while ago, the facebook app was quite different from the site. Nowadays, the site and the app are exactly the same. So, I really wonder if it is just a "site-dedicated-browser" indeed.

As for facebook-opera. I hope Opera will remain independent. No facebook browser please. Besides all of that, from my experience, it always felt to me opera was less-supported by facebook then gecko or webkit based browsers.

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