Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 21:41 UTC
Opera Software eWeek reviews Opera 9, and is full of praise: "It's a good bet that if you want to see the features that other Web browsers will be adding in a year or two, you should download Opera 9, which was released on June 20. The free Opera 9 is available in Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD and Mac OS X versions. In our tests, we found Opera 9 to be one of the best Web browsing tools we've used in a long time, which is why we are giving Opera 9 an eWEEK Labs Analyst's Choice award." They have a set of screenshots as well.
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RE[2]: Sounds about right
by edwdig on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Sounds about right"
edwdig
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2005-08-22

What opera needs, is more press.
I think that is the reason for firefox's success, otherwise it would have been just another good browser.


Definitely. What's the single biggest difference between FireFox and the Mozilla suite before the focus on FireFox? Marketing. FireFox has had all sorts of marketing campaigns to drive it. The old Mozilla download page was full of warnings "This is a development product. Don't use it unless you know what you're doing! We're not responsible if it erases your hard disk!"

That said, I haven't tried Opera 9 yet, but 8's window management drove me crazy. It was either all tabs or no tabs. I want to mix between the two, and even more importantly, I want things like History and Bookmark Management in seperate windows, not in tabs/sidebars (FireFox needs to learn that too).

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RE[3]: Sounds about right
by Vorbisophile on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 12:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds about right"
Vorbisophile Member since:
2006-01-06

I don't quite understand what you mean by it's window management not letting you do what you state? e.g. You just hit ctrl-N for a new window, and there you have a new window in this new window you can then hit ctrl-alt-H and suddenly that window is your History, and you can go back to you original window and keep it as just websites? It's been like that since 8, and I'm pretty sure I remember 7 also allowing you to do that.

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