Opera 8 vs Firefox 1.0.x

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by alvd, Apr 19, 2005.

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  1. alvd

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    Is the new Opera 8 more secure than firefox?
     
  2. Check Secunia.

    On Windows, it probably is, due to Firefox's vastly increased usage.
     
  3. firefoxguy

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    FUD. Software does not suddenly become exploitable, just because one more guy decides to use it!
     
  4. Infinity

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    But I like it better then ffx too ;)
     
  5. Arup

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    Opera is smooth and fast, has always been and the inteface as well as loading is the best, loads in seconds compared to others.
     
  6. bigc73542

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    I will give opera a vote also ;)
     
  7. Don Pelotas

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    Opera here too.
     
  8. S!x

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    Opera all the way for me. :D
     
  9. Eldar

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    Opera all the way :cool: , but I like FF too.
    Difficult to choose, so I use them both. o_O
     
  10. bolleke3

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    OPERA since it came out and the latest version ,8.0,proves once again that
    this browser is the champion.
    Bolleke3
     
  11. Stephanos G.

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    One vote for Firefox here:)
     
  12. Acadia

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    What do you Opera users use to block ads, if anything?

    Acadia
     
  13. Diver

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    My preference is for FF, primarily because of the availability of extensions. Also, some parts of the SW Bell/Yahoo site will not allow the use of Opera. Kind of extreme IMO.
     
  14. puff-m-d

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    I use Opera, FF and IE, but Opera is my main browser. I use a hosts file to block ads for all three browsers...
     
  15. meneer

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    Opera is more secure (lacking old netscape heritage), but I prefer the firefox interface and extensibility.
     
  16. Pollmaster

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    Hosts files are such a clumsy way to block ads compared to adblock.
     
  17. Don Pelotas

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    I use this one, Acadia. http://www.admuncher.com/, only a 177kb download. :)
     
  18. ronjor

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    Proxomitron does very well with all the browsers. Opera in particular.
     
  19. Kye-U

    Kye-U Security Expert

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    Proxomitron runs perfectly with Opera 8.0 ^_^ (I have Firefox, IE, K-Meleon and Opera, using Opera right now)

    Using the Ochii Blue skin, so it fits very well with my Windows XP Style :)

    Memory usage is 40,000 K, Tabbed Browsing is fast. No hang-ups (like with Firefox).

    Pretty happy with it so far :D
     
  20. iwod

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    EVEN bigc is Opera ?? I am sure he WAS using FF not long ago..

    Anyway like in another post i have completed switched to opera with version 8. It is nearly better than FF in every area.
     
  21. halcyon

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    At the time of writing this (from Secunia):

    IE: "Currently, 19 out of 80 Secunia advisories, is marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database."

    Firefox: "Currently, 5 out of 16 Secunia advisories, is marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database."

    Opera: "Currently, 0 out of 0 Secunia advisories, is marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database."

    Of course, these things change as time goes by.

    However, Opera has been VERY SWIFT in responding to exploits and releasing patches.

    I've been somewhat disappointed with the route Mozilla foundation is taking with the latest critical Firefox vulnerability.

    One has to hunt down and download the latest nightly build (how many average users know how to do that, even if they wanted to?) to get a patch for the exploit. The other option is to turn-off Javascript completely (not a working proposition for many web-sites these days, unfortunately).

    I'm personally still using Firefox, but only because it's tabbed browsing is (IMHO, for me) the best there is.

    Until that gets fixed I'll transfer to my licensed copy of Opera 8.
     
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