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Opera Sold

  • 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.

  • How is this acquisition going? Is Opera really going to be sold?

  • How is this acquisition going? Is Opera really going to be sold?

    AFAIK it didn't end yet.

  • How is this acquisition going? Is Opera really going to be sold?

    AFAIK it didn't end yet.

    Looks like it ends soon, but won't go through. Less than 73% of stockholders have agreed, and 90% or more need to agree for the transaction to take place. The offer will expire on May 24th, if they don't reach 90%.

    Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/can-operas-chinese-suitors-make-looming-deadline-for-1-2bn-browser-takeover-bid/

  • I hope they don't. I don't want Chinese spies. I love this browser and wouldn't want to see it go even more down hill.

  • I'm just waiting happy denouement, to begin the fireworks.

  • I'm just waiting happy denouement, to begin the fireworks.

    Until the next offer. 😃

  • Until the next offer. 😃

    In my case, any delay can be profitable. Depending on its extension, can happen I don't be here to see. Black humor is still humor.

  • Definitely not!

  • Anyone hear anything? Reuters said that earlier they were up to 'around' 89%. Yikes!
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSASN0002C3

    As far as I can tell, the offer period has ended. I just don't know if they got to 90% acceptance or not.

  • If i understood correctly, now it depends on the Chineses. They are the ones who will announce the result.

  • Well, that is unfortunate. I suspect I'll be called a variety of names for my feelings on the matter but I simply cannot place my trust in software produced under Chinese control. I've been with Opera since 2000 but I guess this means it's time to look elsewhere.

  • It makes me a bit sad, too... thinking about moving to Chrome.

    By the way, haven't you guys noticed how many additions we have saw in the Opera Developer version during these months?

    VPN, Pop-out video, Adblock, RSS Reader... it makes me wonder... the developers doesn't have control about the shareholders, nor about this acquisition, or what the Golden Brick will decide to do with Opera... but they can code.

    During all these years, Opera's market share has been low, and that's the reason Opera was looking for a buyer. Actually, were the shareholders who wanted that, and were they who accepted the acquisition with the Chinese.

    After the initial announcement, the Opera Dev team... maybe, they decided to do their best to show to the shareholders, and the users, that Opera can be greater without Qihoo. That's why #StillYourOpera started, but also why all these new additions.

    The developers did their best to increase the userbase, and by that persuading the shareholders to not accept the acquisition.

    ... this is pretty sad.

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