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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RE[4]: Sad, but understandable
by galvanash on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad, but understandable"
galvanash
Member since:
2006-01-25

since Apple tries its damnedest to shut down competition and won't allow anything but webkit well that is what we ALL get


Again... Read my other post in this thread. Apple does NOT allow webkit based browsers in the App Store. They don't allow any application with built-in browser engines. Period.

The only browser on iOS that uses webkit directly is Safari.

Edited 2013-02-14 20:41 UTC

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RE[5]: Sad, but understandable
by Inode on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Sad, but understandable"
Inode Member since:
2006-02-10

What about chrome in AppStore?

Edit: sorry your answer follows (didn't notice) therefore the question can be ignored.

Edited 2013-02-14 20:54 UTC

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

so you just proved my point in why they need to be investigated. do you think if MSFT made IE 11 the ONLY browser that would run on win 9 that there wouldn't be an investigation? So why does Apple get a pass when they are influencing the markets no differently than MSFT would in the same sitch?

Again if anybody doesn't think Apple has undue influence all they have to do is look at HTML V5, before Apple said "we will ONLY allow H.264" the standard clearly called for an open codec as the baseline so that ALL could watch videos without tollbooths. Apple comes along and says "You'll do what we say or it won't work on iPhone/ipad" and there goes Theora and open codecs for a patent troll which both Apple and MSFT have a stake in.

seriously what more proof do you need? if it were MSFT doing the exact same thing wouldn't everyone be calling foul?

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

so you just proved my point in why they need to be investigated.


I wasn't responding to that - I was responding to your theory that dropping Presto and using WebKit was motivated by a desire or need to run on iOS. That is patently false. Opera is dropping Presto because they want to, for various reasons they have explained themselves:

http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/300-million-users-and-move-to-webkit

There is no sinister machinations going on - they just don't feel like it is worth the effort to develop and maintain a separate engine anymore.

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