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Opera for Windows Opera for Windows 55.0.2994.61 for Windows

by Opera Software

Avg. Rating 4.0 (10,848 votes)

File Details

File Size 44.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 984,001
Publisher Opera Software
Homepage Opera
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Publisher's Description

Opera Web browser offers the best internet browsing experience available. Discover what over 20 million people have already experienced by downloading Opera's fast and safe internet browsers. Features include Speed Dial, Search Shortcuts, and Trash Can.

Latest Reviews

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v55.0.2994.61 on Sep 13, 2018

Brilliant browser, way in front if Firefox & as good if not better than Chrome Love it.

elopez17

elopez17 reviewed v54.0.2952.60 on Jul 20, 2018

This is now my default browser, faster that Chrome, Firefox and Edge

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v52.0.2871.97 on Apr 26, 2018

Morningdove, Nice!

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed v52.0.2871.64 on Apr 20, 2018

Opera has become my default browser after finally giving up on Firefox and testing Google Chrome for about an hour before uninstalling it. The only real concern is the attempted UDP connection each time my bank account password is entered. This possibly nefarious attempt to connect to the Internet is causing me to consider changing to a different browser, possibly Vivaldi. The problem is that using an even less supported browser may cause additional web sites to be non-operational, which is already somewhat of a problem with Opera.

Opera is complete after adding extensions V7 Bookmarks and History, a pdf file viewer and a few others.

ADDENDUM: I have just tested Vivaldi. It is not a replacement for Opera; It isn't even in the same ball game. This is not a review of Vivaldi, only a statement of my opinion when compared to Opera.

elopez17

elopez17 reviewed v50.0.2762.45 on Jan 10, 2018

Super

The Old Man

The Old Man reviewed v46.0.2597.46 on Jul 17, 2017

Awesomely quick for me I prefer this to FF. I really like this build onwards, I am sticking with opera now

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v46.0.2597.39 on Jul 6, 2017

Far more stable than firefox

grisla

grisla reviewed v46.0.2597.26 on Jun 23, 2017

Opera is back! Excellent browser.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v45.0.2552.898 on Jun 17, 2017

Sold to China. So what? Collects personal data? Completely unfounded. Excellent browser.

krgood

krgood reviewed v45.0.2552.898 on Jun 15, 2017

Sold to China, Collects personal data, sends to China. No Thanks

Avg. Rating 4.0 (10,848 votes)
Your Rating
Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v55.0.2994.61 on Sep 13, 2018

Pros: Brilliant, gave up on Chrome after it looks at what software you run & then the latest addition to demand you remove software that MAY affect it - Very surprised how good Opera is, I used it in the beginning when it was donation ware but the latest is quite brilliant - I just about always use a decent
VPN but the Opera one aint bad at all.

Cons: None that I can find.

Bottom Line: Brilliant browser, way in front if Firefox & as good if not better than Chrome Love it.

elopez17

elopez17 reviewed v54.0.2952.60 on Jul 20, 2018

Pros: It;s getting better and better

Cons: NONE

Bottom Line: This is now my default browser, faster that Chrome, Firefox and Edge

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v52.0.2871.97 on Apr 26, 2018

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: Morningdove, Nice!

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed v52.0.2871.64 on Apr 20, 2018

Pros: Opera is a fast browser with built-in add blocking. It uses the Chrome engine and extensions without having to be associated with Google. Opera satisfies my browsing needs without the annoyances of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Cons: Opera.exe tries to make an outgoing UDP connection each time I start to enter a bank account password, which is disturbing. I am unable to find information explaining the need for this Internet connection. Opera is functional with that UDP request blocked.

It would be good to have a built-in 'check for updates' setting. It can be disabled when manually starting by adding the '--disable-update' parameter and also removed from the Task Scheduler, but cannot be avoided when started by a link in another program, such as an email client.

There are a few web sites that don't function with Opera, therefore necessitating the occasional use of Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Bottom Line: Opera has become my default browser after finally giving up on Firefox and testing Google Chrome for about an hour before uninstalling it. The only real concern is the attempted UDP connection each time my bank account password is entered. This possibly nefarious attempt to connect to the Internet is causing me to consider changing to a different browser, possibly Vivaldi. The problem is that using an even less supported browser may cause additional web sites to be non-operational, which is already somewhat of a problem with Opera.

Opera is complete after adding extensions V7 Bookmarks and History, a pdf file viewer and a few others.

ADDENDUM: I have just tested Vivaldi. It is not a replacement for Opera; It isn't even in the same ball game. This is not a review of Vivaldi, only a statement of my opinion when compared to Opera.

elopez17

elopez17 reviewed v50.0.2762.45 on Jan 10, 2018

Pros: Very fast, compare, I could said is faster or equal to FF, definitely faster than Chrome, and that VPN is great.

Cons: NONE

Bottom Line: Super

The Old Man

The Old Man reviewed v46.0.2597.46 on Jul 17, 2017

Pros: So quick

Cons: needs a touch up on minor issues

Bottom Line: Awesomely quick for me I prefer this to FF. I really like this build onwards, I am sticking with opera now

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v46.0.2597.39 on Jul 6, 2017

Far more stable than firefox

grisla

grisla reviewed v46.0.2597.26 on Jun 23, 2017

Opera is back! Excellent browser.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v45.0.2552.898 on Jun 17, 2017

Sold to China. So what? Collects personal data? Completely unfounded. Excellent browser.

krgood

krgood reviewed v45.0.2552.898 on Jun 15, 2017

Sold to China, Collects personal data, sends to China. No Thanks

Terumo

Terumo reviewed v45.0.2552.888 on Jun 1, 2017

I dont like Opera, its that simpel.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v45.0.2552.881 on May 27, 2017

I really like this browser. Pros: Long history of solid, consistent development, yet low market share means lower susceptibility to exploitation by hackers; light-weight, customizable, built-in vpn, ad-blocker.Everything works. Con: momentary delay on exit (not sure why).

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v42.0.2393.517 on Jan 27, 2017

Fast, stab;e, aesthetically pleasing and customizable. No bull****. Way better than Firebloat..

BogdanSHA

BogdanSHA reviewed v42.0.2393.351 on Jan 24, 2017

Youtube videos do play and actually everything else does. This is currently the best browser.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v42.0.2393.137 on Jan 20, 2017

Youtube videos will not play

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v42.0.2393.137 on Jan 20, 2017

Youtube videos will not play

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v42.0.2393.94 on Dec 20, 2016

Opera is still a thing? Have they achieved greater than 3% usage since the 90s?

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v41.0.2353.46 on Oct 26, 2016

Wait, this is still a thing?

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v30.0.1835.52 on Jun 12, 2015

The standards as they move most of the work over to their Polish office is taking a nose dive. This is considered a stable release and yet; Youtube videos will not play if you are on Win 7 x86, PDF viewer does not work on any OS, Bookmarks show up blank when trying to access them through the menu button. The worst part of this all? They consider these known issues but released it anyways!!

I am done with this browser and company as I've noticed that not only does this phone home to re-route you through their servers but, all of their mobile apps do the same. Opera ASA has become a company of low quality standards and just another spying piece of s***. AVOID

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v28.0.1750.51 on Apr 11, 2015

After spending quite a bit of time sorting Opera out, getting bookmarks toolbar inorder and making settings adjustments, things actually went quite well. I was quite surprised. I'm still getting used to it, but in the meantime all I can say is "not bad, not bad at all.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v28.0.1750.51 on Apr 9, 2015

Currently my favorite web browser. Opera Cloud Sync is working again, and Bing has been restored as an additional search engine.

SpeedDial is similar to the Start Screen for Windows 8/10. It's easy to view content of a URL,since it shows as a screen-shot.

You will need PPAPI if you desire the flash plugin. Opera does not come with flash installed like Google Chrome.

https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

If you desire to remove Google search in the Speed Dial, go to settings (ALT+P) and type the konami code:

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A

With luck click "advanced "check box,you'll see the option to "Hide the search box in Speed Dial"

Opera wish list:

-64bit version for Windows
-Ability to PIN website within Opera to Windows 8/10 start screen.
-Ability to alphabetically sort all bookmarks/folders/sub folders iin bookmark manager/speedial. Currently you have to move things manually one at a time. (workaround, put the bookmark folders on the bookmarks toolbar. If you hover over the folder, you can right click and sort alphabetically)

-Add Opera stable to the current Fedora/CentOS repository. Currently you have to convert Opera deb to rpm,and get stuck with the Ubuntu GUI
-Add option to improve font thickness (under windows) to better match IE11/Firefox. Make it a little easier for older eyes to view websites.
-Integrate option to adjust/throttle download speeds for certain files (.exe/.iso). Basically like an integrated freedownloadmanager/eagleget directly in Opera

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v28.0.1750.40 on Mar 11, 2015

well....Vivaldi's Tech preview has been around a month and already Google is taking their ideas. That means Opera follows suite, so welcome the very useful sidebar. Sadly, they are relying on panel extensions rather than making things native. I've never really been a fan of extensions because you become dependent on too many developers to ensure your browser is up to date.

It's also rather embarrassing that Opera, once the one known for it's innovations that others copied is now sitting on the other side of that fence.

I have completely removed Opera as it does not perform well, is a crippled version of Chrome that phones home just as much and is a little all over the place at the moment in direction.

Cyberfox has satisfied my needs and I will look to Vivaldi's development so I can finally replace my Opera 12.17 for mail and notes

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v27.0.1689.76 on Feb 26, 2015

If you want speed use Maxthon

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v27.0.1689.76 on Feb 24, 2015

@rafaelluik

Why do you feel the need to mention me in most of your posts? Are you in love with me or something? Please try and stick to discussing the software, this ain't christian mingle.

Opera has a bit of a head start on Vivaldi so time will tell. They've certainly set their sights on being more than just another Chrome clone. Opera is striving to set the bar high, why in the newest developer build they've added the revolutionary ability to center images!! Amazing

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v27.0.1689.54 on Feb 6, 2015

Yes Vivaldi is here, it has no auto-update, no sign of sync, it's buggy, it's missing search with context menu entries, the tab history, keyboard shortcuts fail, etc... Who cares right, Blaxima will finally leave us, if his mental illness let him I guess...

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v27.0.1689.54 on Jan 29, 2015

There is hope for Opera users- Otter and Vivaldi. New Opera was stillborn.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v27.0.1689.54 on Jan 27, 2015

Strange that this went stable with only 2 betas, a stark contrast to their normal development. Perhaps its to coincide with the release of what Opera should have become, Vivaldi.

The former creator of Opera, along with some former Opera devs, have finally released a Tech Preview of their newest browser. Bye bye Opera

Hello https://vivaldi.com/?welcome=1&lang=en

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v26.0.1656.60 on Jan 15, 2015

Opera 15 and above- the worst browser ever.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v26.0.1656.60 on Jan 12, 2015

@Music4Ever I have no issues adding bookmarks to the bookmarks bar, I don't know what went with you. :/

I prefer the Speed Dial though, it's lovely to add the pages you want there, save all open tabs as folders when you need to... It'll save thumbnails so it's very easy to find the pages you were navigating earlier. Then you can search for pages titles and URLs and it filters in real-time. I prefer this to the classic bookmarks experience.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v26.0.1656.60 on Dec 17, 2014

Still unable to add bookmarks in folders onto the bar below the address bar as in just about every other browser on earth - It seems Opera feel users don't use bookmarks if you research. (you can import them though)

Though I suppose the ones that did use bookmarks have long since buggered off to alternative browsers long ago & the few users that Opera have left don't need them. Privacy is not high on Opera's list of importance either & few things can be customised, it seems you do it Opera's way or not at all from my hour spent with it today.

IMHO the worse browser in the entire world which also left huge amounts of junk after uninstalling esp. in the registry, so be prepared to either restore an image or spend half hour cleaning your PC of this browser.

If you are inclined to give it a try again, don't bother, it really is a piece of junk which requires alternative thinking way beyond that needed to use Windows & Linux on the same PC.

@rafaelluik - I tried it stupidly again & still dislike it with bells on.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v26.0.1656.32 on Dec 5, 2014

I suggest people to try Opera themselves.

Carefully analyze then don't listen to FUD.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v26.0.1656.32 on Dec 2, 2014

And another update to the stable branch without a changelog. I found this in the forums:
"Opera Stable was updated to 26 but with new features disabled, because of a bug in Opera 25 that could not otherwise be fixed (and the features not having gone through the required testing yet)."

How in the hell does that constitute stable?!?! Their new found disregard for privacy and piss poor quality control have forced me to remove Opera from my computer entirely for the first time in 10+ years. I guess this is goodbye Opera

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v26.0.1656.24 on Nov 29, 2014

It is improving, slllooooooooowwwwlllllllyyyyyyy. You can forget about customization though which means, for me, this browser will never be my main one. The chrome approach is just not efficient for work flow.

Aside from missing features one of my biggest gripes is intrusion of privacy, very google esq actually. This browser shares every site you visit back to Opera and, surprise surprise, there is no option to turn it off. Unencrypted I might add.

And lastly, here is an example of where their silent updates are an issue. The Opera Destktop Team usually have a post outlining the changes for their releases but with this one, there is none to be found. It is just forced on you with no information or choice. Opera as a company have really changed and not for the better

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v26.0.1656.24 on Nov 23, 2014

Definitely improving over time. Based on Chrome engine. Like it better than Chrome browser. They do need to add more in the way of customization.

Vivek Kowshik

Vivek Kowshik reviewed v26.0.1656.24 on Nov 23, 2014

Quite OK for most parts, but keeps crashing my Win8 installation on a Dell Inspiron 3537. No such problem in Chrome or Firefox.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v26.0.1656.24 on Nov 22, 2014

Heck, everyone knows that even your server knows everywhere you've been!
Sheesh!

I may not like Opera compared to the good old 12 version but hey, this version is okay.

nosebone

nosebone reviewed v25.0.1614.68 on Nov 13, 2014

Opera via its sitecheck feature sends every site you visit unencrypted to servers in Norway. There is no way to disable it and no mention of this spyware-like "feature" in the privacy policy. Until this is changed no one who cares about privacy should use Opera.

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v24.0.1558.64 on Sep 28, 2014

Still using it and miss a lot old Opera.
But this is past and now is the future.
Browser still need some improvements but for sure that will be done in 25/26 version.
Still do no see any competision

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v24.0.1558.64 on Sep 27, 2014

The worst browser ever.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v24.0.1558.61 on Sep 16, 2014

Just die already.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v24.0.1558.53 on Sep 12, 2014

Same Problem as new Mozilla - Google took over/bought Opera more or less/Opera devs have been thinking the only way to survive is if they discard almost all UI customization features.

Look at the stats, Users running away! Customization is NO thing of the past! People want more built in options and not all available on extensions only.

Seamonkey, Slimjet and Maxthon show what browsers really should feature! Imtelligent options for intelligent people and not crapware like Firefox with Australis or Opera's chrome clone for simple people!

What for a shame!

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v23.0.1522.77 on Aug 30, 2014

A year later and it's still a steaming turd.

Simpler? Try dumbed down. I also don't consider removing options and choices as redundancy. The Developer release is now adding back bookmarks because of the complaints which is funny considering they claimed the reason for their exclusion was that most people don't use them. smh. Maybe one day they just might let you choose your own search engine as the default one rather than the ones they package it with and won't allow you to remove.

This browser is EXACTLY what you would expect when you hear that it uses Chromium, a Chrome clone. Nothing more, nothing less(well, maybe less)

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v23.0.1522.77 on Aug 28, 2014

My browser of choice. I don't get the UI complaint, as it has been fully reformulated a year ago to remove redundancy from the menus, making it simpler and sleeker.

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v23.0.1522.77 on Aug 23, 2014

Once a great browser. Today utter junk !

FrostyZ

FrostyZ reviewed v23.0.1522.72 on Aug 8, 2014

Opera has always been as little intuitive as Explorer to me. Why can't they overhaul that whole cluttered and old-fashioned UI? That's really a PITA.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v21.0.1432.67 on May 28, 2014

they should just give up on this piece of crap.. either get to work on actual Opera.. or just focus on "web compression" and other mobile stuff, this junk will never go anywhere..

garretthylltun

garretthylltun reviewed v21.0.1432.67 on May 14, 2014

Bashing aside(trust me, I have many choice colorful words for this Chrome based Opera), there is potential for this Opera if they continue to work with it. My biggest complaint has been the lack of bookmark support and some rendering issues.

I'm a bit confused why there would be any rendering issue though since Chrome/Chromium do not seem to suffer from this.

Bookmarks.. I guess they were trying to implement this Stash paradigm but obviously due to user hate mail, err, I mean user feedback they decided to start working on adding the bookmark system. I noticed in this version a disabled menu entry for "Bookmark Importer" and of course there is a bookmarks bar now.

Now it seems that they are trying at least to implement some old Opera like features/functions to this new Opera. IMO they better continue that way or Opera is pointless and one might as well just use Chrome/Chromium.

I offer 3 stars because I've seen worse chrome implementations and they are at least working this program and maybe they will resolve the rendering issue as well as many other things that users have mentioned.

BTW, one more little complaint. I use Windows 7 32 bit with themes disabled, So basically I'm classic interface here and I use a dark color scheme. Opera does not work well with it's GUI. Tabs are light colored as well as the tab text.. Can't read a single tab! :(

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v21.0.1432.67 on May 14, 2014

@Blaxima you say I'm not staying on-topic but I'm not the one who is commenting about what others do or don't do outside of here. You're the one doing that. Funny, isn't it?

BTW, yeah SSE1 support is sooooooooooo important!

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v21.0.1432.67 on May 13, 2014

Even miserable Chrome is better than this piece of trash.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v21.0.1432.57 on May 7, 2014

It seems being a Chrome clone still doesn't mean Opera will render pages like Google properly. There goes that argument for switching engines.

More good news though, in an attempt to alienate even more Opera users, this new version no longer supports SSE1 processors(AMD Athlon XP, etc.) so those with older rigs need to look elsewhere.

And to think, rafool is a mod over at the Opera forums. Way to stay on topic and highlight Opera's ........oh that's right, continue on

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v21.0.1432.57 on May 6, 2014

@BooM13 Google's issue which you're mentioning happens because of recent browser sniffing code in Google's page added by Google, not Opera.

Edit: Oh look @Blaxima is already here trolling as usual.

BooM13

BooM13 reviewed v21.0.1432.57 on May 6, 2014

Until recently considered the best browser.
But lately google has changed the old interface.
So i had to change browser.
Maybe in the next version will solve this problem

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v21.0.1432.57 on May 5, 2014

@smuttinata
Yes, 12.17 is the good one. I give 4.5 for the good one and zero for the bad one.

smuttinata

smuttinata reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on May 2, 2014

finally version 12.17 has come out... is it the good one????

ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1217/int/

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 20, 2014

this listing that says just "opera" and not opera next should be removed since there is no real opera anymore, just the poor chrome clone...

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 10, 2014

Right, so you(rafool) are is just reiterating what CyberDoc already said, no bookmarks manager

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 5, 2014

You can use Speed Dial, Stash, bookmarks bar, plus extensions for bookmarks. Not bad.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 4, 2014

no bookmarks manager ...

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 2, 2014

Not Good

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 2, 2014

@Zootopia3001
No, I don't agree, Opera deserves not a half star but plain zero. Till version 12 Opera was great, with version 15 it became the worst ever Chrome clone. Opera "developers"- make Presto open-source.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v20.0.1387.91 on Apr 2, 2014

Tried this again just this last week. Quickly uninstalled. Total garbage. Why am I limited to 1 star? Give me a half star rating option.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v20.0.1387.82 on Mar 24, 2014

I really, really, really.......... did try to make myself like it. However, after all my trying to wish it into a useful and desirable browser I failed. Then I uninstalled it.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v20.0.1387.82 on Mar 23, 2014

5 major version releases with a whole wack of Next and Developer releases and yet, still no bookmarks manager or menu(just a bookmarks bar), still can't use your own search engine as a the default(stuck with the usual pre-packaged suspects), have to jump through hoops to remove the massive google search from the speed dial(In the settings page use arrow keys=up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a. Yeah, cuz most users are going to know to do that).

And how about Opera extensions? Non existent. There is one that allows you to use ones from the Chrome store but if you've ever used Chrome, you know that you need a google account to download many of them. NO THANKS

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v20.0.1387.82 on Mar 22, 2014

Definitely not good.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v20.0.1387.82 on Mar 21, 2014

Three times the download size, much higher memory footprint than Opera 12, and yet less than one-third the utility. Not a good trade, and, if one wants to use Chrome with another skin, why not just do so, as Chrome has features that Opera is still struggling to implement, or are simply too stubborn or stupid to implement.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v20.0.1387.82 on Mar 21, 2014

Not good.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v20.0.1387.64 on Mar 7, 2014

One of the things I miss most is the built in email client. You didn't have to enable it if you didn't won't to use it and it still used a fraction of the memory that this pig uses so I fail to see why it's inclusion was an issue. It was an option, something the new Opera completely lacks

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v20.0.1387.64 on Mar 3, 2014

Getting better and better. I wont use google's chrome, but as this new Opera continues to flesh out I will jump back to it in a second. No it doesn't need an email client built-in. I hope they leave that out.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v20.0.1387.64 on Mar 3, 2014

The worst browser ever, far worse than Chrome itself.
Opera 12 was very good, Opera 15+ is a disgrace.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v19.0.1326.63 on Feb 28, 2014

The latest 2 updates only included Chromium changes because they're intended to get it! That's how minor updates in the Stable stream works, obviously! They need to deliver the stability and security fixes included in minor Chromium updates to their users. Blaxima pretends he is dumb just so he can bash.
If you want to see more changes look for the other streams like Dev, they obviously won't appear in minor updates to stable. Get a life.

cyrgh

cyrgh reviewed v19.0.1326.63 on Feb 16, 2014

Opera before the change over to Chrome engine was lovely, fast, small, included an email client and in short everything you needed from a browser. Until v1216. After that it lost its glamor, doesn't support bookmarks (!!!!), no email client either. The changes between versions are infinitesimal. I don't recommend it to anyone. I am still using V1216 and love it. Hope the developers change their mind. Give it 0.5 (not even 1) only for the sake of the past.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v19.0.1326.63 on Feb 14, 2014

Well the last 2 updates certainly should put to rest the claims that this is nothing more than a chrome clone. Why just look at the size of the changelogs that clearly illustrate the efforts of the Opera team

Changelog

19.0.1326.63
Chromium updated to 1700.107

19.0.1326.59
Chromium updated to 1700.102

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v19.0.1326.63 on Feb 13, 2014

This remains a pig, not even the equal of Chrome, but using the Chrome engine, and a half-baked UI on top. I am still wondering where the developers that made Opera so great have gone - they cannot all have died.

So sad that the good name of a once great browser is being besmirched by this garbage.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v19.0.1326.59 on Feb 4, 2014

@ mfarmilo

Last time I tried, it would not import bookmarks from my Opera 12.16 (x64) install. This is a sub-standard piece of rubbish - and I am being polite. One star is too generous.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v19.0.1326.56 on Jan 30, 2014

Opera has unique features.

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v19.0.1326.56 on Jan 29, 2014

A word of warning if you're currently a heavy user of any other browser and are considering moving to this. Opera currently has NO facility for importing / migrating your existing Bookmarks or Favourites. I know, I really couldn't believe that myself either. There's also no sign of a Bookmarks manager within it, certainly none that I could find. There is a little menu item that says it's for importing bookmarks, but unless you're an existing Opera user you'll notice that it's greyed out since its sole purpose is for importing bookmarks from an old Opera version.

So unless you fancy manually inputting all your bookmarks, steer clear ....

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v19.0.1326.47 on Jan 28, 2014

Nope, this browser is not built from scratch. A Web Browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. That means that the interface and engine result in a "browser".

There is no way you can use source code from another project and consider Opera built from scratch. No way no how.

To further the point, Opera's old interface looks and functions vastly different from this chrome clone because of one thing, Presto, that's an engine. So you see, the interface that they built is still dependent on the code of others so technically not even that is from scratch.

And this still sucks hard, just like every other chrome clone regardless of the skin they put over top of it and throw in a few bells and whistles. It's painfully obvious that Opera will not reach the levels of usability it once had so long as it is tied to this engine

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v19.0.1326.47 on Jan 28, 2014

@Blaxima
Browser was built from scratch.
Engine was not.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v18.0.1284.68 on Jan 13, 2014

Opera contributes back upstream to the Chromium project.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v18.0.1284.68 on Jan 1, 2014

Opera ASA seem pretty pleased with themselves;

"On the eve of the New Year, we will take a quick look back at the 60 releases we have had in 2013 since moving to the new release model:

4 major Opera releases
11 Opera maintenance releases
27 Opera Next releases
18 Opera Developer releases"

We are very happy with having released this many updates in such a short time. We except to keep up the development speed and quality level in 2014
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@outofspace,

This Opera is NOT built from scratch, only the UI is. The endlessly updated engine is Chromium. Opera didn't build that, Google does after they forked Webkit which Apple created

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v18.0.1284.68 on Dec 17, 2013

... Just as sycophants will be sycophants.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v18.0.1284.63 on Dec 9, 2013

Haters will be always haters.
New Opera is still a NEW browser, build from scratch.
Comparing with 12 it's much more stable but with much less features.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v18.0.1284.63 on Dec 7, 2013

Less features than vanilla Chromium. No bookmarks import. A pathetic effort that brings shame to the name 'Opera'.

Blackholesun

Blackholesun reviewed v18.0.1284.63 on Dec 7, 2013

All versions starting from Opera 15 onwards suck big time ! These new releases are memory hogging monsters and continuously beats the hard disk, i.e. why the hard disk keep on making noise (sic).

I am extremely disappointed with Opera Team ! When the management Team has decided they want to commit suicide then what can anyone do about? I know youthanesia is illegal, but I guess in this case it should be granted, unless the team really has the will to comeback.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v18.0.1284.63 on Dec 6, 2013

Now you can use all that is good about the chrome engine in an Opera wrapper. It's chrome without the Google smell. And yes they are improving on it as Opera always does.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v18.0.1284.63 on Dec 6, 2013

@Qlib... Completely agree. This thread should have died with Opera version 12.x. Like comparing a worm infested, rotted apple to a fresh, red delicious apple.

hellbourne

hellbourne reviewed v18.0.1284.49 on Nov 20, 2013

So Google fanboys have released another version of something that doesn't look like Opera one bit. I know it is a freeware browser but it is not a patch on version 12. If you liked version 12, give version 18 a shaft.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v18.0.1284.49 on Nov 19, 2013

@Qlib you're still here, *that* is retarded.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v18.0.1284.49 on Nov 19, 2013

it's retarded that they are using this "old thread" with all the good ratings from the pre 12,x series to make it look as if the new "Opera Next" is any good.. it's not.. it's bloody garbage..

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v17.0.1241.53 on Oct 27, 2013

"Page Zoom is back" - Are you trolling? You could aways zoom pages.

Remember that 2 iterations (major versions) of OperaPresto would take about 2 years of development to be released. Each OperaBlink "iteration" comes in about 6 weeks.

I can recommend Opera over Chrome very easily...

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v17.0.1241.53 on Oct 23, 2013

Downloaded to see what has changed. Was pleasantly surprised to see that Page Zoom was back, but severely disappointed to see it does not work correctly.
The rest is just sad. Still no bookmarks, more of the Chrome emulation in the setup area, and very little of anything else to recommend this over Chrome or any other derivative of it.

Two full iterations after leaving Presto and the feature set still sucks comparatively, with an executable size nearly 3 times that of Opera 12. No x64 bit version, and not much else happening.

Just a waste of the download and three hours time.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v17.0.1241.45 on Oct 8, 2013

For those that care here is just more confirmation of features that are not coming back:

Originally posted by thefreeman55:

how about notes will it be back

Blazej Kazmierczakbkazmierczak # Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:10:23 AM

Nope, please use extension for that or external app.

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The way Opera used to handle notes was great and I used it quite often. I've yet to find a note extension on any browser that matches it.

The mail client that they ripped out is proof it's not coming back either. They have also not updated that one bit. Clearly they were just throwing their loyal users an old bone.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v16.0.1196.80 on Sep 26, 2013

Hey hey hey, what do ya say, here's the massive changelog for today

Update chromium to 1547.76.
DNA-9473 Migration of passwords broke password manager after intake
DNA-1526 Fix for Opera startup crash on OS X 10.6

So yeah, basically a chromium update but hey, it's not a clone.
Clone (noun) - One that copies or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function.

Now one could say that no 2 Chromes are alike because of the various plugins a user could install. You could claim that but you would be a fool, or a rafool as it were. Speaking of, in spite of being a chrome clone, you can't download extensions from the chrome store but rather Opera's own repository which is minuscule in comparison.

Bookmarks are just one of the features I've mentioned that are missing and they just happen to be the one people want back the most. Speed dial and Quick Access Bar are not the same thing and simply don't cut it. I like Speed dials, not the ad for google this one is mind you but in general. They're great and I use it in every browser, just not for every single bookmark I have.

Opera, like Chrome ,uses a huge percentage of your available resources so the amount you have is really a moot point.

The progress is rather disappointing as the Next builds are already feature frozen with the highlight being Themes. Dev builds (v18) are not going to be seeing bookmarks, mail, rss, notes, site specific proxy settings, etc.., etc..

As a one time proponent of this browser it's sad to see not just how they've lost the plot, but how slow the recovery will be if ever.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v16.0.1196.80 on Sep 26, 2013

By the time Opera get round to releasing a usable browser their last user will have moved to a fully working alternative program - And how they could release it with no usable bookmarks is way, way beyond me - I have around 1700 bookmarks & they are absolutely essential, crass stupidity is a fair appraisal - But Opera have been losing the plot for some time before they changed the engine.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v16.0.1196.80 on Sep 26, 2013

UPDATE: LOL Blaxima doesn't even know what a minor version update means. I'm not reading the rest of his comment neither replying to it.

Yes you cannot bash it as a Chrome clone because it clearly have different features. If you can't see them then YOU are an idiot.

It isn't missing tons of common features, "bookmarks" does not equal "tons of common features". Up to this version we can use Speed Dial to save links.

It isn't unstable nor a resource hog, unless you're using 512 MB of RAM in 2013 of course. Customization options are being added, like the tab bar top area gap A.K.A. Chrome Drag Area. I could give other examples...

We need to give them time since the UI layer is being developed from scratch. The old UI isn't compatible with Chromium framework. This was the only way, please understand that for once! We can't be egotistic saying they should hold the browser final release until it reaches state "X" of features while other users are perfectly fine on using this version benefiting greatly from improved real world websites compatibility and speed.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v16.0.1196.73 on Sep 13, 2013

How do you get Opera back in the news again?... Change to the Chromium clone engine for constant endless updates. No thank you.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v16.0.1196.73 on Sep 5, 2013

funny how they use the old ratings for the previous usable Opera to boost the ratings for this crappy version..

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v16.0.1196.73 on Sep 5, 2013

For me, this browser joins Firefox as a former good browser now sadly jumped the shark. Why programmers have to urge to totally revamp something that people like for the sake of change is beyond me.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v16.0.1196.62 on Aug 27, 2013

Wow, some real pompous people starting to do the rounds for this piss poor browser.

My understanding is that we are here to review the software we have been presented, not the vision statement of a company. In it's current iteration Opera is missing tons of COMMON features, is resource intensive, unstable and uncustomizable.

And while you're at it get your facts straight, Maxthon is NOT based on webkit. It's roots are in being a layer for Trident(IE's engine) and have added Webkit as an optional rendering engine and one Opera is not even based on. Opera has started over with Chromium and that's why it doesn't look like Safari(which uses webkit) but Chrome, Google's version of webkit.

Bookmarks are only one of the most basic features this browser currently lacks but that's only compared to the very vanilla Chrome. Compare it to Presto and there is a chasm between the them with many of those features never to return unless some 12 year old decides to create and maintain an extension to replace things like notes, rss, mail, etc..

Finally, saying that someone must be running a dated rig as an excuse for poor resource consumption is rather laughable. One only needs to search the many independent sites that review browsers to see the same thing being said, year after year in regards to Chrome and its appetite for your resources and privacy. Sure it might render more sites with ease and I suppose is it's faster but that means it's only as good as Chrome and it's clones which are all still more feature rich.

I will just never understand what one gets out of brand zealotry. I simply want the best product that suits my needs and for over a decade, Opera was that in a browser. But times have changed and if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, well, yeah you get the picture

Šbb Kbb

Šbb Kbb reviewed v16.0.1196.62 on Aug 27, 2013

Yes,the topic is software and the software is pure crap.

But the problem is it uses the name of a legendary browser and tries to sell you a Chrome skin that barely has functions to render a page and trash your HDD in the process.
Its so bad that they try to convince you that you don't need any of the functions and options of the old Opera because the majority of the user base are morons and that is they new target group.

So why are you surprised?

Did i say that they lie about the features so that people (the old user-base that they trowed under the bus. Microsoft anyone?) don't go away?

This is a browser, but its NOT Opera. Its a Google little bi*ch.

Vivek Kowshik

Vivek Kowshik reviewed v16.0.1196.62 on Aug 27, 2013

Several people blogging here seem to be only concerned about the type of rendering engine that the browser uses, or a missing feature here and there, or the size of the download, but are least concerned about whether the browser does what it has to do correctly, and without issues. If this is true, you are wasting everybody else's time here. Why don't you people just download version 12 of the browser when it is still available, and keep your mouth shut??

It was a well known fact that the Presto engine used in Opera 12 and before had innumerable issues with even the most commonly visited news sites. I have myself reported a number of issues to them, and seen how every new version of the browser came up with newer bugs. I gave up on Opera, and said so in my feedback to them.

Understand this clearly that the old Opera is dead and not the newer versions. As far as features are concerned do you think Opera programmers are as short sighted as you are, that they will have no more to offer than Chrome does right now??? If they want their browser to do well, they will have to add more features to differentiate themselves from the crowd (Have a look at Maxthon. Is it not also based on webkit?? Does it not look totally different?? Does it not do better than Chrome in HTML5 benchmarks??). This obviously takes time, as any one with a little common sense will understand. You guys have proved that common sense is after all not as common as it sounds. I very much agree that the current version is much better and so far I have had no issues at all with it. I am willing to wait till the features are added, to fully switch over. 5 stars for taking the plunge to webkit.

And YESSSS!!! Stop stooping to such levels of calling people insulting names if you have some self respect or decency. Such people have no business being here. The topic of discussion here is the software, and not the people who express their opinions.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v16.0.1196.62 on Aug 27, 2013

Yes you cannot bash it as a Chrome clone because it clearly have different features. If you can't see them then YOU are an idiot.

It isn't missing tons of common features, "bookmarks" does not equal "tons of common features". Up to this version we can use Speed Dial to save links.

It isn't unstable nor a resource hog, unless you're using 512 MB of RAM in 2013 of course. Customization options are being added, like the tab bar top area gap A.K.A. Chrome Drag Area. I could give other examples...

We need to give them time since the UI layer is being developed from scratch. The old UI isn't compatible with Chromium framework. This was the only way, please understand that for once! We can't be egotistic saying they should hold the browser final release until it reaches state "X" of features while other users are perfectly fine on using this version benefiting greatly from improved real world websites compatibility and speed.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v16.0.1196.62 on Aug 27, 2013

rafaelluik thinks everybody else is wrong to bash Opera for becoming a Chrome clone. rafaelluik is an I D I O T, idiot. Opera is D E A D, dead.

rafaelluik

rafaelluik reviewed v15.0.1147.153 on Aug 17, 2013

Look for the features being re-added in Opera 17 and 18 dummies.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v15.0.1147.153 on Aug 2, 2013

I wrote basically the same thing as guru for the "Next" releases. Seems they want a pat on the back for what they call a quick release cycle when they do nothing. Features, that's what they are responsible for and they still haven't added bookmarks to this or the Next releases!! But hey, the google search has been fixed, pfft. Too bad I use dogpile, but of course I can't do that with chopera as there are no custom searches, double pfft. This stable is just too featureless for daily use.

I would rather use Internet Explore or Safari on Windows before Chrome. I'd rather subject myself to an anal probe by Freddy Krueger than use this, so yeah, zero stars

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v15.0.1147.148 on Jul 17, 2013

Though they are allowing more Chrome extensions, the only major improvements are coming from Chromium, not from Opera. This means it is getting closer to Chrome, but still lacking - what's the point?

The development team talks about speed of release, but all they are doing is putting the changes from the Chromium team into this version of Opera - not a very difficult job to cut and paste - with screw-ups from the last couple of revisions it is apparent they are not doing much testing before release.

