Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:23 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
Opera Software Opera 15, the brand new version of Opera based on Chromium and Blink, has been released today. I'm still missing a bookmarks bar and a bookmark import feature. Other than that, I'm really liking Opera 15. I hope they bring those two features back soon, because I cannot use a browser without them.
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Missing features
by Invincible Cow on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 18:10 UTC
Invincible Cow
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2006-06-24

I think for every user there will be at least 5 critical features missing.

This was a very bad and short-sighted move by Opera. They are trying to compete for 95% of the market. Unfortunately 4+ other browsers also compete for these 95 percents. They should have kept to the last 5% (powerusers) where there is less competition.

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RE: Missing features
by Chrispynutt on Fri 5th Jul 2013 13:16 in reply to "Missing features"
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2012-03-14

Kind of like how games publishers make their game sequels more like Call of Duty to get more of that market and instead lose the people that liked the original game.

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RE[2]: Missing features
by PresentIt on Fri 5th Jul 2013 18:27 in reply to "RE: Missing features"
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2010-02-10

Kind of like how games publishers make their game sequels more like Call of Duty to get more of that market and instead lose the people that liked the original game.

If CoD sells like crazy while other games don't sell at all, can you blame them?

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RE: Missing features
by PresentIt on Fri 5th Jul 2013 18:26 in reply to "Missing features"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

I think for every user there will be at least 5 critical features missing.

Guess that's the problem. Opera 12 is a mess. Extremely complex and probably a nightmare to maintain.

They should have kept to the last 5% (powerusers) where there is less competition.

Unfortunately, power users were already moving to Chrome.

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