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2000-11-06 23:23:46+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I'm posting this from Opera 4.0b2 for Linux. Smaller footprint, handles frames and CSS, doesn't do Flash (can't decide if that's a good thing or not...), lets me override site colors and honors my X defaults (kinda, there are a few widgets that seem to be hardcoded black). Renders Scripting News and Edit This Page sites in this millenium, unlike Netscape. Still a stupid MDI interface, although SDI is rumoured to be coming soon. Some of the fonts it chooses don't scale all that nicely as I've got it configured. At first I was totally ready to shell out the $39, now I'm going to wait a week and see if it grows on me.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:32+00 by: TC

opera supports Flash and a bazillion other things. Come on it's young and reckless like voting for Nader... ok it's not that reckless

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Mars Saxman

What are MDI and SDI? Not supporting flash is, in my book, a good thing. -Mars

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

They're Windows terms: MDI is multiple document interface, multiple documents are in little windows inside a larger frame which also contains the various tool windows and menus and such. Most Microsoft apps happen this way. SDI is single document interface, every document gets its own window to be put wherever you want it, the way Netscape windows (and many newer Windows apps that have seen the folly of MDI) work. Since even my laptop has 9 virtual screens which I group by work type (this project on one screen, mail on this screen, etc), having an artificial grouping by document source sucks. Not to mention that all of the configuration that I can tweak for window management goes out the window on those contained windows.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh yeah, and the lack of Flash support is a Unix thing.