Re: [NH] Battle of the Browsers (was Making NoteTab "bind")
- Hi all,
>Opera does many things right, and is a great browser. It allowsThe old-style MDI interface Opera uses lacks indeed a bit of the
>multiple browser windows within a single instance, but the user
>interface for controlling the windows is archaic. ...
> ... ...
easy-view abilities a tabbed interface provides. On the other hand,
you can in short time learn to command it with some simple key-
strokes, and then you can have even more flexibility in views than a
tabbed interface can give, IMHO. Maybe a combination of both
interface concepts would be very nice... ;-)
There is a somewhat stable beta#2 of Opera 4.0 out now at
This version supports HTML 4.0 and CSS 2.0 standards (but not as
full as the latest Netscape/Mozilla milestone 14 beta, I found. The
Netscape 6 preview I havent tested yet.)
The current official Opera is still 3.62, and this *doesn't* support
HMTL 4.0, only 3.2 and CSS 1.0. Therefore one will encounter some
rendering probs with pages that make extensive use of HTML 4.0 and
esp. CSS 2. However, as Wayne said, the crashes occuring sometimes
bad implementation in Opera itself.
There were problems posted to the german Opera newsgroup with using
the Opera 4 Beta1 when there was an expired version of an earlier
trial version on the computer, even after uninstalling that. In such
cases the v4 Beta is reported to say "expired" and to not run at
all. I'm not aware whether this problem is fixed in Beta 2, or if it
is even an indended behaviour at all.
The download is still less than 1.5 MB... ;-)