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Opera Software "With Opera recently releasing their web browser completely free of Ads, it is a good time to let the truth be told. Not only is Opera faster then Firefox in all performance areas, it is much more secure and more compliant."
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Firefox as a platform
by Larz on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:29 UTC
Larz
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2006-01-04

I have tried Opera at numerous times, but I always end up going back to Firefox. Even with my recent dissapointment in FF 1.5 (unstable + memory hog) I havenīt changed browser.

Its not that Opera is not a great browser - it certainly is. It has more to do with the fact, that FF has become a platform itself, with all its great extensions.

That is IMHO why FF is getting harder and harder to beat.

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RE: Firefox as a platform
by Joe User on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:36 in reply to "Firefox as a platform"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

That is IMHO why FF is getting harder and harder to beat.

What extensions do you use that provide features that Opera doesn't have out of the box?

FYI, in Firefox I only use sessionsaver and mousegestures extensions. It would be nice if this came by default in Firefox.

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RE[2]: Firefox as a platform
by Celerate on Wed 4th Jan 2006 19:32 in reply to "RE: Firefox as a platform"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

"What extensions do you use that provide features that Opera doesn't have out of the box?"

Adblock and noscript over here. Opera might be able to provide a blunt "block all such content" option, but in Firefox using these plugins I can block only certain graphics based on filters (no more annoying flashing graphic/flash player ads for me), and using noscript I can block specific domains without blocking Javascript altogether, and all with very convenient access to both options.

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RE: Firefox as a platform
by sanjaya5 on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:46 in reply to "Firefox as a platform"
sanjaya5 Member since:
2006-01-04

The plug-in architecture is great, but if and if only not too excessive.

The problem with it: incompatibilities between version (and minor version!) and with other plug-ins.

Another example: Eclipse, which has a great architecture that allows everyone to extend easily but try it if you need some features that are only as plugins, than you will understand what I mean. And it is worse if you work in a team which everyone do not has exactly plugins what you have. Even a small different can result that a project can't be opened on other systems! It is really a nightmare!

I myself prefer an integrated monolithic system which has some interfaces for plugins to extend it but guarantee that no plugins can bring it down (stable).

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