The latest Firefox 3 upgrade was just pitiful and the memory footprint was fatter, it seemed to be leaking memory, page loads just crawled at a snails pace, it was an overall hog.
The options were limited:
- Go back to MSIE 7, which isn't much better, or
- Give Opera one last try as I've always found something that stopped me from using Opera in the past.
Well, the first thing I noticed is Opera 9.5 is faster than shit and loads some pages 3x-5x faster than Firefox, especially my own blog which makes Firefox choke. The second thing I noticed was the footprint of Opera 9.5 is about half that of Firefox when it loads and operates.
Seriously, Opera loaded pages so much faster than Firefox it felt like I was using a new computer!
So now I'm going to give Opera a try and see if there's any gotcha's that will stop me from using it but so far it's looking really good and I may just be the next Opera convert!
BTW, this blog post is my first in Opera!