Google Half-Disses Opera - Again
Sunday, September 27, 2009 8:16:43 PM
What's wrong with this picture?
Opera isn't listed as a super-fast, standards-based, easy-to-code-for, advanced browser in the browser-choice pop-up... Lame. (It's not as if the inventor of CSS, Håkon Wium Lie, works at Opera...oh, wait, he does.) This used to be a problem with another huge company in the past.
While all's fair in love & war, web interoperability is critically important to browser users (whether they know it or not), web developer ease, browser-maker sanity, and ensuring the beneficial, not detrimental, network effects of the Internet as a whole.
Meanwhile, a Google spokesperson replied to The Register saying:
"While we encourage users to use a more modern and standards compliant browser such as Firefox, Safari, OPERA or Google Chrome rather than a plug-in, for those who don't, Google Chrome Frame is designed to provide better performance, strong security features, and more choice to both developers and users, across all versions of Internet Explorer."