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Opera is blazing fast on netbook

  1. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Ive recently been greatly hampered and annoyed by poor performance from firefox on eeepc - seems firefox rewrites to often for my SSD -

    So i gave opera a shot - its blazing fast!

    I still need firefox for my custom add-ons setup - but it looks like I have a new browser for when Im actually browing!

    Give Opera a shot, if its this fast on my netbook, I can only imagine how it must perform on a full desktop or laptop

    http://www.opera.com/download/  (the built in speed dial is probably great for those who dont have highly customized setups too)

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    LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago

    I love Opera, it's the fastest browser out there, I use it for almost all the times, though sometimes its not compatible with some sites.

  3. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Just got done with a hub composed while using opera - super fast to work with the edit console but it wasnt able to move the modules in the right pane - really wasnt a bother though.

    If it wasnt for the fact tht my firefox on my desktop is set up so incredibly sweet (it does just about everything but tpe for me) I would be a full convert.

    For the netbook, opera is now my main browser - ill just pull up firefox for competitive analysis

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    LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago

    I like Firefox for its customizability, but I usually add on so many things, that it just gets bogged down.

  5. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    the add-ons def do that, but usually you can figure when one is a real hog after you install it and just uninstall.

    Apparently FX 3.5 changed the way it writes to your hard disk while browsing so its quite a bit more active now - not supposed to be noticed on a traditional hard drive, but on the solid state you find in most netbooks and ultra compacts the difference is huge.

    I was considering throwing my router through the window - but luckily I found better ideas in eeepc forum

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    ericsomethingposted 7 years ago

    I'm using Opera (10.5) on my desktop Linux box, and on this ancient machine (383 MB) it's the only browser that can handle all the online stuff I throw at it. I use Google Chrome on my netbook, though.

  7. Csjun89 profile image70
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    Wow you're using a SSD, heard they were wicked fast!
    I currently use Firefox Opera and Safari on my computer, but firefox gets really slow with the addons

    Guess I'll use Opera more now!