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post #11 of 19
Man I love me some opera. Great bookmarks, speed dial and password management. Love it. ctrl+enter all day long. Glad to hear they're moving to a faster(?) engine.
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post #12 of 19
I mainly use chrome on my desktop, though I use nothing but opera on my tablet, maybe I'll give it a shot on my desktop again.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

"Opera Software today announced reaching the milestone of 300 million monthly users across all its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs and computers."

Really, 300 million people use Opera? Really? Are you sure its not like 3 million, maybe 30 mill?

It's the only decent browser available for Symbian smartphones, which are still very common in Asia.
     
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post #14 of 19
Good to see us moving closer to one standard web rendering engine.
    
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post

Don't forget that Opera is bigger on the mobile side.

I'm not so sure about this - I really really like Opera frown.gif. Either I'm misreading it (I've read the source, and the orignal article, as well as the other article the original mentions) but I still think that it's just an engine move.

Also dont forget, that the Wii browser is Opera.
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by RAND0M1ZER View Post

Good to see us moving closer to one standard web rendering engine.

I don't think it's necessarily a good thing. We could be slowly shifting back into an IE6-like era and we've barely climbed out of that pit. Only difference is that this time the engine isn't being held custody by Microsoft (which is a good thing). There is already a "we only support Chrome" mentality where I work, at least for internally-used websites.

Webkit is a bit of a pathogen. It's everywhere and it's slowly choking everything else. We won't need the W3C soon.
    
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post #17 of 19
I've been using Opera since early 2006 and has been my daily driver since. Only every now and then do I fire up Firefox for incompatible websites.
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post #18 of 19
I think this is sort of overdue since I've always found Opera's engine to be behind the other engines. This would make the browsing experience a lot better.
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Also dont forget, that the Wii browser is Opera.

Was just thinking of this biggrin.gif
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