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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I remember when people were talking about how version 8+ took a big nosedive in reliability. And before that, version 6+. And basically every major version.

Apparently Opera has been taking big nosedives from the very start, if one is to listen to people like you.

Why stick with Presto btw?

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telns Member since:

FWIW, I never had trouble through the 9.x series.

Now there is all sorts of quirky stuff. It crashes occasionally, it looses the address bar (maximize/shrink/maximize/shrink, and 'presto!' it's back), it can't download reliably from FTP sites, though every other browser I've tried on the same network works fine, &c.

I still like it better than the others though. The strengths outweigh the quirks. As for why Presto, I followed up my own comment with some reasons.

For the reliability itself, I'm not sure if the crashes come from the engine or the UI side of things. I suspect the UI, actually. The latest crash fest was in 12.13, where after a few days it wouldn't even start if you had more than one add-on installed and the background update-checker was scheduled to run (you are fortunate if you didn't hit this one).

Edited 2013-02-13 23:10 UTC

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PresentIt Member since:

People were reporting all sorts of quirky stuff, including crashes, back at Opera 9 as well. On the other hand, I've never lost the address bar with Opera 12, and I haven't seen anyone else lose it either.

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