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Old 21st September 2005, 22:20   #1
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Thumbs up Opera is now free

Opera web browser has decided to go free now.
Meaning no ad bars in web browser.
http://www.opera.com/free/

You will be charged only for premium support

Here is the list of features for Opera
http://www.opera.com/features/

it also comes with Torrent supports

Enjoy

Just for the sake of comparision here is a chart showing security holes status in Firefox & Opera

Firefox web browser


Opera web browser

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Free and very buggy. Tried Opera on many occassions, the last being V 7.3 or something...impresses you initially, then makes you tear your hair in frustration.
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Free and very buggy. Tried Opera on many occassions, the last being V 7.3 or something...impresses you initially, then makes you tear your hair in frustration.
latest version is 8.5
have you tried it?
I would seriously recomend you giving it a try for atleast 3 days before calling it buggy
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latest version is 8.5
have you tried it?
I would seriously recomend you giving it a try for atleast 3 days before calling it buggy
opera helps you keep your taskbar free.its better to run one application with 5 pages than to run 5 applications-each with one page
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latest version is 8.5
have you tried it?
I would seriously recomend you giving it a try for atleast 3 days before calling it buggy
My experiences with Opera havent been very good - I've downloaded at least 5-6 versions of it while checking out alternatives to IE, and all of them have been similar - superfast and phenomenal initially, but very buggy as you use it.

Am currently on Firefox, which has been a reasonably good experience so far. I'll wait and take feedback before attempting to try Opera again...
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Any of you guys tried Mozilla Firefox??
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Any of you guys tried Mozilla Firefox??
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Am currently on Firefox, which has been a reasonably good experience so far. I

steeroid is and so am i. i find it very effiecient and it doesnt give me any problems at all.absolutely blocks popups and i find it really easy to use.now i barely use internet explorer. !!


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I use firefox as well, and though it does a great job of blocking popups/spyware etc, I feel its a bit slow. I run both firefox and IE, and most pages open quicker in IE. Wonder why...
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he last being V 7.3 or something...impresses you initially, then makes you tear your hair in frustration.
I am using Opera ONLY, and no issues at all in the last 3 years. Wouldnt go back to the Explorer for a million bucks

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the reason for fatsre uploading of web pages in IE is most of the web sites are designed for better optimisation with IE. infact MS suuports u if u make your web site specillay suited to IE so that it loads faster in IE. i use fire fox and my exp is it is fatsre than IE. security is better. with one click u can remove all cookies, history, passwords and every thing. go to tools- options- privacy - clearaLL BUTTON. it is very use ful. try to clear every thing between logging in to different sites and see the difference.
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I am using Firefox too for quite some time. Felt very good compared to Opera.

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I feel its a bit slow.
Felt this during startup few times...

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most pages open quicker in IE. Wonder why...
I too observed this on few pages but not many. A restart solved the problem though. Need to check out the latest update 1.0.7.

Release notes of 1.0.7 (http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...ses/1.0.7.html) says:
"Firefox 1.0.7 is a security and stability release. We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version."
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infact MS suuports u if u make your web site specillay suited to IE so that it loads faster in IE
that is pure baseless bashing

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security is better.
I would seriosuly recomend you to read this
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=103

& while reading it REMEMBER

Mozilla Firefox market share between 7% to 9%
Internet Explorer market share around 90%
and comparing to Opera, have you checked the pie chart I have posted earlier ??

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I use firefox as well, and though it does a great job of blocking popups/spyware etc, I feel its a bit slow.
Firefox is written in XML which means great customisation bilities but also means it *FEELS* slow
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I've been using Firefox for the past 3 to 4 months .. and for me it's definitely faster than IE .. dunno why ..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adya33
that is pure baseless bashing



I would seriosuly recomend you to read this
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=103

& while reading it REMEMBER

Mozilla Firefox market share between 7% to 9%
Internet Explorer market share around 90%
and comparing to Opera, have you checked the pie chart I have posted earlier ??



Firefox is written in XML which means great customisation bilities but also means it *FEELS* slow

I think what he is referrin gto, is the Ms development environment. I think i rememebr seeing options while dealing with ASP pages, where u can optimise the page for faster loading on IE.
(not worked much on MS technologies though)

pages using those options will have a slower response on firefox obviously. but otherwise, firefox is lighter than IE, and shud be better on simple pages.
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Am currently on Firefox, which has been a reasonably good experience so far. I'll wait and take feedback before attempting to try Opera again...
I am in the same boat as Steeroid, but I will give Opera a shot .... No ads? Or wait let me try it though ...
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