Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 15:31 UTC, submitted by KLU9
Opera Software After a long gestation period, Opera has released version 10 of their browser, which comes packed with a whole lot of improvements and new features. It's got a completely new interface, a turbo mode for those days of bandwith drought, automatic updates (finally!), and lots more.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I think he may be refering to the fact that a few websites still do some black magic to determine what mark up to present and fail to understand Opera.

Check out Kentucky fried chickens website www.kfc.com in opera 10. You get redirected to the mobile version of their site. (which oddly enough has nutrition info different than their regular site.)

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rexstuff Member since:
2007-04-06

I think he may be refering to the fact that a few websites still do some black magic to determine what mark up to present and fail to understand Opera.

Check out Kentucky fried chickens website www.kfc.com in opera 10. You get redirected to the mobile version of their site. (which oddly enough has nutrition info different than their regular site.)


By likening it to Internet Explorer? No, I'm pretty sure that's not what he meant. Nor does it address any of his other trollish remarks.

Let's not forget that Opera was the first major browser with tabs and mouse gestures. Or that benchmarks have shown that Opera "...generally outperforms all other browsers..." http://nontroppo.org/timer/kestrel_tests/

The troll's comments are not just baseless, they are actually contrary to the facts.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The troll's comments are not just baseless, they are actually contrary to the facts.


Calm down, he was talking about how the vast majority of websites are designed around Internet Explorer.

You do get better compatibility with IE. You're not going find a site that tells you that your browser is unsupported.

The situation is certainly better than it used to be when everything was designed around IE6 but there are still a lot of websites that don't support minor browsers like opera and chrome.

Edited 2009-09-01 22:05 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Check out Kentucky fried chickens website www.kfc.com in opera 10. You get redirected to the mobile version of their site. (which oddly enough has nutrition info different than their regular site.)


Off topic - "subservient chicken" seems to be still online:

http://www.bk.com/en/us/campaigns/subservient-chicken.html

That being said - anyone prefer Opera 10 on a low-powered (Linux) netbook?

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Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

That being said - anyone prefer Opera 10 on a low-powered (Linux) netbook?


I'm a big fan of Opera on low end hardware like Netbooks. The more efficient use of resources comes into its own, especially if you like to browse with multiple tabs open.

I think Opera's UI can be great for small screens too, at least if you tweak it a bit. The fullscreen mode works well and is nicely configurable, and Fit to Width can by very convenient on some sites.

Then there's ctrl+tab (or right-button+scroll wheel) tab switching, and the window list in the panel (easily hidden when not needed), allowing the tab bar to be removed to save space. With mouse gestures you can get rid of toolbar buttons too if you want a really minimalist interface.

You can strip down the UI in other browsers, but I think that some of Opera's features allow it to maintain greater functionality in that kind of configuration.

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