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Old 01-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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what's good about Mozilla Opera?

Why would I want to switch from Firefox to Opera? I read the Wikipedia entry, and got the impression that Opera is faster. Can anyone confirm?
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There is no such thing as Mozilla Opera - it's just Opera. I have been trying it for a month or so and it does not seem faster than Firefox. Now I've gone back to Firefox because of some bugs in Opera.
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My mistake. I thought it was a Mozilla browser.
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Opera *is* very fast. Things I like about Opera:

- tabbed browsing
- configurability
- fine tuning of content display such as animated gifs, flash etc.
- doing this PER SITE
- it comes complete
- user agent switching, also per site.

What I have against Mozilla is that you have to load a zillion plugins to get this functionality. And if you have to install all those plugins manually on *every* machine you use, it becomes very tiresome.

I know that since I tried and evaluated it, many features are built-in like tabbed browsing and maybe pop-up blocker and user agent switching. Content managing like those dreadful animations on many web pages is a must. However, for youtube I have them all enabled, and for this site I have them all disabled. I am not sure Mozilla can do that.

Compatibility with IE quirks was better for Mozilla, but since Opera 9.22 this has vastly been improved. Opera states that it is the most W3C compliant browser that exist. (That is actually a DISadvantage. Most web pages are created with a IE quirk compliant editor)



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