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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But they didn't announce to be a follower - Opera will surely contribute to Webkit in major ways. Maybe even leaving greater mark on the web than before.

They went with webkit because they wanted to spend less on the engine. They also fired a large portion of their engine people.

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Which I feel doesn't strictly contradict what I said... oh well, we'll see.

Plus, the greatest mark of Opera on the web is Opera Mini - which isn't really about the rendering engine (running on servers, to the users it doesn't make much difference which one)

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