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Windows 7: Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?


27 May 2012   #11

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I don't see where facebook getting involved necessarily means a death sentence for Opera.


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27 May 2012   #12

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I fear they'd want to turn it into a "social media" browser. With dedicated FB features and such. Their goal would be different then Opera's currently, IMHO. A Guy
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27 May 2012   #13

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Why would they put in facebook features into a browser which typically has a very small amount of market share? They need to keep the facebook features in the facebook website, for those of us who visit the site with IE, FF, Chrome or Safari.
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27 May 2012   #14

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Connect to FB, FB uploader, FB updates in the browser. All seem feasible. I'm not saying it will be the only browser for visiting FB. The small market share would not be their goal, they certainly wouldn't want to acquire a nice little browser to keep it that way. To be honest, I just like Opera as it is, and I don't want to see it become the next FF or Chrome. A Guy
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27 May 2012   #15

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^ I understand. when you find a product and you like it, you don't want it to change. I used to be an ardent fan of Firefox and cannot even believe myself that I don't use it today.
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27 May 2012   #16

 
 

An FB branded browser just reeks of bloat.

There's a lot of features I don't use in Opera as it is. Adding dedicated FB features just adds another layer of crud.


The real answer to 'stick or ditch' can only be answered when actually used if it goes ahead. Until then it's just speculation.

It's still not an appealing idea however.
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