Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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RE[4]: problem with opera
by Johann Chua on Tue 28th Jul 2009 09:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: problem with opera"
Johann Chua
Member since:
2005-07-22

True, for the desktop version...now. For the longest time it was ad-supported unless you paid for a license.

Haven't tried Opera Mobile or Mini so I don't know how good they are, but I gave up on the desktop version's cluttered default UI. Sure, I could customize it, but frankly I had very little incentive for doing so.

Firefox is a RAM hog, but at least the default UI makes sense to me. Wouldn't use Firefox without any extensions, though.

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RE[5]: problem with opera
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 15:24 in reply to "RE[4]: problem with opera"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

So what if Opera wasn't free before? It is now. That's the point.

Opera's UI is cluttered? Yeah, before version 8 perhaps. But since then it has basically looked like any other browser.

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RE[5]: problem with opera
by phoenix on Wed 29th Jul 2009 23:47 in reply to "RE[4]: problem with opera"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Haven't tried Opera Mobile or Mini so I don't know how good they are, but I gave up on the desktop version's cluttered default UI.


Opera Mini is a dream to use on phones with data plans and horrible built-in browsers (like the Sony Ericsson phones). On a screen as small as ~220x160, even sites like Slashdot and OSNews are usable/readable/navigable. The UI is pretty much invisible until you hit one of the phone's menu buttons.

Can't comment on Opera Mobile.

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