Originally posted by rafaelluik:
Originally posted by victorxstc2:
they could already do this by downloading Chrome itself, right?
Exactly, and you know what was happening? Because of sites lagging and breaking in Opera like GMail, people were already switching to Chrome or other browsers regardless. Opera is losing users because of these issues affecting 12.x and now that Opera offers people an usable browser all you do is nitpick.
Opera 15 isn't a second Chrome. Opera 15 has an user-defined unlimited Speed Dial, built-in mouse gestures, full closed tabs list, Off-road, downloads pop-up, etc... As long as you want a browser with additional features, Opera is the answer.
Thanks for your feedback on my feedback.
My post is not nitpick. It is essential feedback. If you look at my history of requests (and the history of victorxstc), you can see that quite a handful of useful features or changes available in recent version of Opera were requested by many many people here, me included. So I believe my feedback as a concerned user can and will give good information to Opera team, no matter how it looks small.
1. I don't have any problems with changes in Opera's rendering engine.
2. I don't have any problem with more than one rendering engine(s) in the software (like Netscape had two different rendering engines).
3. I don't have problems with two different versions of Opera (light and sophisticated). Nor I don't have any problem with a single Opera software that can be switched to Expert mode or Light mode.
4. I don't have any problem with Opera grabbing more users. Actually I have converted many of my own colleagues and friends to Opera.
5. But I do have problem with the severe lack of features that come with Opera 15. And no, those few features you counted do not satisfy me, now being adapted with a so much more sophisticated software. Those few features make it something like Chrome with add-ons, at best.
6. I am an Opera user for a long long time (10+ years), so I am at least as concerned as you about it, if not more. It is the product I am enjoying currently and I think I should give my feedback on this 180-degree U turn of Opera policy. I am extremely worried, so I am shouting about it.
7. I think this new Opera will grab a good deal of non-technical users at the cost of losing many of its current base and its originality. Maybe this is why in the first place they have not updated the current 12x users with the 13, 14, and 15 versions. Maybe as you once said, they are testing it and the user feedback.
Anyways I deeply hope Opera would not discontinue its masterpiece. It is (was) a unique browser. At least I hope if Opera team is discontinuing the 12x franchise for ever, it embeds the very sophisticated set of features 12x used to have, on the new Chromium-based franchise. Or, embed the Chromium-based rendering engine into its own unique software (as the new engine, or as the Second rendering engine besides its already powerful super-fast engine).