Thursday, December 16, 2010

Myth Opera 11.0

Just Updated My Opera Web Browser.

Some New and Improve Features.

Why I Use Opera instead of the popular and famous Firefox or Internet Explorer?

Other reason not sure duh.

  • The main reason why i moved from firefox to Opera is because long time ago (actually not really long) -> Whenever i open new tab in firefox or new page(website), my firefox hang for a little while. Very annoying. So i take other alternative , use other browser. And Opera come in mind because i want to try something different from others.
  • Second reason: I'm searching for Mail Client. And I found out that Opera has built-in Mail Client.
  • Third Reason: I always format my laptop so i need to Install firefox and Reinstall all the add-on that i use. In Opera, just install Opera and all what i needed is in there. Bookmark especially.


Why I Like to use Opera?

  • Mail Client:Yup, built-in mail client. Just open Opera, while browsing the web, the Opera Mail will check and retrieve our emel and notify us. We just read the emel from our Opera Browser. No Need to sign in on the Mail Website (Yahoo, Gmail)
  • Speed Dial: Very convinient for me. In Firefox, there is also an add-on called Speed Dial( or Fast Dial i'm not sure) that i use before. In Opera, it already there. No need add-on installation.
  • Bookmark Manager: My Bookmark is easy to manage. Drag and Drop. Grouping. Dropdown and Choose. Save/export the bookmark then import back.
  • Opera Link: Sync the bookmark and speed dial.
  • Default Left Panel: Yup thats the feature of Opera. At the very left, there is a panel that can be easily hide/show. What is in the panel and the use? To ease user to manage thing like bookmark and mail without openaing new tab.
  • History: Same as Bookmark Manager, History also can be manage. In case u like to keep all visited page history and you would like to visit it again (but don't remember the date, just browse and choose from the history panel) or there is some page address/history that you don't want people to know that you had visit, just select the page history and delete (No need delete all history)
  • Password Manager: Easily keep our login information (if we want), the second time we open the page. Just click the Icon and taadaa we had login back. Kinda risky if other people use our Laptop. With it, we also can see which site have we save the login information and delete whichever we don't want. It doesn't show the password and username. Just page/website url/name.
  • Appearence: The default theme is Simple yet Elegant and Tidy (For me)


Other Opera Features that I found interesting/like:

  • Site Preference: Why interesting? It can hide our browser identification. What i mean is website like can trace our IP,Web Browser,OS and so on. When open the traemyip, it will detect that we are using Opera,but using the Opera Site Preference, we can disguise as other browser (Firefox,IE). When activate, will detect that we are using Firefox instead of Opera. Kinda interesting.
  • Opera Dragonfly: Kinda usefull to developer (Web or so on). An integrated debugging environment.We can inspect each element of the visited/opened website and look at the source code (specific code/data for specific element). Test javascript.
  • BitTorrent: Support bittorrent download.
  • Feeds: Subscribe the feeds of the website using Opera Feeds. No Need open Google or other to subscribe and read the web feed. SImilar to Mail Client.
  • Geolocation: Share our location with geolocation supported website like Google Maps or even Twitter. (Yup, even without geolocation, twitter can detect the location..I think)
  • Block Content: Can choose which one to be block. (Firefox Add-on-> AdBlock maybe..automatic block)
  • Open With: Right Click and open thecurrent site/page with other browser. (Very useful in certain time if the layout or something not functioning in Opera.)
  • Website Security: See the security of the website. Trusted, Secure, Encrypted. Whether the connection is encrypted and save to exchange sensitive information using the website. Wheter the website provide enough information and the record is clean. Report the website. Etc.


Some other Opera feature:

  • Private Tab and Private Window (Similar to Private Browsing in Firefox)
  • Look into Tab: Preview the Tab Content (Website) when mouseover the tab.
  • Stacking Tab.
  • And so on......other..bla bla bla..not interest with other..haha


Bad side of Opera:

  • Too many Resource/Processes memory use. (Don't know what it was call). Open Task Manager and look under the Processes Tab. Opera consume much more memory than others. (Opera 100,000k while Firefox 70,000k)
  • Too many additional thing that are not realize or fully use by the user :D
  • Too many sarcasm out there about the browser comparison (For example, most pre-installed computer has IE. Normal user like My Mom,Younger Sister or others outside, will only use IE because it already there. Only need to browse the web, don't bother with other thing. Opera, wasteful because ,many function and consume much memory but many/most people don't fully use it) ZZZZzzz
  • New Opera (10.00 and above) can't integrated with Download Manager (FDM, IDM etc)
  • Sometimes, to activate/use flash/javascript in the website, need to click at the object first to activate it. (I believe for security purpose maybe. Prevent some script to activate without user consent)
  • Etc...



For Me. I'm satisfied with Opera. Suit my need. Although i'm currently use Opera,but sometimes i use Firefox. Why? Whenever i want to download (Because just click the link, then my FDM detect it and download). Also whenever want to download streaming video such as in FB or Youtube. Actually most of the feature is in Firefox (need to install Firefox Add-on) and i'm always install (long time ago while i'm still use firefox).

I found out the reason why my Firefox always 'hang', it is because of the BitDefender Phising tool add-on in the firefox. Need to disable it then my firefox is Ok.

P/s: This is not a comparison,promote or 'Pengampuan', Just why I Use Opera and my personal view. (Bukan dpt bayaran pun kalau promote, buang karen je..haha)

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