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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Unsure about this.
by Sauron on Thu 14th Feb 2013 13:42 UTC
Sauron
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2005-08-02

It's worrying that Webkit is becoming the new IE6. We need more diversity, not going backwards to one single monopolistic eco-system. Also Google refuse to add their extensions to browsers that are not Chrome, (well, Lunascape anyway, can't say if it's the same for other browsers), by giving you a pop-up box saying you need to be running Chrome to add its extensions. What utter bull, it uses Firefox extensions fine when using the Gecko engine, f*ck you Google.
I expect there is more people than just me, that won't use anything that Google has touched including Webkit. I won't support companies that endlessly spy on people and use dubious tactics to get their browser installed on peoples systems.
Sorry, straying off topic a little here, but I really don't like the way things are going with Webkit and the web, and Opera doing this takes away a little more choice from the user.

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RE: Unsure about this.
by PresentIt on Thu 14th Feb 2013 19:19 in reply to "Unsure about this."
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2010-02-10

We need more diversity, not going backwards to one single monopolistic eco-system.

And you are of course using Opera as your only browser?

Opera doing this takes away a little more choice from the user

Why? The user doesn't care about engines.

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