A Night at the Opera …

In my earlier post “Pushed Off the Edge” – I was way too busy expressing horror at the way Edge just “crashed” with no easy fix, that I forgot to mention – all my customer wanted was a web browser that would run several sites that had flash movies or objects embedded in their pages.  It turned out that neither Firefox or Chrome (not to mention Edge, which wouldn’t even load, or Internet Explorer …) would consistently run all the sites, even with various flash plugins installed.

In desperation, I turned to Opera, and low and behold, it ran all the sites concerned, with no problems at all, without the need for any extensions or plugins.  Whoooo – well done Opera, a life saver.  This former Norwegian browser has now been owned by a Chinese consortium since 2016, but that shouldn’t put you off.  What isn’t made in China these days?  We had the discussion about flash no longer being the way forwards, but hey, all a customer really wants is for things to just work.  If only the web was that easy …

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