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New Opera Releases

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Today Opera release an upgrade to the Windows and Linux version of it’s Version 8 Opera browser, labelled as 8.01. At the same time they released version 8 Opera browser for the Macintosh operating system.

We don’t mind the Opera Browser to be honest, but find Firefox superior for our purposes for two reasons: (1) Firefox is free versus Opera that is either a purchased or advertisement supported and (2) we love the Firefox extension system.

However, we certainly prefer Opera to Internet Explorer because of tighter security. Some sites make a big deal that this is a security upgrade being quietly released. Frankly, all browser upgrades now include some security enhancements and unfortunately if they say that is a major cause of the release, people try to trumpet how they had flaws. Darned if they do and darned if they don’t. Recent and regular updates are the key – and of course they include security enhancements if it is a decent company.

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