After reading Low End Mac’s praise for Opera 9, I decided to take another look at it. I’ve tried Opera before, but I always end up going back to Firefox because of some annoyance. This time I’m going to give it a real chance.
The first thing I notice about Opera is that it’s FAST. Much faster than Firefox, Camino, or Safari. It also uses less memory and CPU time, so as a result my machine feels much faster. It’s still kind of quirky, but it doesn’t feel quite as alien any more. I still miss Firefox extensions, especially browser sync & del.icio.us.