yes the mouse gestures own me right now. i try to use them with IE at school, I just keep forgetting. Actually, I believe the free version of the final Opera 7.0 had no ads. Then I upgraded to 7.01, and it did, and has since then with 7.02 and 7.03
Originally posted by -KEN-
>>so the general concensus is that opera is faster, but lacks scripting support.
In the newer 7.0X versions, Opera has almost full scripting support. Most of the reviews of Opera you're getting are in old versions. Give it a try.
On a "weird but true" note, the Opera 7 beta didn't have ads, and I updated (I have 7.02 right now, RoD's made me wary of 7.03) to a newer version, and the ads aren't here. Mabe installing over the beta suppresses the ads?
//edit: I have Phoenix but I don't really like it all that much. It's so minimalistic. To tell you the truth, I can barely live without Opera's mouse gestures anymore. They are, without a doubt, the coolest thing in any program EVER.