:haha: well obviously....I stand corrected Ice Cap
Opera is, by far, my favorite web browser, although those others browser around are also very impressive. I think Opera has been used in desktops mainly by die-hard fans, but Opera hasn't got the recognition it deserves, given the amazing and very innovative software it offers and the very few people using it. I think Opera hasn't been widely adopted because some web sites are not "compatible" with it, but after years using (and relying on) Opera I have discovered that the problem is that those web sites don´t let Opera play the game (maybe non fair play web design, who knows...).
On the other hand, I think IE users use it just because it works and comes with windows, Firefox users used it to get Microsoft irritated and now they depend on plug-ins, Chrome users use it to get Firefox users and Microsoft irritated and because it is light, and Safari users use it because... well, maybe they don't even know why, maybe it looks beautiful.
But whatever browser we use or any reason we had to start loving any of them, it is interesting to see how they have created what media calls "browser war", with many people defending really hard each piece of software.
Finally I want to say that if you have never used opera, just try it.
My web browser podium is :
Lmaoo Opera? Please.
Firefox is the way to go. Second browser Chrome...
Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome FTW!
Firefox all the way
Opera, love my mouse gestures
Still Time to change
firefox 3.8 and IE 8 on the main PC. and firefox 4 on my # 2 PC
#1 Mozilla Firefox
#3 Internet Explorer
It is pretty depressing to see that I'm probably the only one dabbling around with x64 incarnations of two major browsers ..... , but then again I don't really care about flash and stuff, that is why I use that flash disabling addon for FF anyway.
Nothing else works for you, when once you get used to the style of Chrome
Chrome and Opera no need for anything else
Firefox 4 Beta 1 followed by Opera 10.6.
I use Firefox and IE just for a few pages, example, my homebanking page doesn't work properly on firefox and my university's self-management page won't work either.
Everything else: Firefox.
I use Chrome for the bookmark syncing, simplicity, and speed. I use Firefox when I need various add-ons, and IE only when I'm on MSFT's sites.
Firefox is def my #1 browser with Seamonkey @ #2
Been a long time Opera user (since v4), and whilst I dabbled with Firefox I can no longer recommend me the v3 branch due to it being bloated and insecure. I can only hope that version 4 brings back some of the sparkle.
Opera is the only browser that allows me to integrate my desktop with my mobile and/or a laptop with Opera Sync something important to me when I'm on the move. Opera is also a researchers friend being able to translate, search and even look up in a dictionary with a right click. Voice was useful but broken in v10.
Then you have mouse gestures, something that speeds up my browsing enormously and also bookmark short cut commands (such as ts for Techspot or the built in one /. for Slashdot). Tab management is still years ahead of the competition as well.
Out of all the browsers Opera is the most feature rich and widespread, and it does this in a pretty lean package. Is it perfect? No, but then there is no perfect browser but for speed and customisation then Opera is hard to beat.
Firefox Forever!!! The mind just doesn't settle on any other browser!!!! Mozilla Rocks !!!!!!!
PCrossFire, what exactly are you trying to accomplish by posting and then quoting yourself?
I didn't care what your browser was before, and I care less now.
My browser of choice is Firefox which I use about 99% of the time. I do have IE, Chrome and Opera on my laptop but use them very little.
Of course Chrome!
Opera...It just works. There are some bugs but speed dial and multiple session saves keeps me coming back.
Use Chrome for compatibility issues with Opera on some sites and the sheer speed of it.
Explorer for Windows updates .
Firefox not used. It's nice but too tweakable for me. I get in and cannot stop until it's so secure that most sites I visit require me to allow the access manually and that's now ideal for my surfing. I know it's good but its like tweaking windows...blah blah blah.