I bet I used OmniWeb before you did.
Ok, well there’s a fair chance that very few of you have ever used OmniWeb, because it is only (now) for the Mac. But I used it way back when, back in the dark ages of NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP.
“Big deal” you say?
Well you try writing a browser for an operating system tied to hardware that only runs as 25Mhz (or at the most 33 Mhz… we called those “Turbo” machines.
OmniWeb had a great UI and did things like checked your bookmarks to see if they still existed. It had its problems, but Omni made a browser for an OS that no one else cared about — that was true for Mac OS-X Server when it first came out too.
The problem lately has been that OmniWeb was so far behind with regard to standards that few people used it. OmniWeb5 is addressing some of those problems (though it will still be behind Safari).
I love Opera on Windows, but if I were on a Mac, I’d be using OmniWeb5.