The Opera Dilemma

[sc:software-category ]I’ve been an avid supporter of Opera since, well, you had to actually pay for it…

But the move to the new rendering engine in version 15 seems to have been the result of a lobotomy of the senior management at Opera.  They’ve gutted all the things that made Opera good and replaced them with… nothing.  Seriously, there’s just nothing there.  Massively important features are missing and they write it off as being driven by market research that suggests only a small percentage of users use that feature.

I’m sorry to tell you this Opera, but those are they users that spread the word about your product and get others to try it.  If you lose them, you don’t have a hope in hell of growing your user base.

It’s so bad I’m actively trying to move from Opera, there’s no point in continuing to use version 12 if it’s never going to move forward and the direction of 15 is so counter to everything I want in a browser that I’ll never be moving to it.  Back to Firefox I guess…

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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