Hey Farmpuma,how ya been? Last we met in person was like 2005 or 2006. Whew, time flies. Anywho - You should know (and maybe you do!) that Opera was bought and is owned/maintained by a Chinese company now. I'm not saying Chinese software isn't trustworthy, but it's worth mentioning - as far as I know, nothing nefarious has been reported.
That said, if you're interested in a modern browsing experience without ads, a focus on security, and opersource to boot,Brave browser
has a good reputation and is based on Chromium (webkit - same as Chrome and Safari) for rendering pages.
Hey steelcity_, I bet I could write a very long and mostly boring entire thread about how I've been in the almost fifteen years since we met in Pittsburgh, but since you asked I'll just hit you with the highlights. In 2009 at 91 my father died when he forgot how to swallow (alz dementia), in 2015 at 89 my mother died of a heart attack, and in 2017 at 68 my friend girl Liz Barry (the one that got away) made her final exit. Mostly I've been staying alive and in the last couple of years have been plumbing the depths of sack cloth and ashes. If there ever was such a unicorn as a soul mate she was mine. My tin foil hat says that someone at the nursing home either withheld or stole her opioid pain meds and over dosed her on ibuprofen, but her daughter said it was declared an undiagnosed bladder infection that went septic and her kidneys failed. Luckily for me the only pills I take regularly are a multivitamin and a little extra vitamin C. Also caring for and feeding a dozen cats (the clowder was up to 21 at one point, farm life can be hard on cats) keeps me pretty busy in addition to maintaining an over 150 year old house, barn, the prairie jungle, and a couple old vehicles. Recently the farm bought me a second chainsaw, a midsized brush chopper, and as Joe Walsh said, "The best thing about a chainsaw is most of the time you don't even need to start it up."
Thank you for the heads up on Opera being Chinese. I thought it was still Scandinavian and will keep a close eye on it if I download the latest. I'm mostly a Firefox fanboy (I even bought three tee shirts. One for me and one for each of my children), but Brave browser definitely sounds interesting and worth a try. And thanks again for the excellent deal on those two CRT monitors I brought back from Pittsburgh. They were just what I needed for my folding farm at the time.
Back on topic - After giving it more thought I still think TR needs to support older browsers. If Firefox 3.6.8 from 2010 is good enough for Wikipedia, Google, and even Amazon, well duh. Mostly the latest heavy encryption browsers only slowdown the internet and placate the paranoid.
What really chaps my wanna be dial-up internet ass are the websites that will not look at the cached downloaded data in my browser and add to it when I refresh the page, but instead put me in an endless loop of reloading only part of their over loaded landing page. And usually the only thing in my browser cache is their crap load.