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Opera Sold

  • Hi @blackbird71 @quinca71 @joshl, the article is still there, just the link has been mistyped - you have to remove the ' sign at the end of the link, and the page should open without a problem 😉 :cheers:

  • if delisting finally comes to be accepted by Opera

    They don't have to accept, as the delist would be made after acquisition.

    which would (or could) be the role of the Norwegian company within the expansion plan? I assume that, whatever may be, will be in absolute submission to the Chinese consortium

    The consortium would be the new owner. If it will imply in (big) changes, i guess only time will tell.

  • hmmmm, I was using Opera for a blog that I am wondering what happened to it. I just discovered after almost two years now, that Opera was sold. What happened to the content that was on the original Opera? I'd like to get back some of my images etc. I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't. Thanks for letting me know something. At least I can still use my same username and password to get in here.

    Susan

  • I just discovered after almost two years now, that Opera was sold

    Opera wasn't sold yet.

    What happened to the content that was on the original Opera? I'd like to get back some of my images etc. I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't.

    If you are talking about the old My Opera, it was closed a while ago and its content may no longer exists.

    If you had a public blog you can try finding something using Internet Archive.

  • I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't. Thanks for letting me know something.

    God grant that health had returned and stabilized through blessings from Him.

  • Hi @blackbird71 @quinca71 @joshl, the article is still there, just the link has been mistyped - you have to remove the ' sign at the end of the link, and the page should open without a problem 😉

    Grateful for the attention. How could you see that tiny speck at the address? Wish I have such competent eyes! :happy:

  • Just to set the record straight, the problem in the URL I originally posted was my fault. As is my usual custom, I tried to surround the URL with back-ticks (before and after the URL itself) to assure that odd symbols like underscores, etc within a URL are always correctly captured by the Markdown language used by this forum. In this case, I erred in typing the ending back-tick as an apostrophe (or forward-tick) instead. That caused it to be absorbed into the URL itself by the Markdown and, hence, led to a page-not-found error when the URL was clicked upon. Since the URL was the ending portion of my post, the error did not show up as visually clear as it might have if added text had followed it... it even trapped me when I re-clicked on it after @quinca71's follow-on post. My apologies to all for any confusion this may have caused! 😞

  • My apologies to all for any confusion this may have caused!

    Regarding me, it was better. Your text gave me a much better summary than reading the link above.

  • By chance, these subsidies came to circulate before, under this topic?

  • By chance, these subsidies came to circulate before, under this topic?

    One of the things that will have greatest bearing, and which has not yet (to my knowledge) been revealed, is just how the consortium will function. That is, who will be primarily in charge of which decisions regarding Opera? From the article you cited, a lot will depend on which of the two primary companies behind the investment facade will actually direct Opera's future actions... or will Opera even be granted a large degree of autonomy (which I believe most users would prefer)? Only time will tell, assuming of course that a stockholder majority and the Norwegian government sign onto the sale.

  • Somebody says trojan horse for Chinese market? Well, it's for Chinese not for UE or US.

    But, living at US or at UE (be this wherever be), by having a Chinese software, that Opera can well become, you are as subject to risk as the Chinese ones.

  • Opera (at least for Android) has his own tracker build-in, a bunch of democrats from Bloomberg who tracks any click on the screen. Besides, the Chinese branch of Opera operate in China since 2010 without any limitations sniffing around and even since then aleaiactaest. This affair smells like rhino.

  • Sum up, Opera was sold 6 years ago and now was only a matter of price.

  • Opera (at least for Android) has his own tracker build-in, a bunch of democrats from Bloomberg who tracks any click on the screen. Besides, the Chinese branch of Opera operate in China since 2010 without any limitations sniffing around and even since then aleaiactaest. This affair smells like rhino.

    Sum up, Opera was sold 6 years ago and now was only a matter of price.

    You seem very immersed in depth and backstage beyond my acquaintance. I put the observation above to try verify why you gave the opinion that manifested. You gave the answer. I thank. You brought thought-provoking subjects. But I am unable to proceed.

  • For saudiqbal's comment about Vivaldi, I've been testing the beta version on both Windows7 and Ubuntu and its like a rebuild of 12.17 but with improvements. Some differences but nothing serious. Has a horizontal menu bar, the Speed Dial can be removed and any search engine can be used. Bookmarks are different and only required about a minute to figure out; never used a side panel much but I do not mind this one. Personally, I believe Viva works better on Ubuntu (uses less resources and is faster) than Windows. Regardless, being an old die-hard of the Presto engine version and later version 12, and spoiled by features not available on other browsers, I have been trying nearly every browser available in hopes of finding one similar to Opera, and to date, Vivaldi has been the closest. I just have difficulty and am not pleased with Opera 35; its a fine browser but it lacks features that I become accustomed to with version 12.I'm sure Opera is not going anywhere. The Chinese will make it work, they always do. 🙂

  • Sum up, Opera was sold 6 years ago and now was only a matter of price.

    Opera have been a zombie since version 12. I wonder what kind of mutant will turn into now. 😞

    If it were up to me, I would put it out its misery and let it rest in peace. :rip:

  • Well, is either Chrome or Opera. Chrome has an alien notification process and memory management for all android versions up to 4.4 so is not a real choice for me.

  • Somebody says trojan horse for Chinese market? Well, it's for Chinese not for UE or US.

    But, living at US or at UE (be this wherever be), by having a Chinese software, that Opera can well become, you are as subject to risk as the Chinese ones.

    @quinca71 fico imaginando um opera chines rodando num linux coreano

  • Somebody says trojan horse for Chinese market? Well, it's for Chinese not for UE or US.

    But, living at US or at UE (be this wherever be), by having a Chinese software, that Opera can well become, you are as subject to risk as the Chinese ones.

    @quinca71: i wonder a chinese opera running under a north korea's linux

    please accept my apologies for not posting in english

  • @quinca71: i wonder a chinese opera running under a north korea's linux

    Thank you. Another thought-provoking subject.

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