Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th May 2013 12:59 UTC
Opera Software "Countless hours of hard work, hectoliters of coffee, tons of improvements, two version numbers skipped, and here it is: the all-new Opera for desktop is now out as an Opera Next version, Opera's channel for what used to be called beta. Made from scratch, this version is available for Windows and Mac and brings a new, elegant design and a bunch of new features that will make your browsing experience sleeker and easier than ever." The first version using something called 'Chromium's engine' - I guess they can't call it WebKit anymore, but they can't call it Blink yet either. It's looking great, but the bookmark functionality seems to not have been implemented yet in this preview
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Comment by Coxy
by Coxy on Tue 28th May 2013 14:54 UTC
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

Basically opera is now a skin for google's browser...

...I guess this means that even opera think ther browser was finished. How many users of browsers bother to change their browser's skin? Or even know or care what a "skin" is?

Opera's problem was that they concentrated too much on features for nerds and never advertised their browser enough... then firefox came a long - that was really the first nails going into opera's coffin.

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by einr on Tue 28th May 2013 15:01 in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
einr Member since:
2012-02-15

Opera's problem was that they concentrated too much on features for nerds

That wasn't their "problem" as much as their niche, the thing they actually did well. Now all of those nerd features are gone (this thing is even less configurable than Chrome, astoundingly) so, well...

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by vaette on Tue 28th May 2013 15:01 in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

Chrome has gotten worse and worse for me, with weird lags and strange behavior, and dropping support for older Linux distributions at a rather disturbing rate. I trust Opera further than I trust Google to make a browser with an eye for the end-user. Certainly that is closer to their main motivation than it is to Googles.

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RE[2]: Comment by Coxy
by peteo on Wed 29th May 2013 09:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Coxy"
peteo Member since:
2011-10-05

Chrome has gotten worse and worse for me, with weird lags and strange behavior, and dropping support for older Linux distributions at a rather disturbing rate. I trust Opera further than I trust Google to make a browser with an eye for the end-user. Certainly that is closer to their main motivation than it is to Googles.


I clearly prefer Chrome, but me too have seen sudden lags and CPU peaks that wasn't there before. Hope they fix it.

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by PresentIt on Tue 28th May 2013 18:38 in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Basically opera is now a skin for google's browser...

No it isn't. The interface was rewritten from the ground up, and is actually native, unlike Chrome, Firefox, and old Opera.

...I guess this means that even opera think ther browser was finished.

What are you talking about?

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RE[2]: Comment by Coxy
by phoenix on Tue 28th May 2013 22:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by Coxy"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"Basically opera is now a skin for google's browser...

No it isn't. The interface was rewritten from the ground up, and is actually native, unlike Chrome, Firefox, and old Opera.
"

How was Opera Classic's QT interface non-native?

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RE[2]: Comment by Coxy
by Coxy on Wed 29th May 2013 10:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by Coxy"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

As far as the user is concerned it's just a skin - they won't see any reason to use it.

What are you talking about?


If it's beyond your understanding, why did you comment?

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