January 24, 2005

Okay, so I'm an open-source turncoat.

I've switched from Opera to FireFox. Sue me. Why would I change browsers now when I've been an Opera user for so long? No real reason except that Opera doesn't seem to be keeping up with the bugs. That and the fact that most of the plug-ins don't recognize Opera as an option. So I've installed FireFox and have been using it for a little while now. The extensions are useful. I have the weather extension, the Gmail extension, the Homeland Security extension (currently on "Scared") and I'm looking for others. That's not enough though. The fact that some plug-ins don't work with Opera is pretty maddening, if you like to build web pages and view pages heavily laden with rich media. Screw Active X! Who needs it?


treego14 said...

I think Opera is better than Firefox, easily.

Firefox is my 3rd choice, actually, behind IE/Maxthon.

Firefox is just too clunky and clumsy here. It is an extension nightmare trying to get Opera-like features into Firefox

Ernie said...

I completely agree, extensions are a nightmare just to get what comes with Opera out of the box. Biggest pet peeve? Tabbed browsing in FireFox requires a right-click, and as far as I can tell, there's no way to make that default behavior. I'll do a review in a week and let you know what I think.