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Reviewing 11.62 (Apr 22, 2012)
The worst browser I have ever used in Linux, it borders on being totally useless ~
Reviewing 10.63 (Nov 23, 2010)
so stable, and my best till now,, waiting for the new opera 11,,,
Reviewing 10.0 Build 4102 Alpha 1 (Aug 25, 2009)
Whrers landed Carakan ? I want speed, which is Opera now lacking, because is faster only in IE now...
not only unuseful for me gadgets like Turbo & Unite...
Reviewing 10.0 Build 4102 Alpha 1 (Aug 12, 2009)
The Linux Builds Beta 3 ( build 4573) you can find here
latest screenshot from Linux Opera 10 beta3 x86_64 are here
Reviewing 10.0 Build 4102 Alpha 1 (Mar 11, 2009)
Are you guys crazy? This thing can't even render gmail properly, and it's ridiculously slow.
I wanted desperately for it to work because I'm sick of firefox crashes. But this is unusable.
Reviewing 10.0 Build 4102 Alpha 1 (Dec 6, 2008)
Relatively stable for an alpha build off Ubuntu 2.6.27-9-generic, the new Presto engine is noticeably faster at rendering than the previous version. Though it is a good idea to do so, existing 9.x profiles do not need to be rebuilt for compatibility. Four out of five for crashing just one time under heavy use within the last day.
Reviewing 9.61 (Oct 22, 2008)
Reviewing 9.61 (Oct 22, 2008)
The x64 version is just too good on my Ubuntu x64. Its super fast and even with mutliple windows open, it never bogs.
Reviewing 9.61 (Oct 21, 2008)
Powerful. Stable. Fast. Highly customizable. And doesn't crash. How do you beat that!
Reviewing 9.52 (Oct 6, 2008)
This, for me, is probably The Best Linux Browser that I have tried.
Unlike Firefox, it seems to come with the Flash plugin built into the installation, which is very convenient.
I like the wide array of skins, though I do wish I could change the relative position of the items at the top, such as the menu, button bar, personal bar and address bar.
I'm used to having the address bar directly under the menu, then the personal bar (links) and finally the tabs under that. It is a minor annoyance but one I really do wish I could correct.
I'd like it even more if it had some additional tab capabilities, such as being able to specify the default page that will load when you do add a tab, uniform tab widths and a few other things.
That said though, even if I just use the browser abilities, it's a pretty solid Linux app and the interface fonts seem to render better than Firefox does.
I look forward to ongoing updates.
BTW, I have to say, I really like the primary icon for Opera. It is a very attractive design. :)
Reviewing 9.52 (Sep 16, 2008)
hello betanews 9.6 beta is out for mac and linux get ur stuff togetter on mac and linx software allready or people might have to look somewhere else.
Reviewing 9.52 (Sep 10, 2008)
Overall, the best browser.
Reviewing 9.52 (Sep 3, 2008)
A lot faster than FF3.
Reviewing 9.52 (Aug 21, 2008)
If you are running x64 Linux then Opera x64 is the fastest browser you can find period. It renders way faster than FF3 and uses less resources.
Reviewing 9.50 Build 1652 Beta (Mar 18, 2008)
Wow...what a piece of junk. Ugly, no decent plugins. This thing looks like it was written for Windows 3.1.
Reviewing 9.50 Build 1652 Beta (Jan 18, 2008)
Why are the repos dated early November 2007. Is Betanews late? I vote 4 because I've used Opera for both Windows and Linux and it is a great browser - fast and has email capabilities as well - Firefox just works with Thunderbird if both are default programs. If you want a combo use Seamonkey - its quite good.
Reviewing 9.50 Build 1567 Alpha 1 (Sep 4, 2007)
Just awesome,now flash is working.
I think its even faster then before.
Just working great on my UBUNTU machine.
Keep up the good work OPERA TEAM.
I am rating it 4 because nothing is perfect in this world but should deserve a 5.
I am trying to be objective not a fanboy...
Best regards. :-)
Reviewing 9.22 Build 655 Final (Jul 21, 2007)
If only Opera were able to handle embedded media as well as Firefox does via mozilla-mplayer. When this changes, I'll switch in a heartbeat.
Reviewing 9.21 Final (Jun 13, 2007)
Big fan of Opera for windows, but Opera for linux simply blows - themes are not handled correctly, it chews up 70% of processor when rendering page, it simply blows, and... Firefox fetches and renders pages quicker ?!? (
Reviewing 9.20 Build 557 Beta (Mar 23, 2007)
Just installed Opera 9.1 in openSuse 10.2.
Wicked fast and capable!
Reviewing 9.20 Build 557 Beta (Feb 12, 2007)
Confirmed: Opera is a rocket on my two Linux distros, and looks great. All I need is about a half dozen more programs to go Linux and I can say goodbye to Windows once and for all at home. (I'm surprised by how many there are, but kudos to Opera for building a true multi-platform browser.)
