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Opera: Firefox’s Better? Top 10 List


Well, here we are. The last post I made was about why Firefox is better than Internet Explorer. And its true that Firefox may be the best browser. May be.

The fact is, Opera has been around for far longer, and incorparated features far ahead of Firefox. It had tabbed browsing before anyone, and is still faster than firefox.

So why is it so unknown?

For one, Opera was originally supported by having a banner at the top of the page for all users. This was quite frustrating, and led to many rejecting it entirely. However, this banner allowed opera to pay developers great amounts of money to make nice features, like tabbed browsing. Another reason Opera is not well known is because of low advertisment. They do not go to any great effort to advertise themselves, or really encourage users to do so. Why? Well, I dont know. I do know that the users they do have are a loyal bunch at that. Opera even has a blogging function on their site that is rivaled by few. Let me give you a list of 10 of the options that are present in Opera that are not in Firefox (not taking into account addons of course)

1) Above URL bar tabs. If you have used this before (like on chrome) you know its better.

2) Integrated Bit Torrent client. One of the best.

3) Task bar on the side that is not intrusive, but easily accessible.

firefox-opera4) Community and Opera made Widgets.

5) The single BEST mail client built in. Support for any email host.

6) Download manager. Better than any seen on Firefox.

7) Built in advertisement/popup/flash ads prevention.

8) Simple quick note taking ability.

9)  Great speed and compatibility of web pages.

10) Built in webpage shrinker/resizer.internet_explorer_opera_mozilla_firefox_web_browsers

And trust me when I say that these are just a few. Most (if not all) of these options are available from the sidebar mentioned. The interface also is far better in my opinion.

Now after all this, you would probably think I use this as my standard browser. I don’t. I use Firefox. Now before you opera fans crucify me, allow me to explain. Opera incorparates enough things to get me to use it instead of Firefox. Unfortunately, in order to really take advantage of all the nice features, you need to only be on one computer. Things like the built in chat, mail client, and RSS feeds are cumbersome if your consistently use more than one computer. Such is the case for me. When I secure my own laptop that is half decent, I will use Opera standard, but for now I will use Firefox. However, I encourage all of you to at least give it a try and download it!

What do you think? Do you prefer Firefox, or Opera? Why? Comment below, you dont need to register, and you can be anonymous.

-Trenton Stahl

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

  1. Albert
    September 7, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Opera since and forever!

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