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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by agrouf on Tue 4th Sep 2007 14:20 UTC
agrouf
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2006-11-17

>> I really wonder how could Firefox spread so much even though unless you use extensions (which few do) it's really inferior to Opera (sluggish).

GPL compatible license ==> included in most distros

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by kiz01 on Tue 4th Sep 2007 14:57 in reply to "RE RE"
kiz01 Member since:
2005-07-06

So what your saying is that, similar to IE, the popularity of Firefox is not due to technical excellence but to the fact that it's bundled with just about every linux distro? Oh the irony!

All joking aside, Firefox is a simple, easy to use browser. It obtained "critical mass" while Opera was still an ad-supported browser and I think that's the real reason it became so popular.

Personally, I prefer Opera (I even paid for it before it became free)for it's speed, configurability, and its great features (gestures, ad-blocking, tabs, session saving, etc.). It's exciting to see it moving forward.

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