Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in review
I know that probably everyone has a favourite browser, but is it possible to outline the main advantages of some of the most popular ones, e.g Mozilla, Opera and Avant for example.
Opera is similar and based on Mozilla. Having changed to it over the past two weeks, I have really grown to like it.
The main advantages as far as I am concerned, is the ability to customize it's presentation, and the ability to block pop-ups, which to me, are a constant source of annoyance. If your into differnt skins or colours, there are a wealth of addon's avilable. Multi-pages are available within the same Window, so the overhead of running multi-screens is greatly reduced. These are selected in tab format, similar to the tabs on a spreadsheet for example.
It will run happily side by side with IE, so you can install it, try it, and if it's not your taste, uninstall it, without upsetting your IE installation.
If you tick the other posts, hopefully, nobody will pick up on them.
I like the tabs you can have with Opera. Have to say though that am using IE6 more and more since I installed the Google toolbar - this stops pop-ups in IE6, one of the main advantages with Opera.
On a broadband connections they both seem similar speedwise, when I had a dial up , Opera seemed quicker.
Best to try out both.
There's a lot of good reasons why IE is king of the browsers in terms of its number of users and the fact that it ships with Windows is only half the argument.
I have tested just about every browser for Windows whenever a new version is released and I've still yet to find something to make me seriously consider moving away from IE. It doesn't do everything I'd like it to in the way I'd like, but it still remains the best browser software available by a very large margin.
What I have found with Opera, is that it has opened everything that I have tried (so far!) without a hitch, EXCEPT the Microsoft site! The pages appear too large for the screen in Opera, so you end up scrolling to see the width.
This has included many graphics rich and secure sites. Perhaps the recent 7.2 version has been improved, but other than the MS issue mentioned above, I cannot fault it.
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