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: Great browser
by josel on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 07:54 UTC in reply to "Great browser"
josel
Member since:
2005-09-30

It's not faster than firefox! and it never was.I dont know why people keep claiming that and have no numbers to back it up.
Try http://www.numion.com/Stopwatch/ and then lets talk. My results for www.osnews.com : Firefox1,5= 5,272 Opera9=8,570. Its allways been like that - Opera has allways been substantial slower than firefox. I did the same tests 6 months ago and the results where similar. This is on Linux, maybe someone can verify the results on Windows.

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RE[2]: Great browser
by kamil_chatrnuch on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 08:43 in reply to "RE: Great browser"
kamil_chatrnuch Member since:
2005-07-07

it is and always was faster then firefox.

the factors, that may influence your tests:
- the use of caching [did you try it on firefox before?]
- ad blocking [does the firefox show you the ad on top of osnews.com?]
- different ads loaded

i've did a quick test with your site

os: winxp pro sp2
page used: http://diggtheblog.blogspot.com/
constant cpu load: 30%
not pre-cached

opera9 [build 8501]: 1.652
firefox 1.5.0.4. : 2.384
ie 6 [6.0.2900] : 3.985

btw. my take: benchmarks mean nothing, take what works best for you ;)

p.s.
after you try this pages several times [cached], the result will be almost everytime different

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RE[2]: Great browser
by Invincible Cow on Sat 24th Jun 2006 14:13 in reply to "RE: Great browser"
Invincible Cow Member since:
2006-06-24

It's not faster than firefox! and it never was.I dont know why people keep claiming that and have no numbers to back it up.

You should take a look here: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html

Here: http://underscorebleach.net/jotsheet/2005/02/javascript-benchmark-b...

Or actually, Opera seems to be fastest in most if not all tests. What a surprise.

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RE[2]: Great browser
by renox on Sun 25th Jun 2006 16:23 in reply to "RE: Great browser"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

>I dont know why people keep claiming that and have no numbers to back it up.

Simply because it feels faster?
I've tried Opera this afternoon after being annoyed with FF slowness (with no extension present) and I'm switching to Opera, it's much faster: I feel the difference, no need of numbers..

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