For those using Opera 12, stick with it, or swap to something {anything?} which has a fully developed interface, not a half-baked attempt at skinning Chrome.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v15.0.1147.148 on Jul 17, 2013

I´m a Opera User / Fan since version 0.01 but this chromium version... I´d rather use SRWare Iron Instead

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v15.0.1147.141 on Jul 11, 2013

Although it's faster with the webkit, it has also lost everything I liked about Opera.. the whole sidebar and all it's features, the massive customization you could do..if I wanted this I would just use Chrome.. now Opera offers nothing different.. Either bring back the old opera with the faster webkit, or just kill opera completely and make a sidebar addon for Chrome..

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v15.0.1147.141 on Jul 11, 2013

Just imagine the worst browser you have ever used...ever. This is 100 times worse and should never have seen the light of day in its current form. A real sky-high pile of s***e.

littleatlas

littleatlas reviewed v15.0.1147.141 on Jul 11, 2013

New opera seems to be fastest browser at the moment - at least for me. But new opera is serious downgrade compared to earlier builds. It's lacking almost all features what opera used to have.

I really like the speed of the new opera and I hope they will implement most of the old features into opera in future.

LLiamG

LLiamG reviewed v15.0.1147.141 on Jul 10, 2013

This is by far the worst browser out there at the moment. Even IE6 had more features than this version of the Opera browser !

Ignore the 4 star rating... it is for previous versions... Opera 15 does not even deserve 1 star, but that is as low as Betanews goes on the rating system.

What has Opera now done with this version 15 ? Removed EVERY feature that could be of any possible use to a user, and then gives them "Discover" and "Stash" and (WOW) a version of SpeedDial (remember, they invented this) that is non functional, sucks up bandwidth and demands you to scroll scroll scroll scroll just to be able to click on a link that it has now converted your bookmarks to. Heaven forbid you actually have a desktop with a big screen... SpeedDial just remains the same centred colums, needing more scrolling... you cannot arrange them in preset columns or anything.

Useless.

I could go on and on... but won't. This is beyond functional, useless in every way really. C.R.A.P. in fact. So, if you want a frustrating browser that limits you in every way it can, get this... if you want the real deal that this tries and fails to copy, get chrome. There are other options out there... this is not one of them.

Opera 15 should actually just be put out of our misery. Just end it now Opera... this is rubbish !!

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v15.0.1147.141 on Jul 10, 2013

Great!!! Never ending updates just like with Google Chrome. That's what I look for in a browser.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v15.0.1147.138 on Jul 10, 2013

So apparently the backlash has prompted Opera to move towards reinstating native bookmarks for version 16. They claim that 70% of users don't use bookmarks and that's why they did away with them. um, yeah, ok...

That's a start but the amount of things they need to add back to have it function properly will be years in the making (if at all) seeing that they also claim that themes(you know, wallpapers) are a top priority based on......you guessed it, people want(so they say) them too.

No customization options restricts my work flow, not to mention the Google branding I can't get rid of.

I've since moved to Firefox and have added a bunch of add-ons and scripts to resemble the functional browser Opera once was.

If anyone is interested these are the add-ons I use:
Ad Block Plus
Add Bookmark Here 2
Add to Search Bar
Auto Sort Bookmarks
Clone Tab
Download Manager Tweak
Grease Monkey
Personal Menu
Session Manager (also can add a closed tabs button to the toolbar)
Simple Mail
Stylish
Tile Tabs

Also a couple for cleaning up youtube and some scripts for looks. Sadly no speed dial comes close to the one that was found in Opera

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v15.0.1147.138 on Jul 10, 2013

I've used Opera since its very beginning when it was ad sponsored or you could buy the none ad version - I have to say this version is probably the worst browser in the entire world, as bad as Safari for Windows even - I really wonder who is going to use it. Anything is better than this version of Opera - It has no redeeming points whatsoever - I wont install Opera again.

No stars ~

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v15.0.1147.138 on Jul 9, 2013

IF you like Chrome, get it, put a dark skin on it, and be done. Everything about this screams Chrome, yet the developers deny it, after their front office already stated it was Chrome.

It has none of the benefits of regular Chrome, and any hopes of the feature set of Opera returning, with the WebKit/Blink underpinnings, as was promised, have been dashed by the developers in the dev blog, as they are starting out for points unknown. It is going to be a bumpy, not to mention slow [as in number of features adopted, since many of the "frequent" updates have been updates to Chromium] ride, one fraught with all manner of sadness.

Skip it, and either use Opera 12, or move one to Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Exploder.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v15.0.1147.138 on Jul 9, 2013

Have to say, Its jumped the shark.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 9, 2013

You can't even change the search engine to anything other than the "defaults". On next start I'm back with f#$*ing NSA operative Google. D:

FAIL!

1 star is too much.

been

been reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 3, 2013

At install I went in to 'options' and unselected 'set as default browser' but it set itself as default browser and mail client anyway. That alone earns it a 1.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 2, 2013

@cltx99

The rating is an average from many years of good Opera releases. This new Opera is basically the final to Opera Next which you will see has a horrid (deservedly so) rating

That's why I'll just copy my review from that one since it now applies here

I'm sure that when it matures it will not be the steaming turd it is now but, the lack of custom searches, bookmarks and many other things that they have said will not be included are deal breakers for me. Adding them as an extension will simply add another running process and a bunch of icons to the toolbar for something that should be built in.

As if a unified address bar wasn't enough of a pain, the massive google search bar on the speed dial can not be removed. And I'm not joking, the thing is about 4 of your speed dials big. Clearly we see which side Opera is now buttering their bread. Can't get rid of the google search and can't stop the discover page from fetching s*** I don't care for.

The lack of features, choice and customization makes this more like the anti-Opera browser.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 2, 2013

A browser without a built-in bookmark system is not a browser, Opera 15 is the worst browser I have ever tried, worse than IE, worse than any other Chrome clone, even worse than Chrome itself- Chrome has bookmarks and offers more customization options. In fact Opera 15 is more Chromish than Chrome, unbelievable and sad.

Opera 15 has no bookmarks, no sidebar, no mail, no irc, no torrent, no rss, no dragonfly, no notes, no gestures, no group tabs, no private tabs, no panels, no skins, no customization. Nothing that defined Opera as a browser is present at Opera 15. Opera 15 is no Opera. Opera 15 is the worst Chromium-based browser.

Opera gives absolutely no reasons for those who use Chromium-based browsers to switch to Opera 15. Opera 15 gives all thinkable reasons for Opera 12 users to switch to another browser.

Opera has not simply become a Chrome clone, it has become a Google wh***. Opera betrayed its devoted users and will lose its tiny market share.

Presto is better than Webkit. If Opera developers make Presto open source, it would outlive the abominable Opera 15 but unfortunately this will never happen.

Years of development have been denied, ridiculed, sacrificed. Opera 15 is no Opera. Opera is dead.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 2, 2013

Yet another Google Chrome.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v15.0.1147.130 on Jul 2, 2013

This is the last time I'll be checking out the new Opera. It simply sucks. I'd give it a minus 1, if there was such a rating. Why does fileforum rate this as a 4 star and call it a pick? I'll "pick" my nose on that one. They've really shot themselves in the foot.

Obat Kanker

Obat Kanker reviewed v12.13 on Jan 29, 2013

if opera have many plugins like firefox and chrome may opera could be the best . i try this version and first time i do, i open my website http://www.cancerhelps.com/obat-kanker.htm and compared with mozilla firefox and google chrome . there's no different time when full page done loaded . smooth scroll still be a plus value for opera . maybe opera must switch off automatic update feature . for me, it's disrupt .

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.12 Build 1707 Final on Jan 9, 2013

The 12 branch has been a bit of a mess. 12.02 for me appears to be the best of the lot. This release has way too many inconsistencies. For example; go to rapidshare and just kept reloading the page. Sometimes the page will load and other times it won't. This behaviour is not present in 12.02 or other browsers on my system.

bogbasic

bogbasic reviewed v12.12 Build 1707 Final on Dec 28, 2012

A great program. I needed a very lean browser for a slow old laptop that kept having fits of disk-thrashing when nothing would work. I also like the idea of browsers that work on all (or most) operating systems. I tried Chrome which was quick but sometimes it would gobble up all the memory, eventually using up half the RAM and killing the system. Opera doesn't do that and its wickedly fast, has a nice slider for resizing text and everything else. Awesome work. I am converted.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.11 Build 1661 Final on Nov 21, 2012

Opera's rushed releases shows a real lack of concern over quality. They simply are no longer listening to their loyal users who are reporting more and more bugs and regressions, seemingly in vain.

For me, flash video players smear down the page when scrolling and the extension preference over sight(see my 64bit review) are reasons enough for me to not only not upgrade but perhaps begin looking elsewhere

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.11 Build 1661 Final on Nov 21, 2012

Sadly, my previous review still holds true. Opera's rushed releases shows a real lack of concern over quality. They simply are no longer listening to their loyal users who are reporting more and more bugs and regressions, seemingly in vain.

For me, flash video players smear down the page when scrolling and the extension preference over sight are reasons enough for me to not only not upgrade but perhaps begin looking elsewhere

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v12.11 Build 1661 Final on Nov 20, 2012

Fatbas****d is slow and buggy

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v12.11 Build 1661 Final on Nov 19, 2012

Opera is slow and buggy.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.10 Final on Nov 6, 2012

@gatorfan95,

masking as IE or FF does NOT mean that Opera is using a different engine, it only has 1. What it does, with a little code, is simply identify itself as another browser when sites do their sniffing. Browser sniffing is generally used by lazy coders who only test in 1 environment and in actuality has nothing to do with the performance of a browser, it's simply a query in the code.

And as far as Opera having such a tiny market share, just look at the top browser, which is IE, and tell me with a straight face that it's because it is the best. Market share is just a reflection of marketing.

Now, as for this release, it's ok. It has made a lot of improvements from the 11 branch but has also added more issues which in the grand scheme of things means it is a better browser albeit flawed. As a photographer I am happy that they've finally included ICC profiles, it's about time damn it.

BUT an issue when cleaning private data that resets extension settings has me reverting back to 12.02 for now

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v12.10 Final on Nov 6, 2012

Not sure who decided that a Release Candidate [RC4] was a Final, but it would be better to double check before making predictions such as this. It may end up being a Final, as many times the RC gets converted without a versioning change - but it has not happened here yet.

dsp_418

dsp_418 reviewed v12.10 Final on Nov 5, 2012

Just getting better and better. Nothing to complain and still one of the best email client ever.

JRice

JRice reviewed v12.10 Final on Nov 5, 2012

my no1 in all browsers

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.50.1583 Beta on Nov 4, 2012

I just installed it and the add block plug-in and it works great low foot print and Chrome sucks!

silvergoku

silvergoku reviewed v12.02-1578 Final on Oct 28, 2012

Opera is a pretty well respected browser and well respected. The latest version of opera x64 handles pretty good and the flash component works well, the glitch of the past seems to be fixed. If it wasn't for the extensions of firefox everyone would be using opera although opera has extensions to. So my advise to everyone is, don't just read the reviews and make a judgement, try the program and see for yourself if you like it or not. One person might have a problem, but that could be a problem not with the program specifically as why is it running alright for me?

donce

donce reviewed v12.02-1578 Final on Sep 25, 2012

I love opera browser but I'm very disappointed with this version. Opera 12 crashes so many times - it's impossible to use it anymore.

Terumo

Terumo reviewed v12.50.1583 Beta on Sep 7, 2012

I am think the same as Music4Ever, did not like opera.
Using Chrome....

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v12.50.1583 Beta on Sep 6, 2012

No AdBlock or NoScript (don't tell me about Opera extensions - they are a joke)

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v12.02-1578 Final on Aug 30, 2012

@blaxima, This is the least used, most screwed up browser available. There is a very good reason it has virtually none of the browser market: it's such a piece of junk that even one of it's founders gave up on it. If I have to "mask it" as IE or FF to get pages to render properly, what's the point of using the thing? I'll use one of the originals and save the hassle of having to switch rendering engines when I visit pages Opera doesn't work on. Call it fanboyism if you want to, the truth is the truth.

dsp_418

dsp_418 reviewed v12.50.1577 Beta on Aug 29, 2012

I hear other users complain about page display issues and stabiliy. It's been true but lately the dev team has done a terrific job. Not only most of the issue are gone (if not all of them - np so far here), but also they improved it a lot! And still, best email client ever.
4 stars for me, if they'll keep working this way it will probably be a 5 stars soon.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v12.02.1565 Beta on Aug 24, 2012

quote < I am encountering too many site issues >
half the Internet will not render probably in Opera !!!
It's no wonder one of the founding partners of Opera exited the company last year.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.02.1555 Beta on Aug 18, 2012

Because of the instability with flash caused by the Out of Process plugin, they have removed it from this x86 build(for now). This has improved the stability greatly but performance in general is still sluggish and I am encountering too many site issues that work fine in version 11.64 and I get the "Not Responding" message too often.

I find I am using Iron more and more since the release of the 12 branch. Hopefully they actually listen to their users, not censor them and fix this mess

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v12.50.1546 Beta on Aug 12, 2012

I really wonder why anyone still uses this bug ridden software. It was my default choice for many years since it's beginning but the developers lost their way some time ago, page rendering issues have been going on for years.

I'm no longer going to waste my time downloading & installing & hoping that it may have improved as it doesn't.

In my opinion Opera is now the worst browser in the world.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v12.50.1546 Beta on Aug 12, 2012

I didnt think it possible, but this thing actually gets worse with every new incarnation. It still does not render a great many web pages correctly and it introduces more problems than it fixes every time they come out with a new version. How long has this thing been around and they still cant get it up to industry standards? No wonder their developers are jumping ship.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v12.50.1546 Beta on Aug 11, 2012

This release is handling flash much better than previous one. But still Opera is "not responding" a lot.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.50.1546 Beta on Aug 10, 2012

Flash issues have still not been addressed. They are present in ALL releases within the 12 branch, alpha, beta, RC, stable, all of em

I also find Opera becomes unresponsive when trying to load certain pages.

Perhaps this unstable direction is the reason that the founder resigned a few months back.

On the bright side, the bookmark star crash that was again introduced with 12.50 has been fixed

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.50.1546 Beta on Aug 10, 2012

Flash issues have still not been addressed. They are present in ALL releases within the 12 branch, alpha, beta, RC, stable, all of em

I also find Opera becomes unresponsive when trying to load certain pages.

Perhaps this unstable direction is the reason that the founder resigned a few months back.

On the bright side, the bookmark star crash that was again introduced with 12.50 has been fixed

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v12.01-1532 Final on Aug 9, 2012

Very buggy. Real disappointment!

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v12.50.1538 Beta on Aug 6, 2012

"I know it's an early alpha but this new pattern of releasing broken major versions only to try and address them in a maintenance build soon after is not something I am enjoying having to deal with"

How does this make any sense? You know it's an early alpha, but you are referring to broken major releases. Also, if you don't want to deal with potentially unstable alpha and beta releases, don't install them--use the final releases and don't worry about them

The first 12.x Opera Next builds were very unstable for me although the 12.x final release has been working well. I haven't used the newer 12.50 Next builds much, but when I have, they've been OK.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.50.1538 Beta on Aug 6, 2012

Here we go again. New version, new problems with things that used to work.

All the 12.x releases have regressed with their flash performance. Flash videos smear down the page when scrolling.

Sites that worked in 11.64 and 12.01 don't work here. Also be warned that the bookmark star(address bar) instant crash is back

On the bright side, it does feel quite a bit snappier.

I know it's an early alpha but this new pattern of releasing broken major versions only to try and address them in a maintenance build soon after is not something I am enjoying having to deal with

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.50.1538 Beta on Aug 6, 2012

Here we go again. New version, new problems with things that used to work.

All the 12.x releases have regressed with their flash performance. Flash videos smear down the page when scrolling.

Sites that worked in 11.64 and 12.01 don't work here. Also be warned that the bookmark star(address bar) instant crash is back

On the bright side, it does feel quite a bit snappier.

I know it's an early alpha but this new pattern of releasing broken major versions only to try and address them in a maintenance build soon after is not something I am enjoying having to deal with

@Zeropoint, major releases that became finals have been rather piss poor. 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12 were major releases that in "stable" form were anything but. The maintenance releases that followed them corrected some things that should have been in the finals in the first place. This alpha is heading in the same direction of breaking things while adding new "buggy" features.

Testing new things is fun but having things that worked before break is not very progressive. Most people who are testing Opera over at the blog are still using 11.64 as their main browser yet the Opera team is moving towards another major release in an already broken version

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.01-1532 Final on Aug 3, 2012

Flash regressions that were reported have not been addressed in the final and make Opera boarder on unusable on some sites.

@gatorfan, what you are doing is grossly exaggerating which is generally due to fanboyism. Ever heard of browser sniffing? I rarely encounter pages that Opera can't render properly. Of those, about 75% of them can be corrected by masking Opera as IE or FF.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.01-1532 Final on Aug 3, 2012

Flash regressions were reported and not addressed in the final making Opera boarder on unusable on some sites.

maceteros

maceteros reviewed v12.01-1532 Final on Aug 2, 2012

one of my favorite browser ever, this version is too heavy

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v12.01-1532 Final on Aug 1, 2012

@Blaxima. I'm merely commenting on the fact that this browser still does not render pages properly after years of development, junk is junk. That is real enough for me. What browser I use is irrelevant , it renders ALL the pages I visit properly.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.01-1532 Beta on Aug 1, 2012

All of the 12 builds have flash video regressions from 11.64.

Too much ram is being used and not released

Far more stable than the 12.0 "stable"

4* but -1 for the terrible moderation regarding feedback of bugs on their blog.

@gatorfan: be real, or is that asking too much from a ff user

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.01-1532 Beta on Aug 1, 2012

All of the 12 builds have flash video regressions from 11.64.

Too much ram is being used and not released

Far more stable than the 12.0 "stable"

4* but -1 for the terrible moderation regarding feedback of bugs on their blog.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v12.01-1532 Beta on Aug 1, 2012

I really dont understand the people who develope this browser. In the 5 or 6 years I have tried it, it STILL does not render 25% of the web pages I visit correctly. Junk

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v12.01.1528 Beta on Jul 27, 2012

Is Trash Can a feature? Hmm. Anyhow, Opera is OK. Both Chrome and Firefox have picked up features from Opera. Opera does not have a big catalog of extensions (neither does Firefox really) so it loses some functionality.I used Opera exclusively for 11 years and now only use it occasionally because I got tired of hitting web pages that under-performed in Opera. It has many, many features built in that you only get with add-ons in Firefox and Chrome, such as speed dial. There is no perfect browser as they all have problems. They don't have the same problems so when one doesn't work, one of the others will. I know nothing about IE as I haven't used it at all since 1997.

knownware

knownware reviewed v12.01.1520 Beta on Jul 24, 2012

A pretty good browser. One of my favourite ones out there right now.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.01.1517 Beta on Jul 22, 2012

missing the save and the save as menu
incredible

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v12.01.1517 Beta on Jul 21, 2012

As usuall, I gave Opera a shot and yes, it's a good browser. However, there's nothing in it that urges me to replace my current browser with it.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.50 Build 1497 Beta on Jul 6, 2012

The installer failed to write file opera.dll. Error code: 87

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v12.50 Build 1497 Beta on Jul 6, 2012

I used to be a fan of Opera, and up until about 18 months ago used it as my default browser. But then something changed. Opera began to feel quite clunky and bloated to me. But this version of Opera Next has me a bit excited about Opera again. The rendering is terrific, and the mouse scrolling is super fast. Better still, the UI is cleaner and the browser as a whole feels far less bloated. I know this is a beta, but I hope the Opera team can maintain the performance of this beta. So far, I am more than pleased with it.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.01.1491 Beta on Jun 29, 2012

installer fail error 87

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1467 on Jun 15, 2012

Opera humilated itself last 10 years
the fastest browser
the most innovatov browser (for rush to kiiddie idiotism from professional payware)
thanks for all developers for your browser not compatible with (all) site
download IE FF C free

at last nobodu dont use except some whos dont want join maintrend
IEFFC brainwashed zombies

I think some others killed indeed this project like many good other useable softwares
all project that good for humans killed
you dont know why
but somedody know

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v12.00.1467 on Jun 14, 2012

I like this version. It's 64-bit and pretty fast. The GUI is a little weird though...

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1467 on Jun 14, 2012

I upgraded from 11.64

-noticed my speed dials were way too small as the default setting was less than half of what its supposed to be

-went to give a theme a try but chose to undo it

-BSOD, crash and an automatic reboot

all in about 20 seconds of use

Unacceptable and un-installed

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v12.00.1454 RC4 on Jun 12, 2012

Each RC fixes a few more small bugs, but this one [RC4] is much slower than the last release, so that is a step backwards. Other things are not quite perfect yet - I'm beginning to think that the devs miss these things because the releases, even alphas, ae so much better than any other browser's betas in the first place, that they become complacent about the finishing touches.

shrekorfiona

shrekorfiona reviewed v12.00.1454 RC3 on Jun 12, 2012

Running Windows 8.....Forget Opera. Crashes every time!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v12.00-1445 Beta on Jun 6, 2012

Opera is still around, Who knew..

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v12.00.1433 Beta on May 29, 2012

Well, Opera really doesn't give me anything that Firefox does. It also comes up seriously short in one regard... multiple home pages. With firefox and even IE, you can specify multiple home pages to be opened at browser start or hitting the home button... Opera allows only ONE home page.

Strike two is where opera doesn't render some pages/pictures properly sometimes. A refresh is required. Same pages etc tested in the other browsers come up right first time everytime. It's a work in progress, I realize that, but it should work better when progress is already up to version 12, don't you think?

I give it a two for that specific reason. It's better than Chrome, but not nearly as good as FF... get it better or give it up.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v12.00.1433 Beta on May 29, 2012

I stopped using the X86 version of this a while back because it was terrible. Figured I'd try this to see if anything has improved. The developers of Opera never really had the bubble in their sights, and they still don't seem to get it. It still does not render about 20% of the pages I tested it on properly. Uninstalled and back to Pale Moon.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1422 Beta on May 28, 2012

So rumour has it farcebook might buy Opera!! Look Zucker, I'm not going to use your useless site no matter what. If you really want my info come and take it from me, see how that works out for you.

This might be the last usable version of Opera and it is getting better from the previous bug filled releases. Still some issues with the plugin wrapper though and apprently some graphical issues but I haven't come across them.

Hope the rumours aren't true otherwise I see a Palemoon rising

umi81

umi81 reviewed v11.64 on May 27, 2012

It just deleted all my bookmarks. Overwritten with empty file everywhere (application, user profile).
Even top users at Opera forum had admit it happens regularly that after (auto!)updates legions of users comes complaining about vanishing bookmarks.
My experience with Opera ends here, forever.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1413 Beta on May 17, 2012

Definitely getting better now.

Opera said that the beta's will be all about bug fixes which is great. The alpha stage was not very test friendly.

@TROLL
You can delete all cookies. O menu>Settings>Delete Private Data. Click on the Detailed Options button. select Delete all cookies

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1413 Beta on May 17, 2012

i dont know what canged in Opera House but something changed. read this

"With this release, Opera Unite and Opera Widgets are removed by default for new users."

thanks God, God bless all Opera developers, we crying for this since 10 years if something implement, left the the chance for the users remove that modole or switch off.
5 star
but the next wish
we waiting since 10 years too
go to tools advanced cookies, missing the delete all cookies button, just only delete button and must delete individually 3333 cookies for many hours

RWW

RWW reviewed v12.00.1413 Beta on May 16, 2012

This beta has its problems with the Windows 8 preview as does Maxthon 2. The regular version of Opera works fine as does Chrome.
Thought I would throw that in for those who have wondered.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v11.64 on May 11, 2012

Although I use Firefox* as my main browser (it has more plugins) I still use Opera regularly as it's solid, reliable and a very mature product. Moreover, I've been using Opera since about 1999!

Opera's always had better FTP support than IE. But like IE (and unlike Firefox), Opera has native MHTML support--i.e. save webpage as single archive file [.MHT]--and it's had it for years (Firefox STILL requires the MAFF Archive and/or UnMHT plugins to do the same).

That said, I wish Opera was a little more 'standard' (a la IE or FF) in its UI and setup, but all up it's an excellent product.

@ Bala 7
------------ Reckon you live somewhere in the universe that has warped reality. Opera's rendering engine is excellent and it's been so for quite some years. Years ago, you may have been able to say that Opera had a problem with rendering pages and that was because Opera was W3C compliant whereas web developers were writing for the buggy, non-standard, non-compliant IE. One wonders what sites you're actually visiting.

"Print module is badly broken." With respect to this comment of yours, I'd say it's possible but I've not seen it in this version. In fact, one of the main reasons that I have to use Opera is because of a very longstanding bug in Firefox where FF is not able to paginate certain web pages and thus it prints long pages as just one long page over multiple sheets (p1/1 only instead of say a correct p1/6). Every time I experience this problem Opera comes to the Rescue.

(Please don't confuse browsers' printer limitations with a bug. As far as I'm concerned, unfortunately ALL browsers have primitive printer routines--it's as if developers consider printing web pages as an afterthought--and I'd certainly like to see them improved. Opera is no different to the others in this regard).

* Actually the Pale Moon fork.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v12.00.1406 Beta on May 11, 2012

try Maxthon....

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v12.00.1406 Beta on May 11, 2012

try Maxthon....

maddy143ded

maddy143ded reviewed v11.64 on May 11, 2012

-Ball7
if you hate it so much then get out of here, no one needs a review from an a** like u, opera has been one of the most innovative browsers since Were probably in diapers. I am not saying it is the best ot there for everyone, but it is pioneer of many of the browsing technologies that are standard today...Tabbed browsing, Session Restore, Password save, Autofill etc just to name a few...
(and i am rating high today just to offset that ASS)

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.64 on May 10, 2012

Blaxima,
All the other browsers work unlike Opera which has severe rendering
issues with many major websites such as Facebook and Google Docs and Microsoft's many websites.

Print module is still broken, many CAPTCHAS and shopping carts will not work. I have never pushed any one browser as they all have flaws but Opera has more flaws than all the others combined!

It is YOU are the obvious fanboy.
It is YOU who offer free word of mouth advertising for Opera.
You should try getting a life. At the very least, go to Opera's blog and read the many, many problems users have with the stable branch of Opera

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1406 Beta on May 10, 2012

So far so good, as in no crashes yet. Still not getting desired results for the new css animations though

When looking at the changelog it appears they are stripping away a lot of features; Unite, widgets, IRC and Bittorrent (Mac only so far). Can't say I used those but if they remove the M2 mail client I'll be looking elsewhere.

Still don't understand why they have 2 skinning methods. Skins which change everything and Themes which make it look like a Chrome clone. Kind of retarded and redundant if you ask me.

Mail fetch is still problematic with these 64 builds which is not the case with the 32 bit ones

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1406 Beta on May 10, 2012

So far so good, as in no crashes yet. Still not getting desired results for the new css animations though

When looking at the changelog it appears they are stripping away a lot of features; Unite, widgets, IRC and Bittorrent (Mac only so far). Can't say I used those but if they remove the M2 mail client I'll be looking elsewhere.

Still don't understand why they have 2 skinning methods. Skins which change everything and Themes which make it look like a Chrome clone. Kind of retarded and redundant if you ask me.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.64 on May 10, 2012

Some of these comments are actually for version 12 which is worth pointing out as the 11.6x releases have been quite good. This one is no different.

EDIT @Bala7,
Would that be the same blog where my name appears constantly addressing bugs and regressions?

My ratings vary from build to build, that's called objectivity. You can look it up as I'm sure you haven't a clue what that means.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v12.00.1387 RC on Apr 26, 2012

I have used the build noted here and the actual beta which has just been released by Opera. I can only echo what has been written below my comment.
Also I am not sure just how much the desktop team listen the the feedback when it is noted at just how many crashes and issues the browser has whilst in Alpha stage. They continue to develop and innovate (silly camera thing) whilst very very basic bugs and crashes or rendering issues just seem to get completely ignored.
I am amazed at how long Opera have been in business of developing this browser and yet it still has some very big major issues to do with simply using it.
Just go and read the comments posted about how useable this browser is before giving it a go.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1387 RC on Apr 25, 2012

Here's the thing. the x86 builds are not great and these are even more problematic so.......

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1387 RC on Apr 25, 2012

A Beta Release Candidate? really?

What every you want to call it, it's a mess. But don't take my word for it. Just head over to the Opera Team Desktop blog and see for yourself. Version 12 build after v12 build of the same complaints; constant crashes, inability to use drag and drop on maps, garbled text, blurry fonts, sluggish performance, massive resource consumption, UI glitches and errors. Yet, in spite of this they keep on trucking along with new builds as if progress is being made. Perhaps that is just what browser vendors do now a days but I don't like it.

I have been a big fan of Opera for many years and not only recommend it to everyone but installed it on clients systems. This just might be the time when all that changes.

11.63 is still quite stable but has issues with the lack of support of many things that would prevent it being a long term solution

I remain hopeful but haven't been given any encouragement thus far

Yogurth

Yogurth reviewed v12.00.1387 RC on Apr 25, 2012

This is not RC, this is Alpha to Beta RC

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1372 Beta on Apr 17, 2012

version 12 is still in the alpha stage

Maybe I'm missing something, though the response from other users says otherwise, but they keep adding things that don't work and neglect ongoing crashes that make testing undesirable to say the least

4 builds ago=CSS animations HTML 5, 64bit version. All buggy and not working properly

2 builds ago=improved addressbar suggestions. because that's a pressing issue

this build=some camera gimmick

The 64 bit version also crashes when trying to retrieve mail with the built in client

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1372 Beta on Apr 17, 2012

version 12 is still in the alpha stage

Maybe I'm missing something, though the response from other users says otherwise, but they keep adding things that don't work and neglect ongoing crashes that make testing undesirable to say the least

4 builds ago=CSS animations HTML 5, 64bit version. All buggy and not working properly

2 builds ago=improved addressbar suggestions. because that's a pressing issue

this build=some camera gimmick

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.62 on Mar 31, 2012

@Bala
and the other browsers steal ideas from Opera, like tabbed browsing, get a clue and save us from your fan boy rhetoric.

Why has fileforum merged the 11 and 12 branch, Firefox has like 15k different ones? oh well

11.62 Good and stable. It's missing some things that they've added to the 12 branch but unlike the 12 branch it is rock solid.

12.00 The latest one adds a bunch of things like CSS animations(finally) but just like these releases, it doesn't work as expected. I continue to get crashes with this branch

11.62=4*
12.xx=2*

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.62 on Mar 28, 2012

Second rate rendering engine continues to have problems with many major websites displaying all elements.

Print module is badly broken. Skin is plain ugly. Devs almost never listen to users.

Opera is a toy for small children.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v11.62 on Mar 28, 2012

It has now been released for Android & is quite brilliant - By far the best on that platform.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v12.00.1351 Beta on Mar 27, 2012

This used to be my default browser but as Opera sort one issue they go & create another one, hopefully they will get it right soon.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1351 Beta on Mar 26, 2012

New 12 release, new reasons to crash. This has been the most unstable branch I've come across in all my years of using this browser. I've filed multiple crash reports with each release.

This has a pretty hefty change log highlighted by a 64 bit option. That option however has opera running 2 processes though as there is an extension container now.

oh well 11.62 isn't as exciting to some of the zealots but it works and that works for me

jnew3

jnew3 reviewed v12.00.1351 Beta on Mar 26, 2012

The Triple Crown of Browsers...take it for a spin

jnew3

jnew3 reviewed v12.00.1325 Beta on Mar 9, 2012

Runtime Error in Windows

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v12.00.1325 Beta on Mar 7, 2012

After years of downloading and deleting versions of Opera, I decided to give this version, "Opera Next" a shot. I really didn´t expect much, but was pleasantly suprised as to how good it was once you get used to its controls and setup. I downloaded it on both of my PCs and so far this version of Opera has been flawless. Although extension poor, there's enough to get me by, with Adblock, translation, gmail and weather. To be honest I haven´t really checked out all of the extensions, so I might find some nifty surprises. I suggest that those who have been disappointed with Opera to give Opera Next a thorough try.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1317 Beta on Mar 2, 2012

Another 12 release and another nasty crash. This time if you try to print any page it will result in an instant crash

They've updated the core engine which does seem to make it a little snappier but it has not improved any of the site incompatibilities I have.

On the other hand, 11.62 is coming along nicely. I've been using it as my main browser but it too has some issues with printing. It won't crash but it also won't print more than the first page.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v12.00.1312 Beta on Feb 26, 2012

catecover - Is a scammer, trying to advertise program from Guangdong Province,
P.R.China.

Go away.

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v12.00.1307 Beta on Feb 23, 2012

1307? that is so 37 seconds ago. latest wahoo build is 1312. (8

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v12.00.1306 Beta on Feb 20, 2012

To be fair & honest I actually did a C image & installed Opera. I really wonder what is going on in Oslo, this used to be a first rate browser, it now takes an age to setup & in almost none functional. A great pity.

I will keep trying however.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 13, 2012

To be true this is the Opera Next release, an Alpha build, not a Beta one.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 13, 2012

Firefox rules?!?! give me a break. It has and continues to be rubbish praised only by zealots.

Opera has fixed the nasty crash caused by starting with sessions but for me the performance is still suffering.

They've introduced with this build "Do Not Track" which allows browser users to opt out of being tracked on the web. BUT it will only work if the site actually honours the request. Few sites currently do

Also, I really can't understand why they have added themes. Themes are basically a striped down chrome skin without the possibility to edit as the theme contains only a background image. So now there are 2 different skinning methods for 1 browser. Why? I'll take better site compatibility please

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 13, 2012

Congrats to the Devs for all the enhancements!

From a Firefox fan.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 11, 2012

Hey author, find something more useful to do, go fishing or collect stamps or something.

Firefox rules now.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 11, 2012

Attention hospital staff ... patient needs attention stat ... about to go into cardiac arrest ... NEEDS ATTENTION STAT ... give it the attention it needs and keep it alive ... hate to see it die like Netscape and others.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1301 Beta on Feb 11, 2012

R.I.P.
never forget

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v12.00.1289 Beta on Feb 8, 2012

IMHO Opera have lost the plot totally.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1272 Beta on Feb 1, 2012

Same issues with sessions. Crashes every time

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1256 Beta on Jan 31, 2012

This is the lowest rating I've ever given Opera.

After upgrading Opera would crash on start every time when a session is enabled. The crash dialogue displays the last page/tab that was open even when choosing to restart without tabs, unite or extensions.

Version 12 snapshots have been very disappointing and this is the worst of the lot for me

@Bala7
In my experience the word sycophant better describes Mozilla fans

EDIT
Build 1272 has been released and has the same problem. Opera's quality is starting to slip as they seem more interested in innovating rather than just making it work

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v12.00.1256 Beta on Jan 29, 2012

Re: Opera 11.61 / 12.00.1256 dev
A simple look at the official opera beta forums will tell you nothing has changed. 50%, that's right, half of Opera posters continue to be critical of ongoing rendering problems. Google docs, Facebook issues persist. Many CAPTCHAs broken, Print module is badly damaged ... the list goes on.

@Vivek Kowshik,
sure they fix some at the expense of breaking others.

There are Opera sycophants all over the net accusing anyone critical of this formerly great browser of trolling. Also, sever censorship at the official opera beta forums, but the truth eventually come out in public. And that truth is: Opera is a toy not a modern browser.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v12.00.1256 Beta on Jan 29, 2012

I absolutely love Opera, but still can't get this new version 12 to run properly on my quad-core 64-bit AMD Windows 7 system. It installs, but will only show a blank, black box when run. Is this version not 64-bit capable yet?

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v12.00.1256 Beta on Jan 28, 2012

@Vivek Kowshik, With due respect to you I have used Opera since the very beginning & actually bought it to remove the advertising 'box' at the top of the browser many years ago :-)

I have made many comments in Opera forums regarding issues, a good friend of mine continues to use Opera.

BUT on the basis of your comments I will give Opera another try out. At the moment I use Pale Moon & I do really like that FF clone.

Vivek Kowshik

Vivek Kowshik reviewed v12.00.1256 Beta on Jan 27, 2012

This is a response to "Input Overload" and "d***justice". Have you reported the site to the developers, that you found not rendering in Opera?? You can do it from within the browser menu > Help > Report a site problem.... I did this several times in the past, and let me assure you, I was surprised by the speed with which they sorted it out. The problem vanished in the very next version. And I have not seen the same problem again.

I think Opera developers are really paying attention to what feedback they are getting. I am writing this review in the latest build of Opera in Ubuntu. Believe me I like it as much as Firefox.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v11.61 on Jan 25, 2012

I tried this browser when it first came out. Struggled with the first few incarnations trying to figure what the authors were striving for and gave up. Figured I'd see if anything had improved...it hasn't. Pages still don't render properly. Set up learning curve is steeper than a ledge on the Matterhorn. Start with junk, end with junk. I wont try it again.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v12.00.1211 Beta on Dec 19, 2011

Once again, Betanews comes in late to the party.

