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Re: [SLE] Jon's Opera Rant
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dougmack@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 22:41:52 -0500
  • Message-id: <200111140342.fAE3gkw10734@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I installed Opera on a couple of computers at work. I think it
was ver. 5.02. It managed to disable a homebrewed (not by me)
Winbasic (I know this is not the right name, but I can't think of
what it is) program that accessed an IBM AS-400 machine database
and translated it into something user-friendly. It has not been
possible to salvage this program, and the IT guys want to wipe
my disk and start over! Not likely. I now have to live without
this program that Opera screwed. And Opera claims that they do not
access anything but the directory that they are installed in.
Well, that's BS. If that were the case, you would not need to
install it, you could just run the .exe file and it would work.
It obviously puts something in the registry. And who knows what,
elsewhere. Or what .dll's it screws with. On my home machine,
when I try to start Eudora, Opera starts. It's too bad; Opera
does offer some nice perks, but it's really defective.
Maybe I'll try it in Linux again, but in Windows,
it's not a good deal.



At 12:08 11/13/2001 -0800, Ben Rosenberg wrote:
>In addition ..I would let you know Jon that Mozilla 0.9.5 has this
>tabbed feature as well :P
>
>
>* Dave Barton (bmcs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) [011113 04:14]:
>->In the thread [SLE] Linux vs Windows Jon Pennington
>->[cowboydren@xxxxxxxxx] ranted:
>->
>->> Oh, and WTF is up with Opera? Does it still do implement that
>->> cranial-rectal-inversion scheme where it demands that every browser
>->> window be a daughter to an Opera mother window? Folks, I run four
>->> pages, an average of eight browser sessions, and a half-dozen other
>->X
>->> applications. I have no time to screw around with an application
>->> demanding that I interract with it a certain way. Browsers help
>->*me*
>->> do real work, not the other way around. I know, this is a feature
>->> not a bug, but can we make this runtime-configurable for crying out
>->> loud?
>->
>->Jon,
>->
>->You may be interested to take a look at:
>->http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/20011113.html
>->Maybe they do listen to what users want :)
>->
>->OK, it's windo$e, but word has it that Opera is working to get the
>->next Linux version out ASAP with much the same features.
>->
>->Regards,
>->Dave (Opera Loving) Barton
>->
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