Firefox 3 vs. Opera 9.5

Over the last few years, Mozilla has taken quite a large slice of the internet browser market.  Its community-developed Firefox, is now already in its 3rd version, which has been released today.  Firefox has been praised for its security features, and often declared safer than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer by security experts. The new Firefox boasts, in addition to a comprehensive redesign of its looks and a host of new features, several new security enhancements which promise to make it even more secure.

But Firefox isn’t the only player in the web browser game. Another recent player is Opera. Actually, it’s not new, per se. Several years ago, before Firefox’s breakthrough into the market, Opera was a paid browser. Later, Opera released an ad-supported free version, and then finally released a fully free version, without any advertising whatsoever, in order to try and capture a larger market share. The release of various beta versions of Firefox 3 took most of the attention of the media, however, and the news about the release of the new 9.5 version of Opera was overlooked. Along with an update of its appearance, the addition of several new gadgets and features, and speed optimization, Opera added a security feature which is very similar to one offered by Firefox 3; both of these enhancements will be described later in this article.

So, is Opera a real player in the browser scene? Can it beat the unbeatable? Let’s find out.


Firefox 3 is a major update to the successful Firefox 2. The interface has been redesigned, and even with the default skin it looks pretty good, and has sleek animations. Notable interface updates include: a redesigned Download Manager that includes an information bar in the browser window; the ability to tag bookmarks; the ability to save open tabs for the next session; Add-On download manager (download add-ons without visiting Mozilla’s site); and many more features. Also, it has undergone tweaking to enhance its speed, and Mozilla claims that it’s now twice as fast as Firefox 2 when loading applications like Gmail. However, I didn’t notice any visible improvement.  Major new security features include complex anti-phishing tools – Firefox 3 will hide the content of web pages that are suspected forgeries and warn you when entering pages that distribute malware, using an online database of known sites that was created by Google and StopBadware.org. Also, Firefox 3 gives you easy access to SSL certificates (which are presented in an easy-to-read manner) by clicking near the address bar with your mouse.

Firefox 3 with its new History Search feature, which searches addresses by keywords.


Opera’s new feature list is not as impressive, but it does offer several new features and gadgets, such as the Quick Find, which allows you to search for a website that you have visited over the last few days.  Other new features include the ability to swap links and favorites between your Opera cellphone browser and your PC Opera, and a new browser engine that’s supposed to be much quicker than the old one. Opera also added a major security feature, which is similar to that offered by Firefox: the Fraud & Malware protection uses an online database to find a list of ‘bad sites’ and protect you from going to them. Unlike Firefox, that list is maintained by HauteSecure, which is a professional company, and the database is supported by the user community (description of ‘bad sites’, addition of new entries, etc).

But how do previous versions of Firefox and Opera rank against current versions, in terms of security? You’d be surprised by the results. According to Secunia, as of May 2008, Firefox 2.x.x has 23 security vulnerabilities, out of which 3 remain unfixed. Compared to this, Opera 9.x has 14 security vulnerabilities, with all fixed. Internet Explorer ranks last, with 9 out of 28 vulnerabilities that remain unfixed.

As for performance, previous versions of Firefox were known for their heavy resource usage, especially when operating with many extensions. Load times took literally tens of seconds, and the memory consumption often went above the 100mb mark on my machine. Firefox 3 claims to have improved this, but in fact, I had higher memory consumption than I had in Firefox 2. With 5 open websites (in tabs) and not a lot of extensions, Firefox 3 takes up more than 160mb of memory, which is a significant amount. With the same pages open, however, Opera used only 98mb of memory.

So, Opera proves to be a better performer than Firefox, and it feels faster while loading pages, too. To confirm this, I ran 2 different tests to check the rendering speed of web pages (that is, how fast a browser processes a certain type of code). First, I ran the CSS Benchmark Test by nontroppo. I ran the test 5 times on each browser. Firefox 3 took an average of 269ms to complete the test, while Opera excelled at 178ms average. Internet Explorer came last with 434ms average. Next, I ran the Javascript test by Celtic Kane. Again, I did 5 tests with each browser – Firefox again was second with 303ms, Opera first with 203ms, and Internet Explorer last with a whooping 1931ms, which is almost 2 seconds. On startup, Opera felt a bit faster than Firefox, but that wasn’t too big of a difference.

Opera’s interface, with the new Quick Dial feature.

When it comes to interface, it’s very much a personal choice. Opera doesn’t have community developed extensions, but many extensions that are common on Firefox, such as Adblock, are already built into Opera, which contributes to its speed. I also liked some of Opera’s cool features, such as the Speed Dial feature (when opening a new tab, instead of a blank page you get a choice of 9 of your most favorite pages to choose from), and the built-in IRC client.

In summary, unless you are an extension addict, you should give Opera 9.5 a try. It will surprise you. It’s faster and lighter than Firefox, and promises to be more secure. Unfortunately, unlike Firefox, Opera doesn’t have the huge database of community-made extensions, which is one of its only drawbacks.

  • Yukin

    I followed your suggestion and gave Opera a try.
    On my computer, Firefox 3 with 5 open tabs and some 14 add-ons takes 92MB, while freshly installed Opera takes 90MB. And from my experience, Firefox 3 is definitely a lot faster than Firefox 2. Even though I didn't check the memory usage for firefox 2 to compare, 3 it's definitely A LOT faster than 2. Though Opera is faster 🙂 and extremely impressive too.

  • Yukin

    I followed your suggestion and gave Opera a try.
    On my computer, Firefox 3 with 5 open tabs and some 14 add-ons takes 92MB, while freshly installed Opera takes 90MB. And from my experience, Firefox 3 is definitely a lot faster than Firefox 2. Even though I didn't check the memory usage for firefox 2 to compare, 3 it's definitely A LOT faster than 2. Though Opera is faster 🙂 and extremely impressive too.

  • Tal

    Well, possibly there are other things that influence their performance - but it's a well known fact that Opera is faster than Firefox.

  • anonymous

    "Opera’s new feature list is not as impressive, but it does offer several new features and gadgets..."
    Sure thing, but that comment is sooo biased... take a quick look at FireFox 3 new features you mentioned:

    "The interface has been redesigned, and even with the default skin it looks pretty good, and has sleek animations." Same with Opera

    "Notable interface updates include: a redesigned Download Manager that includes an information bar in the browser window;" Already in Opera

    "the ability to tag bookmarks;" Already in Opera

    "the ability to save open tabs for the next session;" Already in Opera, even has a session manager since version 6 or so.

    "Add-On download manager (download add-ons without visiting Mozilla’s site);" Opera has fewer add-ons, and some of them can be automatically downloaded when used for first time.

