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Opera Web Browser
Member Name: AnnieK
Opera Web Browser
Date: 08/08/01, updated on 08/08/01 (233 review reads)
Advantages: Quick loading pages, easy email access, good options
Disadvantages: free version support banner adverts
Most of the opinions I've read about Opera, seem to say that it's not really a browser for beginners.
I've been introduced to the Opera browser thanks to the Open university course that I am doing. Although I am doing a computer course, I do not consider myself a computer expert by any stretch of the imagination. I can Navigate my way round the Internet (as long as what I want shows itself in a search engine!), and I can just about download a file from the internet - but that's where my expertise ends.
However someone pointed me in the direction of Opera, so I took the plunge and downloaded it a couple of days ago (the free version).
Well, what can i say - it's not going to change my life, but I would definately recommend having a go with it!
It does seem faster than Internet Explorer and definately faster than navigator.
The mouse controls are excellent and seem to give you a lot more 'freedom' for page control.
The ability to store bookmarks or favourites is much more organised than IE, with the folders you can create then sub-divide.
Email can be accessed from within the page, without having to open a seperate application.
The tutorial/instructions are clear and easy to read, making it usable for the majority of people, especially if they've used IE or netscape.
The novelty has certainly not worn off yet! I will be using opera for the forseeable, I may interchange it with IE but I doubt I will be using Netscape for a while.
Go on give it a go!