Asa (Mozilla guy) meets Opera

In: Mozilla

15 May 2004

Asa tried the recent Opera 7.5 release and wrote about it in his blog. I won’t jump in and make a debate or express my opinion on his entry nor on the Opera die-hards’ comments (in that same entry) because I’m too worn out to think. But I do think it is interesting to point out the debate for those of you who haven’t seen one of these in the topic of browsers (as opposed to the PC/Mac and Windows/Linux debates).

Asa posts an update later in response to reader comments.

PS. to Blogupdates readers, you’ve probably already followed the goings on at Asa’s weblog, but bear with me – this is for my non-Blogupdates readers. Oh and if I seem to be hogging the top spot in Blogupdates, it’s not me constantly re-posting my entry or doing some silly stuff – I think it’s a bug regarding non-GMT times in the Blogupdates script and have informed Henrik (Gemal) already.

3 Responses to Asa (Mozilla guy) meets Opera

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JT

January 11th, 2005 at 5pm

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Well, Opera has it’s pro’s and con’s, but I hafta say, it’s pro’s far outway it’s con’s. It has the single most customizable IU I think I have ever seen.
Drag-n-drop buttons, ZOOM…NOT just on the pages, but on the buttons them selves, from 40% to 200%, I like the fack that gives me more veiwing area then it apears when first installed. Soon I’ll post a screen shot or two to demonstrate how custom you could make yours. I have toy’d with the idea or actully tried to make Opera6 my Win98se shell, it worked but that version wasn’t as capable, not without extensive work on my part anyway.

As far as light weight programs go, I like Opera’s standfree install. It simply does not intrude into my operating system. Another bonus is , unlike IE, I can’t say that I have ever seen it let in any un-welcome web-soft-sumware-spyware-adware or microshaft crudeware. Further more if you don’t like newer versions of Opera they can all be downloaded from the Opera site via FTP! Oh, and you can install each version in its own folder so you can adjust to newer versions or continue to use an older version for its features. As for the advertising banners well I find them alright, except it is nice to have the space they take up, so buy it!!! or crack it if you want, though your licence, if you buy is good to span 1 or versions.

It is a great tool in WinXP as well, its nice to have something that runs efficiant in a resource hog OS that is bent on killing older OS’s.

And the defualt install of Opera 8b is without side bars and without adbanners!!
So Opera is giving away a free test for you to try, so you can give feedback to aid further development, personaly I like each version of Opera for differant reasons and would like to see all the best features combined it one.

I am still discovering new features in Opera. But as far as convienance Opera is so custom that you can make KB shortcuts any way you like as well as mouse moves and gestures move buttons and remove or ad creat and build bars the way you want for maximum efficiency and or the most powerfull and compelling browsing experiance.
I like the soft safety that most browsers offer, NOT IE and Netscape NOT, but Opera is the one with the lowest tested port access of unknown cause,source, phone home whatever as detected by zone alarm, black ice, etc. I like that!
I could write paragraphs but..Try it, spend some time with it, make it what YOU want and then judge your self, if you think its worth it pay for it, if not live with it, if not uninstall it. Its that simple

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JT

January 11th, 2005 at 5pm

Sorry about the the double post

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JT

January 11th, 2005 at 5pm

If you have a lot to say, you can enlarge the comments textarea (only works in IE and Mozilla, sorry).

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Opera also works with the above!