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Opera is a web-browser (like MSIE or FF). From the benchmarks I have seen, it is also the fastest web-browser out there. I've personally never had problems with Opera (although HAVE heard that it crashes on some computers [maybe it likes to hog resources]).
Opera is generally pretty secure (most likely due to the lack of user-base compared to MSIE or FF). I have switched many people over to Opera, just by getting them to try it out. Usually people love it upon the first few days of use. You can also use Opera as a bit-torrent client and use it to read your emails without ever loging in.

Just give Opera a try.
http://www.opera.com
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I'm a diehard FF advocate, but stats do back up the Opera speed. One such site that has put up a video with the stats for several browsers: Fastest Browser Benchmarks - Twisted Tech TV.

Additionally: Performance Tests for Opera 9.5.

Still will use FF as it is more versatile to me as a web designer than having a fast browser.

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I'm a diehard FF advocate, but stats do back up the Opera speed. One such site that has put up a video with the stats for several browsers: Fastest Browser Benchmarks - Twisted Tech TV.

Additionally: Performance Tests for Opera 9.5.

Still will use FF as it is more versatile to me as a web designer than having a fast browser.

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Webdesigners love Opera because it has the best rendering engine out there. Passing the Acid test, strict coding rendering &c.

Users love Opera because it is the fastest out there for not only rendering time, but also in the launching / closing the application itself.

I would link you to the article that has an extensive list of benchmarks for many browsers, but on the website it says specifically not to link to the article. I will tell you that I found it by googling "Browser Speed Comparison".

Post Scriptum: I wouldn't just use one source for benchmarks.
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Webdesigners love Opera because it has the best rendering engine out there. Passing the Acid test, strict coding rendering &c.

This is where I am going to have to disagree. I have Opera and several other browsers installed to view pages after coding. Firefox is the only browser which falls closest to meeting all the CSS2 requirements for the latest Web Standards. Opera doesn't come close. All browsers have their own little quirks because none are perfect. They will never be perfect as long as browser developers keep having to include backward compatibility in them. Security wise, FF and Opera are pretty close to each other although I wish FF would include a Tool Option setting to deny 3-party cookies instead of having to add them one by one. Of course, you can turn on the Ask box as to what you want FF to do with each cookie. Being the fastest browser is not necessary a plus for me. FF renders a page where you get feedback from the page sooner. For those people who surf the 'Net more, then Opera is perfect for them. Safari also is no slouch in some cases.

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Webdesigners love Opera because it has the best rendering engine out there. Passing the Acid test, strict coding rendering &c.

This is where I am going to have to disagree. I have Opera and several other browsers installed to view pages after coding. Firefox is the only browser which falls closest to meeting all the CSS2 requirements for the latest Web Standards. Opera doesn't come close. All browsers have their own little quirks because none are perfect. They will never be perfect as long as browser developers keep having to include backward compatibility in them. Security wise, FF and Opera are pretty close to each other although I wish FF would include a Tool Option setting to deny 3-party cookies instead of having to add them one by one. Of course, you can turn on the Ask box as to what you want FF to do with each cookie. Being the fastest browser is not necessary a plus for me. FF renders a page where you get feedback from the page sooner. For those people who surf the 'Net more, then Opera is perfect for them. Safari also is no slouch in some cases.

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Enjoy some bitter-sweet: http://mywebpages.co...refoxMyths.html
And btw I am a web designer myself. Also I think you need to read this: http://www.opera.com/docs/specs/

Edited by I.D.S. Administrator, 23 November 2007 - 04:51 AM.

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I've read the FF Myths site info long, long ago. I already agree with you about the speed of Opera. Nothing else needs to be said.

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I've read the FF Myths site info long, long ago. I already agree with you about the speed of Opera. Nothing else needs to be said.

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My arguement is just that Opera has excellent rendering.
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My arguement is just that Opera has excellent rendering.

It's good, but it is not as close as being CSS2 compliant as Firefox is. Would be my second browser of choice as it is rich in features.

Even FF isn't perfect:

Standards support
Firefox market share
by version[17] Firefox 1.0 0.39 %
Firefox 1.5 0.69 %
Firefox 2 13.75 %
Total 14.83 %

Mozilla Firefox supports many web standards, including HTML, XML, XHTML, SVG 1.1 (partial)[18], CSS, ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, MathML, DTD, XSLT, XPath, and PNG images with alpha transparency.[19] Firefox also supports standards proposals created by the WHATWG such as client-side storage,[20][21] and canvas element.[22]

Although Firefox 2 does not pass the Acid2 standards-compliance test, development builds of Firefox 3 do.

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Edited by Major Payne, 23 November 2007 - 11:44 PM.

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My arguement is just that Opera has excellent rendering.

It's good, but it is not as close as being CSS2 compliant as Firefox is. Would be my second browser of choice as it is rich in features.

Even FF isn't perfect:

Standards support
Firefox market share
by version[17] Firefox 1.0 0.39 %
Firefox 1.5 0.69 %
Firefox 2 13.75 %
Total 14.83 %

Mozilla Firefox supports many web standards, including HTML, XML, XHTML, SVG 1.1 (partial)[18], CSS, ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, MathML, DTD, XSLT, XPath, and PNG images with alpha transparency.[19] Firefox also supports standards proposals created by the WHATWG such as client-side storage,[20][21] and canvas element.[22]

Although Firefox 2 does not pass the Acid2 standards-compliance test, development builds of Firefox 3 do.

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I thought you would like that post. :)

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