But in 1996 I quit the lawfirm for a more modern one
Hmmm, 1996 was a big year. You changed jobs & epochs. I was forcibly reminded of the fragility of life by the death of my mum. So long ago, yet not.
This whole "power-user" thing... I never have understood it, in the sense of some people apparently psychologically needing to brandish it as a weapon against others, to big themselves up. Back over in the Opera blogs/fora when i joined at Opera 15, & continued with until my happy discovery of V in Feb 2015, I was frequently amused/aghast/appalled at the sheer vehemence, anger & vitriol exhibited by several repeat offenders [& some pontificating self-important newbies] there on this accursed topic. I've been relieved that on the whole, most of the time, such hostility & braggadocio has not also infected the V fora. Long may it stay that way.
Though it might say more about my own feebleness & insecurity than the actual real world, as a rule i eschew, even disdain, people who publicly, vociferously [egotistically?] self-label as "experts", "power-users", "wizards", "gurus" et al. For my personal sensibilities, such labels should be bestowed by others in independent appraisal & recognition of someone's skills & knowledge, not be self-appointed / self-anointed.
The following is my private opinion as a user, not as a Vivaldian member
Otter is now … no, not my default browser. Why?
I do not have much trust in such small teams of hobbyists, they will not have enough time and money to bring up a browser which has as much power as Opera 12 had.
The same problem comes up which other open-source-created-by-enthusiasts browsers.
Creating a good browser (and for so-called "Power Users") needs a fulltime job of more than two or three team members.
That is sad. But reality is cruel.
Programmers need to pay the rent, feed themselves, their children and their family, pay their assurance, pay their pension, pay their house, pay for their medical treatments etc. – and tyes, hey need money and much free time for themselves to make good products.
If such developer team has not much human power and money, it will never stay long enough on the market.
They have same problem like Linuxian programs or distributions.
I like OpenSource, but most Desktop versions of OS are not up-to-date, really.
And "Power Users" who want to have all for free without any support by themselves to such project, criticizing and complaining all the time slow and buggy development and crying about missing features are the tombstone for every OpenSource developer.
The hell, get an other browser, go away, bark up to an other tree. YM2¢
Yes, the point then was to ban characters that were very unlikely to actually be used by honest web servers; now it's to decide whether a domain name that is conceivably registered with good intent is actually malicious.
@Ayespy Where I'm from most people still drive a manual but I fully get your point. Although an automatic in the vast majority of driving situations can get you from A to B just as well as a manual so it's no big deal what people drive as far as I'm concerned, but as a software power user you can really save a lot of time and effort (which people don't realise) - so I think it's good to at least try to encourage people out of the rut of what they're used to.
@CantankRus -- Re Maui -- YAY! See, i come here all helpless & sad, asking plaintive tech support help for esoteric inanities, when all the time my secret agenda is to recruit more converts for The M Cause. Muhahahaha...
Dolphin is a magnificent file manager. Because of it, i just can't look at Mate's, Cinnamon's, Xfce's paltry equivalents even half-seriously, & as for f/m in Fedora etc... bleh! Dolphin is simply brilliant [make sure you activate split-window & all the Root Actions, for maximum utility].
No doubt you're already on top of this, but make sure you activate the xenial-main & xenial-neon-main Repos. That way you'll still have the 16.04 LTS stable base, but get the Maui-Devs curated [inhouse tested b4 release] Neon Plasma rolling releases. It's a great combo. Oh, also if you want there's instructions in the blog/fora for invoking the 16.04.2 HWE package upgrade.
Well, Opera Reborn just hit the developer stream, and it's the practical take on Neon -- speak: what they will actually make of it. And it looks very much like Vivaldi did 2 years ago. Black panel, grey tab background and the tabs are not as rounded any more -- more rectangular and sharper. They also have fixed webpanels, whatsapp and messenger, but no custom webpanels so far.