I like to keep updated on what the word is on Opera outside of the community, so I read quite a few forums and sites where people discuss software and browsers. One thing that pops up a lot is how some people prefer Firefox because it has extensions.
Now, I'm not going to get into the whole argument about whether Opera should have extensions or not, but I think those who complain about the lack extensions in Opera are often unaware of how flexible Opera is even today – without extensions and the possible security problems they introduce. Especially Firefox fans seem to dismiss Opera simply because they can't live without extensions. They think.
But the fact is that Opera can be extended in many ways, and last year, Arve posted a couple of posts on this very subject:
Usually the question is how to emulate Opera features in Firefox, but now Opera users can point out to Firefox users who miss certain extensions in Opera that Opera equivalents actually exist, and if they don't, they are most likely possible to do anyway!
This might be old news to many, but I'd like to see those articles linked to more often!