Today Opera 8 went final. I’ve just downloaded it and I’ll be browsing with it and posting what I find.
I’ve been using the Opera 8 beta for a couple of weeks now, temporarily abandoning FireFox to do so. Opera is much faster and slicker-feeling than FireFox, though it has always been dogged with problems where some websites just plain don’t work. Initial impressions from the beta were that it was much more reliably a general browser; both GMail and my internet banking site worked without a hitch.
However, I had a couple of crashes in the beta, one replicable. Hopefully they’ve been sorted out — I’ll keep you posted!