7.60 Build 7263 Preview 2 (Nov 8, 2004)
Well i will give it a 5/5.
I have used Opera since 7.0 and i must say this browser is extremely good. I was on dial-up for almost 2 years, and it loaded webpages very very quick (compared to IE or other browsers).
I have tryed the new Firefox RC2 and i must say they are improving, however many websites still dont work. The connection refused thing is really annoying.
Here my comparision:
- Fast webpages rendering
- Almost ALL webpages work
- Very nice and clean look
- Back button brings cached page instantly
- Bookmark managmenet
- Password manager
- Good in-built mail client (no matach for Thunderbird tho)
- Allot of options
- Address book
- Cookie handling (needs improvement, when i disable all cookies, and then go to the cookie manager and edit a cookie, and set the domain to allow it, after i close the window it goes back to as it was again
- Cache (i would really love to see a system like Firefox has. Having several thousands of files in your cache is not very good and slows the pc down)
All in all its a great browser, and there is really no point of telling if Firefox or Opera is better. It just depends on what you like, in reality you cannot see a very big diference betwen rendering in either of them.
Also if you have a fast connection this might help you ALLOT (note that certain webpages might not work, however all webpages have worked for me so far):
Tools --> Preferences --> Network
Max connections to a server: 16
Max total connections: 32
It should improve loading of webpages allot if you have a fast connection. I would not recommend doing this with dial-up.
You can also try higher values.
3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 8, 2004)
This is a program i have been waiting for a very long time. I installed it and it works like a charm!
No errors of any sorts, no disconnecting, all contacts are there, MSN file transfers finally work!
This is just sooo GREAT! When the Final version comes out i will sure buy it.
3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 23, 2004 - 5:18 AM)
While i do welcome the "succes" Firefox had untill now i keep returning to Opera at the end. Firefox just has way to many "strange" behaviours that need to be fixed.
3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 20, 2004 - 8:12 AM)
Even if Linux would be broking a billion patents MS just cant do a thing about it :P