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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Opera was special
by PieterGen on Wed 13th Feb 2013 16:49 UTC
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I too have a special place for Opera, which is still my favorite browser on my (Linux) PCs. Before I switched to GMail, I also used the strange but nice Opera Mail client, with it's views and so - I don't remember the details but I loved that they dared to be different.

IF they can put more effort in the UI and UX, then switching engines may even be a good thing.

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RE: Opera was special
by cdude on Wed 13th Feb 2013 22:05 in reply to "Opera was special"
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Agreed. Opera was always strong on the UI, not the engine. If they now become good at the engine too then Chrome, take care, competition is coming. May Opera's market share raise again!

Edited 2013-02-13 22:08 UTC

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