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vinref
06-09-2007, 11:20 PM
Spotted on Reddit...performance testing of Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) and comparisons with other popular browsers (http://nontroppo.org/timer/kestrel_tests/).

Something new I have learnt - the Opera browser that runs on a fully-fledged PC is the same that runs on small hand-helds/mobile phones etc (albeit with different compile options). No wonder the need to make it go fast.

[Edit] Darn. Wrong forum. Someone move this please? Ta.

Erayd
07-09-2007, 01:04 AM
:D thanks - looks like the new Opera should be brilliant :D.

beeswax34
07-09-2007, 02:16 AM
No thanks, I'll stick to FF. Can't wait for FF3 to be released fully:D:thumbs:

paulw
07-09-2007, 08:50 AM
I've been running Opera 9.5 alpha since it was releassed this week. It is fast but there are also some ptoblems with icons being blank in certain areas..

Erayd
07-09-2007, 09:46 AM
It's an alpha, bugs are to be expected in abundance :rolleyes:.

rogerp
07-09-2007, 03:03 PM
Spotted on Reddit...performance testing of Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) and comparisons with other popular browsers (http://nontroppo.org/timer/kestrel_tests/).

Something new I have learnt - the Opera browser that runs on a fully-fledged PC is the same that runs on small hand-helds/mobile phones etc (albeit with different compile options). No wonder the need to make it go fast.

[Edit] Darn. Wrong forum. Someone move this please? Ta.

I vote it the best browser. I love the speed dial feature.

FoxyMX
07-09-2007, 04:43 PM
I vote it the best browser. I love the speed dial feature.

+100 :thumbs:

Erayd
07-09-2007, 06:25 PM
+100 :thumbs:Ditto. And the dev tools are second to none - I have yet to find any firefox extension that even comes close to what Opera can do :D.

paulw
07-09-2007, 07:34 PM
Has anyone done a rite click to download a file to a directory, saved the file, downloaded a second to a new directory, then a third but find the default download directory is the first one not the second one??

zqwerty
07-09-2007, 08:38 PM
'Ditto. And the dev tools are second to none - I have yet to find any firefox extension that even comes close to what Opera can do'

*Cough*

http://www.codetch.com/

http://www.getfirebug.com/

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xforms/

http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

Opera > Firefox, I don't think so, only if you are not objective in your opinion.

Erayd
07-09-2007, 11:36 PM
'Ditto. And the dev tools are second to none - I have yet to find any firefox extension that even comes close to what Opera can do'

*Cough*

http://www.codetch.com/

http://www.getfirebug.com/

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xforms/

http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

Opera > Firefox, I don't think so, only if you are not objective in your opinion.*Cough*

I am objective - and my comment still stands. Take a look at the opera dev tools sometime, and try doing any kind of serious javascript debugging in Firefox - it's a nightmare. FF seems to have absolutely no concept of what a full traceback is, nor can it give valid line numbers for eval()d code. Opera can.

Also note that when I say development I'm not referring to WYSIWYG website editing, I'm talking about proper web applications. While toys like codetch look nice, they lack much of the functionality of a full editor (personally I use kate). Firebug is good up to a point, but IMO still doesn't match up to what opera offers. It's also slow as hell. The web developer toolbar is good, but opera offers everything it has and more.

I used to use Firefox exclusively for development, and used Opera only as a browser. Then FoxyMX showed me the Opera dev tools (thank you!) - and I've never looked back.