Opera 8 - Why is it so highly rated?

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  1. Warpy

    Warpy Well-Known Member

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    The software can be located here: Opera 8. Just curious as to what makes this web browser any better than the rest, such as firefox. Interested to see some points of view from DH members.
     
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    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Its a much better browser than either IE or Firefox. Its more standards compliant than either (proven http://webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html ), renders faster and once you get used to the way it works its hard to go back to either - I adore the mouse gestures. Its also one of the most secure browsers available for windows.
     
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    ^^ what he said, plus the meGuido theme rocks :)
     
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    I use the same theme, its great.
     
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    I like Opera, but always keep going back to Firefox. I never was a big fan of mouse gestures either.
     
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    Really? I find it hard to use a browser without them now. Firefox is actually my least favourite browser out of them all, I quite liked it a while ago but recent builds have been less than great IMO.
     
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    [hobo]eclipse ...just bummin 'round

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    is this the one that runs adds unless u pay?? im lookin to move away from firefox, i really enjoy the tabs and IE turns me off without these, does opera use tabs?
     
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    I am going to give this a broswer a try, it sounds like I may be missing out aomething worthwhile here :)
     
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    Are there any apps that I can use to tweak this browser, I know the firefox program has a few to render pages quicker...?
     
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    In my experience, once you move away from IE the rest is just personal preference. I don't like opera because I do like extensions and don't like ads if I don't feel like paying to use it. Some people swear by it tho. I like to call these people "operies" and pretend they live in a giant tree with the gnomes and magical pixies. Sometimes they speak to me and they tell me I'll never amount to anything and that the camaro in my driveway is never going to get a good paint job if I don't stop my drinking. Then the orderlies give me my meds and everything is alright again.
     
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    riles9262 Driverheaven brewmaster

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    For me opera already renders faster than any other browser, even firefox with that tweak applied. The new default interface makes it a lot easier to get into the browser and get working without having to spend an hour tweaking it (unlike previous versions). Most options (outside maybe adblock) are already integrated into the browser without having to install extra extensions. Mouse gestures are great as always and I cannot live without them :) And last, I just love the presentation of the browser.
     
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    What is wrong with the lastest builds. I don't gestures for two specific reasons.


    1. I never liked fighting games because I hate to have to remember combos.

    2. If I were to get used to them I couldn't use the browser on every computer I use. For example the Natural MS keyboard, yes nice ergonomic feel but every computer I use doesn't have one of those keyboards.

    As long as I have my back & forward buttons I'm happy. I also think the price is a little steep for a web browser.
     
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    i like both FF and opera,
    however i find FF is better, mainly because

    1) its free
    2) It has the greatest extension support
    3) NO ADS!!!

    however opera does have some nifty things, like voice commands and new torrent manager (which sux0rs btw)

    However i like that FF is open source, so i can tweak it to make it faster for my pc :D

    HOWEVER
    NEVER EVER
    EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVEN ON DRUGS, CONSIDER USING IE!!! EVEN V7 SUCKS!!!!

    Its a mainstream app that most people use, so more hackers are going to make stuff specifically for ie, and M$ slow aproach to updating its protection values is too slow.

    order of preference

    1)Firefox
    2)Opera (payed version)
    3)Opera (add version)
    4)safari
    5)netscape
    ...
    infinite)IE
     
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    M8 gnomes and pixies speaking to you ..................It's not the browser buddie :eek: :D :rofl: It may be the BOOZE :confused:
     
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    what is the differnece with the paid version of Opera and the non-paid version of Opera. I like FireFox by far. The only time i use IE is for Windows Updates and Housecall.
     
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    Good call............Is the paid for version better or not ?
     
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    This reminds me ssoooooooooo much of the NeoPlanet browser....I have seen this before...
     
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