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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Makes sense
by codewrangler on Wed 13th Feb 2013 15:43 UTC
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2010-01-28

At one point, Opera's rendering engine was quite good, in comparison. They even made a browser with it for BeOS.

However, it was getting a little long in the tooth. With all the support that WebKit has gotten (Apple, Google, etc.) and the fact that it's Open Sourced, it really makes sense for them to stay relevant.

Now, they can concentrate on making a better browser experience and when it makes sense, add to the rendering engine. In the meantime, they can take advantage of the updates being made by the Open Source community.

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