Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2007 11:48 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software Opera has released an alpha build of their upcoming 9.5 release. "Following the release of Opera 9 last year, we re-wrote Opera's rendering engine for the coming Opera 9.5 release. As a result, Opera 9.5 contains more than a year's worth of speed, standards and performance improvements."
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Opera's interface
by terog on Tue 4th Sep 2007 17:16 UTC
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My main gripe about Opera is it's interface - it doesn't "blend in" at all on any platform. By this I mean that the widgets, icons and the file dialog look, feel and behave different than the platform's native ones.

Firefox is a bit better in this regard (esp. in widgets), but nowhere near perfect and with version 2 it became worse (e.g. the look of tabs).

Now, please don't tell me about skins. They're not a solution to this problem (or problems). They're actually the source of this problem (at least partly).

I know there are native browsers like Konqueror, Epiphany, Kmeleon and Camino, but these just don't cut it. None of them have anywhere near the features and/or usability you get with Firefox or Opera.

As I'm mainly a KDE user, I have high hopes that Konqueror in KDE4 will be a truly great browser. Unfortunately it will still not have anything comparable to Firefox extensions (AFAIK).

Edited 2007-09-04 17:18 UTC

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