pkaster - 7:20 pm on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
@albo: Having unfinished software taking over your settings is dangerous. It is exactly because of user-friendliness that Opera is set to not potentially destroy your settings just because you wanted to test a beta version.
@Fotiman: Yes, Opera announced 100 million earlier this year, but now they have grown above 140 million. They said so in their quarterly financial report. And yes, you can mix mobile and desktop stats if you are talking about users in general. It kind of puts things in perspective. People are focusing solely on the desktop and North America, and that is a huge mistake, especially because browsing from mobile phones is groing much faster than PCs. Also, the notion of a "mobile web" is dead. Mobile browsers today don't access WAP sites. They access the full web. If they accessed a separate mobile web it might make sense to separate them, but site owners have to take mobile browsers into consideration today.
@kaled: You will only be counted as a user if you actually use Opera (and enable automatic updates). And your claim that Opera Software doesn't even try to make the software easy to use has already been refuted. I did point out how they have changed their shortcuts in the past to align them with other browsers, didn't I? Is there any particular reason why you have to repeat claims that have already been refuted?
It's one thing to disagree with what a company does. It's another thing completely to start spreading FUD about them because they don't do exactly as one personally wants them to.