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: I dunno
by zima on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE: I dunno"
zima
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2005-07-06

But so many people have strong opinion against Opera because it was a paid/ad browser in the 90's and because it isn't opensource. This is partly why it is only 1% of the market even after 20 years. But they are well established on the mobile market.

"So many people" are mostly hardly aware of Opera - and even less would care about the OSS aspect, or remember that it was paid / adware.

(well established in mobile - where most of growth is yet to happen; oh and in most of CIS as a desktop browser)

Edited 2012-06-02 00:05 UTC

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