metis wrote:what's the appeal of opera? i've tried it a few times and it's never wowed me. it's bloatware on andriod compared to steel.
Opera scales pages better than any other browser I've tried. Just press + or - keys to scale a page. Since my eyesight isn't the greatest, this comes in very handy. It's very fast on my computer. I don't know about the bloatware complaint. The executable for Opera is 97KB while Firefox is 301KB. I know this doesn't mean schmotz in terms of in-use resources. I'd like to know though how much memory Firefox consumes if you have 20 tabs open with graphics on the pages. Ballpark figure.
[EDIT: Well, I could try this myself with 20 of the same pages.]