Posted by: Anonymous
on June 23, 2008 04:22 PM
I like free and open source software as much as the next geek, but try and be realistic here. 99% of the computer using population _just doesn't care_ about availability of source code. Computers and the programs we run on them are just tools. Not a philosophy, religion or a way of life. Hell, I'd go so far as to say that most people who use open source software wouldn't know what to do with the source code for anything larger than a "hello world" app, and are not inclined to learn, be it because they're busy with other interests or again, just don't care.
Opera should be judged on its usefulness, speed, security record, standards compliance and ease of use before anything else. And in my experience with it, its been a fantastic browser.