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Thursday, May 13, 2004

I just have to say that Opera RULES! The latest version (7.50) is out and UW-Madison owns a site-license now, so I can legally obtain the non-ad version. Although I haven't used it much since I've upgraded, I have already noticed a speed increase (even on my slow computer). One thing I didn't like was the Hotlist change, which only closed part of the panel when F4 is pressed, but I was able to customize the keyboard shortcut to my liking. I know many of you are IE fans, but for real websurfers, you must migrate away from the simple built-in standard browser that comes with Windows (which only serves the purpose of displaying the Windows Update site) to adopt a flexible, fast, easy to use browser.


  1. Anonymous4:05 AM and your opera. maybe i'll give it another shot.

  2. ae2k is right to some extent; I was not happy when I realized that Opera would not even let me log into gmail successfully. Opera abides by W3C standards, which unfortunately restricts compatibility to sites that do not follow them, or decides to try a new feature that has not been approved by the standards committee yet. However, for me and many other Opera users, the solid integration of features (which is what Firefox lacks with its extensions), performance, and customizability has kept and will continue to keep me a dire fan of their product.