Linked by addoula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC
Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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by Anonymous Coward on Wed 6th Oct 2010 10:10 UTC
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Careful all of you nay-sayers. Opera fans are just as venomous as Apple fans.

I used Opera 3.62 way back, but could just never get used to it on the desktop. Granted it has a lot going for it, and invented many features people love, but it's not open source, not very extensible, and their CEO never went swimming when everyone downloaded it to see him swim.

On the other hand, I have a crappy Win Mobile phone that Opera Mobile runs great on.

I really have no major gripes with Opera, but it won't be my default browser (nor will Chrome) as long as it doesn't offer what Firefox does for debugging websites. (Web Developer, ColorZilla, MeasureIt, FireBug, DOM Inspector, Server Spy, etc)

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RE: Venom
by PresentIt on Wed 6th Oct 2010 19:06 in reply to "Venom"
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Opera fans are just as venomous as Apple fans.

But nothing compared to Firefox fans:

Several users complained that the Firefox community has a bad attitude.

"I encountered a surprising amount of hostility from the admins when I decided to post what I thought was a new issue as a new bug. The admins told me I was wasting their time and that I should search the bug database before posting. Anyway, this attitude seems fairly common among open-source folks. I think the problem is that although you can find all kinds of people who want to do the programming, nobody wants to do support or documentation on open source projects, particularly as they will not be paid for it. In my opinion, this will prevent open-source solutions from ever going fully mainstream," said user Jeff Rivett.

"Firefox is slow, slower than IE, way slower than Opera," said user Gord Braun. "Mostly though, it's the foaming-at-the-mouth FF fans who keep me turned off on the browser. Imo, Firefox is like Linux — more religion than reality."

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RE[2]: Venom
by Anonymous Coward on Wed 6th Oct 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE: Venom"
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But nothing compared to Firefox fans:

You'll get no argument from me.

Way too many take things like this way too seriously, or get all offended when you tell them their work is buggy.

With web browsers, I usually suggest people try a Chromium build (not Chrome!), Opera, and Firefox and choose what they prefer.

As a user, I prefer Opera and Chromium, as a developer I prefer Firefox.... my biggest requirement user side is that it runs on Linux and Windows.... which usually also means it runs on a Mac.

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