After trying, unsuccessfully, to install this on my older machine, which runs Vista, I went to the site to see that the latest revision [build 1213] is up, and note from a few people running Vista about the problems with the 1211 build. Since I had checked this morning at around 2 AM PST for a newer build, Betanews must have gotten a build that was only up for minutes, being quickly supplanted by 1213. Build 1213 works fine thus far, with the major point being that its installer works to completion on my machine. This is an example of how quickly the dev team responds, and how quickly problems are taken care of.

For the very few minutes I have had it working, I see nothing wrong, beyond the glitches with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons, which has already been noted, and a long term solution worked on. Since this is an alpha, not a beta [noted before download that it is a snapshot!!!] and it does most that I've tried perfectly, with the problems noted on their way to repair as I write this - 5 stars for build 1213.

BTW, the hardware acceleration really is working, however, it is not as tuned as what I experience with the hardware acceleration on Chrome. It will come with time. This is an alpha, and nowhere close to as ragged as some of the Chrome betas [I've never run the Canary builds, so can't comment on those.]

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v12.00.1211 Beta on Dec 19, 2011

Excelent browser. Still needs more work.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v12.00.1191 Beta on Dec 9, 2011

It's still only got 2% of browser use, the problem I find with Opera (I actually bought it some years ago to get rid of the advertising that Opera used) is the silly time it takes to customise & the amount of sites that still don't render correctly.

Opera still sticks to the story that it’s the other browsers that have it wrong, but living in the real world users go with a browser that is easy to setup, use & renders sites correctly.

For years I stuck with Opera despite having to have a separate browser to render sites that still elude Opera. I’m no longer willing to do this – It seems I am not alone looking at posts in the Opera forum among other places.

dickjustice

dickjustice reviewed v12.00.1191 Beta on Dec 8, 2011

good browser but still doesn't work fully with face book one of the Internet most popular web pages. if they can't get it fixed in the final version of 12 then i'm switching to chrome.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v11.60 on Dec 7, 2011

create secret operaupgader.exe in local/temp folder and communicating on net like malware trojan spyware method
uninstaleed opera forever
no more test
12 08 2012
opera died

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.60 on Dec 6, 2011

Good but my use of Opera is drawing to a close after using it since it's beginning. Chrome takes only 5 mins to install & setup, Opera is a pain to setup & if you use betas it’s even worse.

Opera still has far too many sites than don't render properly or not at all. I actually installed Chrome to render the many weather sites I frequent that Opera still fails on, now I prefer Chrome. I won’t comment again on Opera as it’s being removed off all 3 PC’s.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v11.60 on Dec 6, 2011

Been using it constantly for about 5 hours this A.M. This is a good stepping stone, and many small bugs have been fixed, but is not what those of us in the Opera community are looking for. That remains a part of the revision 12 release. For Opera lovers, a must have, for others, a good introduction, but not necessarily a huge difference from the last three incremental releases.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.60 Build 1180 Beta on Dec 3, 2011

Printer module still badly broken.
If you need to print webpages to printer or PDF, Opera is horrible.

dsp_418

dsp_418 reviewed v11.60 Build 1180 Beta on Dec 3, 2011

Opera is simply getting better and better. The Mail client is awesome, nice design, cool features. It replaced Thunderbird for me, even though it's still missing the calendar. This release adds speed improvement, better stability, better html5. Starting to love this browser!

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v11.60 Build 1180 Beta on Dec 2, 2011

11.60 build 1180, which is not a beta as the download link on the main page says, but a Release Candidate. The last two betas have been trouble free for me, so this might follow the Opera ritual of actually being the GOLD release.

Speed improvements, on a machine running Vista on an old Athlon XP processor, so they really show! Mail improvements, usability and interface.

Somewhere during this beta cycle, the change was made to enlarge the opened window, by default, for looking at the downloadable skins for Opera. A great improvement.

No GPU acceleration yet, promised to be coming soon. By the way, Opera is faster on this machine than Chrome or any of its derivatives, due to the fact that it is single CPU. Not many are still on single CPU these days, but it is something to consider. Besides, the UI of Opera is the best available!! [5 stars thus far, with no problems perceived on the RC]

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.60 Build 1177 Beta 1 on Nov 30, 2011

THIS IS NOT A BETA!
It's still early dev version

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v12.00.1155 Alpha on Nov 16, 2011

It may be an Alpha but it sure doesn't feel like one!

Mail client improvements are just no.1

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.60 Beta 1 on Nov 10, 2011

This version has a bunch of improvements, well worth investing.

Terumo

Terumo reviewed v11.52 on Oct 19, 2011

Well Input Overload i tink they use Chrome.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v12.00.1105 Beta on Oct 14, 2011

Opera 12 alpha! Not a beta!

guti

guti reviewed v12.00.1105 Beta on Oct 14, 2011

Finally with GPU acceleration!

shroom

shroom reviewed v12.00.1105 Beta on Oct 13, 2011

Never had any issues with CAPTCHA.
Never had any issues with carts.
No spywares neither keyloggers inside.

Trolls being trolls, as usual.

And yes, eternal betas, but this is a beta-place right ?

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v12.00.1090 Beta on Oct 10, 2011

There is good reason why Opera is 2% of less of worldwide market share...
Print module is a disaster.
Presto rendering engine has problems with many major sites including Facebook.
CAPTCHA does not work 50% of the time.
Shopping carts do not work 30-40% of the time.
Many crashes with Apple quicktime plugin.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1090 Beta on Oct 10, 2011

Open .mht again fine.
Not basic html and java or ecmascript compatible browser at all.
Adblock NO
Keylogger YES
Spyware YES

roman313

roman313 reviewed v12.00.1076 Beta on Sep 28, 2011

Eternal beta.
No 64-bit version under Windows.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1076 Beta on Sep 28, 2011

This is not a beta, it's still in the pre-alpha stages.
A new feature has been added that was previously discussed back in '05 and that is the ability to bookmark and/or add to speed dial using a star now found inside the address bar, very similar to chrome. But I don't like it. In it's current form it will not allow you to place pages in any of your bookmark sub folders which I find rather pointless.

Performance seems to have taken a hit somewhere as well as it no longer scores 100% on the Acid3 test.

Still blows that false claims browser from mozilla out of the water though

The 12 branch mail is not compatibable with previow builds either so I've gone back to 11.51 for now

@baki_princ
use this extention for youtube.
https://addons.opera.com...ions/details/extendtube/
it will allow you to play video on tab focus so that would mean 1 less click than you even you are hoping for. it has other very useful options too

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v12.00.1076 Beta on Sep 28, 2011

wishlist:
1. remember zoom ( you know..like ever other single browser on net)
2. groups on speed dial for better organizing (home, job, private, sport)
3. mouse gestures for go to the top of the page and bottom of the page (like fire gestures in firefox)
3. one click for play on you tube videos, not 2 clicks.
4. by defoult start with speed dials not with last openend page, i dont want my kids too see what did i watch them b4 them. its bad for privacy. you just cant start with last openned page.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1065 Beta on Sep 20, 2011

not hande .mht
dont open

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1065 Beta on Sep 15, 2011

This pre alpha now has full ECMAScript (JavaScript) 5.1 support. It seems to be managing memory better now too.

Being a pre alpha I have had a crash but it is good enough that I am using it as my main browser.

Really looking forward to this getting to the beta stages to see what features will be added to go along with its improving performance

eehsun

eehsun reviewed v12.00.1065 Beta on Sep 14, 2011

Note that this is not a beta release, heck it is not even an alpha release :D
Great piece of software on the other hand, though (as great as a nightly/weekly can be.. :D)

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v12.00.1065 Beta on Sep 14, 2011

Love it. Can't live without it.

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v12.00.1065 Beta on Sep 14, 2011

1065 has been out for a whole day. someone at betanews is slackin'! by far and away the best browser.

JNEW

JNEW reviewed v12.00.1060 Beta on Sep 11, 2011

having an older computer, Win XP SP3, 512Mb Ram i find this browser extremely faster than others....keep up the good work team

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v12.00.1060 Beta on Sep 8, 2011

Finally upgraded from version 11.11 to 11.51 as 11.50 was a little problematic for me. Thing of it is though that I have encountered some java issues with every release since 11.11.

This release seems to use a fair bit more resources than 11.51 which was an improvement on 11.50's consumption

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v12.00.1060 Beta on Sep 8, 2011

download twice everything , cant belive they didnt fixed that bug

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.00.1054 Beta on Sep 7, 2011

Your browser is not compatible, please download free
- Firefox
- Chrome
- Internet Explorer

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.51 on Aug 31, 2011

The final installed without issue, no problems as of yet. An excellent browser I run along with Chrome. I don't understand why more don't use Opera, it really is a great browser. It's very customisable too.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v11.51 Release Candidate 1 on Aug 24, 2011

I might switch to Opera.

DACWILSOL

DACWILSOL reviewed v11.51 Release Candidate 1 on Aug 24, 2011

Much better performance and stability.

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v11.51 Release Candidate 1 on Aug 24, 2011

can it remember zoom already?

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v12.00.1047 Snapshot on Aug 17, 2011

can it remember zoom already?

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v12.00.1047 Snapshot on Aug 17, 2011

Seems like previous Yahoo issue has been resolved.

Nevertheless, the resource usage is considerably higher than present stable version.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v12.00.1042 Snapshot on Aug 6, 2011

Must be an Alpha release for sure.
Can't read news.yahoo.com properly.
After all, it's only one of the major websites.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v12.00.1033 Pre-Alpha on Jul 28, 2011

fix is so when you right click on a link and pust t you get a new tab
chrome and ff do it that way

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v12.00.1033 Pre-Alpha on Jul 27, 2011

opera 12 is a big improvement in stability and speed
chrome iis too slow, ie not usable and ff a resourses hog.

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v12.00.1017 Beta on Jul 7, 2011

i just wanna know can it remember zoom already?

Old Faithful

Old Faithful reviewed v11.50.1074 on Jul 2, 2011

A Step Backwards, design needs to be re-examined

It may be fast, but for the first time in a long while (I have been using Opera since the pay-for days 12 years ago), I am reverting to a previous version. Not being able to save pictures in ebay-cgi pictures is a deal breaker for me.

There is enough already with Yahoo mail not working right, Google reducing functionality to Google Search (try to specify an image size for image search, for example) and other reduced functionalities that have accumulated over the past couple of years.

Fortunately with Opera I still have the choice to revert to a better version instead of downgrading, unlike what Google, Yahoo and the rest of 'The Cloud' is imposing upon its users.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.50.1074 on Jun 28, 2011

This is the same as RC5 which didn't resolve some glaring issues.
Basically what's new is:
New Presto engine
Featherweight skin
Speed dial extensions

They are claiming "20% faster rendering of CSS and SVG" but it doesn't display some of my style sheets the way they are supposed to be rendered. I've sent them the files and fully expect them to resolve the issue in the next build.

The extensions manager page is having issues as it moves at a snails pace and consumes 100% cpu

The new Featherweight skin is incomplete

I will pass on this update and wait for the bug fix release to this one. Till then 11.11 is all I need

KateChopin

KateChopin reviewed v11.50.1074 on Jun 28, 2011

Opera has now introduced Opera 11.5 for Windows and Mac, so go to download your version now http://www.kaawish.com/2...era-11-5-as-web-browser/
This version gives greater space to work and display.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1074 on Jun 28, 2011

Brilliant, installed a few hours ago & given it some stick. Now my default browser. Chrome not as good at the moment. I also deleted FF 5 a few days ago due to it being a piece of junk that I found I had to force myself to use. I don't give a pigs burp if you disagree with me.
You think you are right but I know I am. Smoke that.

@Blaxima, you can't help being a Canuck. - ''The extensions manager page is having issues as it moves at a snails pace and consumes 100% cpu' .

No problem here, are you sure you are connected to the Internet? What bandwidth do you have?

Changes:-

'Opera 11.50 also introduces password-synchronization between computers, plus features the new "Featherweight" user interface. This features a brand new toolbar icon set, tweaked colors and buttons, plus a tweak that makes the Home and Fast Forward buttons now optional rather than a mandatory part of the user interface.

Opera 11.50 also includes the latest version of Opera's web-page rendering engine, Presto. Opera claims that Presto 2.9.168 renders CSS and SVG elements up to 20 per cent faster than before, plus introduces support for additional HTML5 standards as well as other enhancements.

Other notable changes include improved Gmail IMAP support in Opera's Mail component, plus sharing of cookies between extensions and the browser, meaning you'll no longer have to log in separately when using a browser extension.'.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 25, 2011

Resource consumption has gone down for me which is a huge plus

BUT

RC3 does not load style sheets properly. In version 11 the files are loaded and displayed properly.

The new default skin is too Chrome like for my liking. No drop down in the address bar, no home icon, smallish blue icon set ala chrome, menu button looks horrible when dragged to other toolbars, etc..

Hope this doesn't become a final because their tendency of pushing out RC's as finals has me concerned. I will not be updating from 11.11 to this regressive version if that's the case

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 25, 2011

It's on the far right. You need to select 'Customise' to move it left.

I like Opera more and more, I've been using it since it was pay for, just a whisker behind Chrome.

@Blaxima the home icon is there if you look. Again I will say if you go into 'Cutomise' then drag the icon from the top far right to the left if that's how you want it. As for the icons you can use other Opera icon sets without problem.

In effect in less than 10 mins you can have it looking like any other Opera browser. I have had no issues & I have accessed 100s+ of pages with this release

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 25, 2011

Where is the home page button in this RC version of Opera Next????????

Jambon

Jambon reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 25, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPkSjtbL8Bw

guti

guti reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 25, 2011

JCookes, I guess you are confused with the fast version numbering in Chrome, not in Opera.

Did you try Opera yourself? Take a look here http://www.opera.com/docs/history/ and you will notice and 11.0 is from the end of 2010...

JCookes

JCookes reviewed v11.50.1068 RC2 on Jun 24, 2011

OK!

Final tomorrow, 12.50 the day after, 12.50 final next week, 13.0 in 10 days....

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v11.50.1067 Beta on Jun 24, 2011

Moving in the wrong direction with this one. With the lack of hardware acceleration, many might wonder why bother upgrading from 11.10 - and the case can certainly be made. This UI change is ugly, and not useful except insofar as it does give more screen space, which may be important on a netbook, or tablet, but nowhere else.

The removal of the MRU dropdown from the address bar is a giant step backwards.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1067 Beta on Jun 24, 2011

baki_princ, maybe you are no brighter than you were 10 years ago. i had no problems & you can still do as you please with the 'new' interface.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.50.1067 Beta on Jun 23, 2011

Opera's print module is broken. Highlight some text on most any webpage and print your selection. Compare print formating with any other browser. Also, Opera's new to 11.50 "Featherweight" UI is plain ugly.

JavaScript completely corrupt. Run the test yourself and compare with others.
http://test262.ecmascript.org/#

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v11.50.1067 Beta on Jun 23, 2011

yeah man i remember 10yrs ago i had problem to makw work their mail. omG same problem 10yrs after?

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v11.50.1054 Beta on Jun 23, 2011

Its process still hangs and I have to go into tskmgr to close it, and I STILL can't figure out Opera Mail!

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v11.50.1054 Beta on Jun 22, 2011

seriously i just need from opera to remember zoom !!! ( and mouse gesture for jump to the up of the page and down) and yes multi group(pages) of speed dial like in firefox

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1040 Beta on Jun 15, 2011

Along with Chrome I use Opera & I love it. Runs very fast, maybe faster that the latest Chrome dev.

dvd04444, Go & Spam elsewhere!

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v11.50.1040 Beta on Jun 14, 2011

Can be hard/complicated to configure .. on the other hand, it is highly customizeable andincludes it's own email client, irc client , and sever client in the form of UNITE to provide file sharing.
Unlike most other browsers, it provides a suite of functions

terryjackson

terryjackson reviewed v11.50.1036 Beta on Jun 10, 2011

OMG The Speed Dial Browser has a new beta :O

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1036 Beta on Jun 9, 2011

A good browser on a par with Chrome. Streets in front of Firefox (Any version). Well done guys & femmes in Oslo.

And it's impossible to scrub a comms room floor. Shows you have never been near one! You really are a grade one idiot. ROFLAO

Scanning... 'Forum Moron Detector 3.0 Beta'. (Faster scanning speed. Better moron detection & more accurate name)

Two Morons Found:- 14 seconds:-

http://www.betanews.com/profile/Uriel
http://www.betanews.com/profile/Output%20Overboard

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v11.50.1031 Beta on Jun 3, 2011

It ain't over till the fat lady sings. Better than the Google Spyware browser, but not as good as Firefox.

Seventeen years of scrubbing floors in the comm rooms might drive anyone insane. Food for thought!

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v11.50.1031 Beta on Jun 1, 2011

Used a web site that utilizes java ... logged into my hotmail, yahoo, gmail accounts ... logged into my secured bank account ... browsed amazon.com and used google without any incidence of negative behavior ... finally, posted this message after navigating all the preceding without any problems whatsoever. The browser seems to work just fine and as fast as could be expected from a web browser. I think I could spend all day testing the browsing capabilities and not run into any major issues.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1031 Beta on Jun 1, 2011

It's a dam good browser & wipes the floor with any version of FF. I am no Troll. I have 17 years experience of working with IBM / Clones & spend my working life in comms rooms.

I don't know what your problems are Phat Esther but I suggest you look elsewhere as you continually have issues with programs I have running 15 hours a day without any issues. You have issues with just about every program you review. More than 5 stars.

And yes it is bloody true, whatever you think. And I'm no kiddie.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.50.1027 Public Beta 1 on Jun 1, 2011

All opera extensions install failed with error message "Error: This extension is invalid."
All of them 39.
Gmail https not working.
Not just in this version but the last year all versions.
Full incompatible with basic html and script language.
Presto renderless engine.
Auto Tab sucking.
100 new kiddie function inplemented but noone disable checking of.
1000 bug.

Hard trying writing awesome brilliant 5star and all other troll review but that not true.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.50.1027 Public Beta 1 on May 31, 2011

JavaScript engine is completely broken. Opera is the only modern browser to break standards. Run the test yourself and compare with other browsers:
http://test262.ecmascript.org

GerritWittesaele

GerritWittesaele reviewed v11.50.1027 Public Beta 1 on May 31, 2011

@developers,

Times are advancing guys, you cannot keep on drooling over Speed Dial till the end of times.

Overall this is still a shallow, empty browser, where even trying to customize toolbars is a close to impossible mission, and the bare features a modern should have do not exist at all.

bob68

bob68 reviewed v11.50.1018 Beta on May 31, 2011

One thing Opera really should get a lot more credit for is its built in mail client.

it's actually one of the better IMAP clients out there.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.50.1018 Beta on May 27, 2011

1018 feels much faster than before (load and page rendering).
I can even access Yahoo! beta mail now!

Too early to talk about overall stability (on visiting different web sites).

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1016 Beta on May 25, 2011

No problems, I run Opera along with Chrome devs. Both are excellent browsers.

Output Overboard - 'Eurotrash? I don't think so.

Which sister or cousin are you married to?

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v11.50.1015 Beta on May 25, 2011

@SuzzyWoozy - The guy's trolling you. Ignore his lame ass.

Opera is one of the great browsers out there. I personally use Firefox simply because I have been using it since version 1 not necessarily because I think it is better. I certainly prefer Opera as my #2 over any version of IE though.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v11.50.1015 Beta on May 24, 2011

@Output Overboard: name a browser that in your opinion deserves respect and is something you can use on daily basis.

Once you'll do that, I will tell you at least 10 features it has that were "borrowed" (read: fail to innovate and stole) from Opera ;)
--have you looked to the FireFox recently? LOL

What with this bulls*** about "Eurottrash"?!? Are you for real? We are in 2011 you redneck!

I have all the respect toward the Opera creators who, regardless of the low market share, keep improving this browser by bringing new features.

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v11.50.1015 Beta on May 23, 2011

Buggy crap developed for Eurotrash monkey boys.
Nothing but a pigs burb. LMAO!

@ScuzzyMuzzy - Are you talkin' to me?

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.50.1015 Beta on May 23, 2011

Better than Google Chrome is one thing.
Don't insult the best, Firefox 5b2!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.50.1015 Beta on May 23, 2011

This has to be the fastest slickest browser ever. It makes Firefox seem like it was developed by apes for apes. If this is the way Opera are going, it's for me going to be better than Chrome. (Did I really say that?) Yes & it's true.

Brilliant.

DaComboMan - I’ll insult who & what I bloody well want to, Firefox 4.5/5.xx beta is clunky garbage - With bloody great bells on. So bugger off.

Was that politically correct?

And Chrome - Any version blows Firefox into the weeds! Why do you think it's gaining market share exponentially?

Oh BTW, I assume you have installed Chrome & Opera next? (Today) Or are you another phantom reviewer?

SuzzyWoozy - Output Underload is just trying to wind me up, he follows me around the net like a lost lamb. I think if we ignore him he might get fed up. And he is not from the UK. You are probably right with the 'Redneck' that made me laugh. lol. I don't mind being called a 'Limey' BTW. I've lived in TX & FL.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.11 on May 22, 2011

bad choice

some guy

some guy reviewed v11.11 on May 18, 2011

good stuff

dazed_00

dazed_00 reviewed v11.11 on May 18, 2011

@Bala7 I believe this is a beta version of Opera. To report bugs in beta or alpa versions of Opera, post it here: http://my.opera.com/comm.../forums/forum.dml?id=31

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.11 on May 17, 2011

once again rendering issues with many websites has not been fixed.
CAPTCHA, shopping carts rarely work. Print formating is simply terrible.
Now JavaScript compliance is also broken. don't believe me, run the test yourself and compare with every other browser.
http://test262.ecmascript.org
Opera is a toy.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.11 on May 17, 2011

I like Opera. i like Chrome. you can keep the rest, for these are by far the best. BTW according to the installer this is a Beta.

Bala7, it was not far behind IE9 in the test & did much better than Chrome stable.

Moving back into the real world, in normal use Opera runs fine & as I mentioned it is a Beta. I can't see how your results work out as one star. I still regard it as one of the best.

To call Opera a 'Toy' here & on the forums is simply silly & churlish.

g4qber

g4qber reviewed v11.10 on May 11, 2011

space bug still present

with turned off in opera:config
grey rectangle in opera chat
crashes in OSX, when dragging opera chat tabs between 2 instances of opera

check out bugs at:
http://my.opera.com/g4qb/blog/

however it fixed the 120% zoom bug

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.50.1009 Snapshot on May 5, 2011

Stunningly slick. A few more parser bugs squashed. But supposedly neither Hardware Acceleration nor the COMPLETELY NEW HTML5 PARSER (emphasis mine) will be ready in time for this release. There are improvements to the extension API (extensions can use the Speed Dial slots now), password sync is now being tested, and this "Opera Next" branch will automatically update when each new snapshot comes out. (more info: http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/991/)

maddy143ded

maddy143ded reviewed v11.50.1009 Snapshot on May 4, 2011

we should really have a changelog included whenever we have a update to any software, it tells us of the changes made in the software since last update and lets us know if the devlopers are serious about remving glitches in their software

some guy

some guy reviewed v11.50.1009 Snapshot on May 3, 2011

good stuff!

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v11.10 on May 1, 2011

Great piece of software

hedley

hedley reviewed v11.10 on May 1, 2011

Superb!

laptopy.net

laptopy.net reviewed v11.10 on May 1, 2011

Phat Esther is classic moron.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v11.10 on Apr 27, 2011

I wish they made browsers like Opera or at least close to it. Opera gave us an year back what today all the advanced browsers do.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v11.10 on Apr 27, 2011

@Phat Esther: Unsuccessful Troll Is Unsuccessful.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10 on Apr 23, 2011

Not support this browser, please download free Firefox or Inernet Explorer.
Most of pages wellcome message to Opera.
I asked some web designer why not workin their pages for Opera?
Everybody laughing, hahaa Opera, thats not browser. Not compatible with html standards. Making pages with FF or IE just some minutes and ready, but for Opera that dozens of days or weeks or impossible at all.

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.10 on Apr 14, 2011

New IMAP support is working fine! New Turbo is actively faster and prettier! I personally prefer the new Speed Dial, but the forum has tips for the rest of you: http://my.opera.com/comm...ums/topic.dml?id=960172

One tiny cosmetic skin bug, with the trashcan. Beyond that one thing, it all just works fine.

EDIT: This extension greatly improves customisability of the Speed Dial: https://addons.opera.com...forcespeeddiallogos/1.2/ and it appears to only have been made possible by new features in the extension API.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v11.10 on Apr 13, 2011

5 stars, all work perfect.

The 1 stars comments down here all only trolls.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10 on Apr 13, 2011

Runs well, I'm not sure I know what a 'kiddie browser' is as opposed to a ''professional' one is though.

I feel at the moment the quality of Chrome, Firefox, & Opera is quite similar & it's getting down to personal taste as none of them are startlingly bad browsers.

I have Chrome Dev on, IE9, & Opera. Not a lot between them IMHO, though not an IE fan.

I have 1700 working bookmarks, I have yet Opera to crash on any I've used & so far & no rendering issues that I have noticed in real world browsing. (Unless you cling onto a list of sites Opera has issues with - Um paranoid people)

I have purposely given Opera some stick which I can do as I have a very fast fibre connection after reading the doom reviews here. Certainly far more than 50% work, & so far 100% of sites work OK.

A good 5 stars.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.10 on Apr 12, 2011

Working just fine here.

Wonder what the problem was for the last two n.....?

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2092 Snapshot on Apr 12, 2011

The good old way again. No any bugrepaire just implemented dozens of new. Looks again kiddie browser not an professional. Idiot and irrigate contour on speeddial thumbs. 50 percent of internet pages false render or not at all. Wellcome to the good past bughilland again FluteCamp users.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.10.2092 Snapshot on Apr 11, 2011

Opera dropped SSE support so they can use older cpu's.
This must be a joke! This will slow overall browsing down on any machine manufactured within the last 3 years.

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.10.2092 Snapshot on Apr 11, 2011

Testing, 4.1 looks pretty sexy. New Turbo swaps in WebP for JPGs, further 50% reduction of most images with better quality than before. Cleaner thumbnails everywhere. Delicious advanced IMAP support. Reduced memory use. Extensions API improvements, including better ad-blocking integration. New Dragonfly and better debugging output.

And this clears the road to 11.50!!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10 2083 RC2 on Apr 9, 2011

Final should be good.

Techguy22

Techguy22 reviewed v11.10 2083 RC2 on Apr 9, 2011

Opera just keeps getting better!
I really like the improvements they have made to Speed Dial and HTML5.

The current version is RC3 and they are planning to release RC3.1 on Saturday which fixes a crash when entering full screen mode and RC3.11 on Sunday.
RC4 and RC4.1 will be released on Monday. The final version will be released sometime on Tuesday if no major issues occur.

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.10 2083 RC2 on Apr 8, 2011

Entering the machinegun RC phase. Possible final build next week, but there's probably at least one more RC due on Monday.

New IMAP improvements are damn sexy. Especially since their social site now includes a 1GB email account with IMAP support.

New dev tips up for Speed Dial.

RC3 introduced some crashers by rolling back a couple fixes that caused performance/formatting errors. This is why I expect an RC4 on Monday.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2081 Beta on Apr 8, 2011

some bug repaired

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2081 Beta on Apr 7, 2011

Now this is more like it!! This build is actually a Release Candidate and for good reason. After a couple of oh hum betas, on the same day, one day later this comes out with a massive change log to boot remedying most of my issues.

The speed dial still isn't as functional as I'd like but they squashed all the bugs I came across while using it.

Speed is good, stability is good, resource consumption is good, I really can't say anything bad about this release. Now this is the Opera I remember

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.10.2077 Beta on Apr 6, 2011

This latest version makes Opera go in non-responding mode almost instantly.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.10.2077 Beta on Apr 5, 2011

testing latest build 2079
Opera is no longer the most standards compliant browser.
No, NOT the Acid3 or Sunspider tests which test almost nothing. Run a real test yourself: http://test262.ecmascript.org/#

rjparker1

rjparker1 reviewed v11.01 on Apr 5, 2011

TO:Smokingcat

What are you stupid? If a website isn't supported by a browser it's not supported, where is the intelligence in that thinking mr wizard?

TO:Sephiroth

You must be related to Smokingcat

Enough said.

So to reiterate what Jack and Phat Ester said.. Opera SUCKS.

Tried many versions, they STILL can't get it right.. If I could give a ZERO I would. This software is worthless

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2077 Beta on Apr 5, 2011

FINALLY!!! The smearing effects that were introduced 3 builds ago are gone.

But then there's that speed dial, hmm. The old one could have empty dials which didn't look good but the new one constantly moves them based on sizing and add/removing dials so they will rarely be were you remember them

Best of the beta builds however by a country mile and there have been 2 released today. build 2077 and 2079

Memory consumption in 2077 is less than the last final however build 2079 consumes more which shows the inconsistency of the 11.10 branch

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.10.2076 Beta on Apr 5, 2011

I too have found the smearing issue problem.
The thumbnails were, in speed dial, fine until they had decided to redefine them. Now they are borked and half of them still display empty boxes.
Rather then try something new with speed dial why not complete the work with tab stacking, like being able to save a stacked set of tabs etc.
Still the usual website issues and rendering problems.
Opera now is more of a curiosity that I play with on occasion rather than use as a browser.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2076 Beta on Apr 4, 2011

This build was released on Friday and I'm not laughing

Still has smearing issues when scrolling a site with updated graphics, images smear while scrolling a site that is still loading and it smears embedded video and music players on a page when scrolling too. Seeing as just about every other site means I encounter these problems I would stay away from this build that otherwise is very stable.

The speed dial continues to be borked up by the Opera team. Last build had blurry thumbs created and this one tried to compensate and has made them way too sharp resulting in jagged fonts and edges with some thumbs. Thumbs also do not respect the aspect ratio of your screen or the widow size so every thumb is 4:3 which creates a lot of wasted space.

To answer the question below, the new flow dial means no more having designated spots for the dials. So if you group your dials and add or remove one somewhere else, everything shifts(s h i f t s is not a swear word!?!) over one ruining any grouping structure.

@hedley
We review each build we are presented based on how it performs, not on what we think it will be down the road when it is released as a final. Why is that so hard to understand

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 30, 2011

Liking the new speeddial, not sure what Blaxima is trying to get it to do...? Now supports a framework for optimizing the content displayed in Speed Dial, also supports Web Open Font Format (finally), and CSS linear gradients. The API for extensions now supports tighter content-block integration than ever before.

Some very old development bugs are due to be fixed before release, and a change on GMail allowed them to catch a rare javascript error that will also be patched now.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 30, 2011

This build has introduced a new bug which is odd considering this is a bug fix release. When scrolling on a site that updates graphics every few seconds the graphic will smear down the page as I continue to scroll.

Still doesn't handle Java applets properly and I am forced to use SRW Iron. As a long time Opera user this one is getting really frustrating.

The new speed dial is prettier but less functional and I have, for the first time since they introduced it, abandoned using it.

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 30, 2011

Opera has added a stack of new features to the new browser including the promise of a more versatile Speed Dial mode that tries to make it even easier and faster to access your favourite sites than before.

The number of Speed Dials is now unlimited - thanks in part to a new Speed Dial flow feature, which opens new Speed Dials dynamically as you add them.

Customization options now include new layout choices, and an improved zoom slider that lets you fit even 5-column layouts comfortably in your monitor.

There is also easier plug-ins settings that can now download plug-ins automatically and install them in the background, as well as adding support for CSS3's multi-column layouts and gradients, the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) and Google's WebP image protocol.

hedley

hedley reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 30, 2011

It's still beta i really don't understood people who comment like it was a final product.
On this stage i dont have any problems so im using as primary browser

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 30, 2011

Changelog
Core
CORE-37518 (Google maps breaks due to a miscompilation of ECMAscript)
CORE-36960 (Non-repeated background images become repeated after going back in history)
CORE-37418 (Faaborg blog crashes Opera)
CORE-37328 (Crash when opening RSS feeds in background tabs)
CORE-36945 (Unable to save an image in photobucket)
CORE-32849 (Crash on exit)
Further crash fixes: made possible by your uploaded crash logs

Desktop
DSK-156307 (Console messages should include a timestamp)
DSK-209000 (Error Console does not remember position and size when re-opened)
DSK-240600 (No SVG console error)
DSK-276359 (Tab activation order wrong when minimizing tabs)
DSK-312094 (Not sending referrer when using Middle Click or using mouse gestures)
DSK-329214 (Crash on exit after viewing a downloaded file's properties from the download tab)
DSK-330073 (Tab opened using window.open with location bar enabled and width set to 400 pixels or more not visible)
DSK-330971 ('Submenu, MI_IDM_AUTORELOAD_TOGGLE_PARENT, Full Reload Menu , , "Icon"' crashes Opera)
DSK-331018 (Crash when adding mail filter rules in new labels dialog)
DSK-331140 (Context menus not working in edit controls on Declarative UI dialogs)
DSK-331428 (Crash when deleting bookmarks)
DSK-330987 (Custom label icons are lost on restart)
Further fix for a crash that happens after having blocked content

Windows
DSK-328543 (Plugins can prevent Opera from shutting down)

Linux/FreeBSD
DSK-331155 (Main bar buttons are moved to the right when hovering with KDE and GTK styling)
DSK-331065 (Boxes appear for each installed Extension after maximizing Opera from the systray)

krgood

krgood reviewed v11.10 2067 Beta on Mar 29, 2011

I have tried to use Opera over the years and recently tried to use the mail option which is missing a lot of necessary functionality. The browser has issues as well. I use a commercial virtual and slide show program in my work and tried to use Opera with it but no joy. Opera will not load add in's properly, The slide show tech support refused to support me if I used Opera so had to abandon it. Contacting Opera about the issue got no response. Opera is a good idea and the design is nice but it just does not work. Opera, take it off the market until you get a good working version, then when it works properly, do enhancements...you are killing yourself by trying to enhance when the basic offering does not work,,,

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v11.01 on Mar 28, 2011

@Phat Esther: Your comment is not supported, please install brain in your head

Opera FTW.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v11.01 on Mar 28, 2011

@To_JackRegan:
JackRegan? Troll

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 28, 2011

Best to stick with the finals as they seem to make a pigs ear of Betas & go back a hundred years.

Tip for Opera coders, leave the bloody thing alone!

If you must fiddle with it concentrate on Opera comparability with sites as that's the main & for me only problem Opera has.

2 For the Beta.

5 For the last final.

mytake4this

mytake4this reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 27, 2011

Opera just come up with strange issues, like one site Opera works well with Mac version, but the Windows version refuses to load the data from cnbc pre-markets. They still have the old bookmarks system, which is harder to work with than others.

Opera has cool features, like Rewind, but overall it is the lack of extensions, such as the really great Ad Block, and not working with some sites which holds it up. There are some sites which render the same, some off, and some do not work.

Want a browser with email, just get SeaMonkey Beta, and move around the address window and eliminate a bar or two, and you have something slick. It is snappier than IE4, and renders sites correctly. At 100% to 150% sites look great in SeaMonkey. Presently I have moved to Chrome10 which is sleek, fast, lean and renders well. Just a very capable and easy to live with browser. My vote is for Chrome10. Opera has cool features, but too many issues to deal with.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 26, 2011

I sort of keep positing the same things because the same issues exist.
Website rendering issues is one of my main gripes. Some sites crashing and other which refuse to render correctly. All are reported and some are detailed in their own forums and their desktop review threads. However over the years the situation has not got any better.
One of my banking sites refuses to allow me to login and the other one has its columns all messed up. Again reported, also to the banks who told me to use a more std (!!) browser.
Tab stacking is useful but why can I not save the tab stack...?
The new style of thumbnails is something I'm having an issue with as about half of mine are blank. This is a totally new install and not an upgrade.
Whilst the Opera team are quite innovative I do wish that they would get back to the roots of the browser and just make it work with many of the sites which fail., like Yahoo mail. Regardless of their claiming to only work to certain standards and the issue is with poor coding on the developers part it is easier to change the browser than the rest of the world.
I really do want this browser to work and be more stable and render pages as it should. Over the years I have come to realise that isn't going to happen. And judging from their pitiful market share I'm not alone with that thought.
Shame on you Opera.

jarip

jarip reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 26, 2011

A great browser - my favour one. We have many great browser now - Opera, Chrome, Firefox 4.0, IE9 and QtWeb 3.7.2 - just try all of them and pick up the one you like ... if you never try QtWeb, just try it and you might like it, you will feel the speed ... a short add, I use Opera with yahoo mail and gmail - the both works fine ... please just do not care that Google is using gmail for marketing of their own browser (laugh) ...

