Opera 9 … no dice
I’m a great Opera fan; it’s been my browser of choice since version 6. And I don’t normally complain about software <well, one tries> but I have to say that the brand new Opera 9 just does not seem to be a finished product.
I installed it in a folder separate from Opera 8.54 (the last version). It worked fine; had a few more gadgets. Then I began to notice little things:
- I couldn’t import RSS feeds but had to manually add them. Then I couldn’t rename them … well, I could but the new titles wouldn’t stick even if I restarted O9, so what was the point?
- Even though I declined the option, Opera 9 eventually set itself as my default browser. What this means, in addition, is that it is the default email client as well. Tsk tsk.
- Strange CSS rendering bugs for which there is no good answer.
The Opera forums have numerous posts about these issues and more (for instance, consuming huge amounts of CPU) … and notations from several people that the last Opera 9 beta was better.
I’m pretty surprised at this, as Opera 8 (my review) is both rock solid and elegant. I’m not sure what happened here, and I’m sorry to see it, but am hopeful that it will get sorted out, as the Opera developers have been quite capable of turning out the best browser I’ve ever used.
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