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Ciaran Moore - May 20, 2010

It is undeniable that when it comes to browser choice among Internet users, it is a battle between the top 3 of the most common web browsers available in the market today; Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and the latest Google Chrome. Well, for those who are looking an alternative for these three powerhouses in web browsing, there is a good web browser that has been in the industry for almost 15 years, leading a majority of the innovations in browser technology that are visible on the top 3 browsers, it just didn’t have the break the software really needed for many years now.

The Opera web browser has been in the market for many years now, providing top services to users even better than those most popular ones mentioned. Well for those who’ve been using Opera since it was introduced in the market. There are a lot of new features and improvements added to the latest release of Opera web browser; But for those neophytes looking for a fresh browser, there are a lot of good things you will experience from using this web browser that you haven’t tried before using those top three.

First thing that will amaze you upon using this latest version of Opera is its user interface. The interface is very clean on its white colored interface, you can hide and unhide the menu bar, and some of its menus like bookmarks and downloads can also be hidden and viewed anytime you wanted. Overall, a very cool user interface.

Next is the speed dial. With speed dial, you can view a thumbnail of some of your favorite websites ready to browse. Using this feature will save you the time from typing the URL of the site you want to visit. Google Chrome also has this feature.

Another feature of Opera that is unique from other web browsers is the thumbnail preview of the website you are visiting in other tabs, just like the latest feature being offered in Windows 7. Only Opera has this feature and is among the favorites of majority of the Opera Users. There is also MyOpera which allows data sharing with other Opera Browsers regardless of operating system differences.

Aside from great improvements on user interface and display of webpage, Opera takes a great leap in performance. The speed of browsing can be improved through enabling its latest feature “turbo mode”. This feature comes in handy if you’re browsing under slow internet connections. Opera also provides better compression techniques and strengthen its support for JavaScript. Opera is also compliant to many standards and supports latest web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3. Overall, the performance of Opera is outstanding and is arguably better or at least as good as some of the popular web browsers available.

Opera is still waiting for its big break in the market. But its user interface and performance power are enough to satisfy its users especially those who are newbies to Opera.

Explore the browser’s more advance features for yourself and you’ll see it’s a very underrated browser!

You can download Opera at

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