I have been an avid Opera user since a long time ago and I LOVE it! But it’s also a fact that it’s not in the top 3 list of most widely used web browser even though it definitely deserves to be.
Is it because of speed?
It has been the fastest browser I’ve used before Chrome came along. But with Opera 10.5, Opera looks promising to regain the top spot.
Is it because of extensions?
Well, there’s Opera Widget but it doesn’t seem to get enough attention from developers when compared to Firefox and Chrome.
Is it because of Developer Utilities?
Developer Utilities as in the sense of Firebug in Firefox, WebKit for Safari and Chrome and Developer Tools in IE. But then, there’s Opera Dragonfly since Opera 10.
Is it because of marketing?
Putting IE aside since it’s preinstalled with most Windows based PC and there’s no one stupid enough to install IE on Mac or Linux), Opera definitely needs more effort in its marketing efforts when compared to Firefox and Chrome.
So, what do you say?