I never tried Opera.Steel_Avatar said:I know it's good. I use it normally. But I'm trying out Opera 8.0 (non-ad version), and I'm wondering what people think of it as a browser.
If you only want Opera info, here's my take. It is Firefox with mouse gestures and voice commands. That's it. The render engine is nearly identical in terms of final product and overall pages load just about the same speed. Opera's claim to fame of "Fastest browser on Earth" is kinda misleading. Yes you start seeing content faster, but you use more CPU cycles to get it done. It does the exact same thing Firefox hack of about:config does, you see stuff faster but you see all of it later.plasmo said:IE good, Firefox bad
editing HTML (gogo Notepad)Gogo built in HTML editor with tag hilighting
ftp Web ftps work in FF too
yahoo games (chess, poker, etc) you win there, but sites are chaning to accommodate FF
proprietary email server works better with IE Not sure what you mean here
new windows in Firefox load blank rather than with the same pagechange your settings
mouse-wheel scrolling goes farther down the page in IE (easier to read long articles) Again look at the settings
Firefox pages more likely to not load because of time out First person I have ever heard say that
Firefox occasionally stops and has to be 'nudged along' by going to another site in a different window Again only person I have ever heard say that
Firefox good, IE bad
prevents way more pop-ups than IE
no spyware, etc that I got with IE Less, sure. All of it, no.
extensions (ForecastFox, StumbleUpon, ieview)
takes longer to load because of extensions and such Same with toolbars in IE.
number of hours wasted using StumbleUpon User stupidity
If Omniweb can't be used on Windows XP
Omniweb = nice paint job on a broken down Ford Pinto
Translation: I've never used it so it must suck!
You move your mouse in a certain pattern and it will close a tab or open a new window. Personally I find them to be slow and inefficient, I prefer keyboard shortcuts. Some people just love using that damned mouse though.5Ws said:Care to explain "mouse gesture" anyone?
There are no advantages unless you like talking to your computer or unless you think it's cool to use something just because it's not mainstream (in which case you should probably readjust your values rather than switch broswers)?Steel_Avatar said:Not to be ungrateful, but the whole damned point of my saying "Don't tell me how good Firefox is" was because I already ****ing know. I'm asking about Opera.