Reviewing 9.10 Build 499 Beta (Feb 12, 2007)
This is definitly the best browser for Linux, and coming from windows to linux only a week or so ago..I can say that this browser was definitly best on windows as well.
Just seems like betanews is a bit slow at updating the beta build numbers. I'm pretty active at the desktopteam's blog so I usually get my builds from there, but they have several builds past this one..
Only disappointment here is that, with the new icon in the system try..it is the application icon and not the fancy looking icon that is installed in my Internet Apps menu (Fedora Core 6). I think it would look a lot better with the nicer icon in the systray. Performs great on the net tho!
Reviewing 9.10 Build 499 Beta (Dec 26, 2006)
On Linux, this broswer is an absolute speed demon.
I'm not so sure about the widgets either, but SimAquariam is so damn addicting that i'm going to say I like it.
Reviewing 9.0 (Jun 23, 2006)
Finally, the tray icon arrives in the Linux version! Other than that, it's still the best.
Reviewing 9.0 (Jun 22, 2006)
This production release of Opera 9 is fast and rock solid; a definate improvement over the Betas. Very light on resources and memory (unlike another very good browser named after a red panda). ;-)
Tip: If Opera's "kicker" icon messes-up your system tray (SimplyMEPIS users will know what I mean), start Opera with the -notrayicon flag.
Reviewing 9.0 Beta 1 (Apr 22, 2006)
Tried the "other" browser, but it was slow and bloated. Found Opera. Yay!
Reviewing 9.0 Build 206 Beta (Apr 10, 2006)
Getting better and better.
Reviewing 9.0 Build 206 Beta (Mar 31, 2006)
I have an old machine (pentium III 600) on which I installed Ubuntu.
Browsing the Internets with firefox was SLOW and sluggish. Then I downloaded Opera from multiverse and... Man, what a diference on speed and resource usage. Now my old machine is actually useful.
Reviewing 8.52 (Feb 19, 2006)
I don't remember where I got it (not through this link for sure), but there has been for some time Opera for Linux 9.00 Preview 2 for several flavors of Linux and BSD - I use the RPM for Fedora Core.
If I knew how to upload it to betanews servers I would.
Reviewing 8.50 (Sep 21, 2005)
Does anyone know why the browser sets itself to "Identify as Internet Explorer" by default? (Tools->Quick Preferences). You'd think it should identify as a browser that complies to the standards...
Reviewing 8.02 Technical Preview 1 (Jul 7, 2005)
ROTFL! Good comment, thanks!
Reviewing 8.00 (Apr 18, 2005)
Christ, do we have to have the ever lame FireFox fanbois everywhere.
No negative comment here have a shred of truth to even a slightly knowledgeable user.
Opera is not everyone's cup of tea, but it is a damn fine browser.
Give it a try. Except those of you who think everything should be free except your parents job...
Reviewing 8.0 Beta 1 (Jan 18, 2005)
I liked it so much I bought it. Without Opera on a PC within seconds I say I can't do a thing, and it usually involves some swearing.
Reviewing 8.0 Beta 1 (Jan 8, 2005)
*** TO: Épiméthée ***
> respect of Web standards is still lacking
What on EARTH are you talking about?! Opera has GREAT support for web standards! Anyone who claims otherwise is simply ignorant. You shouldn't be spewing out anti-Opera propaganda you heard from Mozilla users, you know...
As for IE spoofing, it is still possible to detect Opera...
*** TO: JolinFire ***
- Java support is detected automatically most of the time, as long as you have Java on your PC!
- What difference does it make whether it uses QT or not?! It just uses it for some font handling or something apparently, not for the UI.
Reviewing 7.60 Build 874 Preview 4 (Dec 4, 2004)
-some unique/rare options, such as the custom stylesheets
-competition is completely free (except, say, OmniWeb for OS X); then again, it is a poweruser tool
-respect of Web standards is still lacking (and one of the company's founde was on the W3 committee...)
-IE 6 spoofing is a good option but a terrible default. For example, even through our web design firm tries to design for standard compatibility, working to solve Opera-specific problems is kind of hard to justify when your sites' traffic log show no visit from that browser.
-This browser made me realize how weak NT/XP's stability is, thank to several complete system freezes in various versions... I'm crossing my fingers now.
Reviewing 7.5 (May 22, 2004)
JolinFire, you can buy the program if you like it and if ads really bother you that much. Adware (without spyware) is much better solution than a 30-day trial as you can use the software as long as you want for free. Sure, there are freeware browsers available, but they're not as good as Opera. Opera identifies itself as IE, because a lot fo web pages have some of their features disabled for non-IE browsers, even though they work perfectly fine in Opera. You can easily change the way Opera identifies itself by pressing F12 or going to 'tools >> preferences (alt+p alternatively) >> network'.
