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Title: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 11, 2010, 05:00:47 AM
Hi there,

How do you rate/compare Opera 10 vs. IE8 as the default browser....its pros & cons?

Can one save the customized favorites folder of IE8 & re inject if needed?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: mikaelrask on October 11, 2010, 09:22:06 AM
in my point opera is faster, safer and better then IE. opera have more options then IE.

Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: spg SCOTT on October 11, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
I have just started playing around with it a little, and I quite like it :)

If you want to try it, see Opera Portable: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/opera_portable
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Pondus on October 11, 2010, 09:37:11 AM
I like the integrated mail client, works very good with Gmail imap
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 11, 2010, 10:02:54 AM

Can one save the customized favorites folder of IE8 & re inject if needed?

Regards!


Thanks for sharing your expert, practical views. Now I shall give it a try & see........who knows it could take IE's place on my machines as the default browser? ;)

Could you care to reply regarding favorites folder?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2010, 02:56:49 PM

Can one save the customized favorites folder of IE8 & re inject if needed?

Regards!


Thanks for sharing your expert, practical views. Now I shall give it a try & see........who knows it could take IE's place on my machines as the default browser? ;)


Regards!
Could you care to reply regarding favorites folder?

IE only supports importing from the following:
Firefox, Safari  and an .html file. Since you can save your favorites in opera as an html file, you should also be able to import them to IE.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: RZPogi on October 11, 2010, 04:53:44 PM
Opera is better at terms of speed, security, low memory consumption, and usability. Like also the widgets.

Problem with Opera is some pics in certain websites appear blurry. That does not happen with older versions of opera(9 versions) and with internet explorer.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Chim on October 11, 2010, 05:45:56 PM
I have just started playing around with it a little, and I quite like it :)

If you want to try it, see Opera Portable: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/opera_portable
Scott, is that what you're using ... the PortableApps.com version of Opera Portable?
Yesterday I tried 3 times to download Opera 10.62 Rev 2 from there at PortableApps.com.
On all 3 attempts, I would encounter an error at around the 300 plus KBytes range of the download.  I finally gave up trying to download it there.  I went and downloaded OperaUSB over at the source that Opera recommends.  That one did work.

I already mentioned this problem over at the PortableApps.com Forums, but have gotten no response yet.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: CharleyO on October 11, 2010, 05:52:57 PM
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in my point opera is faster, safer and better then IE. opera have more options then IE.

+1

Opera is also my default browser and has been for the past 5 years.


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Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: CraigB on October 11, 2010, 06:49:11 PM
Hi there,

How do you rate/compare Opera 10 vs. IE8 as the default browser....its pros & cons?

Can one save the customized favorites folder of IE8 & re inject if needed?

Regards!

Why dont you give explorer 9 a go, works on vista and 7 and is alot lighter,faster and secure than than 8, they've also included a download manager in this version. Download from ( beauty of the web ). It's still a beta but it's working great and i haven't one glitch with it,you can also use the new square adobe flash as it's optimised for ie9 32 and 64 bit with gpu acceleration.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: RejZoR on October 11, 2010, 06:58:24 PM
OPera will rock with version 10.70. Mostly because you can't properly customize tabs in version 10.6x. But in 10.70, you can. It's however still in beta so it will take a while. Performance wise it's already one of the fastest.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 11, 2010, 06:58:33 PM
Thanks, Opera is associated with Yahoo but not Windows Live?

I just installed it, shall give IE9 a try too.......is it compatible with XP Pro?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: CraigB on October 11, 2010, 07:02:31 PM
Thanks, Opera is associated with Yahoo but not Windows Live?

I just installed it, shall give IE9 a try too.......is it compatible with XP Pro?

Regards!

No it wont work on xp. A much better browser than all the other's imo.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: YoKenny on October 11, 2010, 08:54:16 PM

No it wont work on xp. A much better browser than all the other's imo.

