If you’re test-driving the Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 (for Macs running Mac OS 7.5.3 – 9.1), note that it doesn’t empty its cache folder. This will quickly fill your hard disk with cache files — and it can be a pain to get it emptied again.
A note on the
Opera Web site
recommends that you empty your cache “regularly.” However, Opera 5 beta testers such as Robert Castendyk said that you should do so at last once a day. He said that he had almost 100,000 cache files in three weeks.
The result is that your Mac will grind to a halt and/or freeze, Castendyk said. “And then you’ll face hours work to get your Mac going and the cache emptied again,” he added.
Opera Software makes what it calls “the fastest browser on earth” compared to its much more popular counterparts — Netscape Navigator and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The folks at Opera Software say that their Web browser offers fast rendering of pages, easy keyboard navigation, instant toggling of image and document settings, multiple windows support and a small footprint.