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eWeek Magazine picks Opera among the Top Web Technologies of All Time

March 9, 2007

eWeek Magazine Labs Director Jim Rapoza chose the Opera browser among the 30 top web technologies of all time.

“Though never among the leaders in browser market share, Opera was and is one of the most innovative and cutting-edge Web browsers available.”

Back when Opera 9 was released, eWeek Labs gave Opera the Analyst’s Choice award saying “we found Opera 9 to be one of the best Web browsing tools we’ve used in a long time.” I spoke with Jim Rapoza about eWeek’s decision for this award; you can read the transcript here.

To be fair to the other browsers, Opera wasn’t the only browser included in this list, so was Internet Explorer (IE) 3, Lynx, Firefox, Netscape, SpyGlass, ViolaWWW, and Mosaic. Most of them are ancient web browsers, but nonetheless shaped what would become the modern browser of today.

(Thanks to reader Randy Spark for the tip)

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  1. Dane
    March 9, 2007 at 3:44 am

    Let’s see how long it takes for a Firefox fan to take offence in your wording 🙂

  2. March 9, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Dane, I did mention Firefox in my post, precisely to be accurate and fair.

  3. March 9, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I think he ment the comment about most of those browsers beeing ancient. But the keyword is “most”, not all. 🙂

    I bet we will se OM in that list soon too. It’s a gift to the internet and it’s evolution.

    – ØØ –

  4. March 10, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    im waiting for opera update 10
    who know when is the next update?

  5. March 10, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    mike, the next “major” update to Opera will be Opera 9.5. 🙂

  6. Dane
    March 11, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Daniel, i know, i was referring to the “ancient web browsers” remark 🙂

    I know it was unintentional, i was just making a little joke there 🙂

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