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Offline Yezinki

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Opera Browser?
« 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?

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #1 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.

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« Reply #2 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

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 09:37:11 AM »
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 10:02:54 AM »

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

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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?

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 02:56:49 PM »

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

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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.
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #8 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.

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


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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #11 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?

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #12 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?

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

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #13 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. ;)

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Re: Opera Browser?
« Reply #14 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?