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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Too bad...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 13th Feb 2013 18:36 UTC
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I like the idea of a more-compatible Opera, but not Opera being yet another Chrome (after all, isn't that what Firefox is trying to be... just with Gecko instead?). I would have much preferred an "Opera Classic" with Presto, even if it is not the primary recommended version, and a more official "Opera" based on Webkit. With the retiring of Presto goes yet another bit of history.

It's a bad state of web browsing these days. I don't care for Firefox since 3.0, don't like Chrome, and Opera has been on a slippery slide for a while now. I miss the days when each browser truly was unique... now, everything is mimicking Chrome and/or switching to its layout engine, or finding other ways to dumb down the interface so a gnat can use it.

Edited 2013-02-13 18:41 UTC

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RE: Too bad...
by shmerl on Wed 13th Feb 2013 19:10 in reply to "Too bad..."
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They can use embedded Gecko instead of WebKit:

I guess their problem is that they are tired of maintaining their own engine (which is an enormous task).

Edited 2013-02-13 19:10 UTC

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