Opera is a for-profit software company. http://www.opera.com/
There is a free version of the Opera browser that I use. It has an ad window at the top that I don't find annoying. All I can say is try it, you might like it. I find the behavior of most web browsers to be annoying, with inefficiencies galore. Opera has some great tools built in that make browsing a pleasure. Mouse gestures are just one. Go read the story of the browser. You may become a convert.
Regarding WMP and Opera, unless you have one of the latest versions of WMP installed, the B.com page won't work properly since it tries to load something from WMP into the "now playing" portion of the page. I'm on NT so I can't get the latest WMP version and it messes with the menus in Opera. I use Netscape 7 to browse B.com.
<small>[ 12-15-2004, 01:59 PM: Message edited by: BigJon ]</small>
Even a blind nut finds a squirrel once in a while. – Me! Feb 9, 2001