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Old 06-23-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
I hate to even assume something so absurd, but it seems to me that it's a battle of numbers. Opera is at version 11, Chrome is at 12, and IE is almost at 10. To the ordinary user, Firefox 4 might not seem so impressive.
Maybe, but I think that's too simple of an explanation. And Opera never did play the numbers game. The only time they change the number is when something drastically changes the browser in a very visible or functional way to the end user. Even then they primarily do incremental .01 style updates for security fixes, and .1 for functionality or feature adds. Opera 11.11 is the current version...

Originally Posted by marfig View Post
Personally I think it's marketing cave-in to user demands.
I 100% agree with you. Either that, or they were getting desperate to find new ways to pull new users in. Probably both. Either way, it sure doesn't help my opinion of their software any...
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