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#16 Growled

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:40

I read an interesting article last night that explained this move more and made me feel a wee bit better about Opera. Apparently Opera was spending so much time and resources on the Presto engine that they didn't have resources for other things, like innovations. This move will free them up to work on other things.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 13:31

He is just ****ed that nobody uses it...

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 14:17

He is just ****ed that nobody uses it...


Err yeah, just a few tens of millions... :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 19:08

300 million as of a few weeks ago, actually.

I realize this is a couple of months old, but I smell sour grapes. Opera released their financial update for the 1st quarter yesterday, and they have never grown faster or made more money. Opera is doing better than it ever did under the former CEO.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 19:20

I think he makes pretty good points, especially regarding equating market success/valuation with employee morale and innovation.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 21:37

He's a hypocrite. He fired more people than the new CEO ever did. Complaining that the new CEO restructured the company and let some employees go is insane when he fired at least twice the number of employees himself.

#22 syobon999

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 22:33

Opera is dead. Webkit is chrome, i intend to use the last Opera with presto for a long time and maybe switch to Firefox afterwards.

#23 PreKe

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 00:01

Opera is dead. Webkit is chrome, i intend to use the last Opera with presto for a long time and maybe switch to Firefox afterwards.


Why is Opera dead?

Webkit is not Chrome. Webkit is a browser engine, while Chrome is a browser using that engine (until now). Chrome is just one of many browsers using it.

Hardly anyone cares about the actual engine. It's doing things in the background. People care about UI and user experience.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 00:53

Opera is dead. Webkit is chrome, i intend to use the last Opera with presto for a long time and maybe switch to Firefox afterwards.


As long as Opera has it's fans and they support it, they are not dead. People seem to think that you have to be this massive thing to be successful and that's not true.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 19:45

Most Opera users are on mobile phones anyway, and they just launched a beta of Opera for Android which was very well received (keeping in mind that it's a beta).