Posted by: Anonymous
on June 23, 2008 12:26 AM
Re: "If only it [opera] were free software and open source!"
Are you kidding? I have to say Opera is faster, stabler, more platform independant and has a better UI than any other browser. Why? because it has dedicated developers focusing 100% on it that have a very real (financial) incentive to get it right and listen to their users. You have to ask the question - why do Open Source developers donate their time? Of course it varies, but once averaged, you will find that user satisfaction is not as high a priority as the developer's satisfaction, and thus the user experience will always be inferior.
If Opera was open source, it would not be as good as it is.