I’ve finally decided to stop using Firefox and use Opera instead.
My main development machine is a Linux box and I’ve never been totally happy with my browsing experience compared to when using Windows (IE isn’t that bad).
So why the move to Opera? Well, Firefox never seemed to display the correct fonts, everything always came out in some variant of Times. I was never able to display unicode characters and never managed to get applets working.
With Opera, all of these just worked straight away when I installed it. I downloaded the RPM, ran the rpm -i command and Opera was installed.
Opera doesn’t have those annoying banner adverts on it anymore – I tried it before when it had them and found it too annoying. Now without them, its a pleasure.