Ode to My Browser – or – Why I Love My Opera

Vincent: You know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
Jules: What?
Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean they got the same shit over there that they got here, but it’s just – it’s just there it’s a little different.

— Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) – Pulp Fiction (1994)

Speed-Dial, mouse gestures and integrated search, three of the many features that made me love the Opera browserI was going to write a song about my web browser.
I was going to incorporate all its great features.
I was going to mention Speed-Dial.
I was going to mention mouse gestures.
I was going to mention integrated search.

But all these would not do it justice.
That’s when I was reminded of this Pulp Fiction quote. You see, it’s the little differences that make Opera an amazing browser. Example: When you click on a download link and the dialog box opens and asks you where to save the file – in Opera, the file transfer has already started, as its developers knows it would take you a few seconds to find the designated folder, and they thought it would be neat if they could save you the wasted time.

I have tried Firefox and it’s fine, and as long as you do not use the security hazard named Internet Explorer, in my book you are one of the good guys – but after using Opera for a couple of years now, I can honestly testify it is a web browser developed by people who love to surf the net.

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