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 25, 2011

It seems Opera do a little step ahead after 3 years running to backward. After MS replaced IE6 with IE9, must change to good way if not want to be a world useless browser. Many thing must do and many bug must will repaire. Lot of wok, hard wok will next time in Opera history. We are patiente and eplies all error. First must write standard basic HTML compatible browser making. Not just the half inmternet want we using, we want see all homepages. In 2008 Opera lost the ability to continues 9.27.8841 and changed 9.50b1 some month ago in summer. It was too much Hawaii and Sex on the Beach. Yes must go back to computers and trying cacth the others. We will not help.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 25, 2011

I wouldn't want to be without Opera on my computer ... it has worked for me when others wouldn't ... might not work all the time or render all the time but it fills in the gaps when I need it.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.10.2064 Beta on Mar 25, 2011

Phat Esther:
Good lord you're annoying. Every single review of yours is exactly the same. Stop embarrassing yourself for chrissakes.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2048 Beta 1 on Mar 18, 2011

test result Opera 11.10.2053 beta ! ! !

This was the shortest test ever ! ! !
After start install exe just immediatelly exit.
Meanwhile all I have previous version installable.
Come on FluteCamp so close the Big Step.
I really say put my head into snake.

just last word before for all people working 5 star and trollered moroned and idioted me.
quote from opera blog
"WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all."

yes, its not work at all

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10.2042 Snapshot on Mar 16, 2011

I haven't had any major issues, I have Opera & Chrome 11 Dev's installed & I like them both.

BTW Phat Esther is apparently visiting Earth a week on Wednesday.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2042 Snapshot on Mar 15, 2011

What was the first sentence on desktop team blog?
This snapshot also re-enables synchronization through Opera Link for the new Speed Dial.
Thank You for if some poeople crtiticized me for when I told speeddial overwritted the preconfigured setting with automatic in the previous version.
This means how tested or how not somebody and compare versions.
Dont forgotten I told for 2 years the Opera is the slowset browser except IE6 and always named me troll idiot moron or other and atlast BetaNews create the the first big browser compare when Opera was the slowest except IE6.
Ater 3 weeks Opera rewritten render engine and kick off Chrome and Safari.
Nobody told me sorry Esther forgive me.
No problem.
renamed back to alpha from beta +1 star
repaired gmail but fall back secure to http yet, must repaire too
yahoo mail beta not compatible just FF IE and Safari, thinking why
youtube video and bing not working -1 star
bank account working +1 star
bughills az usually
I see something changed in opera programmers they working again not just imitated like last year
Something happened, good news.
we hope again

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2042 Snapshot on Mar 15, 2011

So far so good. Never had any of the crashes that others had but one of the previous builds wiped all my passwords. Build 2033 saw memory rise again with a leak. I also had page flickering issues with Flash

This one however is running a little leaner and not leaking. No page flickers but I have a problem with java raised windows, I can't reopen them on the same site. Speed dial is still a work in progress.

I'm not used to Opera releasing so many hit and miss builds. This one isn't a miss so far but it's also not a hit yet.

roman313

roman313 reviewed v11.10.2040 Snapshot on Mar 15, 2011

This is 2040 better then 2033, but memory used very big.
Up to 2 hours of work memory up to 2Gb, and my computer has only 2Gb!
I must to restart Opera every 2 hours

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.10.2040 Snapshot on Mar 14, 2011

Keep in mind this is a development build NOT beta.
Yes it will crash as Opera 11.1x is in alpha stage.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 14, 2011

I would really enjoy being more positive about this build but it would simply crash way to often for me to do anything other than remove it. Whilst I appreciate that these builds are a development snapshot this one is not stable enough to test it out.
I do not like what they are doing in the changes to thumbnails and speed dials.
I would be much happier if they just concentrated on stability and website compatibility.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 13, 2011

Agree with Betachecker.

Worse beta (ever?) in a long time.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 13, 2011

For the first time in many years using opera this version is crashing, lots of memory usage.... looking for the next beta

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 13, 2011

got an error during install so i'll wait for next beta. so i rate it a 3 even though i didnt test it. lol

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 13, 2011

great browser with fast perftomance. No problem at all

roman313

roman313 reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 13, 2011

This is a ONE BIG BAD.
Dont install.
Works normally 1-2 hours,
after this begins swapping to disk, memory usage about 2Gb !
Even mouse don't answer and jumping, I must restart Windows to work next 1-2 hour.
Express panel show 1-3 previews, waiting 3-7 seconds.

wrangler44

wrangler44 reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 12, 2011

mytake4this, I went to the site you referenced and it displayed correctly. I wonder what is different with my Opera install and yours? That page displays corectly with every version of Opera that I have used.

laptopy.net

laptopy.net reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 12, 2011

Smooth and fast

hedley

hedley reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 12, 2011

Better and better with all the respect Opera is miles away ahead from other browsers.

Betanews should have ignore options for trolls like legion user

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 12, 2011

There are many improvements in the speed dial, but the first thing you might notice is that thumbnails are now generated differently.

Instead of always generating a thumbnail of the whole page, Opera intelligently tries to find a representative part of the site to display. To do that, it searches through all the images on the page and scores them based on size, position and file name. For example, an image called 'logo.png' in the top left corner will be a good candidate. Opera will make a thumbnail of the surroundings of that image, making it clearer which site is in the thumbnail.

Alternatively, it's possible to specify exactly what your page's thumbnail should look like. If your page knows how to handle the 'minimized' view mode, Opera will use that in the speed dial. If you don't need a dynamically changing thumbnail, you can specify an image to use for your page by linking it in the page's like this (the image should be at least 114x114 pixels):

legion

legion reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 12, 2011

Crash after crash. Piece of garbage.

mytake4this

mytake4this reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 11, 2011

Questions: Will the new Opera work with sites like cnbc to display the Dow Mini.
This is the site http://www.cnbc.com/id/17689937/site/14081545/ and Opera never has been able to display it. I have found other sites which for one reason or another will simply fail.

The other issue is bookmarks which you can not easily delete from a drop down menu. For the most part, it is pretty interesting, including an unusual email client.

(updated 03/13/11) Still have found no way to get that site to display the current data, and this is using the latest Beta version. Sorry, but it appears that Chrome and Firefox 3 & 4 remain a better choice in browsers. Opera is also way behind in useful add-ons (extensions). As a Netscape turned IE fan, then Firefox, I am now using Chrome. FF4 is very good, so it is a toss-up between it and Chrome. Well, I guess I could give a thumbs up to those at the SeaMonkey project for keeping a Netscape all-in-one alive.

Seems that Opera does not remember the per site setting for resized pages - another problem using it. Not a bad browser, so perhaps a rating of 2 or 3 is fitting.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 11, 2011

The first browser on Earth that crash on every move, click and all other that you do. No any bug repaire for previous versin new bughill. Opera bughill tallest than Kilimanjaro. Some days ago we get totally buggy alpha release lost speeddial and password magic and today get crashy + rest buggy. We waitng for the next release, whats new bugs again. Gmail almost working in this release, thats wonder, better working if you select identify as Firefox, but I dont know why, interesting.
rating: -1 *

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 11, 2011

Not pleased at all with these last few alpha builds. Last one wiped all my passwords.

This one seems to have memory consumption on the rise again and there appears to be a small leak again.

Tab and thumbnail animations seem to get stuck at spots when dragging them around.

Not a fan of how the new speed dial functions

Still a great browser but I too have Iron as a back up now as there seems to be some issues with java windows when i try to reopen them

EDIT. build 2039 is now available and is an improvement over this one but still has some issues unresolved

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 10, 2011

Now my favourite & default;t browser, I still run Chrome which is as good but I prefer the Opera skins. Both fast, both good. both beat Firefox into the weeds.

BTW This is an Beta, expect issues! As Opera usually have many Beta's before final.

Phat Esther, This release has been running for some hours & I haven't had a crash, lock-up, or any issues WHATSOEVER. I suggest you look elsewhere on your system as this Opera Beta runs fine here. Maybe you have um malware? to be honest I think you are mad.

mytake4this No problems with the Canadian site from your URL via Opera.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v11.10.2033 Beta on Mar 10, 2011

I am as big a fan of Opera as anyone, and use it as my main browser, with Iron as backup, but these are extremely buggy builds, as designated by their ALPHA designation by the Opera team.

Perhaps they should at least be so listed, so as to not get others thinking that Opera can't release a quality beta - usually by the time the designation becomes BETA, they work like many other's GOLD releases.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v11.10.2025 Alpha on Mar 9, 2011

Opera helped me recently when I couldn't use either Firefox or IE to run a Java application and it also helped me over 10 years ago when I couldn't run IE on Windows 98 so I have it on my desktop for those emergencies when the others won't (or can't) run and I'm in a bind. I normally use FF and have a version of Chrome as my default (mainly because of its sandboxiing and security) but Opera has its place beside them.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.10.2025 Alpha on Mar 9, 2011

I just love Opera and cant live without. It works very well on my system and never, I mean, NEVER had a crash.
@ Phat Esther: Funny but NOTHING you say happens here, Speed Dial OK
10 Star Browser

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2025 Alpha on Mar 9, 2011

Yes its alpha.
After you install you see the first and most important changing.
This version overwrite your fine preconfigured speeddial settings.
HAHAHAHAHA
THANK YOU OPERA, THANK YOU, really really big innovation.

True lost all pasword 141KB (hundreds), what doing Opera I dont believe my eyes. The Magic Wand incredible lost forever.

to Betachecker
speeddial settings moved from speeddial.ini to operaprefs.ini with automatic settings and you dont see this, that is the funny

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10.2025 Alpha on Mar 8, 2011

Opera is getting more like it was a few years ago up with the best. It's the best looking browser if that's important. I run it with Chrome dev builds. Opera is very fast but not the way to go if apps & extensions are needed. I really like it

And to be honest it's the browser I like using the most (again) & I've just set it as the default. Chrome still as good.

I have over 1700 working bookmarks and I can count on one hand how many Opera has issues with.

Phat Esther, all your 'reviews' you give all de sofrwarez um 1 star, you is de idiot, big time. Maybe you make de um browzer?

Memory use is high, they need to sort that. But not a problem here.

400 Stars.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.10.2025 Alpha on Mar 8, 2011

I like this better than Chrome, but not better thane Firefox 3.6.x

It does a pretty good job, but it lacks the massive community support via plugins and addons that Firefox has, and as a result I don't feel comfortable rating it the same 4 stars I do Firefox.

With Firefox, there are a lot of options out there even for the same plugin/addon function many times, so I can find the one that is the most stable and capable and works best for me. Opera (or chrome for that matter) just doesn't have that level of support yet, and for me that is important.

BUT, Opera is not a bad browser. It's just a bit behind Firefox for me, but still better than Chrome. I look forward to the next version to see what it can add to the mix.

JackRegan

JackRegan reviewed v11.01 on Mar 8, 2011

Opera? Crap.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 21, 2011

As mentioned previously, memory usage has improved (by about 10%), but other than that, site compatibility hasn't really gone anywhere either way for me and in this version they have introduced a new bug of not being able to click on a window to bring it to the front unless you click on the tab or the title bar.

I can do my banking and most of the normal stuff I do same as before. Hitting the enter key on search boxes to initiate a search on some sites that was slightly broken (could hit the search button instead) is no longer broken, but overall no better and no worse.

Those sites that were overall not working still don't (e.g. photobucket.com, or bandcamp.com where I still cannot play a music file, let alone download a purchase). Firefox, and IE work fine. I'm glad I don't use yahoo/google mail as that seems broken about every 2.5 minutes. There are lesser music sites where playing music doesn't work properly either. Masking opera as something else seems to do absolutely nothing these days.

And why the f**k don't stacked tabbed save? I mean what's the point if I've got to stack them every time I open the browser? Save those little tabbies together!!!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 20, 2011

Google Instant will not work stating that I need a modern browser, masking etc does not matter.

Yahoo mail has stopped working in this build, it is like a yo-yo with it working in one and then broken in the next. Classic will work though.

eBay's help page, on how to return an item etc, all the hyperlinks would not show up in blue.

My banking site has stopped allowing me to login again with this build.

Little formatting issues on other websites contribute to making this browser impossible for me to use as my main one without having to keep reverting back to IE or FF to get around issues that have plagued Opera for years.

You can come up with all the fancy names you want for your code names. And be as innovative as you can, like tab stacking. But for goodness sake just get the browser to work as it should on a basic level and be compatible. Maybe then you will grow some respectable market share.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 19, 2011

Beware the link on Phat Esther's review was flagged as Malware by Malwarebytes.

Opera is a good browser & getting better, I run it alongside Chrome Dev's.

alshawwa

alshawwa reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 18, 2011

wow Phat Esther take is easy , its just a browser nothing more nothing less.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 18, 2011

Welcome the "Bugs remains the same" version from Led Fluttelin. After 24 hours test it seems we get again fastestic (about 20-30% feel) browser. Less crash but not less false render. Incredible irrigate falses compare with IE9 Ch10 FF4. Not basic html compatible at all. After almost one month hard working without reapire any bug, not big thing. Opera say this release a BIG step for opera browser history, yes, and little step back for the users lifetime. Opera lost the browser war forever, not now, just now, below tha last ten years continously.
PC era is over, over without any useable opera browser.
All other browser smooth and fine handle this site, just open in opera and scroll down, sorry try scroll down.
http://tvu.org.ru/index.php?show=show&bst=B
All other browser fine hadle youtube videos, watched full, meanwhile opera trying load 20% if look good weather through the windows.
It seems opera must born on anothe planet instead of Earth.
But I wish good luck for all programmers, and trying catch some head from nokia employes.
I write to Santa and wish working opera browser for christmas, thats 10 month, will see, or not.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.10.2005 Beta on Feb 18, 2011

Now this is more like it. This is actually an alpha release with a new engine and a proper changelog.

Memory consumption has finally moved in a positive direction and not only does it consume less, it doesn't appear to be leaking it either.

Many problematic sites are working again too. Rock solid so far

EDIT @Phat Esther, Your gibberish is an eye sore to say the least but I did make out you saying that HTML pages won't work. Well that's rubbish. I have a custom HTML as my homepage that mimics speed dial but with pages so I can group the links and it works flawlessly.

It's one thing to let your a** do the talking but don't you get your keyboard messy by letting it do the typing for you too?

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v11.01 on Feb 12, 2011

Opera 11 is the best and fastest Internet Browser on the planet. I used to use Firefox, but for the last couple of years its been getting slower and prone to errors and crashes. I tried Firefox 4 beta and I doubt I will even go back to Firefox again. My only complaints are (1) that it lacks live bookmarks, (2) you can't edit bookmarks from the bookmarks bar, (3) you can't organize your search engines in a particular order and (4) not enough useful add-ons.

P.S. Anyone that's recommending Internet Explorer over this is a complete moron.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.01 on Feb 1, 2011

Your browser not supported. Try download free FF or IE.
This is the most visited error in my last years in Opera.
But yes this is the fastest browser, if not crash.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.01 on Jan 30, 2011

I agree with Calc_Yolatuh in the fact that the extensions are nothing more than usersrcipt files with an icon. Which is why I could not understand all the crying for extensions. Opera was always able to run userscipts straight out of the box.

Anyways, this build is an improvement over yet another rushed final, 11.00. So that means more stability and better rendering. Everything seems to be working fine though it did hang(not close) on me once already. My biggest gripe remains and that is the direction it seems to be going with memory consumption, it's becoming a bit of a pig and tends to leak a little

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v11.01 on Jan 28, 2011

Loved it before, but now with the addition of extensions it really wins for me. Much sleeker and speedy than Firefox, though Firefox's extensions are still miles ahead.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.01 on Jan 28, 2011

so much faster than Firefox !!!

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

Upgrade rolled smoothly, even more stable than 11.00 thus far. Still only 400 extensions out there, but the quality of the herd is quite high. Most are still identical to userscripts in function, but are easier to manage and support auto-updates. RSS is much better, and Mac users have the ability to create a USB-portable install.

Ctrl-click any image to save it, this defeats javascript click-interception.

Try the "Kick Ass!!" extension on one of Joe's articles...you'll love it.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

Opera sycophants are out in force ... continues to poorly render facebook, myspace, yahoo classic mail ... beaks most CAPTCHAs, shopping carts rarely work ... its Presto rendering engine is inferior to all major players but Opera GUI is pretty.

some guy

some guy reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

version 11.01 is very fast and it allows me to do thing other browsers cant like the no right click scripts Opera can get by most image saves

] just wish it blocked more adds like adblock plus in firefox

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

so much faster than Firefox (4.0 beta 10).

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

Beautiful in every way...

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.01 on Jan 27, 2011

I've given this release this release a try.I used Opera for many years & it should make a good alternative to Chrome. Keep up the good work guys & gals in wintry Oslo.

All it needs is a decent ad blocker like AdBlock & it will be my default browser again despite how good Chrome 10 Dev is.

it's certainly faster than Chrome esp on a fast net connection.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.01 Build 1190 Beta on Jan 27, 2011

Not sure what they have done with this build but the cycle of broken and fixed seems to be in the fixed phase as both of the main banking sites I use are working and Yahoo mail seems to support Opera without using the classic version.

Whatever else you do Opera please remember these types of issues being resolved can only help Opera's compatibility problems and thus enhance its popularity.

Young Strider

Young Strider reviewed v11.01 Build 1175 Beta on Jan 23, 2011

@ everyone using WOT ar equal tools.

Please flag the spamsites posted here (like the ones by CyBeRPrenS ) on these services as spammers.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.01 Build 1175 Beta on Jan 21, 2011

Everything in my previews review applies here.

To add. My other bank which worked fine on the previous build will now not let me login using this build of Opera. I had to use IE to login and complete my transaction. It worked fine the day before.
It is things like that which simply stop me from using Opera as my main browser and have now moved over to FF's latest nightly.

I REALLY do love using Opera and would move back over with little hesitation but they must work really hard to get site compatibility issues fixed. It doesn't matter that they comply with xxx standards if in the real world websites are failing to render correctly.

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v11.00 on Jan 21, 2011

The fastest Internet browser on the planet. I love the speed and accuracy when loading web pages and I'm glad they finally added add-on integration. Maybe once a year or two passes they'll have as many add-ons as Firefox. Once that happens I'll probably ditch Firefox and use Opera as my primary browser. Firefox has been getting buggy in the last couple of years.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v11.01 Build 1169 Beta on Jan 19, 2011

@Phat Esther no problem here working fine. better if you wait for next beta version then try again. ive had problems with some beta versions of opera that didnt appear in the next build. very fast for a beta build!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.01 Build 1169 Beta on Jan 18, 2011

Opera (v11.01) 11.01 Build 1169 Beta could not connect to internet.
I dont recommend this release. :8{)
O11, FF, IE, Chrome, + all other smaller name Browser PERFECT working just a flash.
1169 beta, its joke? Or not?

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 12, 2011

I've been a big supporter of Opera and admit that it's not perfect but as others have mentioned, site compatibility is becoming a bigger issue again. The instances were becoming fewer and far between but some of my most used sites are issues now.

Like I said before, the memory management is taking a hit as a result of them adding more features, trying to be faster and not focusing on stability

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 12, 2011

I agree with Vimes, get the rendering issues etc out before adding anymore fancy bells & whistles. Could be the best browser or at least on a par with Chrome. but not yet.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 12, 2011

I am not sure why Opera seems to have a love hate relationship with Yahoo mail but from one build to the next it can be working or not. Regardless of how many times, with pictures, I post it in their forum or note it as a bug, and inform Yahoo, it is now not working with this build.
Mouse gestures seem to be much better.
Whilst Opera have been quite innovative with the tab stacking I would much prefer them to resolve website compatibility. Shopping on some websites is just impossible. My banking website will not display correctly as all the columns etc are messed up. Whilst these error are again always reported (masking or id as another browser does not help) they never change from build to build. Yet IE or FF or Chrome display those sites with NO issues at all.

For goodness sake Opera get your act together and make the basics work consistently and finally you might get some reasonable market share.

Also have a think about how your extensions are working etc and then we might get the "real" Ad block plus to work with Opera as the developer is waiting for Opera's help in this matter.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 12, 2011

Was using latest stable version. I like this browser, I like what it tries to do, but I have never been able to get the mail client to work, so that sucks, um, it sometimes keeps running after shutdown so I have to go into processes and kill its process manually, and that sucks. I like the way it remembers its desktop location, nonetheless I just don't need three browsers.

some guy

some guy reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 11, 2011

Now has a type adbock extension !
https://addons.opera.com/addons/extensions/

mkeeley

mkeeley reviewed v11.01 Build 1164 Beta on Jan 11, 2011

Too many web site incompatibilities.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

Opera in the past 2 years went to hellokitty babystyle, dozens of unuseable functions and really looks like an recycle bin. A big recycle bin full of disappointment. What want Opera if only the 2 percent of users use it no more ever in the last 10 years. Why not concentrate only the prof things that we want, why not repaire any bugs and why make sports of false site rendering, half of pages not working, not just java php but tha basic html code too. why? Who knows the answer. If not reading Opera the own forum and other browser comparer blogs, why not ask own users what they want? I bet, not whistle keyholders.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

I very much want to like this version but do not recommend it for non-geeks.
Its rendering engine continues to have many display issues with far too many
website including but not limited to yahoo classic mail, facebook, myspace, all
google cloud office tools, and many more ... shopping with this browser is nearly impossible as fee shopping carts work with Opera.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

I have used Opera for years & recently moved to Chrome as I like the simple setup etc. All Opera needs is AdBlock.

A friend of mine uses Opera & wild horses wouldn't change her. I must say IMHO Opera is on a par with Chrome, It's just a matter of personal preference.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

Opera is the best browser out there but it's memory management is moving in the wrong direction.

This bug fix release is welcomed since the final version of 11 should not have been released as a final

jfnabisco

jfnabisco reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

Keep it coming. Still the best browser out there.

thartist

thartist reviewed v11.01 Build 1160 Beta on Jan 10, 2011

Premium premium!

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v11.00 on Jan 2, 2011

I have to admit this is my current default browser. I am an extreme Ff 4.0b8 fanboy & have ranted and raved about how crappy Opera 10 is and will always be. This is indeed the finest, fastest browser with EXTENSIONS!! Opera 11 is the new standard in web browsing. I'm still in shock! Me, using Opera? What's the world coming to!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 on Dec 27, 2010

Incredible thing happened.
The Earth time turn back to two and half years ago (back to the past) and the last working Multiple Link Save version 9.27.8841 released on 3 apr 2008 after now Opera 11 repaired this function that not worked from 9.50 alpha1 (released on 4 sept 2007).
3 years asking, craying, 1000 email to proggrammers, 1000 send bugreports. one million times very ugly words to opera, and now repaired. Why must happened this way these things? unUnderstable (or what)
In Opera 11 the MLS working again, I dont believed my eyes when I see the compera as usually.
And, they rethinking the save method and now not must clicking every link just select the download folder and all file save into that. This method very fast.
But not multiple, only simplified multiple. Multiple select and simple folder save.
Butbut working again something, not some but jumping to 9.27 if I want download 38 jpeg at same time.
That was the long time when I gve to opera 4 star but look the rating you will dont believe your eyes.
But dont forget, this MLS not the same as 9.27.8841, that is the really MLS, this just lookalike.

niefer

niefer reviewed v11.00 on Dec 22, 2010

Been using Opera since version 3.0. I love it. But little eternal problems are very annoying. Once Flash was not working, then Yahoo, now - GMail. Not to mention the banking and other similar sites normally working in IE. This situation continues from year to year. Now maybe I'll change my browser, after so many years with Opera.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v11.00 on Dec 17, 2010

This is the first Opera x.0 release that has been fully usable. A pleasant surprise.
Major plus points for me...
1. At last an installer that allows for a USB portable installation.
2. Extensions! How long has everybody been moaning to Opera about this?!
3. Even better standards support

Minus points for a borked mouse gesture implementation. What the hell happened? It worked fine in previous versions, suddenly this version it's all become unresponsive and slow using gestures. Real shame.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v11.00 on Dec 17, 2010

Opera 11 is rocking so far. Even on my slow WLAN connection, it's still fast and Opera Turbo isn't required. And Opera is still the leader with all it's new features, such as tab stacking, visual gestures, etc. Opera might not be popular in the US, but it's still my default browser of choice and always will be. I have IE8 sitting here on my computer, but I never use it because Opera is just so much better. Opera >>> Firefox, Safari, and Chrome IMO. Browser usage numbers doesn't mean anything. Those numbers are just a popularity contest. After all, at one time, IE was more popular than Netscape, but Netscape was the better browser. Opera may be the underdog on desktop browser usage, but in terms of speed, security, and functionality, Opera is light years ahead of the competition.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v11.00 on Dec 17, 2010

Opera 11 is an absolutely brilliant step in the evolution of what was already the best browser on the planet. "Plug-ins on demand" and "stackable tabs" are just two examples of this company's much-copied innovation. Nothing is as elegant, sophisticated, polished, and blazingly fast. And even though Opera doesn't enjoy the market share of its tirelessly self-promoting rivals, it's Number One in every way that counts. It' so phenomenal already that I personally don't believe it even NEEDS add-ons, but I hope this much-anticipated change will, at the very least, expose it to a wider audience.

I can only laugh at the brainwashed acolytes who endlessly sing the praises of the inferior Chrome and Firefox. That's like choosing to drive a beat-up Chevy when someone has offered to give you a brand-new Lexus for free. It's not to be understood or rationalized.

gezley

gezley reviewed v11.00 on Dec 17, 2010

Brilliant! What an excellent idea to have tab stacking. Finally I can manage all those tabs I leave open. Nothing comes close to this browser for speed, convenience, and sheer enjoyment. I am a happy user since the days you had to pay for Opera, and this release makes me even happier. Well done Opera.

mancub

mancub reviewed v11.00 on Dec 16, 2010

brillant

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.00 on Dec 16, 2010

This revision of Opera for me has been excellent. The rendering issues that I was having have all but gone. I think that was more related to upgrading the previous builds rather than a complete new install, which I did for this.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 16, 2010

final build (1156) has same number as RC3. final build crashed on first run.. quickly changing the url page its going to seems to have solved this. didnt have any problems with RC3 (build 1156) though. now ive changed the home page, final build seems ok, that is no crashes!

shrekorfiona

shrekorfiona reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 15, 2010

RC3 is now available (build 1156)

http://snapshot.opera.co...Opera_1100_1156_int.exe

DACWILSOL

DACWILSOL reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 15, 2010

Each bug fix brings Opera closer to being my default browser. Pages render correctly that previously did not, without changing the settings. UI is similar to FF 4 beta. Once refined and polished and out of beta, Opera should be an effective browser to use.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 15, 2010

Final build of version 11 is now available

much better for me :)

dannyboy832

dannyboy832 reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 15, 2010

The reason why intelligent people (and me) have more than one browser installed is so they can get the best features out of each one duh! For example, I use Opera for general web browsing, IE9 for when Opera doesn't work, and Firefox for when neither work. Simple, and not painstaking either.

4.5 is my rating, but hell... it rounds off to 5

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 15, 2010

the opera team should remember that the web will not ever comply
look at chrome... it never has any problems with any web sites

thartist

thartist reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 14, 2010

"I really want to like this browser! Out of the box with no extensions..." -ahem, isn't Opera 11 the version you're reviewing?? (shakes head)
Meh, yeah it may not work fine for one in a million sites i may visit at random but who cares, i pop IE9 for that (wow, magic!). Opera as a whole program is a million times better than the rest to me and i'm happy with that. 5 stars again.

@Phat Ester: btw, charging against betas like they were finals? They shouldn't make this builds available to ignorant users and besides, i haven't had any of those problems so please stay away from computers. Maybe review soap operas.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v11.00 Build 1145 Beta on Dec 14, 2010

I really want to like this browser! Out of the box with no extensions Opera's vision is idealistic. Unfortunatly, the Presto rendering engine is far inferior to Gecko or Webkit. I have the ability to beta test on 300 unique machines including Windows x86 and x64, 6 versions of Linux and MAC. I've tested Opera on 3,000 websites and easly draw the conclusion - Opera 11.xx does NOT render properly 20 percent of the time. This is unacceptable.

Yes, yes I have brought my search results to Opera Beta Team only to be banned from ever beta testing again. Too bad, Opera will continue to be relegated to a small sliver of the new browser wars.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.00 Build 1140 Beta on Dec 14, 2010

If what has been written is correct, that Opera will not resolve rendering issues with sites that do not comply with certain standards then I guess that might explain why so few people use the browser compared to any other on the market, and have done for as long as Opera has been used.
http://www.netmarketshar...rket-share.aspx?qprid=1
However as they do have the ability to report a site, which I do each and every time, I have some hope that they will try and improve things.
I also report a sites problem to the site itself, if possible.

Still have rendering issues with certain sites, found a new site today with this build whilst looking for a place to live for my daughter...

www.rightmove.co.uk

....look at any property and look at the photos. For me the scroll bars to navigate each photo is right in the middle of each photo. With FF or IE it is at the bottom where it should be.

My issues go from something as "minor" as the above to my banking website not displaying the columns correctly when logged in. The banks response is "Use IE". And Opera's response over the years of reporting is " ____________ "

birkis

birkis reviewed v11.00 Build 1140 Beta on Dec 13, 2010

@ sn0wy82: Opera Software ASA has decided that their browser should comply with the web standards only. So in other words, when a web page does not render correctly, the problem is with the web page that is not written according to standards and not with Opera. Opera will not render these web pages more correctly in the next version unless the web page is written more correctly... Maybe you should complain to the web site instead?

@ Phat Esther: Oh, my dear... You are really struggling with this software, aren't you? I am extremely happy that I have never experienced the problems you are having - with any version... While you are waiting for version 12, perhaps this will help you: http://www.topsoftzone.c...pera_International.html ?

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1136 Beta on Dec 11, 2010

guru_v
1136 vs 1140 only means 4 more bugs
I waiting for 12 and hope the opera go back payware and make again professional brower like 9.27.8841
Opera (v11) 11.00 Build 1136 Beta is only hello kitty browser
quarter star

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v11.00 Build 1136 Beta on Dec 10, 2010

Opera gets better with each iteration, and continues to polish the interface that works best for many, including me.

BTW, Betanews is a step behind on this one, as beta revision 1140 has been available since very early this AM

dannyboy832

dannyboy832 reviewed v11.00 Build 1133 Beta on Dec 10, 2010

Yeah, opera really needs something like adblock plus.

Also, it takes ages to start compared to IE9 or firefox 4.0b7 when running on my win7 install...

Still, I haven't tried the latest beta, and in some cases it does seem to be the case that it loads pages faster than firefox or IE9.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1133 Beta on Dec 10, 2010

Must delete predefined speeddial.ini if you dont want start crash.
incredible
I dont find words.
7MB of bug.
after restart opera on download tab show randomize old downloads instead of the latest, the latest not shown at all, this bug not repaired since 10 years
if its not opera i laughing very big but now just wondered
half star

sn0wy82

sn0wy82 reviewed v11.00 Build 1133 Beta on Dec 9, 2010

I appreciate this is a work in progress but I'm having the same problems with Opera as always- it doesn't seem to render alot of sites I regularly use correctly! Get it fixed and maybe I'll start using it again!!!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.00 Build 1133 Beta on Dec 9, 2010

I really do want to like this browser more but alas I find the old rendering issues with certain websites that have constantly irritated me for a long time. Each time these are reported to the website and Opera but they never seem to change.
Whilst I can applaud some of the newer features that Opera have adopted I wish that they would fix some of the long standing ones
If other browsers can render them correctly so should Opera.

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v11.00 Build 1128 Beta on Dec 7, 2010

Getting there. Quite fast and a good looker.
If they can actually get a properly working adblock extension, I will consider using this. Right now the FF extensions are both more mature, more plentiful and .. well .. actually working.
Tweaking Opera is a confusing and, sometimes, overwhelming experience with pages and popups with options that you have no idea what they're doing. I'm sure it's great for people who spend 15-20 hours reading the manual and consulting the forums.
The donside is that they're trying too hard. Opera's supposed to be "fastest", and now "most versatile" and "cram most features into one browser than any other browser". Yeah, well, Netscape tried and failed.
Opera should remove most useless features and add them as extensions, THEN the fat lady will sing.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.00 Build 1128 Beta on Dec 7, 2010

@Phat Esther
Think you have a bad computer.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v11.00 Build 1128 Beta on Dec 7, 2010

Introduccing tab groups!!! Nice.

Through time, Opera introduced a lot of features that eventually got copied/implemented by other browsers.

I dont' have a inssue with this release.
(Win 7, 64bit, Home Premium).

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1128 Beta on Dec 6, 2010

install
start
crash
restart
crash
restart
crash
uninstall
check for default browser not working since at least two years ago
little little one star
yes opera modified the description
opera is the one of the fastest web browser on earth
whats happened?
one of the?
not, the IS ?

on my computer running Opera 10.6, FF latestbeta, Chrome latest beta, IE latest beta without crash, if o11lb crash not my computer is bad.
I nt today started using PC 15 y ago

Calc_Yolatuh

Calc_Yolatuh reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Dec 3, 2010

Build 1111, XP-SP3, Atom N280, 2GB

Beta-1 looks great! The fresh batch of UI work is well-conceived, though tab-stacking is not 100% stable yet. Extension catalogue approaching 200 items, several are even useful but I probably won't keep them.

Speed Dial doesn't look as good on my netbook right now, Mail Panel still WIP. No actual crashes (well, a couple from managing stacked tabs) and I haven't been having trouble with any sites I've tried. Mouse behavior improvements OK, Voice addon is working and Neptune bug fixed. Trees in "O" menu are occasionally slow to expand....probably a timing bug.

4/5 for now, the final will probably get my 5.

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v10.63 on Nov 27, 2010

Opera is getting worse as it's memory usage does not lower and only climbs higher and higher till it crashes your os and opera causes100% cpu usage on many sites and no way to fix it short of using another browser. I hope Opera 11 will improve on this but until then I do not recommend Opera but something else and i was a long time Opera user but kept having these problems.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 26, 2010

Okay, so:I installed from scratch and:

- imported bookmarks (pass)
- previously open tabs (manual copy)
- re-imported mail (back to 700 meg from 2 gig and looks complete - excellent)
- manually reinstalled the extensions I previously installed (no biggie)
- tried to re import my rss feeds - it imported the existing rss feed information (pass), but did not keep my subscriptions to any feeds and made all of the feeds one big blob of feeds (fail x 2)
- re-imported contacts (pass)
- passwords/wand wizard (manual copy, no ability to import)
- manually had to copy my cookies (hmm)
- lost speed dial favourites (didn't figure out which setting to copy - fail on my part I guess)

Pros of this version:

- No longer crashes on auto-saved tabs on start-up (after having to re-import everything, otherwise it still crashes for no reason)
- Love the stacked tabs concept within the browser environment, this is excellent. Never cared about it in Windows 7 though :-)
- Smaller install footprint
- Pretty stable (ie. no crashes for me)

Cons of this version:

- Much larger memory usage now for the same open tabs. Previously this used about 900 meg to 1.2 gig, now it is using 1.5 gig to 2.2 gig. That is nowhere near good enough. I might have tons of memory, but the smaller install footprint promotion makes this a very bad joke.
- For stacked tabs, you have to be really quick or a stacked tab will close without a result. That sucks and needs refinement. It is still promising for a first attempt though.
- I should never have had to reinstall.

Yet to explore:

- the friendlier mouse gestures system. Looks good in theory.

I reinstalled to rid myself of any stupid configuration hangovers which seem to plague me with problems because the versions do not upgrade properly (I had a single user mode install harking way back to 3.5). I don't recommend doing this though because there are too many files to f**k around with manually.

Overall, I'd say a 3.5. It's the typical - "we've improved it without properly testing that it works as advertised" release. Stack tabs are great for those that can't imagine their browsing lives without it, For the rest, you probably don't care.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 25, 2010

1 Install
2 not working
3 uninstall
live 1 minute
thats all
Chechk FF4b8 speeddial groups and you wondered how lightyears back this woodpecker tabstacking functions ha ha ha

Halgart

Halgart reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 24, 2010

The tab stacking feature is awesome! Opera is by far the best browser available. :)

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 23, 2010

tab stacking is just fantastic

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 23, 2010

I guess Opera is setting an example for other browsers to match, even my bank works better with Opera than IE,
I am impressed so innovative, the new ideas rocks ,,

Finally Opera can read for me the page,, that is nice,,

I have noticed big CPU usage improvement,
I do not know what is the complain about Yahoo and Gmail, both work fine for me. win 7 and linux

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 23, 2010

whilst it is nice to have new features like stacking tabs etc it would be also nice if things that had previously worked continued to do so. Now I have major issues with my Gmail account. I have only just got my back and forward mouse buttons working again. For some reason mouse gestures are not working as they should.

