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Opera to 'reinvent the web' in four days • The Register

Opera Software has told the world it will soon "reinvent the web."

With a cryptic post to its website - at the url Opera Software - the Norwegian outfit claims this epic feat will be accomplished in less than four days. "On June 16th at 9:00am (CEDT)," the post reads, "we will reinvent the web."

We asked Opera to explain itself, and it seems the company will reinvent the net with a webcast. "With 15 years of continuous innovation, Opera will introduce a technology that will forever change the fundamental fabric of the Web," reads an email from the company. "Join us at this exclusive video-based press briefing for a glimpse of the future of Web computing and one of Opera's most significant innovations to date."

We'll fill on in on this supposedly net-shattering technology as soon as the cast hits the web - or maybe before, if we can get someone to talk.
In a recent Tweet, Opera browser designer Jon Hicks says the company has managed to shrink the net down to the size of your thumb .
"We've put the internet on a USB stick," he writes, "so that you can always have a connection wherever you are!" But we're taking this with a grain of salt.

Opera's teaser page includes a graphic that would seem to indicate the pending announcement has something to do with the cloud. But since since the digerati insist on using the moniker to describe almost anything, this isn't very helpful either.

The teaser comes just days after Opera unveiled the first edition of Opera 10, which includes a server-side technology dubbed Turbo, designed to speed page loads on slow networks. So we can't expect a new browser on Tuesday. But the Opera faithful don't know what to expect.

"The page suggests it's something about web clouds... a large update to Link, perhaps?," asks one user, referring to an service that lets you sync your browser bookmarks and other data via the web. "Although that would be great (settings sync, password sync, cookies sync, rss feeds sync etc), it's hardly 'reinvention.'

"My other idea is that Opera is out of server capacity for Turbo, and wants all Opera users with fast connections to be a part of the global Opera Turbo farm, to compress and push out lofi-web to people with slow connections. Nah. P:

Or perhaps MS has given in, and start providing Windows with IE and Opera... freedom to choose between them? Extremely unlikely."
That, at least, we can be sure of.
 

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So instead of having a good idea and taking everyone by surprise "omg this is great opera is the best11!1!1" they end up making an outrageous claim that they won't be able to back up. So now we won't think "Hey that's cool, go Opera!" we'll just go "Yeah... Reinventing the web my butt".
 

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OMG, Opera bought UAC and is releasing it next Tuesday. "/
yeah right.
like S.T.A.R.S. will sell his ground-breaking project and miss his chance to be the next Bill Gates :nono:

"Hey that's cool, go Opera!" we'll just go "Yeah... Reinventing the web my butt".
indeed.

and saying its "one of Opera's most significant innovations to date" just proves to us it won't be anything revolutionary.

can anybody name any other "significant innovation" opera came up with that nobody else did?
i sure can't...
 

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Hmm...looks to me as if they are just trying to create more hyper around Opera turbo.
 

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uhh....that's not ridiculous, Firefox has set a world record.
There wasn't a download record before though... so they just created a record which isn't very amazing.

Say for example I wanted to set the record for most eggs thrown at a cat -- it wouldn't be that hard since there isn't a preexisting official record.
 
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