IE9 is a much better browser than all the other's except for Google Chrome on XP. ;)

IE9, FF4 Beta In Real-World Benchmark
http://www.lucidchart.com/blog/2010/09/16/ie9-ff4-beta-in-real-world-benchmark
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: spg SCOTT on October 11, 2010, 08:55:27 PM
I have just started playing around with it a little, and I quite like it :)

If you want to try it, see Opera Portable: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/opera_portable
Scott, is that what you're using ... the PortableApps.com version of Opera Portable?
Yesterday I tried 3 times to download Opera 10.62 Rev 2 from there at PortableApps.com.
On all 3 attempts, I would encounter an error at around the 300 plus KBytes range of the download.  I finally gave up trying to download it there.  I went and downloaded OperaUSB over at the source that Opera recommends.  That one did work.

I already mentioned this problem over at the PortableApps.com Forums, but have gotten no response yet.

Yep, I have quite a few of them just running from the hard drive ;)

I vaguely remember you are on dial up yes?
Maybe you could try with a download manager?
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Chim on October 12, 2010, 01:02:06 AM
Yep, I'm on Dial Up.

What I like about Portable Opera is that when you click on that X to shut it down ...
BAMM!  It shuts down instantaneously.

Actually, to a certain extent, Portable Opera even works better than regular Hard Drive Opera.  The only thing that ends up annoying me is that Portable Opera has periodic PAUSES ... Mini Lockups if you will.  Then again, that's probably just due to my slow, underpowered computer with Non-Fast USB Ports.

Try it with a Download Manager?
Nah.  I gave up on Download Managers during the weekend.
I kicked to the curb all 3 that I tried.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 03:40:18 AM
IE9 is a much better browser than all the other's except for Google Chrome on XP. ;)

So you mean to imply that Google Chrome is the best or most versatile browser for XP?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 04:27:54 AM
Since I cannot use IE9 on XP, what are my best options.....to use Opera or Google Chrome?

Hoping to hear your expert advice,

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: CraigB on October 12, 2010, 05:06:24 AM
If you dont mind google collecting you browsing habit's go chrome for xp and ie9 for vista and 7.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 06:39:41 AM
Thanks again for your advice, shall google....hope chrome is compatible with both Yahoo & Windows live.......after uninstalling Opera, yahoo messenger does not show any new mails even if present when logged in...may be coz I made it my default browser or could have made some registry changes?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 11:34:36 AM
Chrome is super on XP vs. Opera.............lightening fast & versatile..........Opera was boggy on XP.

My thoughts.

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: YoKenny on October 12, 2010, 01:00:55 PM
Chrome is super on XP vs. Opera.............lightening fast & versatile..........Opera was boggy on XP.
I assume you mean buggy ???

However being stuck in a bog is not very pleasant. ;)
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 02:26:51 PM
Correct again YoKenny  ;)........”BUGGY”......bog down the machine......Chrome is extremely versatile & very responsive best browser in my view for XP.

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: CraigB on October 12, 2010, 04:30:34 PM
Chrome is super on XP vs. Opera.............lightening fast & versatile..........Opera was boggy on XP.
I assume you mean buggy ???

However being stuck in a bog is not very pleasant. ;)
Boggy made as much sense to me as buggy, in australia when someone use's the term boggy it is assumed that you are meaning slow, bogged down  ;D
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 12, 2010, 05:59:48 PM
Correct.......boggy or bloated.......here in Islamabad & Orlando it implies the same....not with flaws but one that slows or puts a load. 8)

Thanks YoKenny for suggesting Chrome..... the best for XP......Opera & FF are no match.

Regards!!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 12, 2010, 11:20:34 PM
Chrome, IE & FF are no match for Opera.

Opera beats for speed, security and all browser categories.

No blurry pics with Opera!

On my 7 64bit system 64bit IE is faster than IE 32bit.  No surprise there.

But Opera (at only 32bit) beats IE 64bit! ;D 8)

Tried Chrome, the only speed contest it won on my computer was....

