I use dialup service, quite slow but cheap. I have found old operating systems and browsers load much quicker on Win 95 & 98 than on XP or Win 7. If you have high speed access this is probably not an issue for you. I had found Opera 5 to be the quickest browser I had ever used but it's too outdated. I have been using Opera 7.23 & 7.5 for years w/o issues but starting this year one of the web sites (listed below) I frequent no longer loads due to security issues as listed below.
"Unable to complete secure transaction"
"Secure connection: fatal error (40) from server."
"Failed to connect to server. The reason may be that the encryption methods supported by the server are not enabled in the security preferences."
"Please note that some encryption methods are no longer supported, and that access will not be possible until the Web site has been upgraded to use strong encryption."
I tried most of the newer Opera version up to 10.63 and found that the same security issues apply but Opera 10, build 1750 will now load this web site: https://www.estatesales.net/NJ/Northern-New-Jersey (other older versions do not load it).
One question is, why does Opera 10 works but not the other versions? What makes its security work partially? Yet 10.63 will not load these pages?!?
Is there anything I can do like add certificates, or some other software/patch that will once again allow me complete access to this web site w/o the newest browser? The security issues have gotten more common over the last two years at many web sites I visit but if I can "patch" my browser it will save me trips to the public library to view these sites. If anyone can help, even if it's a technical answer, I'd appreciate it. If you need more info/detail, just ask.