During the past few years, we have seen and witnessed the emergence of so many web browsers, all focusing on security since perpetrators breached into Microsoft's flagship web browser, the most popular Internet Explorer.
Many of us have since bowed to Mozilla Foundation's Firefox. For sure, Firefox and its plethora of addons is a must for any surfer and tech-aholic. But we have other choices as, and in this case here, a better choice to Firefox.
Opera for some unknown reasons has seen itself fall from zenith for no reason. I believe Internet Explorer reached out to people in such tremendous force that Opera was in no time in the dark, for Opera was amongst the first generation of web browsers. It has been out there much before any modern browser and has been in constant development. The last few years have seen Opera rising in fame again. Let us not forget that Opera introduced tab-browsing.
I have been using it since now 6 years and I have nothing to complain about. I just don't know why web designers don't use Opera's powerful features and make their web sites compatible with it. Opera has a huge collection of built plug-ins and its easy to add more.
New features are always on-coming in new releases of Opera; there's always something new to play with at some point in time with Opera. The newest version comes with the "speed dial" idea which allows a user to quickly select a favourite website he or she has set. This is a real time saver. You could just put all your favourite search engines and community sites and they would all be just one click away.
Opera is also very easy to expand with the widgets. Thousands and thousands of people work on developing the widgets and you can have anything you want. A particular one I like is the Sudoku widget - nice thing to play around with waiting for that download to be over. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you can embed and play games in Opera while you are browsing.
I see no reasons why you shouldn't give it a try. Its packed with features, loaded with options, fast in dealing with downloads, its a time-saver, its faster and its OPERA. A well-deserved name and reputation to live up to.