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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More questions
by Fergy on Wed 6th Oct 2010 12:47 UTC
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I have more questions than answers after the article.
- You chose Firefox over Opera because of tabs but Opera was the first browser with tabs.
- You chose Firefox over Opera because it was clean but you like that Opera includes mail, IRC, notes, torrent etc.
- You claim that Opera doesn't have any serious performance problems whereas Firefox 3.x and IE8 do but Firefox 3.6 separates plugins from the main process so would do better than Opera. And Chrome has everything separate so is even better.
- You complain a lot about default choices that don't perfectly suit you but do you really expect Opera to chose your defaults?

Chose Chrome for speed, Firefox for extensibility and Opera if you are in between ;)

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RE: More questions
by PresentIt on Wed 6th Oct 2010 19:02 in reply to "More questions"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

You chose Firefox over Opera because it was clean but you like that Opera includes mail, IRC, notes, torrent etc.

The thing about Opera's features is that they are disabled by default, and stay out of the way until you actually enable them manually.

You claim that Opera doesn't have any serious performance problems whereas Firefox 3.x and IE8 do but Firefox 3.6 separates plugins from the main process so would do better than Opera. And Chrome has everything separate so is even better.

That doesn't change the fact that Opera performs better, especially on slower computers.

Separate processes causes more overhead, and thus worse performance.

Chose Chrome for speed, Firefox for extensibility and Opera if you are in between ;)

Actually, Opera is faster than Chrome.

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RE[2]: More questions
by Fergy on Wed 6th Oct 2010 20:41 in reply to "RE: More questions"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Actually, Opera is faster than Chrome.

Please run the kraken benchmark in 1 tab and a full hd video in flash and then try to surf in a third tab. That is the reason why I would call Chrome faster. Not because you get a slightly higher score on sunspider.

Edited 2010-10-06 20:41 UTC

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