On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 03:12:57 -0500, Matthew Winn <email@example.com>
Integration is a false god. You can only work on one thing at a time
anyway. So what if my email client is separate from my browser?
Consistent interface makes for greater ease of use for me.
I can search for keywords that search not only my newsgroups, but my
newsfeeds and mail as well.
I can have my email/newsgroups/newsfeeds listing open in one tab and
create a linked window/page, press Shift-F6 to tile the pages vertically
and click on links in my mail/newsgroups/newsfeeds listing page and view
the resulting webpages immediately on the other side of the screen ...
very nifty stuff.
I can close my email/newsfeed/newsgroup pages and easily recall them in
the list of closed windows, if needed, since the pages are treated no
differently for such purposes as a webpage.
Mouse Gestures and Keyboard Shortcuts are more consistent across the board
with respect to mail/news pages and webpages, also --- makes for a more
intuitive and easily manipulative situation.
I can press Backspace or 'Z' while in a mail/news listing to go back to a
previous mail/news display or press 'X' to go forward.
Etc., etc. Integration works great here for me. If you are more
comfortable with separate products for different Internet applications,
that's fine by me. I won't accuse you of having a 'false god' ideology
for doing so. I might accuse you of having a more cumbersome methodology
than I do, though. Ha! ha! :-) Seriously, do what suits you. I hope I
have given a little insight on why I think your 'false god' assertion
regarding Opera's integration is not entirely accurate, though.
I am an Oper-8-or!