Originally posted by Oso
There is the ANY BROWSER campaign, which I think is a good effort to get rid of monopolies.
When you get down to it, Opera is less of a monopoly than AOL/Time-Warner/Netscape or Microsoft/IE! (Unless Opera has some sort of Mafia connections or something which I've never heard about.)

Opera also claims to only support HTML 'standards', in other words, not the fancy browser-specific crap from IE/Netscape. Why were you disappointed? I think the banner ads are tastefully placed and sized, and they don't chew up too much bandwidth...

(Yes, I know I'm becoming a rabid Opera fan... It just happened, I guess.)