United States of America
5.1 Beta 1 (May 23, 2006)
It is a great program, the only problem I have is with some of the plugins not working properly for Aim. For example the colorizer doesnt work, anyone else have this problem??
9.0 Build 8410 Beta (May 13, 2006)
Once I got opera in version 7.0 never looked at another browser again. This latest beta is giving me a couple of rendering issues with a couple of sites, other then that, Opera rocks!
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Oct 24, 2005)
This is definetely not better than firefox, it is a more resource hog firefox clone. If you want a good browser I recommend Opera www.opera.com and Foxie http://www.getfoxie.com/ which is also like firefox but I like it better than firefox.
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Feb 28, 2010 - 6:56 PM)
wachovia, pnc and sovereign have it blocked. rumor is, because of the wand feature and they don't want people to use wand to login to their sites. i can get by it with masking as internet explorer all three of their prompts to bypass, just saying that the average user will use one of the recommended browsers as soon as the site tells them to. which includes everybrowser but opera. same thing with hbo and a few other sites
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Feb 27, 2010 - 11:33 PM)
visit hbo.com, any US bank account online. I know wachovia, pnc and sovereign bank don't work. those are the three that members of my family use. there are many sites which are crucial to regular people that don't work properly in opera. As a more advanced user since I've been using opera since 6.0 when it was with money, I can get around those things. All I'm saying, as a longtime opera user, I would like them to make this version reliable for the everyday user before they release the final version. Because if they do, it isn't ready for the everyday user and public and it will lose even more instead of making a big push for the market. That will be bad, especially since their mobile browser is popular in europe and the reputation can hurt them and maybe even end opera. Again, I use it everyday, using it now. Just saying they have to make it more reliable if they want to gain anything or just become dust
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Feb 26, 2010 - 10:27 PM)
try using youtube for 30 minutes or more. the video will play but the screen will be blank unless you refresh. try using any secure sites such as your bank account online like wachovia, and many other sites that require java and security licenses to log in. Many regular flash sites just don't work properly as they should. Don't get me wrong, i use opera everyday and until another browser gives me the same settings to customize with shortcuts, I'm not going to give it up. All I'm saying those sites that do not work properly, won't be something an average user will put up with it. If i didn't know how to change the settings for masking as internet explorer and the way it handles cookies, I wouldnt be able to access my school email, wachovia bank account, and other crucial sites which I use daily. Thus, I believe opera should try to make it more stable for the everyday use who doesn't know all the options of opera
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Feb 26, 2010 - 7:38 PM)
I've been an opera user for many years and it always adds the latest features and such. However there is one thing that they never get right, and that is built a browser that is stable for the everyday user. I put up with it due to the many features and shortcuts I use everyday, but no opera browser is officially stable enough for the mass of the internet users. It's performance due to java and flash and the way it doesn't work with most secure sites its a disgrace. You have to be a more advanced user to figure out how to properly change the settings where secure sites can become more tolerable, or open those sites in Internet Explorer instead which I still do from some sites. So Opera will never be ready until they finally build a browser that is reliable enough. As much as they're improving on speed, I think part of the scoring system should be how reliable a browser really is for the everyday user
0.4.9 Developer Preview (Jun 11, 2009 - 3:27 PM)
wait, how come they have to charge more for the channels while directv don't. Likewise, how come they have to charge more for espn360 when verizon, att and all don't charge. This is just a case of the cable companies being monopolies out of control