    "Major new security features include complex anti-phishing tools..." Opera already has anti-phishing tools and 9.5 added anti-malware protection.

    "Also, Firefox 3 gives you easy access to SSL certificates (which are presented in an easy-to-read manner) by clicking near the address bar with your mouse." More of the same

    Overall, most of the new features mentioned and much more are implemented in Opera for more than 5 years, and comments like the one that caugh my eye leave the impression that Opera is inferior to FireFox, when is FF guys who are playing catch since the beginning.

  • anonymous

    "Opera’s new feature list is not as impressive, but it does offer several new features and gadgets..."
    Sure thing, but that comment is sooo biased... take a quick look at FireFox 3 new features you mentioned:

    "The interface has been redesigned, and even with the default skin it looks pretty good, and has sleek animations." Same with Opera

    "Notable interface updates include: a redesigned Download Manager that includes an information bar in the browser window;" Already in Opera

    "the ability to tag bookmarks;" Already in Opera

    "the ability to save open tabs for the next session;" Already in Opera, even has a session manager since version 6 or so.

    "Add-On download manager (download add-ons without visiting Mozilla’s site);" Opera has fewer add-ons, and some of them can be automatically downloaded when used for first time.

    "Major new security features include complex anti-phishing tools..." Opera already has anti-phishing tools and 9.5 added anti-malware protection.

    "Also, Firefox 3 gives you easy access to SSL certificates (which are presented in an easy-to-read manner) by clicking near the address bar with your mouse." More of the same

    Overall, most of the new features mentioned and much more are implemented in Opera for more than 5 years, and comments like the one that caugh my eye leave the impression that Opera is inferior to FireFox, when is FF guys who are playing catch since the beginning.

  • EricJH

    Opera has the equivalent functionality of at least 150 extensions hard coded. Despite the lack of extension Opera is very customisable. That has not quite been the subject of reviews.

    The UI can be heavily customised; menus can be edited.... Mouse gestures come as a default tool. Widgets and user javascript (with support for Greasemonkey) add to that.

    And of course is a fast browser.

  • EricJH

    Opera has the equivalent functionality of at least 150 extensions hard coded. Despite the lack of extension Opera is very customisable. That has not quite been the subject of reviews.

    The UI can be heavily customised; menus can be edited.... Mouse gestures come as a default tool. Widgets and user javascript (with support for Greasemonkey) add to that.

    And of course is a fast browser.

  • I will go with opera. Sorry but firefox just dont impress me. Though ie will always be my main browser.

  • I will go with opera. Sorry but firefox just dont impress me. Though ie will always be my main browser.

  • EricJH

    If you have any questions visit the My Opera Forums: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/forum.dml?id=26 .

  • EricJH

    If you have any questions visit the My Opera Forums: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/forum.dml?id=26 .

  • Antti

    I recomment all firefox users to try to use opera for one week. Opera has built-in irc, mail, newsgroup, spam filter and many other things. And still it uses less memory and seems to work much faster.

  • Antti

    I recomment all firefox users to try to use opera for one week. Opera has built-in irc, mail, newsgroup, spam filter and many other things. And still it uses less memory and seems to work much faster.

  • Mark

    The lack of extensions in Opera is KEY to it's success, Extensions add bloat, slow things down, and add security issues.

    The fact that Opera does 95% of what I want Firefox extensions to do, without the downsides, to me, means I hope Opera stay well clear of extensions.

  • Mark

    The lack of extensions in Opera is KEY to it's success, Extensions add bloat, slow things down, and add security issues.

    The fact that Opera does 95% of what I want Firefox extensions to do, without the downsides, to me, means I hope Opera stay well clear of extensions.

  • Blair

    This is debate is like Intel -vs- AMD, nVidia -vs- ATI, or Mac -vs- Windows. There are fanboys on both sides, and nothing either side can say is probably going to influence the other.

    I've tried really hard to like Opera. I even forced myself to use it as my default browser for a couple weeks. It does feel faster than other browsers. There are some nice features. I like the clean new interface in 9.5. I've just never felt comfortable using it. I think I've been using Firefox and IE too long. In my case, they probably missed the window of opportunity. Had it been free earlier, I may have grown more accustomed to it.

    Firefox 3 on the other hand fits like a glove. It's comfortable, sleek and fast. The awesome bar is well... awesome. In my case the add-ons are what I couldn't give up. I'd be lost without Web Developer, Live HTTP header, and PicLens is pretty cool, especially with Smugmug. They've made add-ons easy to create. We use them in the forums to search malware databases, and will soon have one to post canned replies, without ever leaving the browser. I also like the ability to use color profiles. Try the Color Management plugin.

    I really think we have an embarrassment of riches in browser applications. Firefox 3 and Opera 9.5 are both great browsers. Even IE 8 is pretty nice. To think a couple of years ago Microsoft didn't even have a team working on a browser. They thought all the work had been done with IE6.

  • Simon

    Funny, the "Awesome Bar" was something that Mozilla copied from Opera, late in the FF3 development, so it's right there in Opera 9.5 already, just without the stupid name.

    Infact, if you look, Opera has most of the good FF extensions, and misses out the crap.

    AdBlock, yep, it's the Content Blocker, right click on a page, Block Content.
    GreaseMonkey, yep, it's called UserJS, enable it in your Javascript options.

    For a full list of buit in Opera functionality Vs FF Extensions, see here:

    http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2005/01/opera-and-firefox-extensions
    http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2005/09/opera-and-firefox-extensions-ii

    It's not been updated to Opera 9.5 yet, so there are new goodies in 9.5, that eliminate the need for extensions further.

  • Simon

    Funny, the "Awesome Bar" was something that Mozilla copied from Opera, late in the FF3 development, so it's right there in Opera 9.5 already, just without the stupid name.

    Infact, if you look, Opera has most of the good FF extensions, and misses out the crap.

    AdBlock, yep, it's the Content Blocker, right click on a page, Block Content.
    GreaseMonkey, yep, it's called UserJS, enable it in your Javascript options.

    For a full list of buit in Opera functionality Vs FF Extensions, see here:

    http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2005/01/opera-and-firefox-extensions
    http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2005/09/opera-and-firefox-extensions-ii

    It's not been updated to Opera 9.5 yet, so there are new goodies in 9.5, that eliminate the need for extensions further.