The usual sites for me are still not working, not sure if it is worth the myriad of reminders to Opera to see what they can do (my bank and other sites have been informed) as they have been like that for some considerable time.

As always I like the idea of Opera but can in no way accept it as my main browser as too many BASIC functions of it simply work or don't work or behave erratically from one build to another. I understand it is in beta phase but these yo-yo "working and not working" aspects of Opera have plagued it for a long long time.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 23, 2010

Opera was and is the most Pioneer browser of all. 80% new ideas implemented in other browser come from Opera

thartist

thartist reviewed v11.00 Build 1111 Beta on Nov 22, 2010

Surprisingly this build is here before Opera Desktop Team blog http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/
If you're gonna try Opera's Alphas be sure to know what you're up to, read the blog.

@Phat Ester: Known problem since the previous build.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1094 Beta on Nov 20, 2010

After many months yahoo mailbox not working programmers repaired
but now the gmail not working. INCREDIBLE
little one star

mersdad

mersdad reviewed v11.00 Build 1094 Beta on Nov 19, 2010

Right mouse click works fine...

I had the same problem, until...

Under Preferences....Advanced....Shortcuts....make sure Enable Mouse Gestures is checked.

Every release is of this browser gets better and better... wow!

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.00 Build 1094 Beta on Nov 19, 2010

Gmail now is working but as jfnabisco said, right mouse click is not working, pls fix this asap

shallot

shallot reviewed v11.00 Build 1094 Beta on Nov 18, 2010

The best out there....

@jfnabisco, they have enabled visual mouse gustures ...hold down the right button...

jfnabisco

jfnabisco reviewed v11.00 Build 1094 Beta on Nov 18, 2010

Thanks guys for the advice. Now working fine. I installed it on my AMD laptop and it worked fine, but I had this problem on my Intel I5 desktop. All is well now.
Still the best browser out there.

AlphaRoman

AlphaRoman reviewed v11.00 Build 1085 Beta on Nov 17, 2010

Some problem here. Switch over to Opera a couple of month agoo. Now back to Chrome. Hope Opera solves this problem.

maddy143ded

maddy143ded reviewed v11.00 Build 1085 Beta on Nov 17, 2010

Opera has been the best browser since it has been free...
even now the fastest browser tested by the peacekeeper tests is Opera.
even on my basic Destktop Config its faster then all the other browsers...

only thing I hate is that at present I seem unable to use opera to check my Gmail account...
either the Opera 11 has some fault( i have tried the windows and the linux versions ) or Gmail coders have changed somew code to disable the advanced features of Gmail for opera. it is certainly possible if any of you others are having the same problem..

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v11.00 Build 1085 Beta on Nov 16, 2010

No major issues, a few pages don't render properly, getting faster. A nice browser if you dislike Chrome.

Chrome is my default but I like Opera & have used it since the pay for it days, we only wore clogs then & all 15 children shared one pair of trousers. (Thats 'Pants') to our friends over the pond.

Extensions - great. Could do with a better ad blocker.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v11.00 Build 1060 Beta on Nov 12, 2010

Not quite there yet as far as I am concerned. It crashes for me every time on the previously autosaved position, but will happily load the same thing from a session for no logical reason (third beta same result). Save that and reload and it will just crash again. A couple of pages do load better, but most pages show no improvement at all.

The extensions are a welcome addition, like the translate (yeah!!), but uh, how about auto-translate like chrome? That said, the translate does a much better job - all parts of a page (not necessarily a superior translation) - than chrome does, but it seems to take a lot longer to do so. I think it shows a lot of promise though.

Sometime back in one of the 10.6 releases my mail/news got screwed up because I tried to implement a large binary newsgroup feed (and no, not pr0n). I gave up on Opera as being viable for a binary newsgroup feed, but one day I'd like to see that mess untangled so I can free up a couple of gig it consumed and refuses to release.

The other good news - the back button works again (finally 7 releases later!).

Speed of loading, pretty good. It's going places, but not all of them good. Check it again in a few more betas.

HornyToad

HornyToad reviewed v11.00 Build 1060 Beta on Nov 12, 2010

This is the one for me. It's the best browser I've used, and once you set it up just so (edit or replace the urlfilter.ini file to block ads, replace the css default settings by another one that collapses ad frames, enable "real" tab browsing to open your favorites in a new tab, etc...), you get the browsing experience of your life! This new version of Opera really flies, as another user said, it's also stable for a preview, and its rendering is flawless on all the sites I visit on a daily basis. You can now add extensions to it, though the list isn't on par with Firefox's extensions catalog, of course...

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v11.00 Build 1060 Beta on Nov 12, 2010

Slower than other browsers and buggy.@ovd on bottom ****ing idiot and mudak,just try latest Firefox beta or Chrome or RockMelt ,and can see the difference..

YoungOldies

YoungOldies reviewed v11.00 Build 1060 Beta on Nov 11, 2010

This browser really flies ! Compared to that crap Firefox, this is a rocket !

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v10.63 on Nov 10, 2010

The same story continues,eventhis version also not compatible with many sites as mentioned in my earlier commentit is not compatible many Web sites. I am able to open all with Firefox,Chrome as well as Avant. Not able to open with the latest version also. What is the use, though it is fast.Switch to Avant finally.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v11.00 Build 1055 Beta on Nov 10, 2010

Incredible things happened. After many many beta test my yahoo mailbox working again. All other mu listed test failed and bugly. BUT the programmers repaired if anybody want acces to your contact list all previous version crashed immediatelly and you dont able handle the conlist and after login just crash. AND now working again and must decline all wishes dosens of the past access.
Workib again my yahoooo mailbox not must use Chrome. Nice im very happy.
i give 2 stars instead of one. Congratulation opera and thank you

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.00 Build 1055 Beta on Nov 9, 2010

Rocket booster, only one thing, Opera can't print webages when you selected text to print. It's quite big minus.

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v11.00 Build 1045 Alpha on Nov 5, 2010

Now I get excited as for the first time since years Opera starts to render pages as how it should be! Example the page of (http://www2.lionair.co.id) Lion Air which with previous versions wasn't able to make a booking or to see a schedule... Huray it works in opera 11 ! Will do some more runs on sites from which I knew Opera couldn't handle....

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v10.70 Build 9071 Beta on Nov 5, 2010

Opera has been around for years,. It has a nice GUI, but functionally, it's not worth the download.I download Avant which has all the features I want.

genivf

genivf reviewed v11.00 Build 1045 Alpha on Nov 3, 2010

Running great so far. Extremely solid for an alpha build. All the stuff I know and love from Opera, with a few nice small changes, like to the menu placements, and few important large changes, the obvious one being the addition of extensions. Once people start porting extensions from FF and Chrome to Opera, it might get a larger share of the browser market.

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v11.00 Build 1045 Alpha on Nov 2, 2010

lol i think this is is finally

chinobis

chinobis reviewed v11.00 Build 1045 Alpha on Nov 2, 2010

This alpha has matured very quickly. For me, it is very stable so far.

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v11.00 Build 1045 Alpha on Nov 2, 2010

i can tweak ff to the way i like it, but opera is perfect/super fast right out of the box. chrome is fast, but i can't tweak the ui like i can opera. the best browser just keeps getting better.

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 27, 2010

Awesome!!

Daddy_Spank

Daddy_Spank reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 27, 2010

Still buggy, but for a first Alpha release, its not bad. Super fast, and lightweight. Love it already!

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 26, 2010

Very slow, buggy, aplha preview, freeze and cash, must reinstall Windows7 virgin, dont download if your life sweet.

progh

progh reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 25, 2010

@niknetpc

Are YOU ****ing kidding?

Opera is a LOT much faster than chrome, ff and ie.

8189720

8189720 reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 22, 2010

sssflin is a douchebag. Don't click his s***ty links and ban his ass. Spammer.

This is otherwise a great browser so far, especially for a beta. Now, let's see if it works with LastPass.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 22, 2010

Whoooo Opea finally gets extensions!!

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 22, 2010

So far,slower than Firefox,Chrome and IE(!)

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 21, 2010

Blown away by how good this one is! I hate Opera! Good job! Scrools smooth, all my flash porn sites render fast, hotmail & gmail load properly when called by trillian, loads in a second. Initial display of a website can take several seconds due to it initially caching the site, after that it's a split second! Waiting to try extensions till they get something I want or at least till a few more builds.Excellent! I found nothing wrong!

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 21, 2010

For an alpha, I am extremely impressed. I can't really give it a "5" because it doesn't have all the features yet. I've been using Chrome exclusively for months, but whoa, Opera 11 is noticeable faster. Well done! Looking forward to future builds, and I might consider a browser change!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11 Build 1029 Alpha on Oct 21, 2010

Started off promising but the usual problems about certain websites are still causing issues for me.

Since version 10.63 the back and forward buttons of my mouse do not work.

Both issues have been reported. The mouse one is documented many times in Operas forum but has still not been resolved.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9071 Beta on Oct 17, 2010

Breaking NEWS !!!

No more 10.7x beta, we live over this period.
Eveybody here?
We hope Opera 11 start new structure of this web browser history.
First programmers tryig repaire bugs and not implement new hills.
I wish good works for them.
New opera clean card
we hope

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.70 Build 9071 Beta on Oct 15, 2010

Opera 10.70, Build 9071 now works on WinVista SP2 along with WinMail so I must give credit where credit is due. It is fast & seems to work well when set up appropriately. Hopefully the application will continue to improve in the future & be able to repair the much less than good image & reputation it's had for a long time now. Congrats to Opera Browser - Keep up the good work!!!!!

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v10.70 Build 9067 Beta on Oct 14, 2010

Oh look, we made a garbage browser that loads some pages extremely fast. Whats up with the ugly red rectangle at the top left corner...my eye is drawn to it immediately and it's annoying. Get it together, this is ugly.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.63 on Oct 14, 2010

Opera 11 to support extensions

http://www.neowin.net/ne...1-to-support-extensions

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.70 Build 9067 Beta on Oct 14, 2010

Opera 11 to support extensions

http://www.neowin.net/ne...1-to-support-extensions

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9067 Beta on Oct 14, 2010

Qlib
this is an early version of 10.70 and has just hit beta1.. so if you want stable then use 10.63 thats now out..

But other users wrote how stable, not crash, not freeze just troll who not give 5 star
Whats wrong whit you? You dot know what means beta test?
The programmer how repaire problems if everybody say how fast, stable not crash nor problem. How?
If you want review 10.6x then go there, not here trolered other testers.
If anything not working, that not working, if crash that crash, understand?
Nah good, go to tvu.org.ru click on any letter and trying scroll down, hahaha and start stopper how fast opera render, and now try this on latest FF4beta CR8beta or IE9beta

so its your problem who know what is testin nad compare with other browsers
you are not testers just simple users yu never use Chrome or Safari maximum Firefox and you totally flying out from Opera speed.
But how speed? The many false render or crash?
Why not repaire functions that not working after 9.5beta?
This must be testers sendback to programmers not the 5stars 5stars.
2 percent of user use opera and not growing in the last 10 years at all.
What means this?
Some problem there is. Something not good happen.
The fastest and best and most professional browser just nobody dont want use it AND the old users also can go to FF or CR.
The problem list bigger than some A4 sheet
Why could make Firefox checkpipe in settings for autoscroll on or off before 4 years ago? And opera the most innovative browsers why not?
opera programmers not repaired any bugs just making new hills

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v10.70 Build 9067 Beta on Oct 13, 2010

first off Phat Esther, this is an early version of 10.70 and has just hit beta1.. so if you want stable then use 10.63 thats now out..

secondly, if you've had problems with google images or yahoo or your bankaccount, I suggest you look at your system overall since google images and yahoo mail has worked flawlessly for myself and everyone I know of that use opera since 10.50 and before.. your bank however I cant comment on....

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9053 Beta on Sep 27, 2010

Which build number will the next after 9053?
The 9054?
Or the 9055?
Perhaps the 9056?
I dont wait to know it.
Must go and ask Paul the Octopus.
Who interesting the bugs and crash soap story anymore?
Nobody.
The version number more important than the users want use better software.
Week after week opera left many users from irrigate false render, not able basic html standards render properly like IE FF CR or other browsers.
Googe images crash, Yahoo mailbox crash, bank account not working,all old useable functions deleted, not working new functions that sports of opera.
9.50 beta to 10.7x is the blackhole in opera history.
Who will light candle?

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 24, 2010

Getting faster , no problems with stability either. Opera now my default browser as it seems to be a nose ahead of the excellent 'Chrome'.

'Phat Esther', are you for real, I would recommend you visit a good Psychologist, help is out there.

5 Stars for Opera.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 23, 2010

BREAKING NEWS !!!

Serious, betanews dicontinued measure Opera browser on the test ranking graphicon

HA HA HA HA HA
unbelievable
good day for me and all betatesters
the 5 stars notbuggy notcrasshy browser no more
Bnews is troll perhaps trolls
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhaahhahahaahhahahaha

all application create rules to windows firewall except opeta

haha i lerning eanglish for more t 40 years
this is the maximum
if i not concentrating on it
the result will be much lower quality
but u see the programs like opera
file - open - save - edit - tools - help
only words that i use that the betatesters use
and im an alpha tester
of corse i dont understand 95% of your messages too
try speak only words lik me and i understand you perfect

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 23, 2010

build 9050 gave me an error during install (error 1722) so went back to build 9049

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 22, 2010

Fast, good interface, many features which are easy to use. It have much more than any other web browser, i mean others have too cool features but they do not work for me:). I recommend it to all, who have internet connection.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 22, 2010

Very beautiful UI - Many integrated and outstanding features: Opera Unite, Widget, online services, mail, feed, security, themes, shortcuts... - Updated frequently - The best: Opera Unite - Fast rendering of pages

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 22, 2010

A fast Web browser with powerful features and a new, beautiful minimalistic design.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.70 Build 9050 Beta on Sep 22, 2010

@Phat Esther: I don't understand any word taht you say troll. Learn english.

Anyways, 5 stars ;)

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9049 Beta on Sep 19, 2010

LOLtotally empty frames eg. on bing images totally crash on my yahoo mailbox search bug bug bug crash crash crash and crash too no bugrepaire since 9.50 beta just more new bughills buglands and bugmines not able render webpages hey look what fine render IE9 thinking why IE9 not other thinkin opera proggers what you doing lol copypaste mouseclick totally false working endless problems endless flutecamp is the neverending story sorry Opera is the only one program that freeze cablemodem after 4-5 site opened shame shame firefox chrome ie working days and months without break internet connection but if you use flutecamp must put your one hand to reset button nice slogen The fastest browser on Earth is even faster. yes that is, even faster crash ah yes almost forgotten the built in spyware report continously communicating with opera date collector sites, must block in host adblock not enough yes yes yes opera is the fastest and the best yes we know it yes no bug no crash yes yes 5 stars 5 stars

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.70 Build 9049 Beta on Sep 19, 2010

OK, they've worn me down. I give up on the forward and back buttons and will use the right and left mouse click combos instead. But, I'm going kicking and screaming, just like I did when they made me start using a mouse back in the '80's somewhere. I've been here before when they changed the zoom keys -- I can't even remember now what they used to be. I was about to buy the fancy new Cyborg R.A.T. mouse so I could adjust the position of the forward and back buttons and now it's all irrelevant. Oh well, life moves on whether we want it to or not. Opera itself is the best. Always has been.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.70 Build 9049 Beta on Sep 18, 2010

The only gripes I have with 'Opera' is with lack of extensions / decent ad blocker. Although 'Chrome' is my default browser 'Opera' is faster. If only I could use extensions this would be without doubt my default browser. I even bought it many moons ago.

No problems with crashes since I installed it, I often wonder what you people do to get progs to crash consistently. Maybe it's not the browser (hint). Put Opera as my default browser for a while.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.70 Build 9049 Beta on Sep 18, 2010

might as well copy and paste my previous review as the same problems still apply...

Still too many issues with the rendering of certain websites (banking and other booking ones) which I need to use. As always these are reported and, as always, other browsers work great.
Even though I have affection for Opera it is the only browser which causes problems for me.
I do enjoy using Chrome, and its extensions are growing in number all the time, but I still keep going back to FF as the addon-ons which I like to use are not available for Chrome.

cmotdibbler

cmotdibbler reviewed v10.70 Build 9049 Beta on Sep 17, 2010

This seems really fast, even compared to the nightly chromium builds. I do miss extensions but userstyles.org has quite a few stylesheets that work in opera.
Mouse gestures not working for me (and haven't since 10.6).

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.70 Build 9047 Beta on Sep 15, 2010

Once again, forward and back mouse buttons (Logitech) don't work in this version. IE 9 was worse -- scroll button didn't work.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.70 Build 9047 Beta on Sep 15, 2010

The new Bookmark toolbar is excelent. As always don't listen the troll down here.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.70 Build 9047 Beta on Sep 15, 2010

Even now Opera is the fastest browser. FF is a slowpoke in compare.

http://www.ghacks.net/wp...10/09/sunspider-all.png

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9046 Beta on Sep 15, 2010

Flutecamp is the best woodpecker of the winchesters!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.70 Build 9046 Beta on Sep 15, 2010

Still too many issues with the rendering of certain websites (banking and other booking ones) which I need to use. As always these are reported and, as always, other browsers work great.
Even though I have affection for Opera it is the only browser which causes problems for me.
I do enjoy using Chrome, and its extensions are growing in number all the time, but I still keep going back to FF as the addon-ons which I like to use are not available for Chrome.

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v10.70 Build 9046 Beta on Sep 14, 2010

And still nothing is done regarding rendering online banking pages, on line airline booking sites etc. Try to get a flight schedule on www2.lionair.co.id it's just not working...

netean

netean reviewed v10.70 Build 9046 Beta on Sep 14, 2010

Opera seems to be a love or hate application.
I LOVE the 10.5+ version, and 10.70 gets better and better every release.
I've been running the bleeding edge beta builds for ages and they're generally rock solid and stable. People seem to complain a lot about page rendering, but I haven't come across any problems in... well... I can't remember!

Has all the great features of Firefox and Chrome extensions/plugins but out of the box. Undo close tabs (trashcan in Opera), mouse gestures, auto update, adblock [Ramp4me - what are you talking about , adblock has been integrated in Opera main UI for ages - right click on a page, select "block Content" Click "Done" when done.. EASY!]

Sceptical as I have been about Opera Unite, I have actually used it to share content with someone abroad - it works and works really well actually - although not something I use often.

Still wish it had a plugin architecture that would allow such great extensions as Scribefire (blogging). But otherwise.. it pretty much comes feature complete out of the box.

Baffled why people diss it so much, everyone has a favourite browser but honestly there's not a lot to fault Opera with

I personally swap between Opera and Chrome, using them about 50-50% on both windows and linux.

I really like Opera, A LOT and it gets better and better with every release

Ramp4me

Ramp4me reviewed v10.70 Build 9046 Beta on Sep 14, 2010

"Opera does it all !"....

Yeah, even trying to block some ads forces you into editing some hiddien .ini files with some external editor.

The browser still is the most crappy looking, crappy behaving, and useless browser overall, still....

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 12, 2010

The Opera browser is truly the all around best browser. Extremely fast, very stable and portable with multi-platform ports for Linux, Windows, OS/X, mobile devices, phones, and even the playstation. Opera is efficient in terms of memory usage and hard drive foot print. The browser is the most feature rich browser out of the box and it's security and ability to be customized is unsurpassed. I have used most of them and Opera stands on its own as the best!! You need to try it and use it for a bit in order to get used to its features, in time you will not be able to go back to IE, Firefox or Safari.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 12, 2010

Opera has provided all users should install as extensions in other browsers. Nothing to be installed after Opera. Users can just install it then surf, and Opera has many features but still works so fast.

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 12, 2010

IE and Firefox but neither can compete on speed with Opera. Plus there are no plugins to download and install when you want it to do a particular thing, Opera does it all. A format and reinstall doesn't leave you searching for all those plugins you had installed before. I carry Opera portable with me at all times because I just cannot go back to IE on other people's computers. Try it, give it a chance - like many new programs on your computer you will need to take a bit of time to tweak it how you want it. It's worth it.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 12, 2010

Opera takes a little time to get used to but the effort is worth while. I occasionally also use Firefox, and if unavoidable use IE; Opera is so much faster than either of these. To try it is to love it!

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 12, 2010

Good as always, don't listen the trolls.

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Sep 10, 2010

Opera does not work on websites with any kind of html error. All other browsers will work as they allow for errors and still render the page. Opera has refused to follow in this kind of standard rendering of websites allowing only for perfect code. Opera is written and developed by "Skynet" and is intended for generation 3 cyborgs. Humans write html coding for websites. Humans make mistakes and errors. I suggest using a browser for humans. Opera has alot of excuses and they blame everyone else for their flaws. Online banking? Not in Opera! If you want a browser that is fast-ish and can only be used on certain websites, then Opera is your girl. Me, I can wait that extra 100th of a second for Chrome or Internet Explorer to render all websites flawlessly. Fast is only the difference of 1 second! Nobody is copying the look of Opera, truth is their all copying Safari. Safari's interface, Safari's speed, Safari's reader. Take a look at Safari's menu buttons then look at Chrome's, who's copying who? Opera wants you to believe that their some great innovation in the web browser frontier. That their so inventive, all other developers have to copy them. If you tell the truth Opera is copying other browsers and passing it off as their own work.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 10, 2010

Opera takes a little time to get used to but the effort is worth while. I occasionally also use Firefox, and if unavoidable use IE; Opera is so much faster than either of these. To try it is to love it!

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 10, 2010

I have been using Opera almost since I first ever had internet access. I've also used IE and Firefox but neither can compete on speed with Opera. Plus there are no plugins to download and install when you want it to do a particular thing, Opera does it all. A format and reinstall doesn't leave you searching for all those plugins you had installed before. I carry Opera portable with me at all times because I just cannot go back to IE on other people's computers. Try it, give it a chance - like many new programs on your computer you will need to take a bit of time to tweak it how you want it. It's worth it.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 10, 2010

Opera has provided all users should install as extensions in other browsers. Nothing to be installed after Opera. Users can just install it then surf, and Opera has many features but still works so fast.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 10, 2010

The Opera browser is truly the all around best browser. Extremely fast, very stable and portable with multi-platform ports for Linux, Windows, OS/X, mobile devices, phones, and even the playstation. Opera is efficient in terms of memory usage and hard drive foot print. The browser is the most feature rich browser out of the box and it's security and ability to be customized is unsurpassed. I have used most of them and Opera stands on its own as the best!! You need to try it and use it for a bit in order to get used to its features, in time you will not be able to go back to IE, Firefox or Safari.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 10, 2010

@dotnetnightmare: Hi,how are you. Troll as always I see. You really have free time, but I really recommend that you need get a girlfriend or a cat. Really, is good for your health don't be a troll all the time.

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 9, 2010

Opera does not work on websites with any kind of html error. All other browsers will work as they allow for errors and still render the page. Opera has refused to follow in this kind of standard rendering of websites allowing only for perfect code. Opera is written and developed by "Skynet" and is intended for generation 3 cyborgs. Humans write html coding for websites. Humans make mistakes and errors. I suggest using a browser for humans. Opera has alot of excuses and they blame everyone else for their flaws. Online banking? Not in Opera! If you want a browser that is fast-ish and can only be used on certain websites, then Opera is your girl. Me, I can wait that extra 100th of a second for Chrome or Internet Explorer to render all websites flawlessly. Fast is only the difference of 1 second! Nobody is copying the look of Opera, truth is their all copying Safari. Safari's interface, Safari's speed, Safari's reader. Take a look at Safari's menu buttons then look at Chrome's, who's copying who? Opera wants you to believe that their some great innovation in the web browser frontier. That their so inventive, all other developers have to copy them. If you tell the truth Opera is copying other browsers and passing it off as their own work.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 9, 2010

Here is an opera problem which has existed for quite some time, several years. Opera in fact loads TOO fast and often does not display the page completely. This often requires MULTIPLE refreshes before the page is displayed in full with all content. This dates back to at least v7.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 9, 2010

Still not as satisfied as I have been before with Opera.

And just ignore foolish rants like dotnightmare's much in the same way you would PhatEsther. Opera is pre-bundled with a lot of the functionality that other browsers achieve only through plugins that mimic Opera's innovations with the only difference being that that functionality isn't broken with each new release.

EDIT
@dotnightmare
Actually pre-bundled functionality is a blanket statement for MANY thing such as built in ad blocker, speed dial, paste and go, etc.. . The list goes on and on of things that, as I said are only achieved by plugins with other browsers seeking to imitate Opera's innovations and that now includes it's interface too.

Most people don't even realize all that Opera can do because it isn't spelled out for them as it is with add ons. Opera can also mask itself as another browser to deal with website sniffing which in turn underplays its market share. and you forgot torrent client

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 9, 2010

Excellent, cured a few problems with 10.61. Now shuts down much quicker whereas before it could take literally minutes to shutdown and release memory.

@dotnetnightmare,
"If a website works in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, & Konqueror, should'nt it work in Opera?"
Firstly the HTML and CSS specifications are not set in stone, so each browser vender has leeway on how they interpret the specs. Secondly just because other browsers allow borked code to run properly doesn't mean that is how browsers should behave. This attitude is why some people (mainly businesses) are still able to stick with IE6 and other older browsers, it might not render perfectly but it will still work. But that's the problem. They are simply too forgiving of crap code. If someone produces a buggy desktop application do you still expect the operating system to magically run it correctly? You don't do you. You expect it to error. HTML and JavaScript is no different. It's still code. Throw in loose HTML CSS specs and you're going to get trouble. For some reason web users like yourself expect semantically incorrect code to work when there is no reason to expect it to.
hoogladoogla below gets it right. He has a genuine bug and therefore a genuine gripe about Opera performance. Incidentally, the Opera solution to fixing broken website with a downloable Browser.js file is excellent as it allows borked code to be fixed by users themselves even if the offending website refuses to fix their code. With other browsers you'd need and entirely new build, though for Firefox you have greasemonkey and associated addons that can do similar.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 8, 2010

The Fastest Click&Crash Browser in the World !

hoogladoogla

hoogladoogla reviewed v10.62 Build 3500 on Sep 8, 2010

Sorry guys, even if dotnetnightmare is a fanboy of something he is absolutely right about the bugs in Opera.

Yesterday I worked on a real simple CSS-Layout for a web site and the only browser which could not handle it was Opera. Try to render a third clearing DIV container under 2 floating DIV containers! The clearing DIV should be rendered directly at the bottom of the 2 foating DIVs - even if the last of the 2 floating DIVs is shorter than the first. Opera renders the clearing DIV under the shorter second floating DIV and overlays the first and longest floating DIV with it. This is definetively a wrong behaviour. You need another enclosing wrapper DIV for the floating DIVs to get the correct behaviour.

Opera has a bunch of well known bugs. Of course it is the only browser who reaches a score of 100 in acid3 test. But what is that score if the browser can not handle a simple float/clearing CSS?

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.70 Build 9036 Beta on Aug 31, 2010

Once again, loses functionality of forward and back mouse buttons. C'mon, Opera, straighten this out.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.70 Build 9034 Beta on Aug 29, 2010

@Phat Esther: Hate the haters ¬¬

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.70 Build 9034 Beta on Aug 26, 2010

Flutecamp jump up to 9034 from 3488 that means little step from the menship but big jump for opera 9034 - 3488 = 5546 new bugs meanwhile not repaired any old bugs. Opera live is into nobodys life live into the empty space. Last working version 9.27 8841 thinking man why use this legendary release the hiren bootcd too.

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.70 Build 9034 Beta on Aug 25, 2010

This iteration shut off the functioning of my forward and back buttons on my mouse. I went back to the prior version. Love Opera.

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v10.70 Build 3488 Beta on Aug 19, 2010

Opera i smy default browser for a long long time however they still can't manage the problems with rendering a hell lot of pages out there and I'm forced to switch on those moments to Chrome or Firefox....

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.61 on Aug 16, 2010

Good as always, don't listen the fan-boys down here. Opera is rock solid stable, and the faster browser in the world.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.61 on Aug 16, 2010

@dotnetnightmare: shut up, troll. Opera work fine to me and your stupids fanboyishs words don't make a case, go to use your loved browser and don't waste ours time writing moronic comments again. Anyways, a troll like you always will be a troll.

IE lover, ha don't make me laugh. Sheep

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.61 on Aug 14, 2010

Very fast, very secure! Many websites do not work properly with Opera. Opera Team will tell you how it's because Opera displays the web the way it should be. They'll even tell you how each site can change their code or scripts to work properly in Opera.
1. Have you ever called up a website and asked them to change their code because Opera Dev's said it's wrong?
2. If a website works in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, & Konqueror, should'nt it work in Opera?
3. Chrome & Firefox have a vast amount of plugins & extensions to give the user greater flexibility & customization. Why does Opera have none?
4. Opera forum has a huge list of DAILY complaints from users that fills web page after web page. Theirs even a whole section dedicated to website incompatibility. Some of these are real show stopper bugs, even in their current release build. How come Firefox, I.E, Safari, don't have these extensive web forums for bugs & crashes in their current STABLE builds?

Answer those questions and you will know why Opera suck and these positive reviews are peoples little kids who grabbed the keyboard while mommy & daddy went pe pee. These are the same idiots who tell you how easy linux is and how it is so much better than windows. Linux is free, Opera is free, what do I have to gain by not using them & telling you how they suck? I.E has the most users, FACT!

Opera is made for Opera, not for the web & the people who use it.

oRoFLash

oRoFLash reviewed v10.61 on Aug 12, 2010

There are people who never try a software and then they speak very bad abou it. Opera is one of the best internet browser in the world. Fast, secure, NO SPYWARE!, a great browser!

I use Opera and Firefox. Both are very good, but Opera is my ever choice 'cause is simple a intuitive!
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Opera es uno de los mejores navegadores que existen. Mucha gente que no le gusta es porque ni siquiera lo prueban. Tambien utilizo Mozilla, pero Opera es mi explorador por defecto!

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v10.70 Build 3483 Beta on Aug 11, 2010

Simply the best UI of all the browsers,

Honestly, I use the browser and the email client, the rest of features, I am not interested in, as long as it does not hurt the stability of opera, then no harm of keeping it, otherwise , Opera would be nice if they give Opera lite for just the browser and email client.

Just wondering anybody using Unite, ???

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.70 Build 3480 Beta on Aug 7, 2010

Rock stable version, I looking forward this.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.70 Build 3480 Beta on Aug 6, 2010

I would like to thanks Opera for this fantastic browser.
The best thing about it: it's all-in-one: bittorent, IRC, email, RSS/atom, notes, bookmark sync, full page history search, widget engine, web server (with apps), developer tools, scripting, mouse shortcuts, text-to-speech, voice recognition, one key shortcuts.
Second thing is how you can customize it: the UI is completly flexible, you put any button anywhere and any toolbar can change position and skins found online are applied instantaneously. Another but less know customization feature is scripting: for any keyboard, mouse or voice shortcut you can make a script.
And last but not least: it has userjs support (including greasemonkey scripts)!!!

I have been using it for 5 years and this is definitely the best update ever.

If you're tired of use a myriad of plugins that you need to update individually and if you're tired with slowness, try Opera. You'll be amazed.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.70 Build 3480 Beta on Aug 6, 2010

Opera Is The Best Browser , More Speddy + Stable + Secure than Chrome or FireFox . I have all 3 Browser, but I Always Use Opera

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.70 Build 3480 Beta on Aug 6, 2010

I used Opera for many years & even bought it. At the moment my default browser is Chrome. I'm going to give Opera a good try-out as we got on for some time. Going to run it at the side of Chrome & so far looks good, although a bit fiddly to set-up, although it always was.

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.70 Build 3480 Beta on Aug 5, 2010

I think I first purchased Opera in about 1997 or 1998 and have used it ever since. I've just never found any substitute for the features that I've relied on all these years -- and I've tried them all. As far as compatibility goes, when Opera won't work with a particular website, my experience is that Firefox and IE won't either, except for browser specific sites.
I come to file forum just for Opera updates and have for many years. It's a solid, fast and easy to use full featured browser.
Firefox drives me nuts because it doesn't automatically alphabetize my bookmarks. How crazy is that? Alphabetizing unnumbered lists has been the standard for centuries. And IE? Don't get me started. It'll nanny you to death. Chrome is like sitting in a white room with one stark chair. It leaves me wanting some controls or menus or something.
Well, everybody's got an opinion and this is mine.

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v10.70 Build 3477 Beta on Aug 5, 2010

@dotnetnightmare your right so right besides (after using Opera for years now) I have a feeling the software is down in quality instead of going up. I find more and more web sites not able to render well and I have no other option as using FF or Chrome to get the job done. Especially pages where Credit Card Data or other private data is asked it's really annoying that Opera can't do the job! Still my default browser however I feel to change if Opera and their lab guys fail to issue many of the problems. Yes video keeps running a while even after I closed Opera, it happens even on my PC with 4Gig RAM! OPERA DO SOMETHING AND UPGRADE DON"T DOWNGRADE ANY FURTHER....

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v10.70 Build 3477 Beta on Aug 5, 2010

I went to this as my second browser... my main browser is FF
works good

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.70 Build 3468 Beta on Aug 4, 2010

I have had a love / hate relationship with Opera for years. Even though it has improved it has shown to still be plagued with the same issues of website compatibility it had all those years ago when I first started using it.
My bank website and certain aspects of the OnlineKeystore will not work (to mention two of the sites giving me trouble). As usual I report them to the site itself and also to the Opera team.
However I have got a little fed up at having to flip back to using FF (IE or Chrome work fine as well) to do certain transactions or use some functions on a few websites that will not work as they should with Opera.

grndzro

grndzro reviewed v10.70 Build 3468 Beta on Aug 3, 2010

I have been using opera as a main browser since 10.60 and I have never had a problem with it's stability or closing down. Only a couple fits with website security and regestering but 99% no problems and it's absurdly fast compared to other browsers.

Integrates with Free download manager
Adsweep, Web of trust, and Flashblock javascripts work flawlessly.
Built in adblock works well.
low memory footprint

If you can get your way around how to customize opera it is the best thing around.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.61 Build 3476 RC2 on Aug 3, 2010

@Phat Esther: Don't be such a troll, you are talking about Chrome, not Opera.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v10.70 Build 3451 Beta on Aug 2, 2010

Been Working with Opera as default browser for quite sometimes,

I think Opera should set a standard for others in user Interface. Simple things mean a lot.

Double click on a word then you get a menu to copy the word or search it, while others you need two steps to do the same thing.

Copy an url, then you got option to paste and go, while others you need to copy then hit enter or go arrow, still two steps.

The email client can now send in HTML format, it became my default email client and I retrieve all my gmail emails through it.

As for the memory :
Opera, FireFox, Safari they all use large amount of RAM thats no surprise, cost for the speed..

What should be surprising that Microsoft OS 7/vista sucks from 1.5 GB - 3 GB
of RAM while Linux uses only 250MB of RAM on the same hardware. Not to mention boot-up time is 25 seconds in Linux versus 5 min in Vista in my Sony laptop.

There was a time (win 3.1) when Bill gates used to laugh about OS warp saying IBM think it's a mainframe referring to booting time, while OS warp used to run super doing multi-threaded multi-tasking in 8MB with 200mHz booting within 90 seconds,

Bottom line have some blame on OS,

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

S P Y W A R E ! ! !

Collect and send your personal informations to Opera.
Allmost all activity.

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

I don't know what's the deal here but why can't I get the new Google Image Search rendered on my screen. It could be of not having the right settings but you see if I install Opera and pretend to be just a non technical customer I expect things to work the right way. Anybody has a solution on this? Furthermore... I lost my option to right click on a picture to save it (at some web sites where saving pictures is disabled) I used this option many times in the past however since 10 the option to do so is gone and have to use a screen saver...

I like Opera very much and using this piece of beautiful software quite some years. I'm not looking after speed, who cares as I'm on a fiber optic cable already so no reason to go off on having the fastest browser... However (especially here in Indonesia) for those on slow connections there is the great Turbo mode which works just perfect.

@Tallpaultn... Please do us a favor and stay away from the pages if your opinion is based on nothing, have Opera loaded on your PC and give us a real review.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

The Opera browser is truly the all around best browser. Extremely fast, very stable and portable with multi-platform ports for Linux, Windows, OS/X, mobile devices, phones, and even the playstation. Opera is efficient in terms of memory usage and hard drive foot print. The browser is the most feature rich browser out of the box and it's security and ability to be customized is unsurpassed. I have used most of them and Opera stands on its own as the best!! You need to try it and use it for a bit in order to get used to its features, in time you will not be able to go back to IE, Firefox or Safari.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

the most fast and secure browser on the market today, with adblock javascript and flash blocking features.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

Opera Web browser offers the best internet browsing experience available. And period, don't listen that Fanboys trolling down here.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

Once again, we have people trolling the Opera release reviews. Look, if you don't like Opera, at least give a reason. Am I saying that Opera is the best browser? Absolutely not. But I will at least give reasons to justify my opinions either way.

