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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good, but lots of pages don't work"

    February 3, 2013  |   By dbmalya

    Pros

    Looks good, the speed dial is good, lots of inbuilt features, and there is a 'turbo' thing that speeds up browsing on slow connections.

    Cons

    The main problem with opera, is page compatibility. Loads of websites don't render properly. Some websites outright lose all the styling and texts show up all over the place, some others load, but there's some part of the page that won't function. As in, the page looks fine, you type something in a text box on the page and click on "Go", nothing happens. What's worse, they have a fanboy filled help forum, who tend to blame every page incompatibility on the website builder. It's like, Opera is the gold standard, and if something doesn't work, it's always the website's fault.
    These idiots seem to forget, that the same page WORKS perfectly in mozilla firefox, perfectly in google chrome, perfectly in IE9, perfectly in Safari for windows, it's ONLY OPERA THAT FAILS, but yet, it's not Opera's fault, it's the web page builder who hasn't done a proper job. Opera fanboys are worse than Apple fanboys.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time with this.
    It looks good, and when you use it a first few days, it would appear to work good. But over time, you will come across loads and loads of websites which won't function properly. When you write this on their help forum, 99% of the times the stupid fanboys will fire back that Opera is the best and the website designer has not done a good job.
    What they fail to see, is that the same page renders perfectly in every other major browser out there in the wild.
    If every other browser can render it right, and opera cannot, i don't care whose fault it is, opera is the first thing i will get rid of.
    I've spent enough time trying to get it to work. I really have better things to do than waste time in opera forum, tweaking this setting, changing that setting, installing patches, and finally hear from some arrogant fanboy that the website which renders properly in every other browser and fails in opera, is the result of the website programmer's fault, not opera's.
    Move on. Firefox and Chrome are way better than this.

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