Michael Parducci


Social Software

Professor Tusman


The alternative browser that I choosed to use is Opera. Opera is a multi platform web browser that was developed by Opera Software and nowadays is a Chromium-based browser. It’s main purpose is to distinguish itself from other browsers through its user interface and other features. It also offers a more secure online experience than most of the best web browsers. Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsoy were responsible for building the Opera web browser while working at Telenor in 1994. Opera does have roadmaps and they work just as well as Google road maps especially when you're making plans to go somewhere, or if there are any changes or updates of the map. When there is a bug report in Opera you would have to go to the Opera for Android bug wizard or the Opera Mini bug wizard in order to report this issue. The type of help that they’re looking for is to see if Opera can demonstrate the same power equal to Google and Chrome since Opera and Chrome use the same engine. They also expect Opera to help save up to 90% of mobile data and have an unbeatable speed in case of a slow connection. The advantages of Opera is it’s display modes which can drop all menus and toolbars, leaving only context menus, mouse gestures, and keyboard shortcuts. Opera also has a wand which is a handy tool that can save any form of information and password. The notes can be helpful since it allows you to jot down whatever you want to jot down. The disadvantages of Opera is that it requires a very strict adherence to coding in order to operate it. There are also extensions that are built into Opera that aren’t easy to find. Some companies that do web development that don’t have a high priority of Opera. Overall I believe that Opera is a web browser that’s worth giving a look at.