I don't run benchmarks, because if don't need a program to tell me how fast a browser is. I find that Opera has really stepped up its speed once again. I notice that this new build is a bit faster than the last build.

I run websites for a living, and Opera still has some rather annoying rendering issues with my websites . . issues that other browsers (with the exception of Safari) do not have. Quite frankly, these rendering issues (on sites I visit many, many times a day) are pretty much the only thing that is preventing me from making Opera my default browser.

I can understand people's wish for add-ons and ad-block. I like Firefox and Chrome, but I find myself rarely (if ever) using any add-ons or extensions. I guess my browsing needs are rather ordinary compared to other people. However, I do think that if Opera wants to seriously compete, they must begin to match what Firefox and Chrome are doing with their add-ons and extensions.

But I must say that overall I have been very happy with Opera. There are just a couple of little things that bother me about the browser . . but the good news is that Opera has been extremely responsive to the bug reports and feedback that I've sent.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

If it worked & was usable, it would probably be a great web browser. Maybe someday.....

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

the most secure browser on the market today, shame though no addblock but still the best with the most advanced features.

Slipped it in

Slipped it in reviewed v10.61 Build 3467 RC1 on Jul 29, 2010

This version of Opera makes me forget I'm using Windows 7 and makes me feel like I'm using Windows Vista. If you want a good web browser get Mozilla Firefox. If you want a great browser get Google Chrome because everything that Google releases is beyond awesome.

artisanicview

artisanicview reviewed v10.60 on Jul 16, 2010

Without doubt this is THE FASTEST BROWSER ON EARTH.

- Support for HTML 5.
- First Browser that Plays WebM Videos.
- Built-in AVG protection.
- Geolocation API, offline API and improved support for the Cross-Document Messaging spec.
- Integrated email client, contacts and notes.
- Most vertical screen space of any browser. Best use of sidebar of any browser.
- Opera UNITE for direct photo and file-sharing with your friends. Also with UNITE you can stream and listen your music around the world!!!
- Opera SYNC to synchronize your browsers.
- Opera TURBO is A MUST for slow connections.
- Builtin RSS client. A delight!
- Download manager with BitTorrent support!
- Best bookmarks I ever seen into a browser.

This is a joy to use.

P.S. This indeed is the fastest browser on earth. Take a look to this speed comparision: http://www.downloadsquad...ds-past-google-chrome-6/

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.70 Build 3451 Beta on Jul 9, 2010

Keeps running after you close the browser! Forum says to get more memory as Opera takes time to unload out of ram after playing online video. I tried to launch the browser 5 minutes after closing and get error "opera is already running". Open task manager and there it is! 2gigs of ram on 7x86 is not enough? I quote one of the main Opera guys:"10.60 was released with known bugs and 10.70 will have bugs to. You can't go from beta to a final release in 5 days or LESS! The developers are more focused on putting out builds that are faster than it's competitors and not caring about stable builds. There has not been one stable release since 10.10 and there are no plans for one in the future." Seems even the employees at Opera are open about the way their getting these high test score against Chromium. Who wants a browser that does not fix the bugs in their current builds?

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v10.60 on Jul 6, 2010

I really wanted to abandon Opera after 10.5 , cause I am using window blind and it does not work at all with it, in addition to other issues, but 10.6, is back on track,,

There is one major enhancement in Opera, that it is ability to send in HTML format using the mail.

I've got to admit the mail client got improved by far. Hooked to my gmail in seconds

I tried tough sites for compatibility issues, opera worked super,,

Well this time I will change my order
Opera
FireFox
IE 8 for purchasing thing (I am only using it in case I wanted to purchase anything from the net, I know that all banks they have to test their software against IE8)

sorry chrome, still have problems to fix, plus limited tweaking options

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.60 on Jul 4, 2010

Fastest performance on Sunspider benchmark. Built-in AVG protection. Highly customizable. Integrated email client. Integrated notes. Best use of sidebar of any browser. Most vertical screen space of any browser

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.60 on Jul 4, 2010

Opera is the fastest browser no doubt.

PS: dotnetnightmare & specially Phat Esther are trolls!! don't listen them

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.60 on Jul 4, 2010

The Opera browser is truly the all around best browser. Extremely fast, very stable and portable with multi-platform ports for Linux, Windows, OS/X, mobile devices, phones, and even the playstation. Opera is efficient in terms of memory usage and hard drive foot print. The browser is the most feature rich browser out of the box and it's security and ability to be customized is unsurpassed. I have used most of them and Opera stands on its own as the best!! You need to try it and use it for a bit in order to get used to its features, in time you will not be able to go back to IE, Firefox or Safari.

sturgess

sturgess reviewed v10.60 on Jul 2, 2010

I too have that problem with IPlayer. My problem extends even further, if I close Opera with IPlayer still loaded Opera does not close down, only discover some time later when I try to launch Opera, and get that message telling me another version of Opera is running. Need to use the task manager to end it and launch Opera a second time. That was a major gripe for me and it is now my fourth browser of choice after Chrome, Firefox and IE8.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v10.60 on Jul 1, 2010

hurzx, just because you haven't been able to repeat the issue that dotnetnigtmare is referring to, doesn't mean to say it doesn't exist. I have had the same issue when watching iplayer through opera, close opera down and the sound from the video carries on in the background until you go into task manager and kill it.
That said I find opera by far the fastest browser having previously been a firefox devotee. unfortunately I still have to use firefox for some sites that do not work in opera, mainly due to graphics issues (pages with sections missing in opera, think its to do with flashplayer running in win7 x64). If only these issues could be sorted, I would be happy.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v10.60 on Jul 1, 2010

dotnetnightmare & Phat Esther just look at their other comments.....
btw new version 10.60 maked new steps. Firefox now can add some new futures from Opera, just like they do it in previous time.
Smart fast and flexy. Browser is one but M2 , Opera mail client is another great future in this browser

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.60 on Jul 1, 2010

Keeps running after you close the browser! Forum says to get more memory as Opera takes time to unload out of ram after playing online video. I tried to launch the browser 5 minutes after closing and get error "opera is already running". Open task manager and there it is! 2gigs of ram on 7x86 is not enough? I quote one of the main Opera guys:"10.60 was released with known bugs and 10.70 will have bugs to. You can't go from beta to a final release in 5 days or LESS! The developers are more focused on putting out builds that are faster than it's competitors and not caring about stable builds. There has not been one stable release since 10.10 and there are no plans for one in the future." Seems even the employees at Opera are open about the way their getting these high test score against Chromium. Who wants a browser that does not fix the bugs in their current builds? Change logs tell the tale. 10.70 is starting out as a partial fix of the ton of bugs found in 10.60. NOT ONE STABLE BUILD? Another Steve Jobs developer writing Opera code in his spare away from iphone4! Good Job! NOT!

hurzx

hurzx reviewed v10.60 Build 3445 Beta on Jul 1, 2010

@ dotnetnigtmare

I tried to replicate your so-called" bug. Guess what ? It could not be repeated. When you close Opera, it closes the video. Just normal behavior... I encourage anyone to try not only Opera but also your alleged failure. It will give people an opportunity to appreciate your credibility, or skills...
Most of "computer issue" are simply due to a "nightmare" somewhere between the keyboard and the chair.
Opera 10.60 final works like a charm until now.

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v10.60 Build 3445 Beta on Jul 1, 2010

10.60 Final Release Reviewed: At first this seemed to be real competition for Firefox 4.0! Try watching your favorite online video such as The Bubble from the MSN frontpage. I choose the Leni Kravitz school video. Now with the video playing simply close the browser. It closes the window and keeps on playing the streaming audio till you go into Task Manager and Kill IT!!! This is a FINAL VERSION?

g4qber

g4qber reviewed v10.60 Build 3445 Beta on Jul 1, 2010

a) opera freeze
b) 120% zoom bug
c) large gap between tiled tabs

http://my.opera.com/g4qb/blog/

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.60 Build 3437 Beta on Jun 26, 2010

hahaha
daily update like vuvuzela

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.60 Build 3437 Beta on Jun 25, 2010

This is so much better than 10.5x it's like using a different browser. This is much more like it.
Added bonus; they even cleaned up some bugs i reported. Still plenty are left, but usability is now back to what i expect from Opera.
Edit: build 3442 is out already. Keep up!

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.60 Build 3435 Beta on Jun 25, 2010

@alexander-gg try to use this one http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1

you don't even need auto-updates --- the last i've updated my filterlist was a few months ago, and i haven't seen one single ad since that day!

exit

exit reviewed v10.60 Build 3435 Beta on Jun 24, 2010

Opera is for web users that know what they want in a Web browser
I use Privoxy for add blocking and set up the Proxy server in opera to use
127.0.0.1 and port 8118 works great

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v10.60 Build 3434 Beta on Jun 23, 2010

I still love Opera after years and years of use. Keeps getting better and better with every single release/apha/beta. I'm not saying that things like FF are bad or worse, simply that Opera is SO much better FOR ME.

Alexander-GG:
As for advertising, I kind of agree. It's kind of, because I use AdMuncher as my primary ad blocker and together with Opera's manual pop-up and content blocking (right click > Block Content...) they do a superb job.

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v10.60 Build 3426 Beta on Jun 21, 2010

The primitive default adblock for Opera has no auto-updated subscriptions list and white-list for domains. Site preferences works fine just for the sites with the static domains. Try to exclude deviantART or some forums from the adblock with the "site preferences". You will see that this is impossible! You can't type @@|http://*.deviantart.com as in Firefox or *deviantart.com/ in Adtwart and AdBlock for Chrome.

I have to update adblock list manually (as usual once in a week). Sure, doing the manual update is not so hard, but why? Is this so hard to make finally a normal adblock for Opera? What for someone should need to dig deeply in CSS rules and some scripts? Is not it a time to implement this option in a normal, human way? Even the new Safari 5 has the almost same adblock as Adblock Plus by W.Palant. Wish that Opera team start doing something in this direction too.

Otherwise, just superb browser which I use as the default browser. Rate 4 just because of above mentioned.

dsp_418

dsp_418 reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 17, 2010

I've found the Opera email client a breath of fresh air. A part of a bunch of features still missing, I loved the filter idea and the absence of folders. What Thunderbird is doing in the meantime?
Anyway, a part of the email client, the browser is crazy fast: it start fast, browse fast. Nice to see again the browser and the email together in a browser (last time was with Mozilla... years ago!).
Just a problem with this new beta: dunno why, but it doesn't install in the default folder, therefore doesn't start with the email settings and latest tabs opened: how to fix that? why a 'beta' folder?
4 stars for me

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 16, 2010

@RitoSwan,

If that were the case other browsers and extension makers wouldn't be copying Opera's innovations

It's inching back to it's 5* rating from me as stability has returned but it appears that modern day browsers are no longer concerned with memory consumption which was always an Opera strong point

RitoSwan

RitoSwan reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 16, 2010

Opera ain't kicking nobody's ass, or perhaps its own.
Still a crappy looking, behaving browser which has nothing more than some
crap desktop gadgets which most spyware toolbars have too.

junrrein

junrrein reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 15, 2010

i have high expectations for the final release.
if it had support for extensions, opera would kick the a** of every other browser!
so far i'm not seeing any major bug/glitch.
i really love having an email client just built into the browser, and mouse gestures!
these two features simplify mi day :)

thartist

thartist reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 15, 2010

It's not yet beta1.

This is a release candidate for the public beta of Opera 10.60, as it says here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.60 Build 3422 Beta 1 on Jun 15, 2010

10.60 is going to be sooo much better than 10.50. It's really what 10.50 should have been in the first place. Loads of bug fixes and it's actually usable now. Roll on 10.60.....

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.60 Build 3419 Beta on Jun 15, 2010

yeah cause market share automatically mean it's better, just lilke e-peen.

still the best browser out there, unfortunately lately it seems that they've been focusing in adding features that won't be relevant or even be used for some years (if at all) instead of fixing many annoying bug.

and i feel that it became more slower and bloater by the release.... *sigh* still no better browser out there though.

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.60 Build 3413 Beta on Jun 14, 2010

This build (3413) was released on saturday. The current build released today is 3419. http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/

Lots of bug fixes in 3413. 3419 includes html5 features such as WebM support for video, HTML5 Offline Web Applications, Geolocation, Web Workers, and major update for Cross-Document Messaging.

The kinks still need to be ironed out on some of the html5 features, but this is definitely looking good so far.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.60 Build 3409 Beta on Jun 13, 2010

Many of the features in Opera have been implemented in better form and functionality in other browsers. Opera lets features stagnate after implementation. Opera is no longer a major player in the browser arena for the desktop. Safari, Firefox and Chrome have all been able to far surpass usage and user base numbers in a shorter time than opera. Opera is stuck at 2.6% (w3schools.com) and has not exceeded that in 10 years.

Raton

Raton reviewed v10.60 Build 3409 Beta on Jun 9, 2010

Many of the features just recently out in other browsers originated in Opera years ago !

The DataRat

prediabetessymptoms

prediabetessymptoms reviewed v10.60 Build 3409 Beta on Jun 9, 2010

I love opera I think it quick and more secure for my play internet.

aokromes

aokromes reviewed v10.60 Build 3409 Beta on Jun 8, 2010

I don't see why don't supporting extensions is a reason to rate it has 1.
Even more when other browsers needs a bunch of extensions to have the features opera have builtin.

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.60 Build 3409 Beta on Jun 8, 2010

Great browser. Less and less bugs these days. I really appreciate the minimalist design, increasing my screen real estate. This release is currently faster than both firefox and chrome.

@ fixxxer: I don't think that every browser needs to jump on the bandwagon and incorporate extensions, especially if the browser already has the functions built right in. Think ad blocker, userscripts, speed dial, mouse gestures, etc.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.54 Build 3394 Beta on Jun 8, 2010

Even safari now supports extensions. I guess opera is just too busy "innovating" with all of these "useful" features such as built-in torrent support, opera unite, opera turbo and speed dial. Way to go opera!

http://www.engadget.com/.../apple-release-safari-5/

It appears the only thing really holding opera back, minus their ever convenient "security" concerns, is opera software themselves.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.60 Build 3402 Alpha 2 on Jun 8, 2010

Even safari now supports extensions. I guess opera is just too busy "innovating" with all of these "useful" features such as built-in torrent support, opera unite, opera turbo and speed dial. Way to go opera!

http://www.engadget.com/.../apple-release-safari-5/

It appears the only thing really holding opera back, minus their ever convenient "security" concerns, is opera software themselves.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.53 on Jun 8, 2010

Even safari now supports extensions. I guess opera is just too busy "innovating" with all of these "useful" features such as built-in torrent support, opera unite, opera turbo and speed dial. Way to go opera!

http://www.engadget.com/.../apple-release-safari-5/

It appears the only thing really holding opera back, minus their ever convenient "security" concerns, is opera software themselves.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.60 Build 3402 Alpha 2 on Jun 4, 2010

This browser is lightning fast, can´t live without it.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v10.60 Build 3402 Alpha 2 on Jun 4, 2010

Great browser. What i don't like is that they release a snapshot every day. I hope that they don't rush the release of the new version (10.6)...

cmotdibbler

cmotdibbler reviewed v10.60 Build 3400 Alpha 1 on Jun 1, 2010

Impressive speed even compared to nightly developer version of Chromium. I fiddled a bit with some adblock and userstyles scripts and got something usable. Hopefully I won't lose these settings as this moves up to release.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.60 Build 3400 Alpha 1 on Jun 1, 2010

This browser is extremely fast, a noticeable improvement for me over 10.5. I have not tested the widgets or the mail system, as I don't really use that stuff with my browser. This alpha is very stable, though I am not able to use Twitter at all . . it crashes every time I visit the site. This might have something to do with an add-on I had with Firefox, so I am going to try to clear my cache and see if that helps. Otherwise, a really promising alpha.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.53 on May 31, 2010

Opera is my default browser
now as I feel Opera is faster
than Firefox.

Totally True.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.53 on May 29, 2010

It's pretty irrelevant how fast Opera Browser is, if the screen sits there & flashes & flickers at you when you set Windows' Mail as the default mail program, then attempt to send a link by e-mail on WinVista Home Premium SP2. Then Opera Browser must be uninstalled before Windows' Mail can be used with any web browser because each time you click on Windows' Mail, Opera Browser opens until it's uninstalled, then all is well once again. I sure don't want to attempt to use Opera Mail since Opera Browser doesn't work.

0neuser0

0neuser0 reviewed v10.53 on May 23, 2010

I found a bug in opera :when i customize appereance and add some buttons to address bar OR ADD PROXY LIST TO QUICK PREFS the lable for saving passwords at top of page dont appear correctly (only white field displayed) in old versions(9.X) WAND SAVING AREA HAD DISPLAYED IN SEPERATE AREA IN CENTER POF PAGE AND ALL WAS WELL.
MY SCREEN RESOLUTION IS 600*800.I TESTED OTHER SCREEN RESOLUTIONS. WHEN I INCREASED SCREEN RES IT'S SECTION APEARS BUT NOT COMPLETELY(ONLY HALF OF SECTION).

Raton

Raton reviewed v10.53 on May 21, 2010

"Opera is my default browser
now as I feel Opera is faster
than Firefox"

~And~ faster than Chrome. [ Chrome slowed down a LOT when Google actually added some features to it ! As long as Chrome couldn't do much more than open Web pages, it really flew. But -as The Computer Rodent predicted- giving Chrome a little real functionality had the parallel effect of slowing it down considerably. ]

Thing about Opera has always been it's customization. Opea users stick with it year-after-year because they like they way they can configure it. ( I've been using Opera since back in the days it had ad's ...and you had to pay to get rid of the advertisements ! )

Opera has always been the leader in innovation, too. First browser to use tabs, for example. Much of the stuff just now being touted for IE or Firefox has been available in Opera for ~years~ !

Only complaint: Opera v. 10.5x removed a couple of their best features. Like the minimize button on sub-windows, and ability to categorize widgets by placing them in folders. Hope this doesn't represent a trend.

The Computer Rodent

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.53 on May 17, 2010

5 Stars

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 13, 2010

Works well now for me since the issues of Youtube (for example) videos have been fixed.
Very good and capable browser. The only thing that I miss is the use of extensions which I have found very useful in FF. However Opera is now of such a good standard that I use it as my main browser.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 13, 2010

5/5

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 13, 2010

@tontito: you are right, specially about that stupid phat esther who don't know speak in current English

tontito

tontito reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 12, 2010

We should be able to vote on people comments like we do in the betanews section.
Some guys just don't know how to test software or even install it...

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 12, 2010

> No separate install just overwritting existing version like the stupid ox.
> No choose menu in setup procedure for upgrade and customizable folder.

Try clicking the Options button. That's what it's for. No obvious improvements over previous builds I've found so far, but nothing missing, either.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.54 Build 3390 Beta on May 12, 2010

No separate install just overwritting existing version like the stupid ox.
No choose menu in setup procedure for upgrade and customizable folder.
Every release less and more less function. The rest is not working.
This browser is not opera.
After 9.5 beta flutecamp go to bugland.
The fastest Flutecamp in Bugland.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.54 Build 3386 Beta on May 12, 2010

@Phat Esther: "No customizable upgrade or separate install."

You are a stupid blind ox, the option for customize the setup is right there. Idiot.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.54 Build 3386 Beta on May 11, 2010

No customizable upgrade or separate install.
Overwrite existing version like stupid ox.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.54 Build 3386 Beta on May 11, 2010

I have been running this build now for a few days and I reported a problem with Yahoo mail (would only work with classic view) but now that BrowserJavaScript has been set to "2" it has worked fine.
Unfortunately Youtube videos and BBC videos (for example) will have a delay in video (not sound) before they display. A "fix" is to scroll the page and it will then appear. This is an issue on my machine and someone else experienced it (in Operas forums) and suggested the scrolling solution, both of us running on W7 x64.
I am not sure why some things that previously worked then seem to be broken on the next release and if I do have issues with any browser it is often Opera which proves itself to be problematic.
I wish that Opera supported extensions similar to that of FF as I am trying to use Opera as my main browser now but I do miss one or two extensions that I often use.

BTW - the video issues seem to be fixed in build 3388.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.54 Build 3386 Beta on May 11, 2010

@Phat Esther: moron as always, are you? the option to customize the install is rigth there.

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.54 Build 3386 Beta on May 10, 2010

Been using this build over the weekend. Not one crash, or any bugs to speak of. Seems to be very stable. Feels a bit zippier than the last few builds.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.54 Build 3383 Beta on May 7, 2010

This Opera release is fast, but still has far too many issues to be usable.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.54 Build 3383 Beta on May 6, 2010

No menu for upgrade or separate install just overwritting the exist conf like blind ox.
Must repair operating system for backup.
why?
Is this the future?
No option for custom install?
No bug repaire just some cosmetic.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.53 on May 4, 2010

1. Disappearing mouse pointer when you stop moving the mouse.
2. Cascading tabs and then opening a link from a tab causes parent tab to lose it's toolbar making it impossible to close or drag via the mouse.
3. Typing on the address bar is very laggy
4. Has issues with retaining per site preferences with regards to not accepting cookies, possibly in conjunction with those particular sites being in the speed dial.

@darkwzrd1, Not sure by what you mean about me having a hard-on about Opera. The fact is i've been using and supporting Opera since the 90's (yes, payed for version). The difference between myself and people such as yourself is that i truly support it by constructively criticizing it and file bug reports with Opera as opposed to just blindly giving something 5 stars because you like a product regardless of it's faults. Guess what a developer gains from a reports such as yours? Absolutely nothing. Why? Because you just say everything is fine as opposed to pointing out what is wrong and can be improved. And BTW resorting to ad hominem attacks as you have done with others doesn't make you any more right nor does it make your reviews any more valuable to others. It just makes you look like an outraged teenager.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v10.53 on May 4, 2010

@ anonymouscowturd, why do you have such a HARD-ON for Opera? Do you have anything better to do then to complain and b!tch?

jb64

jb64 reviewed v10.53 Build 3374 RC on May 2, 2010

Well, it still hangs for over a minute on start-up and it still doesn't have a minimise per window gadget (yes, I know there's a reason for that in terms of Windows API design, but it still sucks), but at least it doesn't crash. It doesn't seem to have a problem with never-loading-windows of various previous versions for me, although I see others are still suffering from that issue.

All in all, it's an improvement on every previous crap version that was released from the 10.5 betas right through now. but it's still got some work left to do. I've used recent versions on a new machine and it has been a really positive experience.

I just wonder why the existing users should be left to wonder why it no longer works so well as it used to for so long?

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.53 Build 3374 RC on May 1, 2010

Compare same version opera on win7 and in wmvare win9x parallell I wondered how smooth and twice fast the youtube in opera meanwhile on win7 I have nearly always long started and after stopped playing problems.
Running opera in wmvare guest winME opsys incredible speed and strong flash performance.
UNBELIEVABLE
Virtual system perf much better than real os
UNBELIEVABLE
Must see opera progrmmers trying it
I dont believe my eyes

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.53 Build 3374 RC on Apr 29, 2010

I'm still getting sites that don't finish loading.
Also still have bugs where by mouse gestures are unable to close application related windows/pages such as bookmarks, windows etc.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 28, 2010

because opera not working on my microwave owen

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.52 on Apr 28, 2010

10.53 is already at RC because 10.52 had a critical security issue, on the first day.
Of course all browsers have security issues but to have one discovered on the day of release is not just embarrassing but just proves how rushed and sloppy Opera has become with the 10.5x release.
I'm a long time supporter and user of Opera, since 3.x; But this 10.5x release is really getting my back up. It is improving albeit slowly. But really, the rush and sloppiness is showing through which is disappointing.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.52 on Apr 28, 2010

Very impressed with this release, Opera is my default browser now as I feel Opera is faster than Firefiox. Great stuff.

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.52 on Apr 28, 2010

My Chrome stopped working after the MS browser choice update, I'm glad really as this made me try other browsers. Opera is by far the fastest, even faster than Chrome and easy to set up and use. Well done Opera.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.52 on Apr 28, 2010

i think opera is the fastest browser no doubt.

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

"Alalec, why do you keep loading & using Process Lasso if you think it's so terrible & slows down your pc?" - Tallpaultn

"Tallpaultn [sic], why do you keep loading & using Opera [sic] if you think it's so terrible & slows down your pc?" *fixed

LOL?

Shouldn't you stay out of others business based on your reasoning? FLAMEON

Edit: Tallpauln: hrmm, that sounds really familiar. Although, I'm still perplexed what that's supposed to mean...

Edit2: yes, a critical security vulnerability was found in Opera although they were very quick to release a patch in response, which appears to be the reason for 10.53 RC. Also, it appears it may have been discovered unintentionally, which was targeted at WebKit.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

It used to be my favorite browser, now I'm done with it, although unite is totally disabled since v10.10 opera opens unnecessary udp ports without permission.
Closed source code + weird new features + strange behavior it's enough for me, Security first then the rest, I uninstalled opera (forever?) and set FF as my default browser.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

Some things don't change. Opera fannibois are elated once again I suppose.

@Zero-Point
First part of your nick, 'ZERO', describes you well. Self explanatory for ordinary people, but of course that excludes you. :>(

sturgess

sturgess reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

This version appears to have fixed the "still loading last element" bug which landed some two years ago, so it gets a five from me.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

This is actually the same as RC5 which was the same as RC4 which puzzles me. This means that all the bugs that have been reported for those builds have not been addressed. I know the issues I have are still there with a slight increase in memory consumption to boot.

It is much better than 10.50 but seems for me not to be any improvement over 10.51.

EDIT @Tallpaultn
Are you a masochist? Why would you keep coming back for more if something is this bad to you? I can only assume this because you NEVER say what the problems you might be having actually are and yet you call others fanyboys, righhht. let me guess, Firecrotch is better

Jimmy_Tsatsos

Jimmy_Tsatsos reviewed v10.52 on Apr 27, 2010

http://secunia.com/advisories/39590 same story as http://secunia.com/advisories/38820/????

Hope this time the Opera developers will provide a fix quicker than the last time, even if it is not a Vulnerability.

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 26, 2010

RC 5 goes final offically tomorrow tuesday

Raton

Raton reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 25, 2010

The PC Rat just wants his sub-window the restore button
back that was lost in Opera v. 10.51 as well as hierarchical
widgets categorization Opera removed.

You don't ~remove~ features ...you ADD features ! This is
like removing FM radio and power brakes from cars, or regress
TV's to black-and-white sets !

The PC Rat

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 24, 2010

The last few builds are actually RC's. 3368=RC4 and 3370=RC5. With that said I have mixed feelings. I see now that the memory consumption is never going to return to the usage of the 10.x releases most likely because of the new engine but I can live with that because I am encountering fewer bugs and stability issues. I do come across the odd bug still(that have been in for awhile too) and the odd site not rendering 100% properly which like the reviewer below said makes it not perfect (so why give it a perfect score?). I've noticed that with these last few releases the Peacekeeper score is becoming a non issue on their forums which is ok by me because the stability has improved greatly since it has

This is the best browser on the market and silly reviews stating....well...... not really saying anything don't change that. I laugh at those who say Opera doesn't offer much or is good only for an average user when every other browser copies the innovations made by Opera.

All in all they have re-established themselves with the 10.52 releases and the further away from the ballot box mess it gets the closer to it's usual 5* rating it will be

Someone reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 23, 2010

I don't care if some of the reviewers are Firefox lovers, but I get the impression that they just don't respect this browser for some reason. It's far from PERFECT, but it has come a LONG WAY from 9.x (Which I Hated) and that's not being taken into consideration. If they could explain in detail what they don't like about it ONCE and NOT 10x, I might not dismiss their reviews as being biased.

Wonderful Internet Browser, Fast, displays almost all web-pages correctly, and passes ACID3 test. Still room for improvement, but keep up the good work.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.52 Build 3370 Beta on Apr 23, 2010

Lightning fast and best browser ever

aokromes

aokromes reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 22, 2010

Na, he is firefox lover XD

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

"This guy must really hate Opera or is paid by Microsoft." Paid by Microsoft? do you really think anyone there cares about Opera and it's lousy market share? There is nothing "special" about this browser. Any "speed differences" are negligible among today's browsers and it's a ridiculous selling point. I still have it installed, try it here and there but this version is much like the rest, nothing special.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

Been using Opera as one of my alternative browsers for over 10 years and it's nice to have an alternative, that works for me, instead of only one or two choices when I need it. I use it regularly without any major negative experiences and hope it improves with time. I install betas without any major incidents and may have had a few in the past but they were resolved within a reasonable amount of time. It was fast then and it is still one of the fastest now if that is what you're looking for and I haven't had any major problems with the way it renders the pages of the places I visit. It is a permanent installation on my computer although I use it sandboxed "just in case". It is easy to reinstall if I have a problem and I don't use any addons with it ... I have those on my Firefox installation when I need them.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

@ryan2679

Here's #8 for your accounting record. :>) Cheers!!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

A great and well functional browser that has finally made it to be my main one used. My only wish is that it could support plugins rather than widgets.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

Speed wise, Opera has now proven itself quite well.

Now time to move on to improving online sync area as well as Widgets (and Mail sections).

Someone reviewed v10.52 Build 3367 Beta on Apr 21, 2010

That makes 7 negative reviews from Tallpaultn in less than a month. WOW! This guy must really hate Opera or is paid by Microsoft. Always the same thing and the same insults for anyone that disagrees with him. This guy needs to be banned.

I didn't like Opera 9.x, but with Firefox failing to display some web-pages correctly and failing ACID3 (97%), I decided to give it another try. Opera has come very far and has proven to be a viable competitor to Firefox. My complaints are that Firefox seems to do better at loading most web-pages at low bandwidth than Opera, even with Turbo turned on. It would have been nice if the Wand automatically filled in logins, instead of having to press the button every time. I also prefer Firefox's Latest Headlines from the Bookmarks Tab, instead of adding the feed manually and reading popups. It also needs more JavaScript plug-ins and Widgets to be on par with Firefox. The previous version did crash on me once, but only on a questionable web-page.

hedley

hedley reviewed v10.52 Build 3363 Beta on Apr 19, 2010

this build resolve lots of bugs and it's solid. So go on.
Remember :
International language release is available at:
http://snapshot.opera.co.../Opera_1052_3363_in.exe

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v10.52 Build 3363 Beta on Apr 16, 2010

International language release is available at:
http://snapshot.opera.co.../Opera_1052_3363_in.exe

The BetaNews hyperlink is just for the english language release.

Raton

Raton reviewed v10.52 Build 3353 Beta on Apr 15, 2010

Opera 10.51 is great, but the first version of this wonderful browser to actually
~remove~ features. I want my restore button back !

The PC Rat

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3353 Beta on Apr 14, 2010

Yee-haw !! Another Beta Version of Opera Browser that doesn't work for my collection, but will excite the opera bois greatly without doubt.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.52 Build 3353 Beta on Apr 14, 2010

The only issue I had with the last beta is some of my saved bookmarks on my personal bar suddenly drop off for no reason. I have not had a single crash for several betas now. I am hoping that this new beta remedies the bookmark bar issue I have been experiencing. Otherwise, Opera is superb!

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v10.52 Build 3353 Beta on Apr 14, 2010

All people here ought to take the fact into consideration that that they are dealing with a beta (at least here) ... I f they are going to give strong ratings one way or the other, it's only fair they restrict those to the finals

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.52 Build 3353 Beta on Apr 14, 2010

Virtually all the previous betas (and alphas) have been trouble-free on my system, but the last couple of builds have crashed when I carry out simple tasks such as closing a tab. Minus one star for that.

I've also found that it now makes itself my default browser without asking. I prefer to use Firefox as the default, only using Opera for some sites and for testing.

raback

raback reviewed v10.51 on Apr 13, 2010

I used to like much more the 9.x GUI.
Still a good browser, but less usable than in its previous incarnation.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.52 Build 3347 Beta on Apr 9, 2010

I can't believe just how much Opera has moved along over the last few months in its development. It has taken quite a while for me to be able to run it as my main browser, having to revert to IE or FF due to some incompatibilities with certain websites.
However needing to use FF or IE has become a rarity and I appreciate just how capable Opera has become, for me.
I would like it if they had the plugins rather than the widgets as I do miss certain ones that I used in FF.
In fact it is only those plugins that make me keep FF on my machine.

sajjansinghania

sajjansinghania reviewed v10.52 Build 3347 Beta on Apr 9, 2010

I wish they made browsers like Opera or at least close to it. Opera gave us an year back what today all the advanced browsers do.

Best of luck.

legion

legion reviewed v10.52 Build 3347 Beta on Apr 8, 2010

@nms04 Ill try this, thanks :)

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3347 Beta on Apr 8, 2010

Congrats, Opera!! You did it once again!!

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v10.52 Build 3347 Beta on Apr 8, 2010

The browser itself is nice, though I don't believe it's better than the competition. Many sites seem to have odd issues with it. In any case I refuse to ever use it again once Opera turned into whiny crybabies and kept running to the EU with silly complaints and demands.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 3, 2010

@legion there's already something like adblock for opera ;)
http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1

legion

legion reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 2, 2010

When Opera support AdBlock and LastPass I'll switch to that browser for eternity :)

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 1, 2010

Well it's hard to believe you do have anything constructive to say, Tallpaultn, since you haven't so far here. Write something that actually means something, and I'm sure people may begin to believe you're credible, at all.

I have only had a few stability issues in the first 10.50 alpha/betas, but nothing outstanding so far.

----
This guy is great--outstanding!

You may have "freedom of speech", but I did not state your opinion could not be expressed. Freedom of speech has nothing to do with others finding your opinion credible and worthwhile. I'm not sure how you think your comments are none of my business considering I, and others, are here to look at reviews and make a judgement if a particular application may suit my needs. I may have listened to your argument but considering you had none, I offered my advice. I was just being the nice guy informing you that your statements may actually mean something if you provided any evidence at all.

"buzzzzzzzzzzz off!!!!" -- you're kidding, right? oh, April Fools!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 1, 2010

It just doesn't feel like a beta!

Fast and stable!

shallot

shallot reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 1, 2010

@Tallpaultn

Don't you have anything better than do than just troll and contribute noise ? do something useful.

Do you seriously think Opera will release something that doesn't work ? Check either your machine or your head.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 1, 2010

Oh my GOD this thing is FAST!!!! I don't know how they managed to get that big of a speed boost out of this thing but it is just sick fast now with this new version! Major leap forward here for Opera in this release when it comes to performance. You just aren't going to believe how fast this browser is now. VERY impressive! I loved Opera before, but with the new speed of this release, I have to say that I am even more in love with it. Now, if we can just get them to finally incorporate the same cool screen capture feature that Maxthon 2.x has had for a long time. Every browser needs to have that feature built into it in todays modern world of browsers. There is just no reason to leave that feature out of any advanced browser today, as useful of a tool as that is.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3344 Beta on Apr 1, 2010

I am so excited. Yet another release of Opera Browser that doesn't work. I give it a 10 with the 1 in front of the 0 removed.

Nothing matches a supposedly fast browser that doesn't work. :>)

@Shallot
It's none of your business what I have to do - that's for me to know & you to wonder about. Whether what I do is useful or not is also none of your business.

Yes, I do seriously think Opera will release a browser that doesn't work since they have done so numerous times lately. You might need to check your head & machine. My head & computer are both functioning just fine unlike Opera Browser. So you can go fly a kite & mind your own friggin' business while you're at it might be a pretty good idea.

In other words, buzzzzzzzzzzzz off!!!!!

@ Zero-Point
I have freedom of speech just like you do. Nothing constructive to say is coming out of your voice box. Mind your own business - buzzzzzzzzzz off!!!!!
The first part of your screen name describes you well.

shallot

shallot reviewed v10.52 Build 3338 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

This deserves a 10 !

Don't know why these people have given a 1. I guess they do not know how to download and install a software. I give them a ZERO.

This is by far the best and the fastest browser out there.

Go Opera Go !!!

terryjackson

terryjackson reviewed v10.52 Build 3338 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

Looks great at first sight, but once you start to use, you understand why almost noone on earth uses this empty thing.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3338 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

I like Opera Browser, but would like it even more if it worked.

Shallot, I give you a huge 0!!!!! so you & Opera Browser are a matching pair. Opera does not work for everyone sorry to say...

netean

netean reviewed v10.52 Build 3338 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

Nowadays I only have 2 browsers installed Opera 10.5 and Google Chrome 5 (ok I've got IE8 but I wouldn't use that if it was the last browser on earth!)

I've been using Opera 10.5 since the early betas and for me, it's been absolutely fine. I have noticed a couple of problems, but nothing major and certainly none of the problems that other users here have reported.

