About meLong time OPERA WEB BROWSER fan and user since 1998 Version 3.21
Yeah I even paid for it back then.
I still have the original download on a 3½" floppy and receipt for$35.00
Even NETSCAPE back then was only $30.00
I think the early OPERA version 3 was on a Trial basis.
I remember using it then to get an idea how this different browser worked but it would 'shut down' after 2 weeks or 30 days(?).
There was a registration code that had to be entered to "unlock" the browser after it was paid for.
Of course hackers tried to get the code.
Then on the next level upgrade it would cost half price.
Remember the Bork Edition of Opera?
Since version 10.xx OPERA has improved especially with the speed increase in its Java script engine and Page Rendering.
It's even better now at version 11.x
Started using OPERA after all the changes happening back then to
Netscape Navigator 3(My First Browser on the Web)
When most of the original people left that company it was time for something else and I wanted an alternative to Microsoft's IE3 :-(
OPERA is so much more "user friendly" that I stayed with it all this time.
First with a new idea called "Pages" now called Tabs, it was so different back then than other browsers.
So that makes about 12+ years of Opera through all its changes.
I liked OPERA version 6.0 thought it was the best at the time, but todays browsers do a lot more than just show text!
It would be a good soundbite if OPERA had a more catchy name like,
"BARRACUDA" rather than just being called OPERA.
Even Microsoft's Internet is Explorer, Netscape was a Navigator, Apple is on a Safari, and Mozilla is Firefox.
But then Seagate calls its line of Hard Drives Barracuda, so Opera probably can't use that.
I have been signed up in and out of this Opera community many times before, keep changing my mind.
Since its latest changes and improvements, I signed up again recently after a long time, since there are so many other "social" sites now.
Trying it again, for access to Opera's stuff. Seems good and it has a great photo upload page that works so easy, impressed. Too bad Facebook uses clunky Java for uploads.
The Forums are good for the latest user info and problems and what others are going through.
I also still use the Opera Newsgroups which seem to be carried less and less by ISP's today.
- At the movies I like to see:bigger than life action
- Last movie seen:Unstoppable
- Music I listen to:Oldies, 60's 70's Rock
- Best album right now:remastered Beatles CD's in Mono
- Favorite author:A.E.Hotchner
- Last book read:The Man Who Lived at the Ritz
- Best game right now:Bejeweled 2
- Favorite sports team:NY Yankees
- I'm passionate about:Music
- I wish I could:move
- Favorite travel destination:Chicago
- On my vacation I..:totally relax
- If I won 1 million dollars, I would:go on vacation, share with Family and Friends, help out hungry people
- If I were a super hero I would:be Ironman
- Fashion I rather not see again:bellbottoms
- My worst purchase ever:chocolate flavored cereal...eeeeeoooooooowwwww horrible
- I want my coffee..:decaff
- Food I like:pizza, olives,chicken kiev,brownies
- I don't like:bullies
- Software I use:Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
- Hardware I use:AMD A6 3620 Quad Core APU 12GB DDR3 1333MHZ
- I discovered My Opera from:its website