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Jzrith

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Who here is using it and do you guys believe it's better than Firefox? ...and safer?
I'm thinking of downloading this because I hear it's so much faster than Mozilla Firefox.
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personally, i prefer opera over firefox because it is noticeably faster than firefox. although it might not have extensions like firefox does, it has other nifty features :whistling:
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I use it, thought i would try it after reading how good it is and reading some reviews on browser comparisons where it comes up trumps every time. Also alot of features i was using extensions to get in FF were standard on opera. Its alot faster as well in startup and page loading, handles bookmarks and tabs better, good RSS reader excellent irc support, can use torrents has alot of great features its media handling is a bit better than FF as well in my opinion.

I was only going to try it for a couple days but couldnt bring myself to switch back.

Security wise its as good as FF if not better the biggest security advantage isnt anything really special its just they arent IE.

Edited by warriorscot, 05 July 2006 - 04:53 PM.

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get both and decide which one you like better.
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Biggest drawback for me was that IE will not recognise an Opera bookmarks file (either proprietary or html), so if you used opera for a while and added a whole load of new bookmarks to it, then decided to go back to IE (for example when IE7 is finalised), you can't import your Opera bookmarks into IE.

That's one area where Firefox beats Opera. IE will import a Firefox bookmark file no problem.

Edited by pip22, 08 July 2006 - 05:01 AM.

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Easy solved, bookmark back to FF then to IE, mind you switching from opera back to IE is like driving a punto after spending all your time in a Jag.
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Easy solved, bookmark back to FF then to IE, mind you switching from opera back to IE is like driving a punto after spending all your time in a Jag.


Yes I knew how to do that but that's hardly the point. I would have to install FF just to convert my bookmarks from Opera so I could get them into IE --- er.... no thanks!

Your comment about Opera being like a Jag compared to IE's Punto just doesn't stand up to scrutiny
in my experience. I'm using the latest beta of IE7 and it's every bit as fast as Opera but without the clunky bits, all the plugins will work in IE7 without having to jump through hoops to get them working (as I often had to do when I used Opera, and FF to a lesser degree).

Edited by pip22, 09 July 2006 - 03:50 AM.

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OPERA 9
"addition of BitTorrent support, letting you drop a Torrent link into the address bar and begin a file transfer immediately without the need for an extra app"

battle of browser
http://reviews.cnet.....ml?tag=fea_txt
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I started using Opera a month ago or so, and I love it. I still have Firefox on my computer though because my Google Calender doesn't work as well for some reason, but I use Opera for everything else, it's great.
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