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    Phoronix: Opera 24 On Chromium Now Available For Linux

    In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcyNzc

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Opera 24 On Chromium Now Available For Linux

    In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcyNzc
    After 10 years of using my favorite browser, I have finally switched fulltime to Firefox.

    One year without support is simply too long, and closed-source browsers are no longer relevant. Bye bye, Opera.

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    • #3
      they are also adding support for PPAPI so you will be able to use flash 14 too like you can with chrome.

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      • #4
        ...but the logo is still the same... /sarcasm

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
          After 10 years of using my favorite browser, I have finally switched fulltime to Firefox. (...) Bye bye, Opera.
          +1. IF and when I'll feel the need to install Chromium on my pc... I'll install Chromium.

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          • #6
            opera still failed

            when opera made the switch from presto to blink rendering engine the failed from the start by simple not bringing back the most important features like great tab management with tab stacking, side bar, bookmarks and removing built in email (never used it my self).

            long live Otter web browser!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post
              they are also adding support for PPAPI so you will be able to use flash 14 too like you can with chrome.
              Flash is more dead than even Opera.

              I haven't installed it for more than a year, and I still haven't found a single website that breaks. Video streaming works out of the box, audio streaming works out of the box, 3d graphics work out of the box - no reason left to use flash anymore. Really happy I don't have to use that buggy, insecure POS anymore.

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              • #8
                Opera is proprietary

                Their vision for an open world?
                Then why is their browser closed?

                Opera can take their proprietary software and shove it!

                I rather use Firefox or Chromium which are free open source software!

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                • #9
                  chromium outperforms firefox on all terms: speed, audio video codecs, appearance. it lacks only some plucins like youtube downloader.

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                  • #10
                    I was a big fan of opera, but ever since they switched to chromium they destroyed everything that made their product good. I've got nothing against chromium, but it was already a relatively limited browser and opera just made it even more difficult to use. I've switched to firefox about a year ago and I don't regret it. There are a couple things here and there that opera did that FF doesn't, but they're not important enough for me to care. Not that the new opera supports those features anyway...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                      After 10 years of using my favorite browser, I have finally switched fulltime to Firefox.

                      One year without support is simply too long, and closed-source browsers are no longer relevant. Bye bye, Opera.
                      Exactly. Also, FF for Android is quite nice (adblock, lastpass, etc. plugin support), and having everything sync across phone/tablet/desktop is a plus.

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                      • #12
                        It emulates the ubuntu interface, so it doesn't intergrate very nicely with anything other than the default ubuntu theme. I seriously don't see why anyone would be using this browser nowadays.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post
                          they are also adding support for PPAPI so you will be able to use flash 14 too like you can with chrome.
                          The problem is not the support for PPAPI, but if Adobe will release a redistributable package with Flash PPAPI like they do with Flash NPAPI.

                          Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                          I was a big fan of opera, but ever since they switched to chromium they destroyed everything that made their product good. I've got nothing against chromium, but it was already a relatively limited browser and opera just made it even more difficult to use. I've switched to firefox about a year ago and I don't regret it. There are a couple things here and there that opera did that FF doesn't, but they're not important enough for me to care. Not that the new opera supports those features anyway...
                          +1. Even Chromium has more features than Opera Chromium-based. I used Opera for 8 years, but I switched to Chromium (also tried Firefox, SeaMonkey, rekonq, QupZilla) after Opera 12.

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                          • #14
                            not working

                            not working for me lol

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                              Flash is more dead than even Opera.

                              I haven't installed it for more than a year, and I still haven't found a single website that breaks. Video streaming works out of the box, audio streaming works out of the box, 3d graphics work out of the box - no reason left to use flash anymore. Really happy I don't have to use that buggy, insecure POS anymore.
                              You mustn't use many websites then as tons still require flash. BBC iplayer, countless other video websites. Once html5 drm is available in all modern browsers flash's death will accelerate very quickly.

                              Originally posted by nachoig View Post
                              The problem is not the support for PPAPI, but if Adobe will release a redistributable package with Flash PPAPI like they do with Flash NPAPI..
                              adobe are working with opera to make flash available for opera. They didn't say if it will be in an installer or if it will be included in the browser like what chrome does. This was announced a few days ago.
                              Last edited by hajj_3; 06-23-2014, 03:11 PM.

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