1. It's the fastest!
The Opera browser has been continuously ranked as the fastest since the introduction of the Carakan engine in version 10.50. The latest upgrade Opera 10.60 has shown the fastest results on several benchmarks such as SunSpider, JSBenchmark and Peacekeeper. When I tested the newest (or pre-release) versions of Opera, Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox (Minefield) at my machine (CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750; GPU: Intel(R) GMA X3100), the Peacekeeper benchmark results were as follows:
Opera v10.60 - 5018 points
Chrome v5.0.375.86 - 2316 points
Minefield v3.7a6pre - 1820 points
Safari v5.0 - 1622 points
2. It's the most innovative!
Opera has been known for introducing new features long before they become mainstream. It was the first browser to implement tabbed browsing, mouse gestures and the sophisticated SpeedDial - a way to display visual bookmarks in a grid when opening a new tab. In addition, one of the earlier releases of Opera was the first one to score a perfect 100/100 result at the Acid3 test and also, it was the Opera developers who firstly proposed and demonstrated the HTML5 < video > element in early 2007. But, what else would you expect from a company whose CTO is the inventor of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) concept?
3. It's an all-in-one solution for optimizing your web browsing experience!
Opera is the only web browser that you can talk to. It gives the user a combination of the previously mentioned mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts and voice commands to control it. Additionally, you can browse faster on slow connections with the Opera Turbo feature, you can always write correctly in your language thanks to the in-line spell-checker and you can also share your favorite content with your friends via the Opera Unite platform. The list of possibilities to ensure a safe, secure and enjoyable web browsing experience is endless.
4. It's a trusted brand!
Opera's security features are of the highest degree and up-to-date. According to Secunia's research, Opera has the smallest number of vulnerabilities in comparison with the other web browsers. Furthermore, Opera doesn't use misleading tactics in their marketing like some companies might, which greatly adds to its credibility. The single fact that Opera Software has been started and it is owned by Norwegians, contributes to the notion of Opera of being a trusted and reliable solution for browsing the Internet.
5. It's utterly fun!
Since the "The 1 Million Download Challenge", Opera has enjoyed a reputation of bringing fun and excitement to its users and community. The famous "face gestures video" made the red O letter even more recognizable throughout the whole world, reaching millions of views at YouTube and the likes and making some respectable tech-magazine writers seem quite amusing. Genuine fun is found in everyday's inspiration of Opera's developers, Opera's marketeers and even Opera's internship candidates, too.
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