  • I find Opera 9.5 to be really impressive. I have been using it since the first builds were released and have never looked back. I use two different versions, Windows XP at work and Linux at home and love them both. You can read my own review at the link below.

    http://myviewmytake.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/opera-95-my-browser-of-choice/

  • I find Opera 9.5 to be really impressive. I have been using it since the first builds were released and have never looked back. I use two different versions, Windows XP at work and Linux at home and love them both. You can read my own review at the link below.

    http://myviewmytake.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/opera-95-my-browser-of-choice/

  • Jake

    Hi,

    I have tried both Opera 9.5 and FF3. I like Opera's user interface and design, but there are a couple of bugs/flaws that deter me from using it as my default browser.

    Amongst others, I find the ad blocking a bit too cumbersome and the back button behaves a bit strangely in some cases (wrong section of previous page shown).

    If these flaws will be fixed in the next major release, I will have a closer look at it again.

    Cheers,
    Jake

  • Jake

    Hi,

    I have tried both Opera 9.5 and FF3. I like Opera's user interface and design, but there are a couple of bugs/flaws that deter me from using it as my default browser.

    Amongst others, I find the ad blocking a bit too cumbersome and the back button behaves a bit strangely in some cases (wrong section of previous page shown).

    If these flaws will be fixed in the next major release, I will have a closer look at it again.

    Cheers,
    Jake

  • Samuel

    I agree with what Blair said 🙂

  • Samuel

    I agree with what Blair said 🙂

  • EricJH

    @Blair. Did you try Dragonfly? It is the developers tool of Opera and can be found under Tools --> Advanced -->Developer Tools.

    It is still in Alpha though. Just give it a spin.More info here: http://www.opera.com/products/dragonfly/ and here: http://my.opera.com/dragonfly/blog/ .

    One of my friends working in the field is very enthusiatic about it.

    Hopefully this will make it easier for webdevs to adapt their web pages to Oprea as well.

  • EricJH

    @Blair. Did you try Dragonfly? It is the developers tool of Opera and can be found under Tools --> Advanced -->Developer Tools.

    It is still in Alpha though. Just give it a spin.More info here: http://www.opera.com/products/dragonfly/ and here: http://my.opera.com/dragonfly/blog/ .

    One of my friends working in the field is very enthusiatic about it.

    Hopefully this will make it easier for webdevs to adapt their web pages to Oprea as well.

  • Herbie_seky

    HooRayyy....Opera WINS AGAIN!

  • Herbie_seky

    HooRayyy....Opera WINS AGAIN!

  • Stephen

    This is more a question than a comment. Is Flock just a jazzed up version of Firefox??? I know they are both mozilla based, but I was just wondering if the new update to Flock would also have the same security enhancements that Firefox has.

  • Stephen

    This is more a question than a comment. Is Flock just a jazzed up version of Firefox??? I know they are both mozilla based, but I was just wondering if the new update to Flock would also have the same security enhancements that Firefox has.

  • sussie

    @Jake: I find the block content easy and straight forward. You just click an item with your mouse and click "Done" (it's easily undone as well). You can even block specific ads for that one page only, without affecting similar items of the same server that you may wish to see.

  • sussie

    @Jake: I find the block content easy and straight forward. You just click an item with your mouse and click "Done" (it's easily undone as well). You can even block specific ads for that one page only, without affecting similar items of the same server that you may wish to see.

  • christina

    I had sided with Opera until Firefox 3 came out. It is sufficiently fast- most of the things I like about Opera are satisfied with extensions. (I used to switch between Opera, Firefox, and IE on a daily basis... since Firefox 3, I only use Firefox)

    Pros for Opera
    Out of the box it is a better browser.
    Slightly faster- but not significantly since Firefox 3
    Integrated torrent and mail. (which is what I miss the most, I can't find any satisfactory extensions in Firefox for those)
    other things that, for me, are satisfied by extensions in Firefox 3

    Pros for Firefox 3
    Extensions, extensions, extension (translation: options) Especially Stumble Upon (I love it and Opera won't get anything until release 10.0)
    It works with those annoying "Firefox only" websites (yeah, there are work-a-rounds in Opera- but I always find them a pain)
    Opens source (sure, Opera is customizable- but I like having more control)

    If I were only using my own computer (my sister loves Firefox) I may have never tried Firefox 3- but since I did I love it.

  • christina

    I had sided with Opera until Firefox 3 came out. It is sufficiently fast- most of the things I like about Opera are satisfied with extensions. (I used to switch between Opera, Firefox, and IE on a daily basis... since Firefox 3, I only use Firefox)

    Pros for Opera
    Out of the box it is a better browser.
    Slightly faster- but not significantly since Firefox 3
    Integrated torrent and mail. (which is what I miss the most, I can't find any satisfactory extensions in Firefox for those)
    other things that, for me, are satisfied by extensions in Firefox 3

    Pros for Firefox 3
    Extensions, extensions, extension (translation: options) Especially Stumble Upon (I love it and Opera won't get anything until release 10.0)
    It works with those annoying "Firefox only" websites (yeah, there are work-a-rounds in Opera- but I always find them a pain)
    Opens source (sure, Opera is customizable- but I like having more control)

    If I were only using my own computer (my sister loves Firefox) I may have never tried Firefox 3- but since I did I love it.

  • francis

    through the years, im an opera user. i never doubt its performance and we're still on the race..

  • francis

    through the years, im an opera user. i never doubt its performance and we're still on the race..

  • EricJH

    There is a stumble upon toolbar for Opera: http://www.operastumbler.com/ . As well as a widget.

    For translations there are OSpell: http://opera.gt500.org/ospell/ and A spell: http://www.opera.com/support/tutorials/opera/spellcheck/ .

    With questions about functionality just drop by at the My Opera forums. Opera is very customisable so whatever you may be looking may be possible.

  • EricJH

    There is a stumble upon toolbar for Opera: http://www.operastumbler.com/ . As well as a widget.

    For translations there are OSpell: http://opera.gt500.org/ospell/ and A spell: http://www.opera.com/support/tutorials/opera/spellcheck/ .

    With questions about functionality just drop by at the My Opera forums. Opera is very customisable so whatever you may be looking may be possible.

  • Ah, EricJH beat me to the Opera Stumbler plug 😀 Which, by the way, is doing really well. It's currently serving over 30k websites daily to stumblers using Opera. Not bad for a browser that doesn't even have an official toolbar.

    Oh, and Firefox vs Opera? Apples and oranges, baby. Apples and oranges. Might as well compare a roll cage to a Bentley.

  • Ah, EricJH beat me to the Opera Stumbler plug 😀 Which, by the way, is doing really well. It's currently serving over 30k websites daily to stumblers using Opera. Not bad for a browser that doesn't even have an official toolbar.

