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Opera or Firefox? And Why?

Poll Results: Opera or Firefox?

 
  • 31% (15)
    Opera
  • 68% (32)
    Firefox
47 Total Votes  
post #1 of 38
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I've been an avid Firefox user for a long long time now, and I have used Opera in the past for experimentation.

Well, the question is, Opera or Firefox? And why?
post #2 of 38
Firefox...Opera is basically the same browser...However firefox has a much larger mod community...and I like the UI better...
post #3 of 38
Opera is the fastest

Quote:
IE6 Benchmark
CSS: 1457ms
IMG: 2276ms
Table: 1986ms
JS: 10672ms

Firefox 1.5.0.7 Benchmark
CSS: 2372ms
IMG: 5523ms
Table: 4898ms
JS: 9059ms

Mozilla 1.7.13 Benchmark
CSS: 4457ms
IMG: 4242ms
Table: 4926ms
JS: 13020ms

Opera 9.02 Benchmark
CSS: 1154ms
IMG: 1996ms
Table: 2703ms
JS: 4624ms

Maxthon 1.5.7 Benchmark
CSS: 1473ms
IMG: 2519ms
Table: 2098ms
JS: 12556ms

(note: ms is milliseconds)
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I have been using Opera forever it seems. I read somewhere it is faster and safer, though probably by a very small margin. And even if the firefox communtiy has more mods and addons... I find no need to add anything to Opera. It is perfect.
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post #5 of 38
Opera. I use Speed Dial religiously now that I got used to it, and it's one of the handiest features I've ever used when browsing. Plus, even more security than Firefox. The only issue I have is there's no built in spell check.
    
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post #6 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rageaholic View Post
I have been using Opera forever it seems. I read somewhere it is faster and safer, though probably by a very small margin. And even if the firefox communtiy has more mods and addons... I find no need to add anything to Opera. It is perfect.
I use Opera for the same reasons.
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post #7 of 38
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post #8 of 38
opera and firefox ARE basically the same browser. firefox has a far superior mod community. add-on's allow firefox to be the ULTIMATE web development, surfing, hacking, security, tool

opera is just as good as FF. no better, but with mods to FF, its worse



and to those that think IE7 is better than FF, they dont care about security or that sites have to write non compliant code for IE....
    
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post #9 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
opera and firefox ARE basically the same browser.
I was always interested in this but...
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post #10 of 38
Built in torrent software, built in email/contacts, built in mouse gestures, speed dial, better tabs, password wand, faster, more secure...

Opera FTW

The only thing I miss from FF is the Stumble Upon plug-in, but I've managed to get along without it.
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