Oh no! The Reg is turning into /.
FFS, Am I the only one who is sick and tired of all this bollocks about what is good or bad with computers? If its not operating systems, its programming languages. Now it’s browsers.
You would think that a person intelligent enough to operate a computer, or god forbid, be an admin for a network, would also be intelligent enough to know that an OS/Language/Browser are all tools. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. Try them and choose the one that’s the best for you. Or even use more than one!
Any poster that says stuff like ‘Personally I use BLAH and it just works’ should be taken out and shot because it’s just a smug, self-satisfied way of saying ‘I haven’t had any problems I know about yet. But if one came up and bit me on the arse, I’d be too dim to know what to do.’
If you really want to advocate your choice of OS/Language/Browser then take the time to say where one failed you and why you thought the choice you made was better. You would be surprised, most people would take the time to explain a workaround or solution to your problem, rather than ignoring your flame bait.
At least that way, some people can respond in a productive manner to the points being made.
In the spirit of this, I took a look at Opera 9.5 but I was discouraged because the Widgets seemed to be mostly games and clocks. I was looking for stuff like Firefox’s AdBlock, FlashGot and NoScript. But when I could not find equivalents, I decided not to try.
There you go. It’s not hard. Now I have the opportunity of getting posts from Opera users that can tell me if Widgets exist that do what I want, or why I would not need them.
Go on, give it a go. Or if you just want to quote second hand crap you don’t understand, get religion or go into politics.