Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 09:37 UTC
Opera Software I'm not sure if such a thing exists anymore (what, with both Firefox and Chrome doing the release-all-the-time thing), but browser season 2012 has been opened! Opera 12 has just been released, bringing with it all sorts of updates and improvements. She may not be the most popular of the pack, but she sure has the most loyal fanbase.
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RE: Comment by joekiser
by Soulbender on Thu 14th Jun 2012 12:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

a lot of the loyal fanbase has (at least temporarily) moved on


I don't think you can be considered "loyal" if an unsubstantiated rumor makes you leave.

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by orestes on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
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2005-07-06

I'd agree, to a point. But one would be a fool not to at least be looking into other options in the event the rumor does become substantiated. Opera's been my preferred browser on *nix for a few versions now, but I'll be dropping it like a stone the second facebook's tainted touch enters the picture.

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RE[3]: Comment by joekiser
by zima on Sat 16th Jun 2012 10:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by joekiser"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

OTOH one could say it's foolish to waste time and effort acting on unsubstantiated rumours...
(especially when, in this case, browser landscape isn't particularly mystifying)

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

"a lot of the loyal fanbase has (at least temporarily) moved on


I don't think you can be considered "loyal" if an unsubstantiated rumor makes you leave.
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Loyalty is a two-way street. I can show my loyalty by giving money (as in, paying for the browser as I did years ago, or paying for their premium email service Fastmail.fm, as I currently do). Opera, in return, can show loyalty to me by not (as far as I know) harvesting the data I have in their cloud (which I have been using since the first day they introduced Opera Link). That includes years of bookmarks and browsing history that I have synced to their servers, and the last six years my life that I have stored on Fastmail. Selling out to Facebook would have complicated this relationship, as I do not trust my data with that man.

Opera should have denied the rumor immediately. We were left to speculate that the reason they were being silent for two weeks was because it is a violation to comment about ongoing negotiations to the public. Only very recently in this saga has Opera said it is not for sale, but they still did not deny involvement with Facebook.

I might not be "loyal," but I am not a bandwagon user either. I spent Memorial Day weekend coming up with a contingency plan to migrate from Fastmail.

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