Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-02-03 Print this article Print

: Opera 7"> Executive Summary: Opera 7

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Excellent
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Fair
Security Good
One of the top Web browsers around, Opera 7 lets users surf the Web any way they want.


In a market where all your competitors are free, it can be a little tough to be the only one that either charges ($39) or requires putting up with ads.

(+) Excellent keyboard navigation features; highly customizable; much-improved mail client.

(-) Currently runs only on Windows.

  • KDE Projects Konqueror
  • Microsofts Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla
  • Netscape Communications Corp.s Netscape
  • www.opera.com

    Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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