tedster - 10:47 pm on Nov 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
This might be enough to hold on to their 1% market share but not nearly enough to improve upon it.
I am a major Opera fan, and certainly agree that this new version will hold me. The browser is still the best browsing tool I use - and I use at least 3, often 4 or 5 every day. Mostly, Opera saves me a lot of time, and lets me customize the GUI in ways that fit my work habits. Relearning a keyboard shortcut takes a very small effort, and after all - Opera introduced tabbed browsing in 1995 so the others are just adopting Opera's ideas, not setting any kind of "standard."
I have a custom menu bar that I maintain for accessing the closed tabs, so Opera's adventure in this area doesn't really impact me. But the possibility of true extensions does. I'll bet when the dust clears I'll be able to migrate even more of my daily functions away from Firefox and its [gradually improving] memory problems.
As much as I'd like to see Opera become another major force in the desktop browser market, they are very strong in mobile browsing. So much so that, unless I reset my user-agent, some enterprise sites automatically redirect me to their mobile version!