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Aaron N. Tubbs

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I love firefox. I use it at home, and at work, I use it on linux/windows/OS X. It makes me smile, because it works, and the rich extensions/scripts make things work the way I want them to.

In keeping with being fair, I’ve decided to give Opera a look. It doesn’t hurt that it’s free now. I’ve tried it a few times in the past, and usually found that there were various quirks in terms of CSS and javascript that made things painful. In retrospect, these may have been hacks that were set up for mozilla/IE, and as a result weren’t handled properly by “compliant” browser (ok, I’m being generous) … but the end result was that my web was not particularly usable in firefox.

Anyhow, 6.0 was the last one I played with, and now we’re on 8.5, and it’s interesting. I’ve only played with it a few minutes thus far, and it seems fast, clean, and relatively easy to customize. Right off the bat I’m going to miss the extensions I use (bloglines, del.icio.us, greasemonkey, adblock), but we’ll see if the other advantages make up for it. For one thing, that ctrl-t adds a bookmark rather than spawns a new tab page is going to take some getting used to. We’ll see how things are after a few days.