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  • 1.0 stars

    "horrible browser"

    February 22, 2013  |   By whoda_thunkit

    Pros

    none except gives you some exclusivity because less than 2 in a 100 people use it.

    Cons

    -slower than firefox, chrome.
    -least secure especially compared to IE 9, IE 10, FF19, cvomodo dragon.
    -not as many addons as FF.
    -poor page rendering
    -high memory usage
    -poor privacy. this companyt is in bed with many corporations. it's like google chrome privacy wise without chrome's b=blazing speed.
    -unique id for eah browser than identifies you even if you are using VPN.

    Summary

    nothing good about this browser. this browser should not even exist.

    Updated on Feb 25, 2013

    * more than 15-20 times as many people use Firefox as compared to OPERA.

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  • Reply by wyzwyk on April 3, 2013

    @whoda_thunkit While I wouldn't go so far as to say that Opera is a horrible browser I can agree that Firefox is better. In fact I feel it's a far superior browser for my needs. That's an important point for there is no best browser, only what's best for you! The enormous choice of quality addon extensions that Firefox offers makes it my favorite. Many Opera users like that it is so solid right out of the box, that it comes with an adequate feature set. Chrome users like its blazing speed and minimalist look. M$ Internet Explorer users like .... well, ...... to be told what to use because they're brain dead. You see every browser has something to offer. Simply put, it's your choice.

  • Reply by whoda_thunkit on February 25, 2013

    more than 15-20 times as many people use Firefox as compared to OPERA. (there lol)

  • Reply by whoda_thunkit on February 25, 2013

    more than 15-20 times as many people use Firefox as compared to Chrome.

  • Reply by whoda_thunkit on February 25, 2013

    @musicman4u,
    Google pays that much to Firefox because more than 15-20 times as many people use Firefox as compared to Chrome.
    1) firefox is non-profit, opera is a for profit organization, a public company listed on OSLO stock exchange with profit its number one priority, not consumer privacy.
    2) firefox is open source. Anyone with a technical bent can see how it works. not with Opera.
    3) firefox simply puts google as the default search. this can be easily undone. You can easily add startpage or duckduckgo to your search toolbar and default search.
    Opera has business partnerships with many major companies, not just google.
    Firefox 8,9,10,11,12......19 are superior in everyway compared to FF 3.6 Never crashed on me.
    There is NOTHING that Opera offers that I can't get on firefox with addons.
    I use Ccleaner too and it's nice you delete your browsing history but you fail to realize that your OPERA browser has a unique id. Even with a VPN, you can be identified.

  • Reply by musicman4you on February 23, 2013

    Come on you gotta be kidding.Opera is a Great Browser.Do you realize how much the other Top Browsers have copied many of Operas Features.Look it up and you will find it.
    Opera makes most of it's money on the feature-phone version claims more than 160 million users worldwide.They just spent 150 Million on it.Firefox got way more than that from Google to use Google as it's default search site.One reason people don't use Opera is because they never heard of it.Everybody has heard of IE because it comes with Windows.Most Downloads now days try to get you to install Google Chrome with their Program.Back in the day Firefox was great but I stopped using it after Version 3.6 Newer is not always better.Are you sure you knew how to use Opera properly and all of it's features.Did you know you could Mask it as Firefox or IE so sites didn't know you were using Opera.Been using it over a year and no problems at all.I delete all Opera Private Data.Cookies and Passwords etc then clean with CCLeaner.

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