digip Posted September 4, 2008 Share Posted September 4, 2008 (Disclaimer: Opera Fanboy rant) Sorry, but Opera is the only browser I trust to get the job done. Highly customizable, even if it isn't opensource like Mozilla or Google, it's the most stable, fastest, and easiest to learn browser I have ever used, and I find new features and things it can do all the time, that are usually built to Opera, where browsers like Firefox has to use addons, or IE just doesn't offer. I think in a few years, Opera will be taking over as the next big browser in all the markets. And who want's google owning all my data anyway? I know they are changing the EULA now because of the problems they had initially saying they have exclusve right to everything you submit in the browser, but all they are changing is the copyright agreement part, stating they do not own copyrights to the content in the browser or what you submit. They are still storing everything you do in the browser and I'll be damned if that isn't just against what a modern browser should stand for. Privacy and protection of your pc and contents of what and where you surf are #1 on my list of features. Protection from malware and spyware and exploits are #2 on that list. The only thing Opera lacks is a vm/sandbox environment for scripting and plugin content, so I use Sandboxie+Opera to work around that since Sandboxie is free and works great with Opera. Opera is the only browser I trust and want to use at the moment, and I am glad I switched to it. It's one program I can say that I can not live without. I keep a copy that runs off USB to take with me when I know I am going to be online but not with my PC or Laptop. I like having built in IRC and Bit Torrent when on the road(although I use uTorrent exclusivly) as well as the ability to turn on scripting, plugins, and java on a per website basis. IE does it globally, and FF just uses noscript addon(plus adblocker addons, addon, etc, etc). If I am using linux and can't get Opera installed on the distro I am trying, I won't even consider using it for personal use. (Work is work, so whatever I have to use there, then whatever...) I have used FF and IE for a while, and honestly, I still like IE6 over FF. But for every good feature they put in IE7 and 8, they became ugly, bloated and so not ergonomic compared to the speed and customizable toolbar layout of IE6. One thing I can say about the google browser, is it at least maximizes the browsing area a bit more than some others do(by default), but I can change that to my liking in Opera, so it's not a selling point for me to switch to Google's Chrome. Opera just works. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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