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Opera for PPC Linux to be discontinued

imageSad news for PPC Ubuntu users everywhere (admittedly we’re a minority, but we do exist!) Opera have announced that Opera 10.6x will be the last version of the browser to support the PowerPC architecture on both Linux and Mac.

This follows Mozilla’s announcement that Firefox 4 is ‘unlikely’ to support PPC.

The Opera team cite the reason that only 0.1% of all Opera use PPC – a figure I have no trouble believing since the Mozilla-based Camino browser is more popular with users of OS X PPC and for Linux users Firefox affords – and by relieving themselves of its burden they can “focus… on our high quality browser to make sure that it meets the need of the modern web browser user on the popular architectures.”