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Erik: 4. Sing Opra
Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57am

Computer: 1. Next Screen

I remember a lot of people were hot on Opera, saying it's better than Netscape and IE. It had some good parts, it kinda felt like Firefox/Pale Moon a bit. It embraced the tabbed browsing interface, which really is a nice way to go. I used it some but I think it went for some big UI change and that killed it. Hm......

  • Test post from Opera 3.62 on Win 3.11 - Erik_, Wed Jul 06 2022 1:40am
    This is by far the best browsing experience I've had in Windows so far. It loads and displays faster than IE 5.0 and about the same as Netscape. IE tends to run very slow where this pretty quick. It also handles CSS and stuff better than IE 5.0 and Netscape do. It'd say it's probably on par with Arachne... more
    • Erik: 4. Sing Opra- Puckdropper, Thu Jul 07 2022 12:57am
      • I used Opera a bit in the mid 2000s. I liked it, but as you said, it wasn't different enough from FireFox to warrant being anything but a 2nd browser. I stopped using it completely by the late 2000s and I haven't touched any newer versions since. The Windows 3.1 version is pretty awesome. It's the... more
        • 3.62, yeah! - Puckdropper, Tue Jul 19 2022 3:15am
          I think that's the version I was using. It's probably running around on a hard drive archive here somewhere. Netscape after 4.8 just kinda jumped the shark. I remember the college had better computers than we did so they had Netscape 6 but I just was never that impressed. (That's from a time when... more
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