    Oh, and Firefox vs Opera? Apples and oranges, baby. Apples and oranges. Might as well compare a roll cage to a Bentley.

  • Mike

    Tried Opera for a month. Blocked Content vs AdBlock, no contest. AdBlock is much more intuitive and efficient. How many times I went to a web site, blocked the ad content in Opera just to come back later an do it again because they were pulling from a different ad server? Too many...

    Memory usage? Who cares anymore? I've got 4Gb; 90Mb vs 120Mb... Whatever... I really saw no performance difference. Except constantly displayed an hour glass on sites heavy with Java...

  • Mike

    Tried Opera for a month. Blocked Content vs AdBlock, no contest. AdBlock is much more intuitive and efficient. How many times I went to a web site, blocked the ad content in Opera just to come back later an do it again because they were pulling from a different ad server? Too many...

    Memory usage? Who cares anymore? I've got 4Gb; 90Mb vs 120Mb... Whatever... I really saw no performance difference. Except constantly displayed an hour glass on sites heavy with Java...

  • EricJH

    Try a a ready made urlfilter: http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block and http://my.opera.com/mp3geek/blog/ .

    It blocks; but that's about it.

  • EricJH

    Try a a ready made urlfilter: http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block and http://my.opera.com/mp3geek/blog/ .

    It blocks; but that's about it.

  • J

    Opera is nice, but is not compatible with GOOGLE DOCS as FF3 is.
    It's a bit of a shame. I would change to OPERA if it worked as fine in GOOGLE DOCS as FF3 DOes. In OPERA you can view your GOOGLE DOCS but up to now I didn't find how to edit them.
    So, I stick to FF3 for the moment. (till I find or somebody finds a solution for this)

  • J

    Opera is nice, but is not compatible with GOOGLE DOCS as FF3 is.
    It's a bit of a shame. I would change to OPERA if it worked as fine in GOOGLE DOCS as FF3 DOes. In OPERA you can view your GOOGLE DOCS but up to now I didn't find how to edit them.
    So, I stick to FF3 for the moment. (till I find or somebody finds a solution for this)

  • Martin

    Opera is and has been my main browser since around 2004 (yes i even payed for it, on both my desktop and my phone).

    FF has really became the "Vista" of Web browser's it's fine if you wanna have to plug so much stuff in to get it to do what you want. If you want it to just do what it says on the tin then go Opera, out of the box Opera will outperform and out class any browser put against it.

    Opera is by far the most innovative browser, it's not open source but it is very "Community" based (even as far as the Mac OS skin it has was designed by a forum's user and implemented).

    Opera is much more strict on "Web Design" standard's and this does lead to it not coping very well with poorly coded or miscoded site's (unlike FF or IE).

  • Martin

    Opera is and has been my main browser since around 2004 (yes i even payed for it, on both my desktop and my phone).

    FF has really became the "Vista" of Web browser's it's fine if you wanna have to plug so much stuff in to get it to do what you want. If you want it to just do what it says on the tin then go Opera, out of the box Opera will outperform and out class any browser put against it.

    Opera is by far the most innovative browser, it's not open source but it is very "Community" based (even as far as the Mac OS skin it has was designed by a forum's user and implemented).

    Opera is much more strict on "Web Design" standard's and this does lead to it not coping very well with poorly coded or miscoded site's (unlike FF or IE).

  • well I dont know which one is the faster, to me seem pretty equal when is about speed. I use both and yeah i use too IE7 and Safari 3.

    I try to not use only one, i try always to swich each time im navigate, but normally the ones which i most pick are Opera and Firefox

  • well I dont know which one is the faster, to me seem pretty equal when is about speed. I use both and yeah i use too IE7 and Safari 3.

    I try to not use only one, i try always to swich each time im navigate, but normally the ones which i most pick are Opera and Firefox

  • S Khandelwal

    While opening firefox browser, a virus immediately close the browser and a message is flashed " Try some thing else, IE and Opera are not so bad .... by SAM" and i am not able to use firefox. Somebody helps me to sort the problem or virus

  • S Khandelwal

    While opening firefox browser, a virus immediately close the browser and a message is flashed " Try some thing else, IE and Opera are not so bad .... by SAM" and i am not able to use firefox. Somebody helps me to sort the problem or virus

  • Too bad Opra isn't accessible to the blind--it made such a big to-do in the beginning about how it wanted to help all "handicapped" but really lacks in the area of sight-impairment to the point of not being useable. Firefox therefore it is.

  • Too bad Opra isn't accessible to the blind--it made such a big to-do in the beginning about how it wanted to help all "handicapped" but really lacks in the area of sight-impairment to the point of not being useable. Firefox therefore it is.

  • Skippy

    Lacking in the area of sight impairment? Hit the plus on your numberpad. Now hit the minus for a while. Now hit your star. Head into your appearance menu, and in the first tab, change your icon size percentage. Now take into account that this is a very old addition.

    What were you saying?

  • Skippy

    Lacking in the area of sight impairment? Hit the plus on your numberpad. Now hit the minus for a while. Now hit your star. Head into your appearance menu, and in the first tab, change your icon size percentage. Now take into account that this is a very old addition.

    What were you saying?

  • anonymous

    Not to count the User Mode with the high contrast options or the screen reader features. Opera is by far the most accesible browser, but most of those features are hidden in the menus to reduce clutter.

    Just drag the View button (in the Browser View category) to the right of the search bar like in previous versions, or in the same place drag the features you want to any toolbar. Or use keyboard shortcuts. Or a weird mouse gesture, the choice is yours.

  • anonymous

    Not to count the User Mode with the high contrast options or the screen reader features. Opera is by far the most accesible browser, but most of those features are hidden in the menus to reduce clutter.

    Just drag the View button (in the Browser View category) to the right of the search bar like in previous versions, or in the same place drag the features you want to any toolbar. Or use keyboard shortcuts. Or a weird mouse gesture, the choice is yours.

  • Rich

    Saw this article on Digg, but it was on another site - they have just copied and pasted your article!

    http://www.xptricks.net/xp/tutorials/2008/07/firefox-3-vs-opera-95/

    Bastards or what!

  • Rich

    Saw this article on Digg, but it was on another site - they have just copied and pasted your article!

    http://www.xptricks.net/xp/tutorials/2008/07/firefox-3-vs-opera-95/

    Bastards or what!

  • EricJH

    At the bottom of the article it says it was originally from Geeks to Go.

  • EricJH

    At the bottom of the article it says it was originally from Geeks to Go.

  • jim

    I downloaded firefox about 2 weeks ago to replace IE as my main browser. I noticed a massive difference in speed and the webpages seemed to run smoother somehow.

