So, why do people hate Opera aside from being closed source and the low market share?
After 2 years of Chrome (and randomly switching to firefox to see if it's appealing at all, which it isn't for me as of now), I'm trying Opera, which is pretty similar to Chrome with built in stuff. What's exactly so bad about it?
Look, I can understand that. I'm just saying because some people still don't care about it being closed source but still find it flawed.
I have to say, ever since Opera 11 it was constantly crashing for me. Sure it was good, but it wasn't pleasant to have more than 10 crashes in a single day, every day.
>google search broken
>webm slow af
>most mail sites crash
>uni internal site crash
>recently mediafire and github stop working too
i wish i could be normalfag
Opera is rarely people's first or even second browser so people never end up getting attached to it
Generally people start with IE then realise it's dogshit and the only alternatives seem to be Chrome and Firefox so you just pick a side
Opera used to be the most featureful browser with capabilities you can't even get with addons in other browsers today. (I've tried, and I am about 60%-ish of the way there with Firefox.)
Seriously, the featureset it had was absolutely massive, and the integration between everything worked flawlessly. You could do pretty much anything that involved any combination of its features nearly instantly. And despite this, somehow, Opera was still tiny... The installer for the browser (Not a download shim) was only ~15MB and included everything.
It went from that to a sizable shitty Chrome reskin where you could not even bookmark pages in a single release.
It was terrible. If I wanted Chrome, I'd use Chrome.
I am not the only one who thought this either... Most people who used Opera before this absolutely hated it, and now Opera is not a very well-liked browser except for by people who want a Chrome-like browser without Chrome's additional functionality.
The new Opera was so bad that the former developers (Many of them quit because of the corporate coup d'etat) decided to start making another browser: Vivaldi; which, while another Blink-based browser -- aims to have the featureset of what Opera used to be before it lost its way.
That is why a lot of people hate Opera.