June 03, 2005

Things that please me: Opera 8

Gotta say, I've been doing some compatibility page-testing this week, and I'm reasonably impressed now with the free version of Opera 8. I'd say its tabbed-browsing presentation is better than Firefox, and once you minimize the top banner ads, which you couldn't do before, you've got a reasonable amount of screen real estate. Launching browser history in a tab is a nice touch, and putting downloads in another tab is a big improvement over Firefox's pop-up window for the same task. A year ago, I thought Firefox 0.8 handily beat out Opera v7 (and NS7) as the best free browser, but Opera 8 is definitely a nice comeback.

Posted by BruceR at 05:33 PM