    Then about 2 days ago I downloaded Opera 9.5 and it just mopped the floor with the fox. I'm never using the fox again, this new Opera has swayed me.

  • jim

    I downloaded firefox about 2 weeks ago to replace IE as my main browser. I noticed a massive difference in speed and the webpages seemed to run smoother somehow.

    Then about 2 days ago I downloaded Opera 9.5 and it just mopped the floor with the fox. I'm never using the fox again, this new Opera has swayed me.

  • Please add the features of opera such as inbuilt Mouse gestures, mail and RSS client, Chat client... then the ultimate customize ability etc..
    I think many of the new users are actually scared by Opera and then they won't come back. I have seen the look on many a peoples face when I opened opera.

  • Please add the features of opera such as inbuilt Mouse gestures, mail and RSS client, Chat client... then the ultimate customize ability etc..
    I think many of the new users are actually scared by Opera and then they won't come back. I have seen the look on many a peoples face when I opened opera.

  • Stephen Turrell

    Opera is my choice it's always been faster & more secure & it still has the edge.
    Opera is easy to customise i have 30 tabs in speedial by adding a couple of lines to the speedial.ini & you don't need an extension to slow you down.
    Opera is a smaller download than FireFox & if you add 50 plus extensions to FF & an email client like Thunderbird to give it the same functionality as the bare install of opera
    FF gets slower.
    Glad to see FireFox caching up keeps the development team at Opera on their toes.

  • Stephen Turrell

    Opera is my choice it's always been faster & more secure & it still has the edge.
    Opera is easy to customise i have 30 tabs in speedial by adding a couple of lines to the speedial.ini & you don't need an extension to slow you down.
    Opera is a smaller download than FireFox & if you add 50 plus extensions to FF & an email client like Thunderbird to give it the same functionality as the bare install of opera
    FF gets slower.
    Glad to see FireFox caching up keeps the development team at Opera on their toes.

  • EricJH

    Make that at least 150 extensions: http://files.myopera.com/Rijk/blog/extensions.html?1216992875 .

    Wondering what would be happening if FF with those 150 extensions would be benched together with Opera. Noboday never has done such a thing. We all can guess what will happen....

  • EricJH

    Make that at least 150 extensions: http://files.myopera.com/Rijk/blog/extensions.html?1216992875 .

    Wondering what would be happening if FF with those 150 extensions would be benched together with Opera. Noboday never has done such a thing. We all can guess what will happen....

  • zaq

    firefox is best in page loading,java script,page saving more fast than any other browser.
    see these fourms.....
    1.http://dotnetperls.com/Content/Browser-Memory.aspx
    2.http://webdesign.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=http://webdesign.about.com/b/a/255676.htm&poll_id=2506010762
    3.

  • zaq

    firefox is best in page loading,java script,page saving more fast than any other browser.
    see these fourms.....
    1.http://dotnetperls.com/Content/Browser-Memory.aspx
    2.http://webdesign.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=http://webdesign.about.com/b/a/255676.htm&poll_id=2506010762
    3.

  • Zimmster

    The thing about the Firefox is that it has a better and more agressive marketing plan. Where ever you look you will se a banner :"Please try Firefox" . Opera doesn't have banners everywere. Opera has STYLE. And Most Of All it has almost all the tools you need in a web browser. No need to loose yourself trough thousants of extensions from wich most are pointless . Some are good, some are gtreat , but the better ones are already implemented by default in Opera and may i say even MONTHS before a firefox extension is created to compensate for a opera function. Firefox is a very good browser but i belive Opera is better.
    !!! The problem of the future might be Microsoft. Microsoft has the tendency to buy the competition one way or another. One day we might find ourselfs to using Firefox or Opera -"Powered by Microsoft Corporation" . Don't forget that Bill steps down and Ballmer steps IN. The guy who said that all the other software companies are crap and that Linux and the Open Source Community are a Cancer. Things will change . And Not All For The Best

  • Zimmster

    The thing about the Firefox is that it has a better and more agressive marketing plan. Where ever you look you will se a banner :"Please try Firefox" . Opera doesn't have banners everywere. Opera has STYLE. And Most Of All it has almost all the tools you need in a web browser. No need to loose yourself trough thousants of extensions from wich most are pointless . Some are good, some are gtreat , but the better ones are already implemented by default in Opera and may i say even MONTHS before a firefox extension is created to compensate for a opera function. Firefox is a very good browser but i belive Opera is better.
    !!! The problem of the future might be Microsoft. Microsoft has the tendency to buy the competition one way or another. One day we might find ourselfs to using Firefox or Opera -"Powered by Microsoft Corporation" . Don't forget that Bill steps down and Ballmer steps IN. The guy who said that all the other software companies are crap and that Linux and the Open Source Community are a Cancer. Things will change . And Not All For The Best

  • Keeper

    I doubt microsoft would be able to buy firefox off the competition since firefox is open source but you might be right about opera

  • Keeper

    I doubt microsoft would be able to buy firefox off the competition since firefox is open source but you might be right about opera

  • Jay

    I've just Opera for many years as my main browser, and now as my backup. Granted the add-ons do slow down Firefox to a point,however the productivity I get out of it is just to valuable to me. Of course if I want Firefox faster, I just remove the add-ons. Point is that I control the flexablity.

  • Jay

    I've just Opera for many years as my main browser, and now as my backup. Granted the add-ons do slow down Firefox to a point,however the productivity I get out of it is just to valuable to me. Of course if I want Firefox faster, I just remove the add-ons. Point is that I control the flexablity.

  • roc

    I have, for obvious reasons, happily used Opera almost exclusively for years. A very few sites do not support Opera, for which I use Firefox. Opera is the Best!

  • roc

    I have, for obvious reasons, happily used Opera almost exclusively for years. A very few sites do not support Opera, for which I use Firefox. Opera is the Best!

  • demon child

    Someday, FF will copy ALL Opera's features:
    Tabbed browsing,zoom,etc...who's first.

    First time when I tried firefox 2,I said:oh,a tabbed,skinnable browser.And the zoom:crap.It's simply text enlargement.

    And when I tried FF3, I simply said:oh,so they implement the zoom too?And several other features being copied from Opera.

    Offline mode?Even FF3 still sucks.

    Just wait when will Moz implement the mouse gesture,identify as,speed dial,etc,etc,etc(long list of opera features here)...and call itself Copyfox

  • demon child

    Someday, FF will copy ALL Opera's features:
    Tabbed browsing,zoom,etc...who's first.