I got it off my computer faster than any other browser. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: YoKenny on October 12, 2010, 11:36:35 PM
Chrome, IE & FF are no match for Opera.

Opera beats for speed, security and all browser categories.

No blurry pics with Opera!

On my 7 64bit system 64bit IE is faster than IE 32bit.  No surprise there.

But Opera (at only 32bit) beats IE 64bit! ;D 8)

Tried Chrome, the only speed contest it won on my computer was....

I got it off my computer faster than any other browser. ;D ;D ;D
We are talking about 32bit systems!

People that use IncrediMail and ZoneAlarm need not respond as both are quite bloated and un-necessary.

IncrediMail is for the people that like Flowers in their email and ZoneAlarm has gone into the dark side!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 13, 2010, 12:16:00 AM
YoKenny,

I've told you before I don't do backgrounds and other junk.

I do plain emails.

I wanted a free mail client with a notifier & folders.

I asked you to recommend one since you complained about me using IncrediMail.

Where's your recommendation ???

ZA is the only firewall without problems, does an excellent  job & isn't bloated.

I've tried a zillion fw's, ZA is the best!  It has a permanent home on my computers!

I've tried a zillion a/v's, avast! has a permanent home on my computers.

You don't have to use ZA nor IncrediMail, so quit your belly aching.

Maybe Pepcid will help. ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 13, 2010, 12:31:13 AM
Can one have a menu bar on top, in Chrome & IE9 similar to one in IE8?

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 13, 2010, 12:35:14 AM
Chrome, IE & FF are no match for Opera.

Opera beats for speed, security and all browser categories.

No blurry pics with Opera!

On my 7 64bit system 64bit IE is faster than IE 32bit.  No surprise there.

But Opera (at only 32bit) beats IE 64bit! ;D 8)

Tried Chrome, the only speed contest it won on my computer was....

I got it off my computer faster than any other browser. ;D ;D ;D
We are talking about 32bit systems!

YoKenny,

Chrome, IE, FF & Opera are 32bit browsers.

I threw in IE 64bit for comparison.

Please read all of the post before you reply.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2010, 01:40:41 AM
<snip>
I asked DavidR & you to recommend one since both of you

complained about me using IncrediMail.  Where's your recommendation ???
<snip>

1. I can't ever recall having told you that. I don't really care what email client anyone uses. Just that some by the way they work have problems with avast if you use backgrounds and smilies, etc (and you have said you don't) and if you are trying to insert clean notes into incredimail.

2. had you asked for a recommendation I would have responded, but for the most part I wouldn't have been able to give a personal recommendation (and would have stated that) as I have been using OE6 as my signature states from when it was released and it serves me well. I have tried thunderbird numerous times, but it has rarely lasted more than a few hours on my system as it doesn't suite my usage.

So I'm happy to stay outside of your bun fight with YoKenny.
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 13, 2010, 02:53:35 AM
DavidR,

I just went back and found the thread where all this started.

You came in between YoKenny's rant about IncrediMail & me

with info about bouncing mail, I got the two of you mixed up.

I apologize for the mix up.  The info on bouncing is appreciated.


Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Chris Thomas on October 13, 2010, 04:37:57 PM
I am testing Opera 10.70.

I guess it the fastest browser in the world at the moment

I think it is because Opera don't have to focus on addons and just focus on the core
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 13, 2010, 04:42:25 PM
Personally I think Chrome is faster vs both IE8/9 & Opera10 both on XP & Vista 32bit.

Regards!
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Chris Thomas on October 13, 2010, 04:46:39 PM
(http://images.betanews.com/media/5404.jpg)

http://www.betanews.com/article/Firefox-in-the-dust-Opera-poised-to-reclaim-browser-performance-lead/1286824681
Title: Re: Opera Browser?
Post by: Yezinki on October 13, 2010, 04:56:10 PM
I agree totally with the link.......but what I mentioned is my own, on ground experience. Never liked or even believe in med statistics lol.

Best Regards!