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The Best. Been a big fan of Opera browser for a long time now. There was a minor speed bump of bugs when 10.x first came out but starting at 10.10 it has been top notch. Once you learn all of Opera's nuances using any other browser feels outdated and not as well thought out for a user. Speed is right there with Chrome, built in mail/rss and now with the 11.x extensions there is no more excuses to try it.

The little browser that could.




> Once you learn all of Opera's nuances using any other browser feels outdated and not as well thought out for a user

From what I feel, the average user doesn't spend much time learning a software's nuances. They just want to use the first thing that works in the first go.

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And from what I feel, the average Hacker News user is not the average user, so budman's comment is quite relevant in the context of this site.

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"built in mail/rss"

I was an Opera evangelist for many years but all the extra bundled apps I never use finally pushed me to chrome.

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The RSS is good, the Opera mail is good... the IRC and bittorrent, on the other hand, are not very good at all, which is sad, because it would be very nice if they were!

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The only feature that was missing was autocomplete for textboxes, and now I found an extension to do it. Opera is finally complete!

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The killer feature that kept me using Chrome before was the automatic page translations. There's a nice extension to do that now in Opera too and I am now very very happy with Opera.

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