The End

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Opera-DeathAfter many years of using Opera and My Opera, seeing it succumb to the corporate pressures was very sad. Opera was the best browser and had a great community. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Now Iโ€™m starting the new year with a new browser SeaMonkey, and a new blog host WordPress, and hopefully I can find a new community with them.

Now that Iโ€™m done with Opera and My Opera, it doesnโ€™t mean Iโ€™ll stop lurking and posting in the forum and other blogs. Plus Iโ€™ll add new entries to the old blog linking to my new. ๐Ÿ™‚

The cool thing about WordPress is that you can also post using different accounts like your Google, Facebook and Twitter. Plus, anonymous posting is allowed too! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Welcome here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It is time now to abandon ship



It is time now to abandon ship My Opera! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I wouldn’t say I am surprised with the decision of closing down My Opera. But it is the sad conclusion after more than a year of Opera’s bad decisions, starting with Jon S. von Tetzchner leaving, the Unite, M2, and Presto fiasco, etc… ๐Ÿ˜ก

One thing, after many years of using Opera, (since version 3, and starting with 5 as a default browser) I no longer use it. I uninstalled everything Opera and moved to SeaMonkey for good. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ In a way I went back to my previous browser Netscape. :mrgreen:

As for this blog, I might move to WordPress or another blog hosting. I don’t know yet. It’s just a silly little Batman blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

27888261ย Opera Desktop Team:
Important announcement about your My Opera account

Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV-WebTV

I remember the days of WebTV fondly. ๐Ÿ˜€ I used to have a Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus and I use it as a real computer for many years. In a way it was my first Laptop because I used to take it around to friends houses, hotels, etc… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After the Micro$oft acquisition of WebTV the name was changed to MSN TV, and Micro$oft did what they always do. ๐Ÿ™„ Squeeze all the goods till there’s nothing left of the original company. Then close down what’s remaining and isn’t profitable. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Although, I am surprise that it lasted this long. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

For me WebTV will always be my LBB (little black box). ๐Ÿ™‚

The look of the WebTV interface in the mid 1990s


Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus

Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus Keyboard


Opera Presto 1994-2013

Opera-PrestoOpera had shot themselves in the foot by striping all the features that made them so special. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The separation of M2 from the browser was the last straw for me after the Unite disappointment. ๐Ÿ˜ก

I still will use Opera 12.15 till support ends, but it is going to be hard moving my mail to another program. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I have used M2 for many years and I have become comfortable using it as part of the browser. The only other option I see out there is probably SeaMonkey. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


R.I.P. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It is Time

It is time to support Marriage Equality.

I am a straight man happily married to my wife, and I never understood what is it that same-sex couples could do to affect people like me. They deserve the same rights that I have.

It is time to let people find happiness regardless of sex, race, or whatever. We are living in the twenty-first century, but sometime it feels like we are in the dark ages. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I think Batman will agree with me. ๐Ÿ˜Ž