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Opera browser 1994-2014 - Another Kind of Obituary - The End

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Pctips3000-series, Software

Opera has just died. Seriously. It may not be the final nail to its coffin but it surely doesn't help at all either. What am I talking about here? Well this is what I am talking about - Opera's legendary security has been severely compromised and this happened in a very bad moment because I happen to know a few people who said this is the last drop and if they were already trying to handle the thought of using Opera without its Presto engine now there's nothing strong enough to keep them away from using Chrome or even a browser a bit more exotic like Maxthon or Sleipnir.RIP Opera browser Will Opera become a ghost?Even for me Opera is almost dead - I have a lot of display issues most addons not working as intended anymore and if it comes to browsers using WebKit or other popular rendering engine I'd rather go with Maxthon Sleipnir or Avant Browser. I don't care what others may say because everything that's awesome must come to an end sooner or later and at least as far as I'm concerned Opera's final hour will come in 2014 - we have a long history and I decided to offer it one more year to make me stay. Nevertheless Maxthon already became my primary browser so this is going to be a really tough battle for Opera.

Now the ball's in your court - why would you keep Opera around? What will remain special about it once it loses Presto considering that the security thingie is also dead and buried now? To be honest I have no idea what's the answer to this last question but I'm going to keep Opera around just to find out...