fwiw - i've found opera likable but somewhat problematic with occassional high cpu usage on ubuntu hardy 8.04. haven't had time to trace down the issue, but i'm guessing it has to do with the opera mail client. if you don't try that and just use the browser, i'm guessing it'd be fine - but as i said - i haven't had time to trace it down, so ymmv.
Opera was slower than IE6 for me when I tested it on a 1.6ghz Pentium M laptop with 1gb of RAM and Windows 2000. I never tried Opera with XP or Vista though. I was going to upgrade my laptop to XP, but the Vista upgrade was $75 cheaper. So I gave Vista a try. I wasn't happy with Vista at all, so I reinstalled Windows 2000 after cursing at Vista every day for over year. I tried Windows 7 beta on that same computer. I have to say that Windows 7 is a definite improvement over Vista. I like Windows 7 except for IE8. Now that laptop is running Ubuntu Linux and Firefox. Maybe I'll try the Linux version of Opera. Since I switched to a Mac for my main computer, this laptop is a great platform for benchmark and compatibility testing.
I had the same problem with XP. So it’s probably not a Vista problem. It started out random and less frequent and then It would crash every time I went to Yahoo. I reloaded java and it hasn’t been nearly as bed as it was. I think it only happened once or twice today where it was doing it every five minutes.
I have no experience with computer repair.
You are just assuming it is Vista causing the lock up, switch to Chrome that might fix the problem, also add one - two gigs of memory and update you video card, dump the 8086 processor for a multi core one .
I have the same problem. on both Explorer 7 and Explorer 8. It seemed to start long after I first installed IE7. Maybe MSFT'S maintenance updates caused it.
My system is always up to date and the security software shows no problems. It happens more often with Yahoo than with other locations. It seems to be completely random oherwise.
I have Firefox but IE is a much better product except for this problem.
Any quick fixes on this?
Oh, is this the MSFT Maintenance Department?
>>Anyone who uses VISTA has this problem. Just download Firefox and you will be fine<<
when there is Enigma, Safari, Chrome and Operah to name a few- Firefox is slow cranky and unstable and not nearly as good as the others- and if you are using modern hardware the IE7 or IE8 are easily the best