So yes, I decided to try out the Opera Web browser. So I thought "Why not make a review on my blog? I'm under qualified, have no life, and have only 4-5 followers with one reader! I'm a perfect for reviewing stuff!" So here you go.
At first it reminded me of Google Chrome, the one time I used it. So, while looking at the fancy-pansy new page I noticed two things. One, it has REALLY smooth scrolling. Two, there was a little hints thing at the top of Opera site telling me that I can search using the navigation bar, so I searched "Dick in a box." The Youtube video loaded (what seamed) faster on Opera, but that might have been because I'm not used to it. But something strange happened. The video, text, and links loaded and worked, but everything else came 10 seconds later. This only happened once though. Later I tried portal Flash, which loaded a bit faster, but played the same.
After that, I decided to check out http://questionablecontent.net/ and ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS. At least ad_block had a ready made list of things to block, but this only blocks certain ones, the rest you have to 'Add'. A nice feature though, is the little blue thing that appears in your navigation bar every time you load a page. It tells you how much of the page is loaded. There are also TONS of other cool things. But I don't like how it's set up. I like Navigation/Address, bookmarks, and tabs. Opera is Bookmarks, tabs, and navigation.
Still, it is better then Aol, and can have a decent fight against Internet Explorer (if you have a mod to block all viruses). There are WAAAAYYY to many fan-boys for Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that it is impossible to find a non-bias test. Even I'm not sure which is better I would recommend it to anyone. Now, I feel like I'm cheating on Firefox. I'm going to go look up youtube videos on kittens with Firefox 3.#'s . You can get it here if you want this browser.
Image (c) Opera Software. I do not own it.