Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:56 UTC
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

with Tetzchner selling half of his stock it seems more like rats leaving the sinking ship

seriously:
do they really believe they can survife on a chrome-theme alone?

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by vasko_dinkov on Wed 13th Feb 2013 14:31 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
vasko_dinkov Member since:
2005-09-13

IMHO it's all been downhill for Opera since Tetzchner left.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by PresentIt on Wed 13th Feb 2013 18:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Weird, people were saying the same thing when he was still in charge. And after all, it was under his leadership that the failed Unite monstrosity was made. And useless widgets. And all that garbage.

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by PresentIt on Wed 13th Feb 2013 18:08 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

What do you mean by Chrome-theme? Why wouldn't they be able to survive by using an engine which ensures close to 100% site compatibility, one of the main problems with Presto?

People don't care about the engine. They care about the user experience. Features, etc.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by Kroc on Thu 14th Feb 2013 07:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

In 2003, *every* website worked with IE6.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by twitterfire on Thu 14th Feb 2013 15:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

People don't care about the engine. They care about the user experience. Features, etc.


Some people do care about engine. That's why they are using Chrome instead of Firefox, IE and Opera.

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