Very funny comment from friend about Opera


macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 16, 2005
This is unfortunately on a pc that I will be talking about. I have 1300 dollars saved and looking for 1600 to purchase a new mac either a Imac G5 or used powerbook not sure yet. An old friend came over to my house, wanted to look something up on Ebay and said what browser is this?? I said Opera. I told him all the benefits of using it and he's comments were interesting. Later on he tells me make sure you don't have any spyware on that program and most sites are optimized for Internet Explorer. I couldn't help but smile but I was laughing inside. Then I showed him which tracks security from diffrent products including browsers and showed him the security track record from Opera compared to the other browsers and he said interesting again. What do you guys think? Funny right.


macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
pdpfilms said:
I...don't think i get it...
ditto, not so funny, but its just that people believe what they are told all to often. people don't go out looking for other options and they don't think for themselves some times. IE is there, most people use Windows, so IE just be the best right? thats the line of thinking that most people will use.... sucks doesnt it?


macrumors 68000
May 31, 2004
Cape Breton Island
pdpfilms said:
I...don't think i get it...

I don't even know if there was a period in that paragraph.

I personally think I would have understood better if he would have been more careful with his grammar.

(sorry if English isn't your first language jc0481 I didn't mean to insult you).


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
*shrug* Not that funny to me either. Using MSIE is sad, but even if Opera were free, I'm not sure it'd attract much of a market share, outside of a few niche applications where it's a great product. Why not just go to FF which *is* free, has wider support, and a much larger developer community?