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Opera is now ad-free, for free

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by pissedoffsol, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    if you hate ie, but don't like firefox, now there's another choice for you.

    http://opera.com/download/

    opera still has some quirks, but its WAYFUCKINGBETTER than ie could ever possibly dream of being in version 231232132.4
     
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    its STILL free?!? Wow, I thought that was just for their anniversary thing.
     
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    they just went to really free from now on. i guess the promotion paid off... or omething
     
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    Any +'s of opera over firefawks?
     
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    some people like it...

    i still like firefox better, but if it was between ie and opera, it wouldn't even be a decision :)
     
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    its personal preference at this point, mozilla/opera.

    i used opera before i found firefox, and i just like the interface of firefox better.
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

    Firefox still > Opera

    But Opera is still a badass third party attempt at a browser. I'm just waiting for Google's version.
     
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    Just downloaded a new Firefawks skin . . . not willing to part with this browzer just yet after viewing the opera screen shots.
     
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    sooo wtf is wrong with ie? i ask then get retarded answers that make no real sense. OMGZZZ HACK3R555555
     
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    security vulnerabilities. making a conscious effort to promote lazy web development instead of sticking to standards. lots of things really.
     
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    what is wrong with ie. I never thought you'd ask.
    :)

    http://channels.lockergnome.com/news/archi..._explorer.phtml
    http://tlog.dehumanizer.com/2005/09/01/why...ernet-explorer/
    http://slate.msn.com/id/2103152/

    hell, even UNIVERSITIES are telling its students to not use IE anymore:
    http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ENS/web/dontuseie/

    here's a good one: ie doesn't support png graphics as they should...
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;294714

    so, M$ suggest yet ANOTHER proprietary "hack" using filters...

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/07/09/28enterwin_1.html


    and there's about 34234323432323 other websites that will tell you similar things. do a google search.
     
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    Hmm. GMail works fine in FireFox for me.

    I guess we'll see what happens with G Browser- wait for it to come out, and if it sucks- I won't use it. I'm sure enough of the techie community would bitch so that they would change it to meet standards.
     
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    works in firefox, sure.



    uses frames, which are not accesbile on other devices like pda's, screen readers for the blind, and so forth...

    i could go on and on....
     
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    :shrug:

    Whatever. It shows up fine in my FireFox. Your average user isn't pulling apart code warnings to see if a page is 100% perfect.
     
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    your average user is blind, either.

    but you can't shut them out... especially on a global service like google.
     
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    yeah? :unsure:
     
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