Well, the nice folks at Opera decided to treat us on their 10th birthday by offering an ad-free version of the browser for free. I must say, I’m impressed with the quality of this browser. The interface is very nice, and it has some good features not found on other browsers. This may slide in between Firefox and Maxthon for my second place browser, but here are the reasons why it won’t become my default browser:
1) The Find Bar in Firefox is my absolute favorite feature. As much as I use it, I can’t imagine going back to popup find window.
2) The Web Developer Extension in Firefox is very handy…not sure I could do without it.
3) In Firefox I can add search engines to the search toolbar, so I can have Google, Yahoo, MSN and eBay all right there. Don’t think I can do this with Opera.
4) The SEOpen extension in Firefox is a lifesaver for me 4 out of 5 days in the week.
I know I don’t have a Sports category, but I’ll put this in politics since he did testify before Congress…
When I heard the Palmeiro failed a drug test, obviously, I was dissappointed. He’s right…it would make absolutely no sense to take steroids at this point in his career. Then when I heard his rebuttal (“I have no idea how steroids got in my body”), I just became flabergasted. It would have been better to just admit that you made a mistake. Honestly, for his sake, I hope he’s lying. If he really has no idea how a banned substance got into his body, I say they should suspend him another 10 days for being a moron! You’re a big league player and a role model for kids…look at what you’re taking before just throwing it down!
I may just have to eat my words (at least some of them) regarding my first impression of IE7. Last friday, Chris Wilson over at the IEBlog mentioned a long list of IE bugs that will be fixed for the Beta 2 release of IE. This should be music to the ears of a lot of developers out there…let’s just hope MS’s walk can match their talk.