2) The longer I kept the browser open, the larger the memory footprint it was using - checking in Task Manager. It would become huge, larger even than Mozilla, which tells me that there are some memory leak problems. It would not release memory used until you closed the browser.
whoa... for awhile there I thought I was the only one. That's only gripe against Opera that I have and I use it all the time.
I love Opera for it's mouse gestures, tabs, and no pop-ups. Can't use any other browser without the mouse gestures.