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Well if they really believe thay have a "stronger product", then what's their problem? If it's a great browser, then I'll buy it. If not, buh bye.
 

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well thats too bad for them
I have tried it and it is fast but does not function properly with form data
so its no good to me
There are a dozen browsers for X, why, should anyone get uptight over losing a buggy one
 

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I use Opera on Win XP and it's excellent.
Opera in OS X.......... not worth the time to download :eek:
It doesn't come close to the features in the Windows version, which is sort of sad :( considering it's the fastest of the browsers for Windows and the extra features to program the mouse preferences.
I installed the newest version a couple weeks ago and I'm was still disapointed. The only browser that I find comes close is Chimera (what I'm using now).
I've tried Safari but until Apple puts in what I want , :eek: I'll continue to use Chimera.
 

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There's a Mac version of Opera?

I hadn't noticed.

:D

:cool:
 

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This whole thing is a bit like if Adobe said "Stop making iMovie or we'll take premiere and go home!" (although that is a bit more of an extreme example).

I think if they really wanted to stay on Mac OS they would stay, not make all this noise to cast Apple's application development in a bad light. Probably they are as good as gone IMO, they just want to put the blame for it somewhere else.

--PB
 

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No doubt they were aware of Mac user's frustration with IE, and thought (correctly, I would think) that there was a market for a better browser on the Mac. In fact, considering the nature of the Windows browser market, a Mac edition could have doubled their share over a Windows version alone.

Unfortunately, they weren't the only ones. That's business, that's life. Whining won't change a thing, and certainly won't make you any friends.

You do have to wonder what, exactly, they though was going to come of a hissy-fit. Maybe they should threaten Microsoft too; if they're so sure it will have the desired result, then it follows that it will double their chances of killing a competing browser. Still 2x zero is still zero.

The real issue here is Apple's marketing clout, which is formidable. Every "iApp" and high-end commercial program Apple is promoting existed as another product in the marketplace before it came in-house. If Opera Mac had been develped even a little earlier, chances are Steve would have cut them a big cheque instead.
 

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On another note, it appears Opera moved very quickly to shut down the security flaws reported earler. A patch which is supposed to correct each flaw identified was posted within about 24 hours.
 

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I never cared for Opera on Windows OR Mac OS.

Besides, I have OmniWeb, Safari, IE and Chimera. That's more than enough browsers, methinks.
 
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