Reviewing 7.5 (May 13, 2004)
Only 3 stars because :
- it is an adware supported program
- it says to web server : Hello, I am Internet Explorer 6. I hate lies of this type
- it is not easy to add java support
- it uses QT toolkit (yuck !)
But this version is better than the previous one.
Reviewing 7.21 (Oct 20, 2003)
hi! i'm using opera with red hat 9 for 3 or 4 days and i think it's a terrific browser, way better than mozilla, galeon or konkeror. opera 7.21 is simply EXCELLENT. bye!
Reviewing 7.21 (Oct 14, 2003)
excellent program :)
Reviewing 7.21 (Oct 14, 2003)
Opera is great !
Linux ...well, it's an obscure second-rate OS.
But -if you're stuck with Linux- you can't do
better than Opera !
Reviewing 7.20 Beta 9 (Sep 7, 2003)
Adware is not bad. Spyware is bad, and Opera is not spyware. You can use this browser for free watching ads. And you can select which ads you want to see in preferences, they don't spy you to see that are you looking for. Or, you can pay and deactivate ads. You shouldn't complain if you have an option. I hope other companies see the path and start similar distribution plans: Try it with ads, do you like it, pay to quit the little ads, you don't like it, ok, uninstall or leave it there, there is no 30 day limit or malware.
Opera also use half or less memory than IE or Mozilla or any other browser I tried and is fast, it rules. Default browser, for years now :)
Reviewing 7.11 Beta 2 (May 10, 2003)
A comment regarding adware, I am on staff of a very large chat site (17 mil reg users ((est)). We too offer two options one is free however like any company ours is in the biz to make money plus company costs, employee salary's ect must be paidor the service will cease to exist. You can enjoy 95 percent of all the programs features with the trade out of viewing paid ad banners or you can elect not to by paying a reasonable 29 dollars (US) per year for no banners and a couple extra perks thrown in. Another industry operates with ads being it's almost sole source of revenue and it's accepted without complaints it's called radio and tv as well as your local newspaper who's subscription price would not even begin to cover operating costs much less a profit. So as much as ad banners can be annoying and perhaps the placement of these banners can be done better it allows users to use the product without shelling out any cash or buy it without banners....simple there is no free lunch.I doubt many of the folks who are raising heck about ads would put out a product for mass distribution would do it for free. Ads are everywhere on the net, even the warez sites are sponsered.... so why pick on this product? Thsnk you for reading this and noI will devuldge the chat site as I am not acting as it's spokesman but rather just explaining simple economics as a private person.
Reviewing 7.10 Technology Preview 3 (Apr 5, 2003)
Reviewing 7.0 Preview 1 (Feb 17, 2003)
Garbage. Overestimated. The pages are horrible when you're surfing. Difficult to use the Java. For free, you see ads, or you pay for each OS on the same computer + if you buy now, you'll receive a code for version 6.11. So, pay again. Pay, pay, pay for NOTHING.
Phoenix is probably the best browser on Linux, with Mozilla and the latest version of Netscape.
Reviewing 7.0 Preview 1 (Feb 16, 2003)
To my belief, opera is the most convenient browser out there. Its Multiple windows, mouse gestoures, has some built in pop-up management, the fact that IS NOT AFFECTED BY the annoying spyware and adware that are AUTO-installed in pc's browsing with IE and general coolness are the reasons that made me get rid off IE in windows and adopt it in my everyday life. My favourite feature are the customizable search keywords.
It's lighter than anything else that you can try, something that can be clearly illustrated by the fact that its installation package is only 4MB!
Some may say that it does not support some fancy methods that are used in "coool" sites, but believe me, it's worth it to make this sacrifice. Since I switched to linux, I used opera from the beginning.
ATTENTION: As it sais, this is just a PREVIEW! lot's of things are still broken, and there is a nasty address box bug which sometimes does not allow you to enter more than 2 characters in the address box. Java does not work properly nor do the search keywords. Wait for a beta
Reviewing 6.11 (Jan 3, 2003)
Opera seems to be doing the right thing. And those ads are not intruding...
Reviewing 6.11 (Jan 3, 2003)
i can just agree..
ADWARE = crap.
arguments like better via that way than no way is not valid too, since there are many other programs which do not have ANY adware and still are free.
Reviewing 6.10 (Nov 3, 2002)
great improvement in this version! the bugs I reported in their forum have been fixed - zoom option works fine now and java too. still, most sites are not displayed properly, but at least the worst bugs have disappeared.
Reviewing 6.10 Beta 1 (Oct 18, 2002)
still a terrible browser for many reasons, but at least they switched to QT 3. let's wait for the final version, maybe I'll give a better rating then, at this moment, however, the browser is not much better than the previous versions
Reviewing 6.1 Preview (Sep 26, 2002)
Well, here's for my favorite browser as usual. Unfortionatly, my fonts got freaked up, and I still have some problems reading things. However, it seems they've started taking advantage of more available buttons (don't ask me to clarify that). The size of the banner ad seems to have shrinked a little bit too. great :)
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