10.5x isn't perfect and I do agree it feels rushed to get it out of beta. I'm running build 3337 and it's borked flash - some flash works, some doesn't. But I cut it some slack (it's beta afterall)

ON the whole I really really like 10.5, way more than any of their previous versions. For me, it's fast and stable and usable, and I like it a lot.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.52 Build 3338 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

Set the panels to floating. What happens? A complete abortion.
At least you can now define a shortcut for private tabs now. This is oh so slow getting to release quality.

Someone reviewed v10.52 Build 3337 Beta on Mar 30, 2010

Now if I opened up a pop-up picture... with all versions before 10.5 I could save the picture by a right click with the mouse or to reload a picture or text... Gone! Disabled.... What's this good for Opera??? I had one of those websites to jail-brake a Iphone... one of those commercial pages where they bring in "talking video models" CRASH! It's good to have a fast team of developers working but it comes with a price.... ERRORS... I go from 5 to a 3.... We don't need 10 Milli seconds more speed we need a stable working Opera...

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3337 Beta on Mar 29, 2010

Congrats, Opera. Yet another version of Opera Browser that is junky & simply doesn't work for lots of computer users. Maybe someday a version will come out that works. In the meantime, back at the ranch........................

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.52 Build 3337 Beta on Mar 29, 2010

Agree with Blaxima here.
This thing is still bugtastic. Opera rushed 10.5 out of the door for the ballot and the quality has suffered. Badly.
i'm having numerous problems with the GUI. Sometimes the address bar will lose focus. The scroll tab switcher has ridiculously blurry text (something that was perfectly good before in 10.10). Also there is no keyboard shortcut for "Private Tab". Loading of some pages is slow for no apparent reason. I think i'll be waiting for another few iterations before using this as my main browser.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v10.52 Build 3337 Beta on Mar 29, 2010

I am in no way knocking Opera as a browser. It has a little too much going on for my taste from a GUI standpoint. Speeds are quick and accurate, for that I like. From an interface standpoint, i much prefer Firefox of the new Chrome 5 build for simplicity and speed. All in all. Very average for my taste, though a fantastic browser for the masses.

beelzebub360

beelzebub360 reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 27, 2010

A good browser but very slow on certain sites like orkut..
but the Turbo MODE makes up for it..
All in all a Good browser up there with Chromium , Firefox ,Safari

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 26, 2010

If this is "getting better all the time" I would take that to mean it isn't perfect so why should it be given a perfect score?

10.50 was this most problematic build I've ever used since I started using Opera back in version 8. 10.51 however is a big improvement and enough of one to make me upgrade from 10.10 BUT I'm not as satisfied as I have been in the past because while they've introduced some really nice new features they've compromised stabilty. The thing I've always called Firefox out on was how each release broke things that worked and that it was memory hungry and now Opera with all of the 10.5x releases have gone that way too and it's only fair to call them on it.

This build has not fixed http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ or the fact that when you open a new speed dial tab it requires extra clicks to gain focus and become usable. These are know bugs but it seems that Peacekeeper score is more important than bugs old and new. I just don't understand the point of going nowhere fast.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 26, 2010

After 10.5 we seem to be recovering. This has thankfully put opera back to the top of the table in my book. All the problem seem to be ironed out now, at least the ones I was having. IMHO there's nothing else comes close Firefox used to be my favourite but that is on a rapid downward spiral.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 26, 2010

Getting better all the time!

butthead

butthead reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 26, 2010

Tallpaultn: how about reporting your bug with a sensible description of the problem you have: https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 26, 2010

This is snapshot release and isn't for general user... Still more usable than most browser though.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 25, 2010

Still doesn't work!! -10!!!!!!!!! More of the same from Opera!!

Butthead, I've already done that numerous times without success.

alligoodw

alligoodw reviewed v10.52 Build 3333 Beta on Mar 25, 2010

Much, much better! Sites that were previously giving me trouble (www.intellicast.com), are working with no problems. This is an improvement.

michelblh52@netscape.net

michelblh52@netscape.net reviewed v10.51 on Mar 24, 2010

Very disapointed with this new version. I've installed it above an existing installation of opera 9 which was managing 5 emails accounts and:
1) I've lost all my emails after the 2009/10/26 ???????
2) I've lost all my contacts
3) no backups where performed before installation, so everything is definitively lost.
4) I was quite pleased using Opera 10.50. I had installed it on an old copy of opera 9 and everything was OK. Mails and contacts. So I was quite confident with 10.51 :(
5) I do not receive any new mail except with one of my accounts.

I'm very upset and would have put 0 stars if possible

Will go back to thunderbird and firefox definitely

jb64

jb64 reviewed v10.51 on Mar 24, 2010

Same experience for me as RC3 - it hangs for about a minute (ie no window opens) before doing anything and then crashes. And again they call it finished software like 10.50. As such if this was my experience the first time I tried the browser I probably would not bother again. As it is I know it's been a consistent browser over the last twelve years of use and it offers the experience I want, I will persevere a little longer.

I look forward to 10.52 or 10.53 where they actually fix the rest of the serious new bugs they've created since 10.20.

Oh and darkwzrd1, you are a wanker. You don't bother to review the software itself, you just repeatedly call other people "freak'n idiots" if they happen to rate the current version of Opera very low. I notice you didn't provide a solution to my issue. 10.20 works fine. 10.51 does not. Enough said from me, feel free to continue however.

postaue

postaue reviewed v10.51 on Mar 24, 2010

I've been using Opera for many years. In this latest version, no page loads completely. Is midway. Improved in many respects, but worsens show all pages. A pity. In spite of myself, I can only give two stars

maddy143ded

maddy143ded reviewed v10.51 on Mar 23, 2010

the beast browser currently.
beat Google Chrome in Peacekeeper Benchmarks...
some amazing rendering results, but needs to improve on the graphics front a lot..

hedley

hedley reviewed v10.51 on Mar 23, 2010

User Interface:

Fixed
Drag and Drop not working in some instances
Deleting a bookmark closing/collapsing all folders
Focus being lost when deleting bookmarks
Integrated search performing searches in Google and not in the page
The Opera O menu button reappearing when the Menu bar is enabled
The Opera icon remaining in the system tray after closing Opera
Minimized tabs not displaying after a restart
Favicon not being added to Bookmarks due to a question mark in the filename
Individual characters in Chinese text being rotated anti-clockwis

laptopy.net

laptopy.net reviewed v10.51 on Mar 23, 2010

One of the best what Opera have is integrated mail client.
For me is much better and faster than thunderbird. Don't have to open another program!

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v10.51 on Mar 23, 2010

It's my favourite browser. Firefox for me is going to over-code-software. Chrome is no.1 spyware and it's got lack of features.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed v10.51 on Mar 23, 2010

Opera 10.5 rocks, not only is it a total suite but its the fastest in terms of browsing and mail, team Opera works day and night to come out with latest patches for security, it also has the best interface of all the browser suites period.

tewa

tewa reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

the ini variables still not working, back to 10.10 again

the_hammer

the_hammer reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

Not impressed way to many issues.

Actually pretty disappointing for a 10.5 version

Drewz

Drewz reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

I been using Opera since version 6. There's no real reason it can't work if you're willing to put in the slight effort. 10.5 is better than its ever been for coming out of the box without having to do too much to have it work like the other browsers. As for someone saying he can't log on ebay, I never had any problems with it.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

Giving Opera Browser a -10 rating in its current state is an undeserved compliment. Unbelievable that they keep releasing such crappy attempts at making a browser that works...

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

Well, once again they just slapped a final tag on an RC with issues instead of trying to make more fixes before the final release.
This is the exact same build as this one http://fileforum.betanew...Opera-v1051/945720329/9

So if you're hoping problems from that build are gone you're out of luck. I would definitely say to upgrade from 10.50 which is a buggy mess but if you're happy with 10.10 just know that you are going to be getting some nice new features at the price of some stability issues and greater memory usage.

picsoetje

picsoetje reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

I installed it, tested it, loved it !!
Great brower if not the greatest.

One particular feature in IE8 made me go back to IE8 however:
"Close unused folders in History and Favorites".

Maybe it will be added in Opera ?

pdail

pdail reviewed v10.51 on Mar 22, 2010

I have been using this Wonderful Browser, since they started V 10.5 and outside of a few problems, that seem to go away, with each new Build, I really like it. As far as the Problems go, there is no perfect Browser.They all have there little Quirks. And I just accept it and move on. If you have ever tried writing Code, for a Browser, you know how hard it is. So, if your Browser doesn't work the way you like, there are lot's of them out there. Enjoy your Day!!

naosuke

naosuke reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 21, 2010

I finally decided to give this browser a chance. I've been a frequent user of Firefox and Google Chrome (switching back and forth). I have to say that Opera has come a loooooong way since the last time I used it ( since the Opera 8 series). It's definitely the best browsing experience I've had so far between the modern browsers.
I'm not too sure how secure or buggy the browser is yet, but I've had "0" problems with it. It even renders web pages correctly nowadays; which was a major problem with the browser a long time ago.

5/5 stars

seajovia

seajovia reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 21, 2010

Opera Web browser offers the best internet browsing experience available, without doubs

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 19, 2010

jb64, your a freakn' idiot. It's almost sickening,,, I'm so tired of reading posts from complete morons.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 19, 2010

Wow. And I didn't think the 10.50 release could get any worse. But it did. It's called 10.51 RC3.

I installed this after making a complete backup. This is truly appalling. It hung for 1 minute and then could not load my 10.20 configuration, instead it just crashed. I tried again, same result. I tried again, this time selecting no open windows and it loaded, okay....

I shut it down. I had ONE open window that it had to remember net time. It took one minute to sit there doing nothing (just hanging) before it loaded. It only started loading the page after the one minute period.

IE6 is more functional that this version. Get your act together Opera, cos this is a new low. I'm back to 10.20, which at least works.

Oh they did fix the windows 7 window selection on the task bar. I could access my email. The rest is questionable.

AmpFeare

AmpFeare reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 18, 2010

alright blax if u got something u seem to be buggy/wrong with opera, ****ing report it to them on THEIR forum instead of b****ing about it here. they have forums for a reason. jesus h christ, 4 stars because im a firefox fan, otherwise its a fine browser that shouldnt be overlooked.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 18, 2010

"This is the third release candidate for Opera 10.51 for Windows. It fixes the following issues:

Fixed CARAKAN-1187 (Crash when scrolling page)
Fixed CARAKAN-1191 (Date pickers on several travel sites fail)"

I just hope they don't slap a "final" label on 10.51 the way they did with 10.50 when it was of (at best) beta quality. The only thing I noticed with this release is a slight increase in memory usage.

EDIT---------------------
@AmpFeare
What ****ing makes you think I don't? Check their forums and the Desktop team and you will find me using the same ****ing name.
Instead of "trying" to preach to me how I " should" be telling them on their forums you should learn how to leave a proper ****ing review here because your's tells me nothing about this browser and more specifically this release

@darkwzrd1
It's you're, not "your". Sorry but spell check can't help you with that one. Makes you wonder who the real "moron" is

@smanofsteel
Don't have Opera open while you do this
Go into the profile folder>toolbar - open standard_toolbar.ini you will see this

[Pagebar.style]
Button style=1
Large Images=0
Wrapping=0
Maximum Button Width=180 (change this to decrease the overall tab size)

smanofsteel76

smanofsteel76 reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 18, 2010

I love the Aero in Opera 10.51 but I wish Opera had something similar to App Tabs in Firefox or the pinning tab feature in Chrome. In other words, the abilty to see only the icon on the tab. When I choose to only show the icon in Opera by adjusting the appearance settings, the tab is still very wide which in my Opinion defeats the purpose. Anyone know how to do this? If so, e-mail me at smanofsteel76@gmail.com. If Opera had this or if I could figure it out, I would have given this a 5!

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.51 Build 3315 RC3 on Mar 18, 2010

Opera once again setting the record on putting out the world's very worst browser that doesn't work!! Congrats, Opie!!

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.51 Build 3313 RC2 on Mar 17, 2010

This is from the Opera Desktop Team
"Here is a second 10.51 Release Candidate for Windows. A few small stability fixes have been added, and we fixed a problem with Chinese text being rotated for some users."

So it's back to being a little disappointed. Not that there has been any regressions with this build but there just aren't any (for me) noticeable improvements, all my issues remain and I find it rather funny that they would call this RC 2 when it's really nothing more than RC 1.2

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.51 Build 3311 RC1 on Mar 15, 2010

Now this is more like it. The 10.50 release was a huge disappointment but this release is righting all the wrongs. Most notably with this is the reduced memory usage and memory leaks which where always an area where Opera excelled until the 10.50 release.

It's still not there yet but things are looking much better now. It's worth mentioning that it appears that java is disabled in the options and you are unable to select. This tells me that it is probably the source of the memory issues and that they will be improving their java engine, just a guess

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v10.50 on Mar 14, 2010

I had switched to opera from firefox and all was well with the world. Then I upgraded to 10.5 and I cannot believe they have released such a buggy product. It is impossible to log into ebay it keeps reloading the log on screen and I have never had a browser crash so much at least 4 times an hour. I have NEVER had any browser with so many failings. Why did they release this it's awful.

I hope they get it sorted soon as I don't want to go back to firefox and Chrome isn't an option!

Someone reviewed v10.50 on Mar 11, 2010

Since the new 10.50 I got huge problems to log into Facebook Opera keeps telling me to enable my cookies, links out of pop-up screens don't work anymore or putting me through to my home page which is google search, another problem with pop-up screens that I'm not able anymore to save pictures by right click... the right click option is complete gone! I have quite some troubles downloading exe files (as mentioned here before) especially with torrent files, this option gives me only garbage on the screen and nothing else happens. I use Opera for years now but this time I get a bit afraid the software is pushed out far to early for a commerical use, it should have stayed beta. I'm switching back to 9 for now.

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.50 on Mar 6, 2010

There are many browsers installed on my computer, but one of them is simply the best and is clear winner. That is Opera. These days, browser is one of the "start-up" applications and spending great deal of time using it, means that you have to use the best, the most secure and the fastest. Well done Opera team.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.50 on Mar 6, 2010

@Vimes: You use Fanboy's Adblock List are you? Is a bug of that not Opera, if you delete the urlfilter.ini file, all work fine again.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.50 on Mar 5, 2010

Installed on two separate PC's. It will not play videos or clips from IMDB. Opera 10.10 worked fine, as does FF or Chrome.

Reported as a bug.

tewa

tewa reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

i updated from 10.10 to 10.50 last night and it appeared good at first glance. the speed was fast! its memory went up to 170MB some times but most time it uses 40-50MB. its general response was also fast.

however, there are also severe problems. for one, it doesn't like to download any executables, not from this site, not even from opera's own website. in addition, the custom menu i put in since opera 6 or 7 suddenly stopped working. for example, one the menu item can open the current webpage in firefox, but in this version of opera, the firefox started up but not showing the webpage it suppose to show.

overall, i like the performance of this version, but like many people said, this should be a beta, not good enough for a stable release.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

Holly cow! Opera is smoking now. This is a winner and very stable. Super functions and safety built in. I may have to abandon Chromium to second fiddle. This is a great browser.

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

It is truly crazily fast, seems very solid so far, and has all the features from previous versions. I rate it high because of obviously the speed, the security (Opera is consistently rated the best on this subject) and the functionality. Especially on a netbook this version is perfect.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

This is a piece of crap if it is supposed to be a final version. Avoid it, until they release something decent if you've actually bothered to configure your version in the past. Okay, so some people aren't having any problems, but wow, there are a lot who are! From alpha to beta to RC 4, 5 then release in a few weeks???!?!??! I don't think so given past beta releases. A few months maybe...

I can't even view certain windows. it took over a minute to even display the main window. I have lost the ability to minimise windows. I have always run it windows-based, rather than full-sized, it is more functional for me to swap between recent windows. I can't get to any friggin' menu now to configure anything. No, the BIG 'O' menu doesn't appear, so no point in following the help. This was a problem in the early alpha version too.

I hate the 73 selections for each open tab from the windows 7 task bar. How the hell do I turn that feature off? Why the hell is it enabled by default anyway? Other programs only this on a right mouse click, not a left mouse click. I'd look for the option to turn it off, but oh wait, I can't even get to a menu. Sh*t.

I've been following the alpha/betas this time by doing a separate install and it seems to work quite well if you completely ignore previous configurations (e.g. the missing bookmarks issue, the big 'O' menu etc.). For existing users who have configured the browser the way they want it, and one of the strengths of Opera (without 276 plug-ins, like other browsers), oh oh, problems abound.

I will say one thing, they haven't screwed with the ability to downgrade with this release, which adds one star more than this beta deserves, and better than I fared with previous beta versions. It's a beta. It sucks, I want a real version.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

I rate it high because I am really impressed by the browser.

To these ones who have problems: please report bugs here https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/

Techguy22

Techguy22 reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

Opera has out done themselves once again! Opera 10.5 is rock-solid and it's so much faster than any other browser out there! Once again Opera Software has proven they indeed have the best web browser period!

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.50 on Mar 3, 2010

great release as always!!! haven't run into any problems so far ... btw must have tool for oper users, if you didn't already know, there's a lil software called "opera adblock configurator" u've got to use it one time, and u wont see ad's anymore :D
http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

I am very disappointed with this release. In their hast they have released a final that doesn't even perform as well as the version 9 and 10.0 alphas did. It's riddled with silly mistakes and lingering bugs. The memory consumption has sky rocketed as well and that was one of the main arguments against Firefox that I always made.

While they did introduce some enhancements with this build it just wasn't ready for prime time and hopefully with the rush for the ballot box out of the way they can get back to the quality I have come to expect from the Opera team. Till then it's back to 10.01 for me

It's quite clear from all the negative feedback over at Opera (which has never been the case) that this rush job is not a suitable update for existing users
http://my.opera.com/desk...50-is-released#comments

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

http://www.enra.nl/ still crashes this build and crashes builds tested back into the 9.x range.

Still my primary browser, but bugs like this being ignored after having been reported months ago being in a "gold" build really arent something i consider acceptable, sorry Opera, gotta give you less then 5 stars this time, maby you will fix this bug b4 the next snapshot build comes out.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

10.50 is the best version of Opera yet with increased speed and performance, a re-hauled interface for Win 7 and extra features that other browsers can only imitate.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

I've had no major issues with this 10.5

Congrats to the DEVs for the hard work and excellent job at making it so fast!
On my system it is faster than Chrome5 and Firefox 3.6

-Windows XP SP3

m00m00

m00m00 reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

This FINAL is more like a beta. It is fast, when it feels like being fast. It hangs without fully loading some pages that other browsers fly through. It looks good, but I do not feel like fiddling with it and future fix releases to browse the web.

I really did give it a good running around with, but, Chrome IS faster and Firefox is my current browser, and it will stay that way.

Why this is the final release with so MANY nagging bugs baffles me. Are they trying to paint a less than adequate picture of their browser ? Or was it rushed for some Microsoft ballot agenda?

Give it a try... you will probably go back to their 10.10 version or stick to your Chrome / Firefox. For fanbois only I am afraid!

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

Still doesn't work for me. Using Windows' Mail on WinVista Home Premium SP-2. It simply doesn't gee-haw with Windows' mail or something on my system. I can't use Windows' Mail at all after installing Opera Browser which is totally unacceptable. I don't want to use Opera Mail & shouldn't have to use it just to be able to use Opera Browser. Windows' Mail works fine with other browsers, so there is apparently some kind of conflict with Opera Browser. Have reported the problem as a bug, but apparently Opera is not interested in correcting the problem so Opera Browser is worthless as far as I'm concerned & I can't recommend it to anyone. Would rate lower than a 1 if I could...

lksd

lksd reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

Awesome browser. If you need to read a reliable review Google it again and read reviews somewhere else. Beta News and also this file forum is Anti-Opera :)

So If you need an objective and true review, read it somewhere else :)

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

And very good it is too. It’s faster than Chrome, it’s more featued and more secure than Firefox, and it’s also rather cool..

It’s also the browser of choice by techies in the know, beating Firefox, Chrome and Safari for top place.

http://browsers.about.co...-browsers-winners_2.htm

Zenphic

Zenphic reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

Very fast browser, said to be the fastest at the moment. It still starts up slower than Chrome and seriously needs the super drag and drop support. Otherwise, a good all-round browser.

thartist

thartist reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

Well, in the end it is working perfectly for me and better than ever. Rushed yes, but still

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

just a fantastic browser. however, i'm a longtime user of opera (4-something, maybe) and firefox (back when it was phoenix), and it's always a ritual to run through the setup and get the prefs just the way i like them. i had a bit of an issue with 10.2 while javascript (on one site in particular) was broken, but that's fixed. and with flash blocker for opera, opera is my browser du jour 99 percent of the time. opera may be a little confusing to a new user, but is well worth the download/trial.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 on Mar 2, 2010

Bugs, plenty of them. I'm mostly seeing it in the GUI.
Can't seem to close the window tab (which lists all open windows) with mouse gesture.
Acid 3 is passed with 100% BUT the animation is jerky and slow, a regression from previous builds i think.
Also the search dialogue now has a "previous seaches" list which you can't get rid of (unless presumably you edit one of the .ini files), so don't go searching for all your pr0n there.... 'nuff said. This isn't ready, and Opera ought to know it.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 2, 2010

we gonna see final in next few hours.
Now it's just quick polish. Great browser Really!

terryjackson

terryjackson reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

They're gonna release another 20.000 RC's because there's still so many urgent bugs in this.

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

out of date rc5 is out

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

it works fine on my machine.

has a nice appearance and looks pretty good.

seems to have additional features not found in other browsers that would be helpful to college students and researchers.

however, it doesn't seem to have "import" favorites or bookmarks.

but there is on reason why i won't continue to try it out.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

I don't know what other user are talking about, this RC is totally stable.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

To each his/her own, but seems to me that Opera developers need to concentrate on putting out a good product that WORKS. The versions being put out lately simply are not usable for many reasons. I still can't get it to work on my system at all. I've tried everything I can think of without success. I use Windows' Mail & think Opera has a conflict with it, but there seems to lots of other issues also with the versions being released. Maybe they will get the kinks worked out in the near future.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

I know Opera are trying to rush this thing out for the ballot screen, but seriously. This is ludicrous. This thing is simply not ready. No way is this RC quality. I had intermittent bugs trying to drag links to my desktop, unable to highlight certain text, GUI customization problems. The list goes on. I'll stick with the existing stable and maybe upgrade after a few point releases.

@Chocobito, It is pretty stable, it hasn't crashed on me, but stable is not the same as bug free (as far as that is possible, anyway). With this number of niggling bugs it doesn't approach the stellar quality of previous releases.

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.50 Build 3294 RC4 on Mar 1, 2010

good stuff runs fine on Windows 7 here, like the low profile of real estate it takes as well, renders a page I believe the best out of IE_FF and has the best spell checker , god knows I need one.. and this browser allows more control over that Hijack anti-virus 2010 page's that floats around so often..

betasun

betasun reviewed v10.50 Build 3275 Beta on Mar 1, 2010

For me every link or any address i want to go opens a save-open-cancel dialog !
i cannot go to any adress or link .i have the same problem with older versions .

tontito

tontito reviewed v10.50 Build 3275 Beta on Feb 28, 2010

Does this update solve authentication digest issues?

regards

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v10.50 Build 3275 Beta on Feb 27, 2010

anomoly, your a moron 1. with opera its opera:config, and opera:about

Im running this build, and it may have some querks but its beta, thats expected, and they normally fix anything major by the next build :)

10.50's current version is for me, rock solid, fast and dosnt require 50+mb worth of extensions to do what i want it to do.

new build is out
http://my.opera.com/desk...02/27/a-small-changelog
grab it there, BN/FF havent updated yet :)

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.50 Build 3275 Beta on Feb 27, 2010

Now we're cookin'! This version works well and lives up to expectations. My favorite browser of the past 11 years has reached a new level of excellence.

hedley

hedley reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 25, 2010

It a really fastup since 10.00.

flosshatt

flosshatt reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 24, 2010

Pretty solid and blazing fast.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 24, 2010

It amazes me more and more how idiotic people (especially anomoly) can be.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 24, 2010

This is not even close to a finished product. A Beta 2? Seriously?
If this is going to be the quality of the next release i'm going to give it a pass.
Seriously Opera WTF?

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 24, 2010

@ anomoly Are you upgrading from a previous install or are you doing a clean install? I would do a clean install (removing all old installations first) as you may have a bad packet somewhere that is transferring from build to build.

For my part, I am very happy with Opera. It's a fast browser and it looks really nice. I am not experiencing any crashes, but I have had a couple of lockups (and this may have been a website issue and not a browser issue).

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3272 Beta 2 on Feb 24, 2010

Installed and without any change to the configuration it still displays pages incorrectly. Long lines that go all the way down to a ridiculously long page. I can handle minor bugs but this isn't minor.
Size is NOT an issue. I am typing this with FFportable v3.6 with 2 addons and it is 61mb. Worrying about being able to torrent on a network or pc that is not yours is moot.

And yes I did remove even registry traces beforehand. Running on a p4 with a 6200 agp card. So excuse my idiocy when others have no problem with rendering.
I like the security "options" which are very clear, especially in the opera tor browser. I say options because you have to spend a few minutes scrolling through the about:config. But, how exactly secure do you think this is if it handles your torrents, email, widgets, web server with upnp on by default-lol, my opera, my music etc ad nauseum on top of regular browsing??
Everyone is amazed but me.

thartist

thartist reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 24, 2010

Opera 10.50 is coming along soooooooooooo, soooooooooooo good!

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 24, 2010

works great here, I prefer the classic installer as it tends to work better for updating already installed versions then the MSI installer.

File forum has never shown me any problems with any version of opera....duno what to say there.

Oh and all of you who want opera to remove everything extra from the browser saying its bloat, look at the installer size for opera 10.50 vs the latist beta of FF......

ff beta for windows 12mb
opera 10.50 beta for windows 9.7mb

so you can have ff without extentions and with far less functionality at a larger download/install size, or opera, with functions you may not use at a smaller download size.....

I will take the ability to use the built in torrent client IF I NEED TO(like when im on a system whos owner dosnt know what torrents are or understand such things)

JethroB

JethroB reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

Great browser/email/nntp news suite program, but the msi installer version has more installation options http://snapshot.opera.co.../Opera_1050_3271_in.exe

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

Still won't display fileforum correctly as well as others. All i get is an infinitely long page which has long lines straight to the bottom. Will update if I can fix it. Weird cause at first it worked and then after I restarted it went back to refusing to see fileforum's content. I also noticed the encoding and encoding group options are completely blank for every site apparently. Options dialog AGAIN!
RELEASE A BROWSER NOT an ALL N ONE PileOS.
I will not use this again until it is out of beta if ever.

Techguy22

Techguy22 reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

This new version of Opera is totally awesome it's even faster than Chrome.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

The 3271 beta release is a lot more stable. While I didn't get crashes with 3266, I actually suffered from the browser locking up - forcing me to close Opera entirely. This issue is thankfully not present in 3271.

I am very happy with Opera right now. Even though it is in beta, I have been using it as my primary browser. I don't use the mail, widgets or anything else it offers. But as a browser it is fast, very clean looking and has a large viewing window.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

It's really hard to defend something that simply just does not work very well and ALL of the version 10.5 releases have performed quite poorly. Sure the speed has increased but site compatibility (which had all but been eliminated) has reared it's head again. Also, there are just too many broken menu items and various other things that work fine in 10.10. Stability as well has never been an issue for me whether it was 9, 9.5, 10 final or any of it's alphas and betas until now.

Since we should be rating the product we have in front of us and not base ratings on what it has been or what it might be I can't give Opera it's usual 5*s

It really does look like they're rushing it out the door for this http://www.electronista....indows.7.browser.ballot because I've never encountered such problems as I have with the version 10.5 releases.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3271 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

Is anyone using WinVista SP-2 & Windows' Mail as their default e-mail program able to run Opera Browser without problems with their e-mail? When I load Opera Browser my Windows' Mail goes crazy & becomes unusable. It says I need to set up an account, but I don't want to use Opera Mail. I can't even leave Opera Browser loaded because when I click on e-mail in Mozilla Firefox, instead of opening a Windows' Mail window, Opera Browser opens. Soon as I uninstall Opera Brower, all is well once again. I want to give Opera Browser a trial run, but obviously can't do so until this issue is resolved. This issue has been reported to Opera developers, but they're apparently busy updating the Opera Beta versions. Thanks in advance for any tips and/or assistance.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3266 Beta on Feb 23, 2010

This version has options dialogue borked STILL. And it won't display THIS website properly. Back to ff. Too bad cause the edit site preferences and block content was one of the main reasons I ran it (incl the ability to edit and add search engines easily).
The one thing I will say is the lame download tab that you must constantly close is annoying as hell.
Screw unite, widgets, synking, bittorrent, webserver BS. Release a version without all the BLOAT. I'll bet money it actually works. I don't need my browser to check the time, play music, share files, handle torrents, check email, check the weather blah blah blah. none of that crap. And if you notice you will see that every google search is opera referenced. LAME
use this instead
http://www.google.com/search?q=%s
(apparently google has their nose stuffed up opera's a**) FU google!

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v10.50 Build 3266 Beta on Feb 22, 2010

This is the first Opera beta I recall that just isn't ready for prime time. I try each new release and then end up uninstalling. I can get it to look and act about like I want but one of my favorite web pages just doesn't display correctly.

I've used Opera as my only browser since 1998 and love 10.10, as I have all previous versions. I'm sure I'll like 10.5 when they get it a bit better settled. I can't believe all of the non-functional menu/customizing choices.

netean

netean reviewed v10.50 Build 3266 Beta on Feb 22, 2010

Opera is a browser that people generally love or hate. I'm in the LOVE category. Although I think V10.0 was a disappointment and I really don't see the need for Opera Widgets, Opera Unite etc..

I can say that V10.5 is good, it's very very good. It's fast, starts faster than anything other than Chrome, renders really well (a few quirks on some pages, but it's still beta and nothing that stops the page being used)

Opera Mail works for me (I use it in conjunction with Gmail and my ISPs IMAP server)

The new UI is a big improvement over v10. Lends a lot to Chrome (which in my mind is a good thing - you might think differently) It's UI is very responsive and works well in XP, WIndows 7 and Linux (looks nice in all 3)

The developer tools are superb (if you're a web developer)

Browser bookmark sync is great, works for my work, home, windows, linux machines.

Yet to be convinced by Opera Unite, and it does use a lot of ram (something that Opera dev team already know about) But v10.5 is quite simple a really good browser.

You might prefer Firefox and think it's better, you might thin Chrome or Safari as the best browsers there are.. I wouldn't argue, they all have their merits and downsides, Opera is no different.

I switch between Chrome and Opera (don't use Firefox anymore - although FF is a good browser, nothing wrong with the fox!) I like both Chrome and Opera equally. Opera having the slight advantage of having mail and mouse gestures built in (eg without an extension).

If you're happy with your current browser, stick with it. If not, try Opera 10.5 you may love it!

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3266 Beta on Feb 22, 2010

Same song-next verse. Still doesn't work with Windows Mail as the default e-mail program on WinVista. Normally use Firefox 3.6 with Windows' Mail, but that doesn't work after installing Opera Browser. Uninstall Opera browser & all is well again...

hedley

hedley reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 21, 2010

Most of inventions in browser was make by Opera dude

us3r

us3r reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

The GUI design and its functionality is still in dark ages. lol

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

I'll be satisfied if they can get Opera 10.5 Final to at least 10.1 level, The bug is numerous for the beta. Although I get no crash many of 10.1 usability is simply not present...

New (observable) feature can wait for another version, for now getting carakan and html5 out and back to 10.1 level of usability is more important imo.

(Honestly the "new" features don't excite me as much, I'd rather get User javascript manager than a gimmicky geo tagging)

@us3r
lol, quite the opposite. Did you wrongly installed Firefox and regarded it as Opera by any chance?

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

Great job.
Opera is pretty fast now in this version. The js changes are great. Speed is what we wantand we have it.
Plzzzz opera developers dont rush the new version!
Fix major bugs and focus on stability. Version 10.10 is working fine.
Follow this way for 10.50 as well

betasun

betasun reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

Where is the MAIN drop down menu toolbar ?for example to add favorites .

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

Simply don't like it. Opera 1010 is far better. Anyway, I'll be sticking with Chrome.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 19, 2010

All bugs from previous review still exist. Especially annoying is bookmark import being broken.
A couple of other things i noticed, letters in the search box for the BBC iPlayer appear black and there invisible, so there seems to be something wrong with the interaction with flash/air.
Second, if you zoom with the ctrl-scroll combination the new zoom slider doesn't change according to the current zoom level.
Considering it's a Beta i'll cut it some slack, but still, to me it looks more like an Alpha....Disappointing.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3260 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

WAAAy faster than the last 10.5 alpha, but the last tab of the options dialog is half unreadable and displays incorrectly on my p4.
I could sure wish for a simple profile backup with search, books, and general settings. Pain in the ** to always have to redo stuff. Let Me Keep My Own search settings between installs! F Google, ask & all that ****. It does have multiple user profile option on install which is cool.

Scoobs72

Scoobs72 reviewed v10.50 Build 3257 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

Opera 10.5+Windows mail works fine for me. Lightning fast on my system. Does everything I want out of the box without endless addons.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3257 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

Is anyone using Opera Browser with Windows Mail without having problems?

I have filed a bug report, but the conflict remains as it has been for a long time now. I used Opera Browser with Windows Mail in the past & it worked fine, but they sure don't gee-haw these days.

The only way I can resolve the problem is to uninstall Opera Browser, then all is well once again. Hopefully, Opera will fix the conflict some day unless they don't want Opera users to use Windows Mail for some reason - if that's the case, guess I won't be able to use Opera Browser because I have no plans to discontinue using Windows Mail.

Thus a rating of 2 for Opera Browser since it conflicts with Windows Mail which makes it unusable for me.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v10.50 Build 3257 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

+ Speed and featureset, lack of bloat
- lack of plugin architecture, ad and element blocking (it's there but it doesn't work nearly as well as Firefox. I'm sick of complaining about this, why can't Opera meet the other browsers on this ability? I want greasemonkey scripts, plug-ins, easy plug-in install capability, and no .ini file modification every new browser load.

It is such a great browser otherwise.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.50 Build 3257 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

Well this is the lowest rating I have ever given this wonderful browser and for good reason. I'm sure when its final is released it will be 5 stars but as it stands now stability is just too much of an issue. Right Click>Go to web address has not worked in any build and this build has a corrupted part of the preferences panel.

This is rather unusual for Opera in my experience with it and they have been pumping out builds faster than I seem to remember them doing. Hope that their quality isn't being sacrificed by rushing it out the door for this http://www.electronista....indows.7.browser.ballot/

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 18, 2010

Quite a few problems with customizing the GUI. Can't seem to remove multiple buttons from toolbars in series. Also cannot seem to remove the search box in the address bar.
Bookmarks file format has changed and doesn't seem to be able to import the old boomarks.adr format.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v10.10 on Feb 14, 2010

Opera, 300 users cant be wrong.

Daddy_Spank

Daddy_Spank reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 12, 2010

This is still a Beta 1 release - there are kinks and bugs to be sorted out but I the speed is fantastic, and the functionality as well. Saves a lot of space on the screen, and looks amazing.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 12, 2010

It's not perfect yet but as beta it was quite a surprise!
At present time, it seems just as fast as Google Chrome 5.

anon2402

anon2402 reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 12, 2010

Where can I get windows 10.5?

stevvie

stevvie reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 12, 2010

This browser is sure faster than IE and firefox. But that speed comes at a price, some pages just don't display properly and some just display as garbage. Most display ok but a few are just unreadable. So the bottom line is do you want to save a few seconds a year and then have to start IE or Firefox for the few pages that still don't work or do you want to use a browser that just displays the pages (IE, Firefox) but is a little slower or do you want a slightly faster browser that struggles with some pages (opera) ?

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 12, 2010

i was getting a little perturbed with version 10 when a couple of my javascript heavy sites wouldn't work anymore, and firefox had the adblock & flashblock add-ons. with the discovery of flashblocker and javascript is working again, opera is back in place as my numero uno browser.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

@SoftwareTester: you can change the skin whenever you want.
@Kelson64: use middle click + link (if you don't have a middle buttom mouse press right and left at the same time)

SoftwareTester

SoftwareTester reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

need new skin for 10.50. the personal bookmark bar color is off. also the tab bar when it move from top to left

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

There are a lot of things to like about Opera. The default UI is easily the nicest looking of any browser. I like the way you can move the different tookbars to any part of the screen. The "personal" bar is great (and the "glowing" text is a nice touch). There's plenty of skins available, and I've only run into a couple that don't work with this beta. The speed dial feature is very nice, and it's a huge plus that it is built in.

