Opera and FreeBSD
jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Nov 20 08:23:13 PST 2006
On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 02:23:21PM +0100, Anna Rajsman wrote:
> Hi again,
> I would like to apologize for the confusion I caused on Friday.
> Please read my explanation in my blog:
> Once again I am very sorry!
Learn something every day.
Now, you are aware of FreeBSD - the premier UNIX OS for servers (as apposed
While you are at it, you might want to become familar with
the FreeBSD 'ports' system, from which FreeBSD users can
build and install Opera.
> Best regards,
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 22:43:31 +0100, Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> wrote:
> >"Ion-Mihai "IOnut" Tetcu" <itetcu at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> >>"Anna Rajsman" <annara at opera.com> wrote:
> >>> We would like to ask you if you would like to distribute the
> >>> Opera browser with your OS? Or maybe you are doing it already?
> >>> Would you like to sign a distribution agreement with Opera?
> >>Opera is in our ports framework, both the native version and the linux
> >>version (both maintainers CC'ed). I don't know offhand if we distribute
> >>the binaries on our CD images; from reading the licence I don't see the
> >>any requirement to have a signed agreement for this, but if this is not
> >>the case please let me know.
> >>I am using Opera as my primary browser since v3 or something, but I am
> >>a little disappointed the the problems we're seeing on FreeBSD are
> >>rarely addressed. And indeed the binaries you're producing are for
> >>FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x while we will release 6.2 in a month.
> >Speaking as a very happy Opera user, anything we can do to
> >improve our (FreeBSD's) relationship with Opera is a huge win
> >for us both. If it takes a signed agreement to make that
> >relationship "official", I am all for it. Also, I hope that
> >will result in improved support for the FreeBSD version of
> >Opera and in turn we can provide testing, feedback, etc. to
> >For me firefox-2.0 is still nowhere near as good as Opera and
> >I'd like to see Opera get even better! Also, on FreeBSD the
> >FreeBSD version uses less resources than the linux version.
> >More generally I think we ought to get into such agreements
> >with more companies. Particularly companies like Adobe as
> >Flash is getting more and more pervasive (I understand that
> >moving big comapnies can be very hard which is why we should
> >first embrace as many smaller companies as we can and loudly
> >proclaim such agreements on www.freebsd.org).
> Anna Rajsman, Marketing and Sales Assistant
> Tel: +47 2416 4354, mailto:Anna.Rajsman at opera.com
> Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com
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