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#31 Tom

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:26

Couldn't they a build a browser in-house based on WebKit, as Apple and Google have done, without resorting to acquiring another company? There are may be other Opera-specific technologies they want though . . .


The compression technologies could serve them well.


#32 cork1958

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:16

I hope not. While I don't hate Facebook and use it regularly, I don't think they need to be in control of a browser. I really like Opera (if IE9 wasn't as good as it is, I'd still be using Opera as my primary browser), and it is currently my backup browser. Considering I hate using both Firefox and Chrome, I rather hope Opera doesn't go down the gutter; its nice having a choice between IE and Opera, whichever is better for me at the time. :)


Right on, Scorpio! :)

Only different thing I would've said is that I do hate Facebook!!

#33 Hurmoth

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:16

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This may mean nothing, but Facebook has removed Google Chrome from their recommendation list and replaced it with Opera.

Source: http://www.bgr.com/2...ommended-opera/

#34 ViperAFK

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:26

Couldn't they a build a browser in-house based on WebKit, as Apple and Google have done, without resorting to acquiring another company? There are may be other Opera-specific technologies they want though . . .


Likely their mobile browser tech. Opera's mobile browser is actually quite popular. The presto rendering engine is also pretty good in its own right.

#35 ArialBlue

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 21:53

If this means that Desktop Opera will have less bugs, I am for it. Otherwise, I am not.

#36 Haaa-Choo

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 22:02

no thanks.

#37 srbeen

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 22:02

They just lost over 30bn in 'valuation' - I hope for the sake of investors they done their homework this time

#38 srbeen

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 22:03

If this means that Desktop Opera will have less bugs, I am for it. Otherwise, I am not.


by bugs do you mean more tracking cookies?

#39 Growled

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:07

I may be wrong but I ust don't see this happening.



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