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As many of you know, I am a great fan of Opera. It has proved to be a highly secure, fast and powerful browser... Basically sites work and work well, and I can limit what they can and cannot do.

Now thanks to google changing their contract with opera when it comes to ad revenue from searches they can afford to make it 100% free.

Totally written from scratch and not based on Mosaic, Mozilla, IE or any other existing browser, it supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows!
  • Linux (a large number of distros AND a tar.gz)
  • FreeBSD
  • Solaris
  • OS/2
  • QNX
  • And a large number of mobiles
  • Mac

I still urge you to pay for premium support or whatever they call their subscription service in support for this great browser; but hey, if you can only pay by using it that's still good.

Permalink  6 Comments 

ahhhhhh by byte at 09/22/2005 16:21:38
mmmm, downloaded it at work, am now using it at work.....firefox is getting a hole lot of press for being unsecure....hmmmm

I like it. by simon at 09/22/2005 17:54:41
And I've tried them all, and do use them all occasionally. It's not just blind preference of Opera :)

my browsers by byte at 09/23/2005 14:18:11
You so havent tried them all, I remember finding a browser in linux you hadnt tried....And these are my browsers at work, with opera up as i am testing it out, and my favorite browser in the world on top of it :):

Okay... by simon at 09/25/2005 11:36:25
So I have tried: Opera, IE, Mozilla/Firefox, Netscape, galleon, neoplanet, camino and safari (I feel dirty), whatever the hell the one on os/2 was, nautilus, amaya, the original mosaic, Chimera, Links, lynx, konquerer and pie, netfront and some other portable browsers... Opera won out :P

And by simon at 09/25/2005 11:42:37
Kameleon or however it's spelt, avanti, arachne or something on dos and I tried omniweb once...

but by byte at 09/26/2005 14:30:31
lynx still rocks!