    First time when I tried firefox 2,I said:oh,a tabbed,skinnable browser.And the zoom:crap.It's simply text enlargement.

    And when I tried FF3, I simply said:oh,so they implement the zoom too?And several other features being copied from Opera.

    Offline mode?Even FF3 still sucks.

    Just wait when will Moz implement the mouse gesture,identify as,speed dial,etc,etc,etc(long list of opera features here)...and call itself Copyfox

  • demon child

    Oh,I just noticed that FF3 is still unable to save page as MHT...what Mozilla has been doing during the almost two years between Firefox 2 and 3? As the noticeable new features are just zoom, donwload manager, and awesomebar

  • demon child

    Oh,I just noticed that FF3 is still unable to save page as MHT...what Mozilla has been doing during the almost two years between Firefox 2 and 3? As the noticeable new features are just zoom, donwload manager, and awesomebar

  • Sujal

    I have been using Opera as the only browser since it released version 6. I have found that FF2 and FF3 have sopied many features that buitin in opera. Opera has also copied some features like "alt+T" to open new tab which was previously "alt+W", but at that time, tabbed browsing was not that famous. Also opera has copied some FF features like "adding a close button to all tabs". But Except small adaptations, opera has built the browsr on ts own.
    There is a long list of usefull builtin features like

    1. Fit to The Page: it is very helpful while reading articles and in most cases eleminates horizontal scrolling.

    2. M2 built in mail client: Also it does not support outgoing HTML, still it has many useful features like tagging mails like "valuable", "important", etc. It alo has a gmail like interface in which mails are sorted into contacts, labels, threads, attachments, etc in to a pleasing manner.

    3. Recoverable pop-ups and tabs: i find this very useful incase you hav accidenly closed any tab. This is an exclusive opera feature.

    4. Toggle bewteen images on, cached images or no images. This was useful in times when i had dialup connection. I find it useful today also.

    5. there are a lot of other features like quick preferences, notepad nad the toggle on and off side panel, etc. I have added "compose mail" icon next to search bar and it helps me a lot. Note pad is useful when i want to type the info or address, when some sites have adresses in flash or as images. with the help of notepad, i need not toggle between the windowsof opera and winword/wordpad/notepad (of windows).

    FF3 is good, but it has copied many features which were in opera long back.

    Opera was and is definately overlooked and i had found that many comparisions made between browsers had lower version of opera compared with the most recent versions of other browsers. Even when opera 7 was released, opera 6 was compared with other browsers even after 2 months of release of opera 7. Same thing happened when opera 8.5 was released and surprisingly, opera beat FF and IE in many tests.

    Even if opera is highly loaded with features and built in add-ons nad a mail client, still opera uses less memory than FF3. IE sucks.IE is there bcos its a microsoft product and we know how microsoft works as said by Zimmster (Wrote on July 29, 2008 @ 8:58 am)

    I am an opera addict and for me opera is still my main browser. I use FF3 and IE7 only when some sites do not open well in opera, generally due to the fact that opera strickly uses the html and other web standards.

  • Sujal

    I have been using Opera as the only browser since it released version 6. I have found that FF2 and FF3 have sopied many features that buitin in opera. Opera has also copied some features like "alt+T" to open new tab which was previously "alt+W", but at that time, tabbed browsing was not that famous. Also opera has copied some FF features like "adding a close button to all tabs". But Except small adaptations, opera has built the browsr on ts own.
    There is a long list of usefull builtin features like

    1. Fit to The Page: it is very helpful while reading articles and in most cases eleminates horizontal scrolling.

    2. M2 built in mail client: Also it does not support outgoing HTML, still it has many useful features like tagging mails like "valuable", "important", etc. It alo has a gmail like interface in which mails are sorted into contacts, labels, threads, attachments, etc in to a pleasing manner.

    3. Recoverable pop-ups and tabs: i find this very useful incase you hav accidenly closed any tab. This is an exclusive opera feature.

    4. Toggle bewteen images on, cached images or no images. This was useful in times when i had dialup connection. I find it useful today also.

    5. there are a lot of other features like quick preferences, notepad nad the toggle on and off side panel, etc. I have added "compose mail" icon next to search bar and it helps me a lot. Note pad is useful when i want to type the info or address, when some sites have adresses in flash or as images. with the help of notepad, i need not toggle between the windowsof opera and winword/wordpad/notepad (of windows).

    FF3 is good, but it has copied many features which were in opera long back.

    Opera was and is definately overlooked and i had found that many comparisions made between browsers had lower version of opera compared with the most recent versions of other browsers. Even when opera 7 was released, opera 6 was compared with other browsers even after 2 months of release of opera 7. Same thing happened when opera 8.5 was released and surprisingly, opera beat FF and IE in many tests.

    Even if opera is highly loaded with features and built in add-ons nad a mail client, still opera uses less memory than FF3. IE sucks.IE is there bcos its a microsoft product and we know how microsoft works as said by Zimmster (Wrote on July 29, 2008 @ 8:58 am)

    I am an opera addict and for me opera is still my main browser. I use FF3 and IE7 only when some sites do not open well in opera, generally due to the fact that opera strickly uses the html and other web standards.

  • EVOLUTION

    opera is the best!!!!!!!!!!!! way faster than firefox and will continue to leave FIREFAG behind!!!!! the widgets are way better in opera than firefox,

    in a memory test i ran firefox ran up too 57k in memory but opera the highest i ever seen is 23k!! and in the lowest 6k!!!

    OPERA is under rated and under appriciated!!!!
    Its faster and safer and FIREFOX is becoming IE why?
    because people only say its good because they never tried anything eals and it popularity JUST LIKE IE!!!

    OPERA OPENS IN A MILLA SECOND FIRE FOX TAKES TO LONG !!!!

    OPERA WINS NO DOUBT

  • EVOLUTION

    opera is the best!!!!!!!!!!!! way faster than firefox and will continue to leave FIREFAG behind!!!!! the widgets are way better in opera than firefox,

    in a memory test i ran firefox ran up too 57k in memory but opera the highest i ever seen is 23k!! and in the lowest 6k!!!

    OPERA is under rated and under appriciated!!!!
    Its faster and safer and FIREFOX is becoming IE why?
    because people only say its good because they never tried anything eals and it popularity JUST LIKE IE!!!

    OPERA OPENS IN A MILLA SECOND FIRE FOX TAKES TO LONG !!!!

    OPERA WINS NO DOUBT

  • Sujal

    i have also observed that when opera is minimised, the memory usage reduces, which is not the case with firefox.

    Also is fast in both hot start and cold start

    Cold Start: first time when a browser starts aftr the operating system loads

    Hot Start: 2nd time the browser starts (restarts). This is more faster than the first start.

