Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 17:59 UTC
Opera Software "With Opera recently releasing their web browser completely free of Ads, it is a good time to let the truth be told. Not only is Opera faster then Firefox in all performance areas, it is much more secure and more compliant."
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FF has more functionality
by Wondercool on Thu 5th Jan 2006 04:50 UTC
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As a long time Opera user (version 2 or 3, since 1998) my story is completely different. I switched to FF recently and it's not because FF is quicker or even better out of the box.

One word: Extensions.

Adblock Filterset updater
Google Customize
Cookie Permit (yes Opera can do this one but not intuitively and on the fly)

Opera just doesn't have this functionality, even almost everyone begs on the Opera forums for them.
(Yes, some will point out you can use a proxy or user JS, but it's incredibly tough)

And then I have a couple of extensions to make FF behave like Opera:

All-in-One Sidebar
All-in-One Gestures
Tab Mix Plus

Is it slower? yes. Is it a memory hog? Yes

But boy what is the internet beautiful without ads.

I also think that FF has more future because of its extension framework. Somehow Opera is focused on features I am not interested in like mail/news clients

No doubt I will try Opera again, but I have a heavy heart.

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