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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Facebook also Doesn’t Support Opera - Is Opera Abolished?


Is Opera going to be abolished very soon? It was my first thought when I saw that I can’t login to Facebook on Opera. You can’t even type in your Email address in the login field of Facebook, while you are on Opera! I am sure that Facebook knows this and is fine with it. So is it an indication that like several others, Facebook also doesn’t care about Opera users.

When Yahoo! preferred to put Opera out of their supported browsers list, may be that was the mere beginning. A beginning of the end of Opera? Google also doesn’t support Opera for many of its applications. So is it a harsh truth that in the age of Web Applications, Opera is going to be abolished by all?


It is not an astonishing fact that a browser which has the lowest performance with JavaScript will not be a winner of the browsers war. And may be the end of Opera is heading soon. But still I think Opera has a considerable share for Mobile Apps. Opera mini may be much more successful in this matter. Opera for mobiles has reached million of mobiles and is running quite fair till now, though Google Chrome and Safari are also not much behind in this matter.

Whatever be the end result, it again shows the moral that whoever is not going to update and refined with respect to the variable needs of time, will be abandoned.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Opera is a fantastic browser, and I would love to continue using it in place of Firefox, but, honestly, they need to drop Presto and switch over to Webkit or Gecko. Then this wouldn't be a problem at all, Opera would be significantly faster, and there would be far fewer stupid rendering and compatibility issues that it currently has to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Opera is the most standards-compliant browser out there. It's a tragic shame that ignorant developer support of bone-headed Internet Explorer hacks is retarding us like this.

Anonymous said...

Opera is the only browser that scores 100% on the ACID3 Web Standards Compliancy test. It's the best browser ever made.

James said...

As far as other browsers go I've stumbled around them until finding Opera, since then I haven't switched and using other browsers makes me wince

Anonymous said...

Facebook is driving me crazy - every day I log in from my Opera browser and find something else doesn't work - today all the feeds have disappeared off my homepage (but they are there if I use a different browser). Before that it was a stedy stream of apps becoming unusable. What the hell is going on??

(edit to add - ironically, this webpage doesn't work in Opera either - the Comment as menu wouldn't work....)

Acmeous said...

Hi Anonymous,
The Comment As menu seems to be working with Opera 9.2, maybe older versions not supporting it.
But its actually not in my hand still as it is provided by Google itself i.e by Blogger. But I may work around this comment section to have my customized one as and when I get some time.
But for now I think its working well.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm now using Opera 10 and I'm having problems now that I haven't had in the past and new problems just keep popping up but I don't think any of these problems with Facebook in Opera are the result of incompetence.

Remember, one of the investors in Facebook is Microsoft.

Opera has caused Microsoft serious grief in the last few years and Microsoft has always been very willing to use questionable or even corrupt and immoral business practices so it wouldn't surprise me if this is payback.

Anonymous said...

my facebook dosn't work on opera 10, i don't know why. please help me...I had the same problem on firefox but I solved it! Report an error and I simply remove but can not in opera 10 because does not exist this solution!

Anonymous said...

opera is fast and is reliable...the war against opera is just not acceptable..and because of this we are somehow also banned from using certain sites including facebook.

Anonymous said...

why is this such a competition between these gigantic companies. opera is the best browser that i have ever used. it should not be banned like this.

Anonymous said...

the worst browsers are IE and firefox.they should be abolished.

Anonymous said...

and yet again another website powered by microsoft proves that opera is the best and has big competitors

IanSolo said...

Can't even get through the login page anymore, it keeps asking for password without any messages i always use Opera and will keep supporting it until the end. Whenever i see a website not working properly with Opera i send a support log. Not not being able to even login from opera is the worse. i wont use IE, it uses over 1GB of RAM after not even 10 minutes of browsing compared to 500Mb with firefox and less than 250MB with opera
Only problem with opera is that the competition have too much money and can control what they want.

Boysie said...

Boysie

I cannot connect my Facebook account with my Opera blog. Whenever I click on "Connect To Facebook" the page seems to load something and then nothing happens! Then I change the browser to Firefox, a log in request popped up and I entered my email & password for FB, but NOTHING HAPPENS EVER.

Anonymous said...

The title of this article annoys me. Opera is not "abolished", just neglected. It figured the developers of Facebook wouldn't support a browser like Opera. There's nothing in it for them! At the end of the day, everything Facebook does is about profits. There's no reason why Facebook shouldn't be compatible with Opera, especially considering that Opera has been CONSISTENTLY one of the safest, standardized, most efficient browsers ever developed.

If I want to use Facebook, I just open FF temporarily. I still use Opera for everything else. I'm not really offended-- Facebook is run by mainstream whores. If Google stops supporting Opera, I will be worried...

Acmeous said...

Yes Anonymous buddy, you are right. Opera had been neglected, but I still do believe that Opera has got good capabilities and can do much better. Just need to be far more better on JS performance.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you use opera and you dont know how to get around this issue?

RIght click when you are on facebook --> Edit Site Preferences -> Network.

While there select Identify or Mask as firefox. Sometimes, Identifying will work just fine.

This shows that these websites deliberately block the browser. Shame on them. I never had any issues with 99% of the web sites using this option.

Elfin Slade said...

I h8 updates. I believe once excellence is reached it must be kept, or else u'll be bugged in mediocrity 4ever. Opera 11.64 rules!

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