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    Opera 9 beta

    Given the lack of a general software forum, I thought I'd post this here. Opera released an official beta of version 9 today. This browser is superb. Opera is what weaned me off Internet Explorer in the first place and now I think its going to get me off Firefox now as well. I seriously suggest you download it and give it a try

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    What do you like about it so much?
    Firefox can be slow to open because of the extensions, but it's those very extensions that will keep me with it, I believe.

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    What do I like about it?

    Extremely fast
    Very good mail client
    news reader
    rss reader
    mouse gestures
    Fantastic content blocker (read ad blocker )
    Excellent popup blocker (much better than firefox's)
    Good password management
    Ability to spoof other browsers
    Integrated spell checker
    Small memory footprint
    Small install
    Silly konfabulator style widgets
    integrate bittorrent client
    The thumbnail preview that you get when you hover your mouse over tabs is quite neat too. Not to mention that it scores a perfect result in the acid test

    OK, most of these features can be added to FF by the way of extensions (which incidentally I always did). However why bother when Opera does it all out of the box?

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    to add to the list:

    Its really easy to lock down,
    the silly widgets are great - check pandora
    opera talks to me - it reads web pages if I can't be bothered(windows only)

    I mostly use 50/50 opera/firefox depending on what I'm doing - they both are great

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    I've been using Opera for a few months now (once they decided it would be free again!) and it has completely taken over from IE / FF which I used 50 / 50 before... the only thing I use IE for now is accessing Sharepoint. IMHO best browser by quite some way & highly recommended...

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Netman
    I've been using Opera for a few months now (once they decided it would be free again!) and it has completely taken over from IE / FF which I used 50 / 50 before... the only thing I use IE for now is accessing Sharepoint. IMHO best browser by quite some way & highly recommended...
    Ditto

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    opera talks to me - it reads web pages if I can't be bothered(windows only)
    Thats interesting - how d'yer do that then - I'm interested as I'm a volunteer for the RNIB - I didn't realise it had that facility.

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    Re: Opera 9 beta

    opera talks to me - it reads web pages if I can't be bothered(windows only)


    Thats interesting - how d'yer do that then - I'm interested as I'm a volunteer for the RNIB - I didn't realise it had that facility.
    http://www.opera.com/voice/

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