Posted by: Anonymous
on June 23, 2008 01:27 PM
Proprietary or not, they're both great products. I think we're lucky to have two free choices. Even if one of them is not "free" in the sense of speech, its much more free than the IE equivelant. Opera's browser is only comparable to Microsoft in the sense that the code is kept from the public. Opera has proven over the years to make a much better browser under a much better liscense for a much better price than anything Microsoft has produced.
Firefox has some corporate backing too... but it wouldn't exist if a proprietary company hadn't handed over the codebase for Netscape so many years ago.
Konqueror and Safari are decent too... I think a matter of preference starts flame wars when in the end we all want the same thing.