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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by NuxRo on Tue 28th May 2013 19:54 UTC
NuxRo
Member since:
2010-09-25

I hope the upcoming releases will be on par with the current desktop version of Opera, with the same features. Otherwise, why use Opera over Chromium?

I hope they don't ruin Opera Mini any time soon, it's an absolute blessing on the mobiles!

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by PresentIt on Tue 28th May 2013 20:56 in reply to ":("
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2010-02-10

I hope the upcoming releases will be on par with the current desktop version of Opera, with the same features. Otherwise, why use Opera over Chromium?

The only way a browser can be an alternative to Chrome is if it's exactly like Opera 12? Somehow that sounds a bit weird...

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RE: :(
by Hayoo! on Wed 29th May 2013 03:56 in reply to ":("
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2013-04-13

I hope they don't ruin Opera Mini any time soon, it's an absolute blessing on the mobiles!

I don't see what's been ruined in Opera 15. It's unsatisfactory (to many) because it's still at preview stage. I think your worries come too early.

Personally, I don't care what engine Opera wants to use, as long as the Turbo/Off-Road feature will still do its job well. Turbo/Off-Road is the only reason I still use Opera sometimes, but only when high-speed connection is unavailable. Firefox/Iceweasel for serious browsing and W3m in TTY for recreational browsing are usually more than enough, at least for me.

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