Posted by kito75
on March 13, 2006 at 3:02 AM PST
So, I've been happily using Opera for a while now. I have applied a cool skin, imported my Firefox bookmarks, created and saved sessions (Opera has session-saving of tabs built-in), and so on.
There are, of course, a few caveats:
- I'm not too fond of the way Opera caches things. For normal browsing this is fine, but it's annoying for web development. For now, I've actually turned off caching.
- It's not 100% compatible with all of the sites out there. Using it reminds me of using Netscape a few years ago. It works great 99% of the time, but it crashes when I log into my Google AdSense account, and it "Could not connect to remote server" when I tried to log into the JavaOne content builder site.
What's funny is that since I'm not used to having these problems (except on the Microsoft site, of course), it took me a minute to realize that the problem was Opera. So, to make sure everything is kosher, I use Firefox as my reference browser (back in the day, I used to use IE as my reference browser).
These issues aren't enough to make me switch back to Firefox, though. I like to have control of my computer's resources.