I Joined the Opera! - Silent Rogue
 
I've been using firefox for years, pretty much since I was a kid and learned what the internet was. I was happy. Hell, just yesterday, I idled away hours on end watching videos, playing games, reading blogs, living life. I have a firefox sticker on the back window of my car; I have a firefox pin attached to the strap of my bag. I even regularly convince others to give up on other browsers like safari and chrome to go for firefox. (Sorry, I just can't stand chrome... Tried it, and it wasn't for me... Safari is just too slow for my tastes - at least in my experience of it.)

So, why did I just divulge into my life story of internet browsing? Well, it's quite simple really: Today, I switched from Firefox to Opera. FML... (Not really, I just couldn't resist saying FML).

Actually, I switched to Opera 10.60 for the first time in my life, and I couldn't be happier. I have always loved Mozilla, but with the recent focus on aesthetic themes instead of performance, I just couldn't take it anymore. Firefox started getting on my nerves, so I had to escape...

I started Opera, and my life evolved into a wonderful thing. The features that come with Opera work much faster than add-ons of similar functionality in firefox. In fact, I am much more at ease using these functions than firefox add-ons because I know I can trust the source. It's not that I expect there to be malicious code in firefox add-ons. It's really the fact that the developer may not be completely familiar with firefox's code to be able to make a top-notch product. (Yes, I know it's open-source, but that doesn't mean every developer completely familiarizes himself with the ins and outs of everything firefox).

All I can say is that I am happy with the change to Opera based upon today's usage. Will it last? I don't know, but life's a mystery, and I'm along for the ride.

I recommend anyone getting a little annoyed with (or even bored with) their internet browsing experience to try Opera 10.60.

(and, NO, I will NEVER switch to Chrome...)



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