  • Sujal

    i have also observed that when opera is minimised, the memory usage reduces, which is not the case with firefox.

    Also is fast in both hot start and cold start

    Cold Start: first time when a browser starts aftr the operating system loads

    Hot Start: 2nd time the browser starts (restarts). This is more faster than the first start.

  • rajVijay

    i have downloaded the version 9.63 of opera and i feel it as little faster than the Firefox that i am using for quite long time,, yet i know the adds-on available in the Firefox,,so i think I will use both for some time hereafter..

  • rajVijay

    i have downloaded the version 9.63 of opera and i feel it as little faster than the Firefox that i am using for quite long time,, yet i know the adds-on available in the Firefox,,so i think I will use both for some time hereafter..

  • Williamsn

    The new features of Opera are not as impressive because it already has more features then any other browser on the Internet. Actually all the new addons Firefox has are in Opera since 2005. Lets mention for example tabs. Who invented navigator tabs. Opera. It took years until others copied it. Firefox did first, then the others. Who whad url quick dial built in since 2 years, Opera. Which is the more secure, Opera. Which uses less resources, Opera. Addons? Well Opera has Widgets which actually are allot better because they even work outside the browser, that means you can use them in the desktop as well. Which is the only browser multiplatform? Opera. Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, any other phone, hell, even on the TV with a Wii. Opera is there. Firefox is a lausy copycat. Opera is the most robust corporate platform browser in the world. Teens use Firefox. Techs use Opera.

  • Williamsn

    The new features of Opera are not as impressive because it already has more features then any other browser on the Internet. Actually all the new addons Firefox has are in Opera since 2005. Lets mention for example tabs. Who invented navigator tabs. Opera. It took years until others copied it. Firefox did first, then the others. Who whad url quick dial built in since 2 years, Opera. Which is the more secure, Opera. Which uses less resources, Opera. Addons? Well Opera has Widgets which actually are allot better because they even work outside the browser, that means you can use them in the desktop as well. Which is the only browser multiplatform? Opera. Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, any other phone, hell, even on the TV with a Wii. Opera is there. Firefox is a lausy copycat. Opera is the most robust corporate platform browser in the world. Teens use Firefox. Techs use Opera.

  • i think opera is by far the fastest browser i've ever used!!!

  • i think opera is by far the fastest browser i've ever used!!!

  • J.R.

    First off, after reading this article and the comments, I have decided to give Opera 9.5 a try -everyone deserves a fair chance.

    But I wonder, if Opera is so good, how come in my entire life(which has always included computers because of my age) I have never heard of Opera until this article? An easy answer to that question may be because it was not free...well, if that is the reason, then I would rather give my business to the company that put in the hard work and from the beginning said don't worry about it, it's on us (Mozilla).

    Or if it was bad marketing, then it makes me wonder what else is bad about the company?

    As far as the speed goes, if it matters that much to you, I would suggest getting up with the times and get a processor with dual cores, and say a gig or two of RAM, and have your internet provider feed you 10+ghz a second-then those milliseconds don't even matter, cause when I double click, its there...when I click on a new link, its there -how much faster does it have to be?

    Let's get real here and quit worrying about milliseconds and if the pretty interface compliments the sleek design of your flat screen.

  • J.R.

    First off, after reading this article and the comments, I have decided to give Opera 9.5 a try -everyone deserves a fair chance.

    But I wonder, if Opera is so good, how come in my entire life(which has always included computers because of my age) I have never heard of Opera until this article? An easy answer to that question may be because it was not free...well, if that is the reason, then I would rather give my business to the company that put in the hard work and from the beginning said don't worry about it, it's on us (Mozilla).

    Or if it was bad marketing, then it makes me wonder what else is bad about the company?

    As far as the speed goes, if it matters that much to you, I would suggest getting up with the times and get a processor with dual cores, and say a gig or two of RAM, and have your internet provider feed you 10+ghz a second-then those milliseconds don't even matter, cause when I double click, its there...when I click on a new link, its there -how much faster does it have to be?

    Let's get real here and quit worrying about milliseconds and if the pretty interface compliments the sleek design of your flat screen.

  • Yeah. No one should need 2 gigs of RAM and a dual core to browse the web. I browsed the web on a 33.6k modem with a Pentium 166MHz and 32MB of RAM on Windows 95 in 2007, and besides the net connection, it was pretty fast.

  • Yeah. No one should need 2 gigs of RAM and a dual core to browse the web. I browsed the web on a 33.6k modem with a Pentium 166MHz and 32MB of RAM on Windows 95 in 2007, and besides the net connection, it was pretty fast.

  • J.R.

    Exactly Dave, that was pretty much my point. Basic computers with a 1.5gbs connection still open a page fast. I have tried Opera out, and I think for a geek like me it is pretty cool. However, I just didn't feel comfortable with it and I felt that I would have to customize it to much to fit my needs. i.e. (The only 2 add-ons I use aren't available with Opera.) Also, I noticed through my research that Opera seems to be the better browser for the Geek; Firefox seems to fit the non-geek. I just can't see recommending Opera to my 52 year old Mom, she would have a hard time with it...I know it. This is where many of us geeks lose site of the big picture. That being, when these products are designed they are for the general public-non geeks. In my opinion, Firefox slaughtered Opera in that sense. Better advertised(more recognized), and easier to use out of the box(looks more familiar). Just overall better for that huge baby boomer population.

  • J.R.

    Exactly Dave, that was pretty much my point. Basic computers with a 1.5gbs connection still open a page fast. I have tried Opera out, and I think for a geek like me it is pretty cool. However, I just didn't feel comfortable with it and I felt that I would have to customize it to much to fit my needs. i.e. (The only 2 add-ons I use aren't available with Opera.) Also, I noticed through my research that Opera seems to be the better browser for the Geek; Firefox seems to fit the non-geek. I just can't see recommending Opera to my 52 year old Mom, she would have a hard time with it...I know it. This is where many of us geeks lose site of the big picture. That being, when these products are designed they are for the general public-non geeks. In my opinion, Firefox slaughtered Opera in that sense. Better advertised(more recognized), and easier to use out of the box(looks more familiar). Just overall better for that huge baby boomer population.

