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

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…

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