Switch away from IE faster
Nice to see FF4 getting closer to release. Painfully.
Btw, can the kiddies here stop throwing sand in each others' faces, please? The problem is not using Opera or FF or Safari, for that matter...the problem is getting IE market share down to 20%.
Having said that, Opera 11.01 RC2 is out today and is shockingly fast, with a beautiful UI with Tab Stacks and a zillion ways to change what you like -- and for the BILLIONTH time, yes, an Opera AdBlock extension is available.
For the few comments about frustration with FF or other browsers' slowness, Opera has solved this years ago. Turbo mode will do 6x compression to speed-up 3G tethering or slow WIFI connections, while now, you can also do On-Demand Plugins with a simple checkbox.
It will block all plugins, except when you want to see them with a simple click (great for watching HTML5 WebM on YouTube with Opera 11).
You get a big boost in battery life for your laptop, no jet fans blowing from Flash ads, and about 30% speed-up on page loads....ON-TOP of Opera's blazing Presto engine on your computer or phone.
Don't be led astray to a lame internet experience...try Opera out, and be surprised. ;)
And, to give you an idea about the war on Opera by web site designers that are confused about why open-standards programming is critical to the Web (i.e., browser-sniffing by Google and others to break Opera), check out the Opera Browser-JS site patching list by Opera developers.
And make sure you take out the HTML code to block Opera before trying to sell your software system...or you may lose a million-dollar sale. Ouch.