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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RE: So
by PresentIt on Tue 28th May 2013 18:37 UTC in reply to "So"
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

Opera is dead.

Why? Because you didn't get to dictate how the new version was supposed to look?

Opera has more than 300 million users and record revenues and profits... Hardly sounds like a dead company.

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RE[2]: So
by Lurking_Grue on Wed 29th May 2013 16:26 in reply to "RE: So"
Lurking_Grue Member since:
2013-03-15

Look, This isn't a few minor bits are missing. EVERY major feature that opera users like are gone.

It went from a power user browser to a cheap skin of Chrome.

Yes, The opera browser died. The company will probably go on but it lost most of it's userbase.

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RE[3]: So
by darknexus on Thu 30th May 2013 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: So"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The company will probably go on but it lost most of it's userbase.

Don't worry. If things get too rough for them, they'll just be little babies and cry to the EU like they did the last time. I wonder if, this time, the EU will have enough sense to tell them where to put it.

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RE[3]: So
by PresentIt on Fri 31st May 2013 12:59 in reply to "RE[2]: So"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Look, This isn't a few minor bits are missing. EVERY major feature that opera users like are gone.

False. Mouse gestures, Speed Dial and other things are still there.

It went from a power user browser to a cheap skin of Chrome.

False. This is just the first public version after rewriting the entire UI from scratch.

Yes, The opera browser died. The company will probably go on but it lost most of it's userbase.

How do you know? Do you know for a fact that all of Opera's tens of millions of users actually use all those features?

Or do you think that perhaps Opera has an idea about what features are actually popular? They do have usage stats, after all.

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