What's up with that?
Unless the RIAA subtly change the music to fingerprint every CD uniquely, and then track from the point of sale with your information and watch for that fingerprint on the internet. (Dang, haven't quite got the conspiracy theory thing down quite yet!)
I'm not sure that using a TechCrunch story to verify a TechCrunch story is any sort of unbiased confirmation. Also, a picture of an email is not the type of "proof" that I'd be willing to accept from anyone I knew personally, let alone a provocative website.
(Unless it changed really significantly with release 11.)
With MathML coming into other browsers - okay, it came into Opera - I really don't see anything to promote Amaya any more.
Other features include a spell checker and auto updating.
Firefox had this years ago, seriously is this accurate, Opera just got these?
This is somewhat inaccurate. Opera has had spell check for some time. (Can't recall how long, sorry.) The new part is that checking is done in-line, as you type. (I think I prefer the spell check on demand version.)
As well, Opera will currently check for updates periodically. The new auto-update is done for you, without you needing to confirm the update. (Again, I think I prefer the old way.)
As someone said in this thread Opera bashing is always popular. If you comment that a great number of the Firefox addons are there to compensate for features that Opera has, but Firefox out-of-the-box lacks, you get modded to oblivion. Try saying that Chrome's tendancy to phone home is creepy. (Has that been fixed? I de-installed it as soon as I saw what was happening when I typed in the address bar and will not install it until that is off by default.)
To be or not to be, that is the bottom line.