Browser's Absurd - Why Opera
Monday, February 21, 2011 2:40:00 AM
Let's face it, if your mates were to say Chrome is cool, you will most likely end up using Chrome. Why? Because it's cool, everyone around you does it, so should you. (big fat dot there, follow the crowd, o, poor lost soul...) Some people would actually go a bit further and say they use Chrome because of extensions or some other
Why would people actually use other browsers than Opera?
By NOT being Open Source Software (OSS), Opera is advantageous. Why? With OSS anyone can know code tricks and how to use them for as well as against the users. Less risk, less tension, higher security (Everyone's happy expect hackers).
At Opera we've got awesome Password Manager. Log in using CTRL+Enter, I don't think I could live without that one, especially when I tend to sit in a crowded rooms with my laptop and don't want people to see my passwords typed (you never know who sits behind you / next to you).
Why use and extensions to block unwanted stuff when we have Content Blocker already build in to Opera, and it's been there since forever. Let me remind you the more extensions you use the slower browser start up and slower overall performance.
Opera Link, use Opera in X computers and have everything synced. I myself use Opera on my home computers as well as university computers and Link saves my life here. I cannot even imagine dragging all the links to my flash drive back and forth.
When it comes to e-mail, I use three e-mails regularly hosted by different services, here Opera just saves me time when I have to navigate to hosting web page then log in then navigate to Inbox... less pain, more time for actual reading of mail.
Chat, as a regular (always when I'm online) IRC user I can safely say that Opera is just not enough for me here, but so wouldn't ChatZilla. IRC is probably one thing that I feel need to be separated from the browser, unless you're just sitting connected to the servers only. In my case, I need the control here, I need to know what is happening where, I need my own scripts. If script support would be there I might have think about ditching other clients.
There are also Widgets, but I just don't use them that much, I still think the implementation was a pretty good idea, for people who use them. Extensions on the other hand, well, they might come in handy, I use only Twitter extension, it just saves time.
Besides I hating extensions forever, in my opinion Firefox is just ugly, even skinned... I just wouldn't change Opera for a Cadilac... When it comes to appearance, I was in love with Opera the moment I've seen it for the very first time years ago. Besides being the
But what really drives me to Opera is speed and reliability. I can browse 60 tabs at once in one window, my daily average all the time opened number of tabs is about 25. I tend to read something then move on, then again read all the interesting links that site links to move onto the other, fill in the information, the circle continues until I stop surfing.
The memory usage is almost always the same, I don't have to worry much if I have 10 or 50 tabs opened, no problem, Opera know how to manage its own GC. You drop a litter? You pick if up and clean after yourself. Not just leave
I advise people to stop being apathetic and actually use something for themselves not because someone thinks it's cool. Think about your needs, don't feel you're sentenced to crap, think better faster and secure and think OPERA