Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 22:57 UTC, submitted by irbis
Opera Software "Tabs. Mouse gestures. User-agent switcher. Dedicated transfer window. Pop-up blocking and javascript abuse filtering. Integrated search box. Page zoom. Session saver. Chew on those features. We'll be coming back to them."
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live bookmarks
by Yamin on Thu 31st Jan 2008 00:07 UTC
Yamin
Member since:
2006-01-10

This article is very accurate.
I've installed opera...but I still use firefox. My reason, as sad as it is:
Opera does not have live bookmarks for rss feeds.

I don't know. Every else seems to like separate rss readers...but I just like live bookmarks. I plop them onto my bookmark toolbar and I can check the feeds without leaving the current tab or opening up anything new.

I think it's just how I've gotten used to it. But again, that's the point of the article...it's a better GUI because that's how I've always used it.

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RE: live bookmarks
by sappyvcv on Thu 31st Jan 2008 00:34 in reply to "live bookmarks"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

The way I do feeds is via the mail/feeds panel. To show the panel, I do a quick mouse gesture, and the same to hide it. It tells me if I have new mail or any of my feeds are updated. I like it better than the live bookmarks. I don't have to move my mouse to a specific spot and click. Just hold the mouse button down for a split second while doing a quick gesture.

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RE: live bookmarks
by Liquidator on Thu 31st Jan 2008 12:20 in reply to "live bookmarks"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Opera does not have live bookmarks for rss feeds.

Opera does have RSS feeds, it's in its mail client. Personally I think it makes a lot more sense to have news feeds in the email client than in the toolbar. It's much more organized and easier to read.

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RE[2]: live bookmarks
by VManOfMana on Thu 31st Jan 2008 20:17 in reply to "RE: live bookmarks"
VManOfMana Member since:
2006-11-01

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Opera does have RSS feeds, it's in its mail client.
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The parent post did not say that Opera doesn't support RSS feeds.

He said Opera doesn't has Live Bookmarks for RSS feeds..

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Personally I think it makes a lot more sense to have news feeds in the email client than in the toolbar. It's much more organized and easier to read.
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Live bookmarks are a very simple implementation for RSS, but very convenient if all you need is a quick inspection of the latest headlines, without putting the current document out of focus. RSS are often use to syndicate web content, so why take them out of the browser? They are not e-mail, nor newsgroup postings.

In terms of personal preference, if better organization is a necessity, I'd rather use a standalone aggregator.

Edited 2008-01-31 20:30 UTC

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