Re: [NTLK] Opera [WAS: "Re: IRDA Transfer from OS 9 - BAD"]

From: Aaron Brigati <>
Date: Thu Sep 17 2009 - 19:37:02 EDT

On Sep 17, 2009, at 7:14 PM, wrote:

> I haven't tried recent opera versions but IIRC one of the lowendmac
> writers seems to like it as well because of its server side page
> compression to speed up dialup connections, anybody use that feature?
> Joe Reilly

I've used it, because I'm on a connection with a monthly bandwidth
limit. Basically all it does is recompress image files. While it does
make pages download faster / use less bandwidth, it makes all the
images look completely awful.

And since the only pages I run across with large images are the ones
where I *want* to see the pictures, it's not very useful to me.

The big problem I have with Opera is the same one I have with Safari
- it doesn't let you set the cache size, and the default is so small
that it's fine for people with unlimited bandwidth, but for me it
wastes bits re-downloading things.

In Firefox I have 1.5 *gigs* of cache set. I very rarely have to
redownload unchanged images.


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