Finally, the Opera web browser is for free. That means no more ads, no nothing. I expressed my opinions about Opera almost six months ago, and except for the getting paid-part, I think the other arguments still stand.
However, what’s good about this is that Opera, most likely, will see an increase of users, and this is what I like. If web-standards compliant web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera gain more and more market share, this will force web developers to write valid and correct code, instead of just relying on Internet Explorer’s error handling for code that should’ve never seen the light of the day.
I can just imagine projects where there will be conversations like:
- My code only works in Internet Explorer! Crying - That's because you didn't do the job properly the first time! Stop writing such sloppy code to begin with, and learn your profession!
I guess the future will tell…
Anyway, if you like Opera, rock on! Download away and have a good time!