This is not a promotion for Opera. But once in a while I like to break the monotony of bitching about Indian Telecom scene with something refreshing as Opera Browser.
I got a mail from an Opera staffer; an Indian, who is working in Norway. He chanced on my blog and read some write up about Opera that I wrote earlier. (Another entry on Opera here) I was requested to add a link on the blog roll for their new microsite; it has been done.
Imagine the same thing for Firefox (puke puke) and Internet Explorer (which actually makes me throw up). Why this strong commitment to a closed source application? It is because of their commitment to Open Web and Open Standards. Further, most of the Opera staffers on the community forums helped me during the time I needed to get my feet stuck in the Linux world. I am talking of the days when I was on Mandrake (now Mandriva) and Ubuntu had just made it’s presence felt. It is something to “pay them back”; this is by creating an awareness for the same.
Opera Watch had a write up on the same including a screen shot of the new microsite.
I believe that this would really open up the world for non English speakers to shift to a better browser; which is generations ahead of it’s rivals. It’s worth it to spend time to download it and have a new world at your finger tips. Specially, for me, it is the mouse gestures that I am actually addicted to. One more word. Firefox really really sucks. Partly because of it’s bloat and partly because it aims to become an “open source clone” of Opera.
Cheers to the development team and all the people who were behind the venture. Keep up the good work guys! We look forward to hear more from you in India.