  • Victor

    Well,this forum is a bit old since the versins I have on my PC are FF 3.0.7 Opera 9.64 and IE7. Most of us we use internet security soft for our PCs. those Soft packs they have deafault settings for internet browsers that mach Ie and Opera. Hence if you do not modify the firewall settings FF will be apparently the slowest browser compared to the other 2. However, if you modify the firewall settings, then there is NO OTHER BROWSER as FF.I tried those 3 browsers on a Intel 2 ghz PC runinning on XP pro SP3 and KIS2008. The browsers were tested against the same MODIFIED firewall conditions. The results favoured by far the Firefox. It was 40% faster in some occasions than the other 2s. However, if you are lacking memory just go for the Opera because firefox is resource hungry. I do not like to comment on IE because MS has had occupied too much of my Pc space. So just let innovation to begin.

  • Victor

    Well,this forum is a bit old since the versins I have on my PC are FF 3.0.7 Opera 9.64 and IE7. Most of us we use internet security soft for our PCs. those Soft packs they have deafault settings for internet browsers that mach Ie and Opera. Hence if you do not modify the firewall settings FF will be apparently the slowest browser compared to the other 2. However, if you modify the firewall settings, then there is NO OTHER BROWSER as FF.I tried those 3 browsers on a Intel 2 ghz PC runinning on XP pro SP3 and KIS2008. The browsers were tested against the same MODIFIED firewall conditions. The results favoured by far the Firefox. It was 40% faster in some occasions than the other 2s. However, if you are lacking memory just go for the Opera because firefox is resource hungry. I do not like to comment on IE because MS has had occupied too much of my Pc space. So just let innovation to begin.

  • ELC

    I do like FF but I find Opera 10 to be pretty sweet and 8 times out of 10 I'm using Opera for everything.

  • ELC

    I do like FF but I find Opera 10 to be pretty sweet and 8 times out of 10 I'm using Opera for everything.

  • Kayn

    It was just months ago since I had a debate about which browser is better than the other one. I was the only one who stood with Opera and the rest stood with FF. Personally, I hate Firefox, there is too much unnecessary hype.

    And it's supposed to be open-source and open-source programs are supposed to be innovative but FF simply isn't. FF boasted that they have now have a mobile version of FF and that they have some pretty "cool" features. LOL. Features that are already in Opera Web Mobile. Talk about innovative!

    Innovation to me means better programs on lower resources. Imagine playing a pretty cool 3d game on a 100mb ram. Now that's innovation!

    But right now, I'm trying out Chrome. And so far its pretty impressive.

  • Kayn

    It was just months ago since I had a debate about which browser is better than the other one. I was the only one who stood with Opera and the rest stood with FF. Personally, I hate Firefox, there is too much unnecessary hype.

    And it's supposed to be open-source and open-source programs are supposed to be innovative but FF simply isn't. FF boasted that they have now have a mobile version of FF and that they have some pretty "cool" features. LOL. Features that are already in Opera Web Mobile. Talk about innovative!

    Innovation to me means better programs on lower resources. Imagine playing a pretty cool 3d game on a 100mb ram. Now that's innovation!

    But right now, I'm trying out Chrome. And so far its pretty impressive.

  • Kayn

    Most of the features that you like in FF has always been with Opera for AGES!!!

  • Kayn

    Most of the features that you like in FF has always been with Opera for AGES!!!

  • Vivek

    Been using Opera since version 8. Faster performance, less bugs and less resource intensive is Opera's trademark. The only problem is when Website developers actually make web pages to suit IE and Firefox. They don't follow the standards and thus when Opera renders these pages according to the standard, the looks bad. First browser to pass the Acid2 test. Fails on Acid3 though. Anyone know if firfox passes Acid3?

  • Vivek

    Been using Opera since version 8. Faster performance, less bugs and less resource intensive is Opera's trademark. The only problem is when Website developers actually make web pages to suit IE and Firefox. They don't follow the standards and thus when Opera renders these pages according to the standard, the looks bad. First browser to pass the Acid2 test. Fails on Acid3 though. Anyone know if firfox passes Acid3?

  • Kayn

    Wait. Opera didn't pass Acid3?

  • Kayn

    Wait. Opera didn't pass Acid3?

  • EricJH

    Opera 9.64 and earlier don't pass the Acid 3 test. The publicly available test builds of Opera 10 Alpha do. Give it a try; it is very stable already. You can get it here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/ .

  • EricJH

    Opera 9.64 and earlier don't pass the Acid 3 test. The publicly available test builds of Opera 10 Alpha do. Give it a try; it is very stable already. You can get it here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/ .

  • Kayn

    Thanks! I'll try it out as soon as I can 🙂

  • Kayn

    Thanks! I'll try it out as soon as I can 🙂

  • Belask

    Opera's by far the best ever browser on earth.

  • Belask

    Opera's by far the best ever browser on earth.

  • Kayn

    Very true! Chrome just can't beat the "feel" of Opera!

  • Kayn

    Very true! Chrome just can't beat the "feel" of Opera!

  • Firefox, is the best, opera is just for Bitches

  • Firefox, is the best, opera is just for Bitches

  • Xeror

    I tried opera for a month. First time when i run it i was impressed, quick, easy, nice ... but after some experimences i found problems. Opera have tendencies tu stuck for looong time, if you need test some script opera just (with using ctrl+click) open SAME random variables. So i am going back to Firefox! Fox rulez

  • Xeror

    I tried opera for a month. First time when i run it i was impressed, quick, easy, nice ... but after some experimences i found problems. Opera have tendencies tu stuck for looong time, if you need test some script opera just (with using ctrl+click) open SAME random variables. So i am going back to Firefox! Fox rulez

  • Max

    I've tried :
    Firefox 3 to 3.5,
    Opera 9 to 10.10
    Chrome
    Safari till 3
    Netscape Navigator
    IE till 8

    And Opera's the BEST for me!!!
    Firefox with all its extensions didn't impress me much...

  • Max

    I've tried :
    Firefox 3 to 3.5,
    Opera 9 to 10.10
    Chrome
    Safari till 3
    Netscape Navigator
    IE till 8

    And Opera's the BEST for me!!!
    Firefox with all its extensions didn't impress me much...

  • OperaTheBest

    I agree..

    I have been using Opera for a long time, IE6 hasn't even existed. Firefox is my second browser when the website is not compatible with Opera. That's it.

    OPERA!!! BEST!

  • OperaTheBest

    I agree..

    I have been using Opera for a long time, IE6 hasn't even existed. Firefox is my second browser when the website is not compatible with Opera. That's it.

    OPERA!!! BEST!

  • Nothing can be compared with FF for web development process. Got addict to Firebug ;), however everyday surding goes to Chrome. I use Opera just-to-check the layout of a site.

  • Nothing can be compared with FF for web development process. Got addict to Firebug ;), however everyday surding goes to Chrome. I use Opera just-to-check the layout of a site.