@ Mac Phreak and AC
Age is irrelevant to correcting others' ignorant mistakes, but OK I'll go with the mine is bigger than yours then.
You're right, MDI is not the same as tabbed browsing, I never claimed it was or do you have the same issue with reading as Joe21. It does more than tabbed browsing, including the ability to select which page you want to have focus within the parent window, and Opera actually had to hide features, that you can fortunately re-enable, to get the TDI that is the current default. So MDI gives the most important feature of tabbed browsing, and was available before any of the browsers or browser skins that Joe21 mentions, what is wrong about that statement ? Of course others dumbed down the MDI and called it tabbed browsing before Opera did, that I won't dispute.
And if you have to have bloat, then why not choose the bloat that does it best with the smallest footprint. IME that is Opera, YMMV. By the way is it still bloat if a feature is included by default, in a smaller download and memory footprint than a competitor's product that then requires installation of third party add-ons, more download, more memory, to get the same functionality ?
No need for any apology for being wrong or thanks for my corrections from you or Joe21, just be sure to get your facts right before you post next time.
And AC, way to go picking up and deriding my typo, almost half an hour after my own posted about it appeared, I would be ashamed to put my name to that sort of post as well. Well goes to show that Opera isn't perfect, the spell checker is good, just need the grammar checker now.