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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RE: Love or hate
by Liquidator on Thu 31st Jan 2008 12:17 UTC in reply to "Love or hate"
Liquidator
Member since:
2007-03-04

I think thats the issue with it and sometimes no matter how good it is, it just dont jell with people.

I know, this is because Opera used to have ads or to be paid, and people got angry at Opera. Their image of evil company has stuck and if there's a browser to hate, no matter how good it is, it's Opera. There's nothing Opera can do at this time. It's a brand recognition problem.

The themes are dull

The themes were dull. Now Opera has native OS integration and you can use skins submitted by users. You can have Opera look like Safari or IE for instance ;)

way to many options

These options are hidden, and shouldn't annoy the average user. And they are essential for power user. Having them out of the box is better than having to go to a web site to download extensions that not always work across upgrades.

lacking linux support

What is missing exactly? I'm using Opera on Linux and it's worked great so far.

You can throw all the innovation and features into Opera but if people just dont like there's not much you can do.

Sadly, this is true.

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RE[2]: Love or hate
by urbanRealist on Fri 1st Feb 2008 05:52 in reply to "RE: Love or hate"
urbanRealist Member since:
2005-12-31

To speak to OS integration, I use Opera precisely because if fits perfectly into my KDE desktop, right down to correctly inheriting transparent menus. I find the user interface to be perfect. The only down side is stability. It crashes more than all the other browsers I use. To rate them from most to least stable:

1. Firefox
2. Safari
3. Opera

So while I continue to user Opera due to its perfect integration with KDE and superior features to Konqueror, I sometimes switch to Firefox when Opera crashes.

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