Websites load really fast in Opera, and the text is smoother and sharper than both Firefox and Chrome.

A really dumb question that has me baffled. Is there any way to hit CTL + LINK to open up a new tab in Opera? If there is, I can't seem to figure it out.

I am not a fan of add-ons . . . though I would love to see some popular ones like Cooliris made to work with Opera. My main wishes for my browser is that it has fast load times, is stable, is easy to use and is visually pleasing. Opera delivers.

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

i know this is great-browser like somebody said, but it and chrome lack of something that I can only satisfy in firefox.

i guess it is stability and reliability.

v4npro

v4npro reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

Really enjoy using the new Opera, 10.5. A must with Ad Fliter list.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.50 Beta 1 on Feb 11, 2010

@Phat Esther: You know what, I test multiple link save in Opera and guest what. IS WORKING FINE MORON, you are the not prove the new build because its working fine. Learn to use it.

lucaluca

lucaluca reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 11, 2010

It is a very fast (great improvement over version 10.10) web browser. I've been using it for years now (opera not version 10.5;), usually as a alternate app to firefox, now I'm alternating between opera and chrome. Although many reviewers say it's faster than chrome, on my system chrome still rockz. I prefer chrome's fast start up time, but I love (for years now) opera's mouse gestures (& keyboard shortcuts too - you can browse the site's links with your arrow keys...)
In my independent tests (my 10 favorite sites load times and browser's start up times) opera has always been a winner. Few bugs here and there, (very few) sites not rendering correctly, apart from that grrreat browser.
I recommend it wholeheartedly. (I think it's a word)

umi81

umi81 reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 11, 2010

Very good browser, fast and usable all the way.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 10, 2010

Unlike the version 10 alphas, these 10.5's have been much less stable. The speed improvement is obvious and there are some slick graphical improvements but it certainly isn't at the stage where you can use it a your main browser. I do have complete faith though that, as always, the finished product will be light years ahead of the competition.

@Kelson64
Buttons, scrollbars and info boxes are drawn on pages according to the skin you are using so it's not a bug.

and as for an ad block add-on, well it's pointless. http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 10, 2010

Opera is quickly becoming my browser of choice. These last few builds have been very stable for me, and many of the small bugs I have reported have already been repaired.

The only issue I am having with this most current build is a minor rendering issue. It's a small thing, but it stands out for me. The best way to describe the issue is that Opera seems to take a harder line when rendering boxes within web pages.

Here's an example, and you can test this yourself with other browsers. Go to this family entertainment site http://entertainment.24-hrnetwork.com Look at the box for "Latest Posts". In Opera, the corners of this box are sharp and pointed - but in other browsers the edges of this box are rounded. It's a small thing, but it IS odd that Opera can't render like the other browsers can. (I have tested this with Firefox, Safari and Chrome).

Please tell me if I am missing a setting in Opera that causes this to happen. As it is, I have filed a bug report on this issue. Everything else is working fine . . and I am not suffering the crashes I experienced with other builds.

Perhaps my favorite thing about Opera is its nice, big viewing window. The new UI is not cluttered at all, and Opera now rivals Safari for the best viewing window. It's a small thing for some - but for me, it means I don't have to scroll as much to read a web page. At my age . . that is something to be appreciated!

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 10, 2010

@some guy there is something like adblock+ for opera ... you've got to use it only 1 time, and u wont see any ad's again
http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.50 Build 3241 Pre-Alpha on Feb 10, 2010

this browser renders all pages that some other wont render or fail at at, Just needs more plugins like ADBLOCK++++ do you hear me Opera ? over...

butthead

butthead reviewed v10.50 Build 3236 Pre-Alpha on Feb 9, 2010

@Tallpaultn: what is the exact error message you are getting? Do you get the same error with a clean install? See an example of how to get a clean install here: http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/888/ you can report the bug here: https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/

@Phat Esther: current workaround is to use the "save to download folder" option in the Links panel Save dropdown menu, then manually make dirs for various files.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3236 Pre-Alpha on Feb 9, 2010

Would love to give the Opera Browser a trial run; however I use Windows' Mail & there's still some kind of conflict between all versions of Opera Browser & Windows' Mail. Used Opera Browser before with Windows' Mail & it worked just fine, but not anymore. When I click on Windows' Mail to send a message in Mozilla Firefox 3.6, instead of opening a Windows' Mail window so I can send the message, Opera Browser opens & says a necessary file is not available. Once I uninstall Opera Browser, all is well once again. I've tried the different versions of Opera Browser with the same results in each instance. Hopefully Opera will address this conflict in the near future so I can once again use the Opera Browser.

@butthead
Thanks for the information. I tried a clean install, but that doesn't correct the problem. I'll file a bug report.

oRoFLash

oRoFLash reviewed v10.10 on Feb 9, 2010

Simply the best browser: The most fast, secure and intuitive. Mozilla Firefox is a good browser, but Opera rules!
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Opera es el mejor navegador. Es el mas rapido y seguro, aunque Firefox es bueno, Opera es superior!

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.50 Build 3234 Pre-Alpha on Feb 8, 2010

10.5 is definitely faster than my firefox installation. They got the spell check working again. I guess java is working with this one, but I don't use it. Hadn't had a crash since a couple of releases ago. I'd say this is about ready to go beta now...

As far as whatever Esther is rambling about... Sounds like something a 3rd party prog could do. There might even be a userscript somewhere. Check the userscript threads at the opera forums.

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v10.50 Build 3234 Pre-Alpha on Feb 8, 2010

Very fast, Has been stable since i updated to this current build, And yes, I use this as my main browser.

Note: if you want to save a whole webpage, why not just save it as an mht file rather then saving it as a bunch of links?

mikes1616

mikes1616 reviewed v10.50 Build 3234 Pre-Alpha on Feb 8, 2010

Would love to try this but I am so tied to LastPass I cannot. The bookmarklets are not enough. Giving a neutral rating to indicate my disappointment of a proper SDK.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 7, 2010

I documented this for last 2 years at least dozens of times compare 9.27.8841 vs. latest actually pre anaplha beta Flutecamp 10.XY
Multiple Link Save test

- 1. - go to any site tha containa at least 100 link
like car0001.jpg to car0100.jpg
select 100 link on F4 + links panel, click ctrl+Left Mouse Button on car0001.jpg and s.h.i.f.t. +LMB on car0100.jpg that means you select 100 links.
- 2. - click on to selected part with Right Mouse Button ang go to save linked content as... and click on it LMB and after Opera give you 100 save windows
- 3. - save the first 10 links to folder drive:\cars\jpg\00\... folder
- 4. - save the second 10 links to folder drive:\cars\jpg\10\... folder
............ save 20 to 90 i think you know whics folder name
- 5. - save the last 10 links to drive:\cars\jpg\90\... folder

thats it select 100 links into 10 different folder at same time within some seconds on 9.27.8841

and now you turn try save 100 links with any latest opera version in the last 2 years
if you like race we just save 100000 link to 1000 different folder at same time
hahaha
i saved this with 9.27.8841 within few minutes but you save with any latest o10 or after 9.5 beta the whole of your life time

I send this bug to opera at least all times all different version but evrybody say working working without any testing
not working
nobaody compare 9.27.8841 or any older versions with latest Flutecamp because nobody cant hear the truth
the truth is Multiple Link Save not working after 9.27.8841
this is the truth
all other lie

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 3, 2010

Profile creator gave me MAJOR issues with updating as I always run the second profile shortcut to enable multiple instances.
HIGHLY recommend to update from the stabile release as just had a website crash my pc (out of memory with NO page file atm) because of a javascript/plugin error. That was not the first opera webpage rendering issue, but was the first issue (in 10101893) to cause me to hard reset the pc. Main menu is now in a compacted state (toolbar drop down button) which is cool but the background it uses is lame. Looks like the opera icon but cut in half.
oh yeah. That webpage works fine now

butthead

butthead reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 3, 2010

Phat Esther, can you describe how to reproduce your "Multiple link save" bug?

shrek412

shrek412 reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 2, 2010

these are some major buggs i found in built in opera email

1. spell checker is not working
2. cannot drag and drop email attachments

and pls include google gear support soon :)

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 1, 2010

Loaded Opera, but can't use it because it has a major conflict with Windows' Mail which I use for E-Mail. When I have Opera loaded, I am unable to use Window's mail - Opera Brower screen starts blinking & goes crazy.

Also with Opera Browser installed, when I click on Windows' Mail to send a link in Mozilla Firefox 3.6, Opera Browser opens instead of a Windows' Mail screen. When I uninstall Opera Browser, all is well once again.

Opera Browser seems to work ok otherwise, so hopefully this conflict will be resolved in a future Opera Browser update.

I'm using WinVista Home Premium SP 2 on a Duo-Core 2.4 Dell Computer...

shrekorfiona

shrekorfiona reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 1, 2010

The Download link doesn't work.

pdail

pdail reviewed v10.50 Build 3218 Pre-Alpha on Feb 1, 2010

Well, it would seem, they are moving right along with these Builds. I have been using this Build all day, and had only one crash. Thats a very good improvement, over the last Build. So, they are getting there. I have been using these Alpha Builds since they started. I like where this is going. The speed is a very good improvement.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 29, 2010

The Crash Machine.

I think Flutecamp developer team want to too high speed, I tested Chrome5 much slower but incredible stable. On 1 hour test without crash.
Typically basic problem i think.
Programmers want speed up instead repair the last 3 years not repaired tons of bugs + many function integrated without user choice disable option, but can do in FF or MX.
Opera 3.6 was very little but evrything to do know browser everybody loved it, but after want growing up like nero the good cd writer to the big crashnothing.
Must go back to 9.27. 8841 and reproject new way insted bulls*** 9.5 beta.
The flutecamp problem it seems same like winamp 2.9x or 5.0x change.
i think Chrome the future and the opensource.

This was my last note to this project after 10 years or more.
For special (after deleted it) functions i use sometimes 3.6 or 7.11 and naturelly the legendary 9.27.8841 for Multiple link save.
I pay 1.000.000 $ for who faster with o10 than me and my 9.27

HA HA
SoftwareTester
Opera is the best browser for open multi website at one, and have alot of option for the interface.

This is an trollbeta review and he/she/it give 5star

unbelievable

SoftwareTester

SoftwareTester reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 26, 2010

Opera is the best browser for open multi website at one, and have alot of option for the interface.

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 25, 2010

I loved Opera since it was shareware. Most innovations in browsers were introduced by Opera. It has all the functionality than Firefox and 20 third party extensions I need to feel comfortable on it. As all the functionality is already built-in, there are far less compatibility problems than with Firefox.
Standards 100% compliance, the best security score, I still do not know why it does not has a larger market share. I think their problem is marketing.
Version 10.5 is going to be huge in terms of JavaScript speed boost and other minor things reviewers always complain about.
Bitterman, do you really consider IE an option? You should avoid writing reviews... The only thing IE should be used for is to download Opera, Firefox or your browser of preference and to see some poisoned WM streaming content after everything else failed

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 25, 2010

One of the biggest issues I have had with previous builds has been fixes in 10.50 Build 3206. I can now use Opera on my own websites, where I could not with previous builds.

Out of sheer curiousity, has anyone tested the "look" of websites in Opera against the other browsers? I've noticed that most websites in Opera look a lot sharper in Opera than they do in Chrome or Firefox. I was wondering if this is just me or is anyone else experiencing the same? I think it has to do with Opera handling font smoothing better than Chrome or Firefox (but not quite as well as Safari).

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 25, 2010

@bitterman: I beg to differ. Why use those other browsers when you have Opera?

But seriously, I'm loving the 10.5 pre-alphas. It has some known issues that are being worked on. But betas (and alphas) are for testing right?

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.50 Build 3206 Pre-Alpha on Jan 25, 2010

WHY?...there is no need for this browser anymore! There are much better alternatives out there i.e., FireFox, Chrome and even IE8. Maybe they should just focus on phone apps now because that is all this browser is good for.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha on Jan 22, 2010

@Phat Esther wtf?? i've tested this latest build on all the website u mentioned in your post and i had NO PROBLEM AT ALL!!!

perfect as always! btw this is an alpha release, and it simply blows the new ff stable release (3.6) far awaaaaaaaaaaaay

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha on Jan 22, 2010

this message was posted using 10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha:

- NOT crashing
- NOT freezing
- copy&paste working copy&paste working copy&paste working copy&paste working (also in adress bar)
- Google- WORKING
- Youtube - WORKING
- FileForum - WORKING

5 stars from another troll running it ;)

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha on Jan 21, 2010

Crash.
After Crash, Freeze.
After Freeze, Crash.
And Crash again, and again, and again.
Pre-Alpha FluteCamp 10.5 is the death of swan, slow but sure.
Crash everything, just the mouse, the save, the select, everything not working.
Google, Youtube, 2.0, all common sites Crash.

The latest is what?
Not working the click. hahaha
And not end,
not working the type too
i dont see what i typing
UNBELIEVABLE

oh forgotten
copy+paste not working too

i think
typically trolls not tested anything just drop 5 star for what?

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha on Jan 21, 2010

5/5 - for awesome development, also nice boost-up in speed and skin ;)

but still I prefer Firefox for addons ;P

aokromes

aokromes reviewed v10.50 Build 3202 Pre-Alpha on Jan 21, 2010

I hope this build is more stable than 3199 :) i must say that 3186 was quite stable to be pre-alpha :)
For the ppl crying about bugs and crashes: It's a pre-alpha what do you think you go to found?
The troll here is you Phat Esther, i only had one crash since yesterday and i browse A LOT.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.50 Build 3199 Pre-Alpha on Jan 19, 2010

What I look for in a web browser is basic functionality. This pre-alpha for Opera shows a lot of promise in that regard. However, there is one thing that is broken, that sadly renders this software useless to me at this point. I run several websites and forums using IP Board 3. For some reason, when using this version of the alpha, it is impossible to make posts in the forums. The issue is with "scrolling" - which is something one must do with lengthy posts. When scrolling, the lines become jumbled and there are graphic anomalies. I have tested this with other sites as well, and have replicated this issue more often than not. I did send a report in to Opera about this issue as well.

I understand that this is a pre-alpha - but I have had problems with Opera in my forums in the past. I did send reports in on these issues, and they were remedied. However, until this particular issue is fixed, I really have no need for this pre-alpha of Opera.

There are a couple of other minor functional issues I came across, but they are very minor, and are things that I am confident will be fixed in upcoming releases.

That being said, this really is a wonderful browser, and I am looking forward to seeing it grow and develop.

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.50 Build 3199 Pre-Alpha on Jan 19, 2010

Aaaand this! Fixed my last complaint :D Mouse gestures and ctrl+tab works great now, I'm ready to use this full time and see if there will be any crash.

Oh and fullscreen currently broke too. No big deal.

Edit : Derp! found game-breaking bug, copy link address will crash Opera immediately. This made it pretty much unusable, oh well will wait for later build to test.

Pomacat

Pomacat reviewed v10.50 Build 3199 Pre-Alpha on Jan 18, 2010

This version does seem fast maybe faster then Chrome. I have not had a crash yet and my mouse gestures seem to work just fine. I am likeing this new and improved Opera.

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.50 Build 3199 Pre-Alpha on Jan 18, 2010

Again, this is a pre-alpha version and is very unstable. Don't use unless you're a die-hard Opera fan..

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 8, 2010

Much more stable than the last pre-alpha, They can even consider this alpha :)
BUT :
- Mouse gesture is still borked, though much better than the last one, lowering threshold help too.
- No Spellcheck
-ctrl+tab or right click+wheel scroll don't immediately change tab, just bringing the tab menu, I hate this, it's inefficient.

And.... Uh... Haha, I'm running out of excuse not to run this pre-alpha >:D
C'mon team Opera, fix the damn mouse gesture already. ;P

maddy143ded

maddy143ded reviewed v10.10 on Jan 5, 2010

some reviewer has said that they like FF better because it is light weight and is only a browser. u can add plug-ins for anything else u might want. well even though Firefox being only a browser it is nearly 8 Mb in size and when in use takes nearly 50 - 70 Mb for a single Tab ??? I thought light weight means actually being light or am i mistaken?
opera is only 9-10 Mb and with 10-12 Tabs open takes only 170 - 200 Mb of my memory space. now thats lightweight. also processor usage is nearly negligible. (2-5% vs Firefox's 20 - 30%)
and if u dont like the new additions like Unite / turbo then u can just keep them turned off. like i do. and Link is actually innovative and has been taken up by nearly all the other browser just as Tabbed browsing was taken up by others.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 5, 2010

no problems here no crashes.... all web sites load fine

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

OK, this is good for a pre-alpha, but seriously can people tell if it is faster? I sure as hell can't. Unless you're running benchmarks i just don't see how one can tell the difference between a page loading in a 1/10 of second or a page loading in 1/20 of a second.
The GUI is an improvement in terms of getting rid of the menu bar by default. But that is already possible with the current stable version 10.10 (File -> Show Menu Bar), so i'm not quite sure why people are so excited it on other forums.

@Phat Esther, posting a 1 star because it's a pre-alpha when it clearly states it as such has got to be the most retarded thing you've done yet. Well done. You've surpassed yourself.

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

As others have mentioned, this pre-alpha shows great enhancements in speed and the UI. I have seen quite a few crashes on specific websites, which is to be expected.

One thing I am not sure I like is the removal of the panel, specifically for downloads. if the panel still exists, this is not much of a problem, but I haven't had much chance to research it. Edit: I now notice the panels button in the address bar (moved from tab bar), which I immediately thought was the rewind/fast forward command.

trevithick, I do want to mention that Opera always suggest to install their Alpha/Beta's as new installations, rather than upgrades (unless testing the upgrading) and I have found this to be true. At one time, I found upgrading to cause strange behavior that is not seen in fresh installs. Once I began using fresh installs, I have not had many issues.

anonymouscowturd, no, I would not expect people to notice a difference between 1/10 and 1/20th of a second in rendering a website, but when pages routinely take multiple seconds (3-5s) to load entirely, you can see a difference.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

anonymouscowturd
I tested this release 3 days ago
lot of bugs
tons of
just freeze
just crash
i say one star Early pre-alpha

oh forgotten
how nice flashing buttons
oh ah
evrybody happy

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

I'm not sure why this version is even posted here, because really this is just a demo of the upcoming rendering and java-script engines that Opera is working on. It's pre-alpha so you have to expect crashes. Even on the Opera Desktop team blog, they warn to expect some instability.

With that being said, I have been using the pre-alphas, 3172 and 3186, exclusively and have to say that I'm really impressed. It is way faster than any of the previous 10.xx versions and might be faster than both firefox and chrome.

If you want a more stable version, wait for a beta or a final build.

exit

exit reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

This build will pass Acid 3 =100

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

The new build appears to have fixed a couple of problems I reported earlier with right-click options, but most are still greyed out or just don't work.

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v10.50 Build 3186 Pre-Alpha on Jan 4, 2010

I truly cannot believe you guys would complain this much about a free browser that's pre-alpha, it is indeed much faster than any previous incarnation of Opera and feels about 20 percent faster than the latest Chrome development builds. Bookmark sync works, Unite is greyed out because it isn't included....geez do you even read release notes.

In a few months I have a feeling this browser will surpass all expectations of current Opera users, give it time. Maybe the developers should not have released it so early, but I am digging the speed and appreciate that they have. I have not had a single crash on my wifes netbook, typical Atom based device with XP home edition.

I would give it three stars, but I'm giving five to try and offset the unnecessary one star ratings.

trevithick

trevithick reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 26, 2009

I've been a beta tester for many years and understand the possible negative consequences of not for prime time software. It is not only exciting to see the latest developments and get your hands on them early, it provides the opportunity to help make constructive analysis for the developers.

Alpha is a different story, and I almost always steer away from it, because alpha to me says that the interface doesn't function properly, it is prone to crash, and can take down your system on a bad day. That's why we back up.

I've never knowingly (Windows ME!) run pre-alpha software until I reading the rave review of Pre-Alpha Opera 10.5. First, let me say that my browser of choice is Opera, and I had been successfully using the latest production version 10.10 since it was released. I truly enjoy Opera's feel, look, usability, synchronizing, and unite capabilities.

I backed up my Opera files and while holding my breath installed Opera 10.5. I'm glad I backed up everything because now I need to try to revert to 10.10.

Pre-Alpha 10.5 crashes nearly as fast as it can ask me if I want to submit the error report. I think I've had it up for maybe five minutes at one time. It killed Unite. The checkbox is there, but unusable. I can't run it from any of the menus. It's simply dead. Synchronization says it's working, but the icon is greyed out giving the impression that it isn't functioning. Bookmark duplicate removal results in server errors. Yes, I know it's only in beta.

I've hunted all over the Opera site to look for possible daily builds that might fix the problems to no avail.

I'm going to uninstall Opera Pre-Alpha 10.5 and hopefully not loose all my settings, something Opera does a lousy job of migrating, and then re-install version 10.10.

Once again I'm reminded of why I stay away from Alphas. I look forward to a beta release that at least gives support to the wonderful options that help maky Opera the great browser it is.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 24, 2009

Not forget evrybody this is an pre - ALPHA not all funct working just the bugs, all of unrepaired old and the tons of the new
but dont forget wich-alpha rel.
I dont feel more speed than O10
on graphicon i see 400% but feel only 4%
meanwhile betanews deleted the compare graphicon hahaha
evry second site not working
we know just prealpha we know it
but youtube and google map totally false or not do anything at all
is this the future?
yes
this is
an very buggy unusable opera that not use nobody just 2%

Opera lost the browser war
Opera is looser
because not repair any bug
eg the working multiple link save version is 9.27.8841
after 2 years no repair
must save all links individually tu custom folder
after 1 years not repair the immediatelly crash in advanced delete in download list
and many more
and many new
opera make sports of new bugfunctions
opera is the buggiest browser on earth
we dont forget prealpha
but the final version come out more bug than prealpha

opera after with 9.50 beta totally go the wrong way
I give this version pre 2 star

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 24, 2009

Very useable for a pre-alpha to be... and super fast, smooth and cuztomizeable. There are several things not working with this release, but hey, dont forget it has not even reached Alpha stages yet...

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 24, 2009

Couldn't really test it as the main toolbar, options dialog included, was completely MIA

prs

prs reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

This is a pre-alpha. It isn't even supposed to be this fast. Yet it blows everything else out of the water.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

@alanpalmer, everything you said that didn't work, WORKS! Next time don't write a review unless you know what your talking about. In general it states its a "Pre-Alpha" release I don't understand why people are complaining, of coarse their are bugs. This version was released to show off and allow testing of Opera's new interface, java-script engine (Carakan) and graphics library (Vega).

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

4,75 - speed boost is impressive !!!
many bugs, but nvm its Pre-Alpha ;)

Finally Opera dev take seriously development and do some good job, not only adding unuseful features for most of ppl like previously...

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

Several right-click options either don't work or are greyed out for no apparent reason, such as "open in new tab", "copy link address", and so on. It seems faster than the previous build of 10.20 that I was using earlier, and I quite like the new interface.

shrek412

shrek412 reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

Google Reader is not working for me in Opera 10.5

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 23, 2009

Brilliant!

This, like the 10.0 alpha's, is surprisingly stable. That's not to say that there aren't any bugs though. I've come across some graphical issues and spell check doesn't appear to be working but those are minor as it has yet to crash after using it all day. What it has done is blazed to every page I've gone to, the speed improvements are quite obvious and I've yet to come across a page not render properly either. There are also some nice little touches such as a slick little tab animation and an improved search box dropdown menu.

I can't wait to see what the finished product will look like!!

shallot

shallot reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

For an Alpha this is an outstanding release. Have used for over 12 hrs now and it's been mind boggling...hell, it's faster than Chrome...I just couldn't believe it...One gets everything with Opera without any additional plug-ins or extensions just make it useful like FF. FF has a lot to fear ....I am not going back to FF...

v4npro

v4npro reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

Very impressed. It's very fast, great features/design, everyone should give it a try but remember it's pre-alpha.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

perfect release! the new interface and the speed improvements are simply amazing!! private tabs are great to, but i never used them in other browsers, so i don't realy care about it xD
i've been using 10.5 for about 5 hours now, and i did not have any problems so far!

Scoobs72

Scoobs72 reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

For a pre-alpha this is amazing. The speed is incredible, it blows away Firefox. Might have to switch back from Firefox to Opera based on this.

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

This. Blow any other UI that I've seen and yet to be.

Very promising, still a lots of bugs as expected of pre-alpha quality "sneak peek" release, I can't wait for the beta and final build!

martinib

martinib reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

The Best Browser. Now with Private Browsing and the Growl notifications is getting unbeatable. The new address bar is awesome too.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v10.50 Build 3172 Pre-Alpha on Dec 22, 2009

Wow, the new interface is simply mindblowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 3, 2009

This is one of the best browsers you can use. I do not know where the previous user read imap will be limited, but anyway I do reccommend Opera for browsing, not for email.
Talking about browsing it is faster than anything I saw and safer than any other browser, if that is not enough, it has tons of features: Gestures, blocking system and speed dial worth. Did I mention it is faster than any other browser even when all the functionality buit in? 6/5

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 3, 2009

Its funny that people found Opera bloated because its a fact that FF that is useless without extension and other are much bloated that Opera.

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 3, 2009

In Opera I have all the feature with no needs of extension full of bugs.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 3, 2009

Opera never deserve less that 5 star

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 3, 2009

No need any other browser, don't listen that fanboyish comments.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 2, 2009

As usual a very stable release.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 2, 2009

I think a streamlined version (maybe Opera Lite) would be great ... I'd even bet more people would be downloading it rather a bloated version. The first versions nearly 10 years ago were soo fast compared to I.E. and Netscape.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 1, 2009

Focusing on GADGETS ? Maddens ?
Why not implanted finally new faster engine Crackan to speeding browser, because Opera is now faster only from IE...

3/4 instead of 4/5...

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Dec 1, 2009

next bughilled Flutecamp alpha for 1% netsurfers paradise with hole in the middle logo
ah yes almost forgotten
install stopped with file access error and exit
hahaha

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Nov 30, 2009

I second that

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.20 Build 1895 Alpha on Nov 30, 2009

I like Opera, I really do. but they're focusing on something irrelevant from their core. I don't even use windows gadgets, why do I want a BROWSER to do some trivial random things in my desktop?
If they want to extend the browser, do it right like Firefox; add functionality to BROWSE the net.

Please devs, focus on what you do best, not becoming a Jack of all trades, master of none.

*sigh*

gdoodle

gdoodle reviewed v10.10 on Nov 28, 2009

Opera is just great. If they had the money of Google, they might advertise more. Its not perfect. I like it though. My request is to change the wand to double click to fill fields, like all other browsers. O well.. FTW

aruprc

aruprc reviewed v10.10 on Nov 27, 2009

Each edition keeps getting better and Unite is for those who have to share files without opening up a port or setting up an FTP, this is far safer and easier way and your data is protected. You don't have to create a torrent either. I do feel Opera is trying to stick to its suite policy, some Widgets are useful like Multi Weather, unit converter, world time etc. but I feel now Opera should go back to grass roots and concentrate of what made them good in first place, that is speed and security.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v10.10 on Nov 26, 2009

I always liked Opera as browser but I'm not interested in widgets, "opera links" and even less in "unite".
Since this version my firewall is constantly asking for multicast to 239.0.0.x and 224.0.0.x (even with all those new additional features disabled)
I wish there was a light version of Opera, just the browser. It would be perfect, not all users want an all in one solution.
My respect to Firefox developers in this regard that delivers a solid browser and allow the user to add the "rest" as plugins only if they really need it.
I'm back to v.9.64 (v10.0 is full of bugs) and also back to FF as default browser.

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.10 on Nov 26, 2009

Betanews update the screenshot please! it's 2 generation old already.

The always reliable browser, speed? Can't find any noticable different between this and FF, if you do time to update that dial-up connection.

us3r

us3r reviewed v10.10 on Nov 26, 2009

Omg, even Firefox is faster that this build of Opera. And there are some glitches with Acid 2 and Acid 3 tests with this build.
Thanks, but no thanks.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 on Nov 25, 2009

@ anomoly - "Extensions weaken a browser's security"
NoScript, NoFlash, AdBlock Plus, Greasemonkey... I dont think so Tim... ;)

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.10 on Nov 24, 2009

Extensions weaken a browser's security, not to mention the fact that they use more resources & waist your time when you 'need' one. Screw 'em. I tried unite and was not duly impressed (could've been my slow pc??) so I just delete that folder.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.10 on Nov 24, 2009

Seems to be much slower at starting up than the last few releases (probably Unite service causing this).
Other than that not much different. Seriously though, i like that fact that Opera lead the pack on innovation but it really is about time they took a leaf out of others' books, like extensions. Whilst i know Opera is the best out of the box and is the equivalent to Firefox + 10s of addons, it still doesn't get around the fact that there are just some things done more easily in Firefox, much as i hate to admit it.
Still taking this on it's own merits and for what it is, it is still an excellent browser.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Nov 18, 2009

Even chrome gets it and now supports extensions, heck even apple are planning on adding it to safari. Sorry opera, down even further in the usage statistics you go as you seem to think you know what is best for your users.

http://www.chromeextensions.org/

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1874 Beta on Nov 15, 2009

@ Phat Esther - I lold

thartist

thartist reviewed v10.10 Build 1874 Beta on Nov 14, 2009

Superlative software as usual, but the rendering engine still has incompatibilities and crap with many sites and some kinds of controls, as usual.
I wonder if they could ever dump their stupid broken engine and grab Webkit which is so fast and good at Java, and forget about the problematic Presto. Or otherwise, just FIX IT, which they haven't done in so many years...

What do you think about that, besides being unlikely?

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.10 Build 1874 Beta on Nov 13, 2009

This is actually an RC. You can read about it in the Opera Desktop Team blog. On there it also warns that because this is an RC it does NOT install separately.
Phat Esther, stop sitting on your keyboard. You don't make any sense.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1874 Beta on Nov 13, 2009

UHH, no separate install only repair and remove,
repair what? before install
remove what? before install
could be nice install before install perhaps
separate install in many version not working
once time working and once time not working
where is the upgrade function?
what happened with it?
I think the programmers the desktop flutecamp forgotten and not long live
they concenting on mobil only
this beta totally false way backward way
without install i dont say MLS working or not
I think not working as usually as the past 2 years
why just in this beta could be good
not give one star
i not give any star
i give empty circle
like flutecamp logo

kingbujulover

kingbujulover reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Nov 7, 2009

I don't understand why opera have not included a spell check that was the only reason why I move a way form opera to firefox

This version runs or but uses a lot of memory when using all the newly included feature

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Nov 6, 2009

Multiple Link Save not working since 700 days.

Virtual_ManPL trying use 9.27.8841 no unite no turbo if you interesting i give free for you 5 basic settings to no fail render no crash and 50% faster 50 speeddial for 1920x1080 and many tricks that nobody knows, my flutecamp is 6 star but i give only 1 star for official bughill betas
Phat Esther setting always working without any mistake
1000% perfect
ah yes MLS in 9.27.8841 working i almost forgotten the best opera feature

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Nov 6, 2009

Still lacks speed...
Wheres landed Crackan ?

I dont need Unite or Turbo...
Turbo can be useful on cells
they are wasting time IMO on some s***...

4/5

P.S. Its just me or I smell many fanatic fanboys here... still talking about Fx... lul funny...

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Nov 6, 2009

Still lacks speed...
Wheres landed Crackan ?

I dont need Unite or Turbo...
Turbo can be useful on cells
they are wasting time IMO on some s***...

4/5

P.S. Its just me or I smell many fanatic fanboys here... still talking about Fx... lul funny...

KayNine

KayNine reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Nov 6, 2009

Small, fast, no big problems or disappoints since the first version (v3) I used. So no need to rate it low, though I don't need Unite. But i.e. DragonFly simply ROCKS if you're a web developer/designer!!

KayNine

KayNine reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Nov 6, 2009

Using Opera since v3, never been disappointed by it. So a full 5 stars. Small, fast, great features -- also there's versions available for mobiles that work amazing. Other browsers are good, too, but Opera's perfect to me.

netean

netean reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Nov 2, 2009

I like Opera, I find myself switching between Opera & Chrome 4 a lot. Since the 10beta cycle I've used the mail client as well, something I never managed to do before. Using it as a desktop Gmail client it is great.
Browsing is good, it's feature rich, right out of the box.

Sadly it's still missing:
easy way to integrate to delicious.com, STILL no real stumbleupon either.

I'm yet to be convinced by the whole Opera Unite thing, to me, it just doesn't have a purpose or point... but I'd like to be proved wrong!

Opera widgets was a terrible idea, and one they should ditch - they are rubbish and pointless and add nothing of value to the browser/email experience.

The 10 cycle is no where near as fast as it used to be, and it does use lots more memory than before. Chrome is easily faster in every regard. Yet I do still keep coming back to it, it's faster than Firefox, it's very stable - even in the 10.10 betas. Other than a couple of bugs I find with Flickr.com (adding notes etc) I find it works on every other site I come across. It doesn't need boundless add-on like firefox - (some of the add-on for FF are brilliant mind you)

Different people like different browsers - FF is good, Chrome is good, Arora is good (but instable), Opera is good. IE is terrible. Whatever your browser preference there are a lot of good alternatives to the terrible Internet Explorer.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Oct 30, 2009

IE has the largest user base by far with half of that number still using IE 6 so you can take that Opera low user base comment with a grain of salt.

Secunia continues to say that Opera IS the safest browser as it has (and always has) patched any exploits, something NO other browser (despite fanboy rhetoric) can claim. Go to Secunia and check for yourself.

It IS very lightweight and my side by side test keep proving that. Something like FF (STILL) uses 3x as much memory as Opera with the same amount of tabs open not to mention the inexplicable CPU spikes in FF. The funny thing is that it does this being packed with an email client, torrent client etc. etc. vs a bare bones FF.

Which leads to that last thing. IE and Chrome are very minimal browsers not offering a lot of options as they're intended to be only browsers. FF has a plug-in system with a good community making various plug-ins with many designed to emulate the very things that come standard (and are implemented better) in Opera.

Rhetoric don't mean sh8, the proof is there for you once you open your eyes.

The only issue I had with Opera was with very few sites not rendering properly but I've not come across that in any of the version 10 builds including the surprisingly stable alphas.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Oct 30, 2009

NO it's not, it's just the BEST at being a browser imho.
Which btw is just ONE aspect of security, speed or anything else you pull out of your ***.
No script? That's a joke. Opera has the ability to diable javascript PER site. F*** FF

JCookes

JCookes reviewed v10.10 Build 1848 Beta on Oct 30, 2009

Is NOT the safest, is NOT the fastest, is NOT the most feature rich, and is NOT the lightest. No wonder its userbase can't get past 2%

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 29, 2009

Fast and working 100% as usual
I´m a super fan of this browser

nugro

nugro reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 28, 2009

Ugh, no upgrade option from previous beta, had to move it myself. elsewhere everything works fine like always.

-1 though for the inconvenience

ruemere

ruemere reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 28, 2009

Beta versions use different folders than stable versions. You haven't lost anything, merely changed installation paths.

Regards,
Ruemere

shrek412

shrek412 reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 28, 2009

1844 something wrong with this update. i just update my opera 1833 and lost my emails(pop). I had to restore my system.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 28, 2009

Using it since version 2x, use it for mail, news and browsing. Mail is just too good and now has HTML support. Handles multiple mailboxes and huge mail databases with ease. Browsing is fast in real world scenario even over tricky poor connections.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

@Floodland
In 10.1 beta you right-click any page & "block content"
kills anything. 'Links' can find popups like gizmag's newsletter annoyance.
Tools, Advanced will edit said contents
Ads? pff, use a host file

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

Like it, as always.

The build is still 1840 though, not 44.

birkis

birkis reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

One thing's for sure - bittermann must be one unlucky bas****, totally incompetent or have some lousy equipment. I have never had any problems with Opera - not even with the betas. My favorite browser.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

@Floodland
ever heard of this thing? http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1

this program should make it easier for eeveryone to block ad's within opera :D i had to use it just one time (a few months ago), and i haven't seen even one ad on the internet since that moment (eeven if i haven't updated my filterlist)

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

A great browser which deserve more attention! Efficient engine, complete product without bloat, secure and fast...
I only miss Firefox adblock features (it has a blocker, but not predefined rules=not enough). Still, you can download a list if you surf enough...

Edit: NMS04, you are damn right, that was what I was talking about, thanks!
Anomoly, please read again my review, I know about the block feature, but a predefined list (http://fileforum.betanew...-For-Opera/1252663378/1 as M;S04 suggest) is a must. Fortunately I am not the only one who think that way :)

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

opera & firefox are my 1-2 browsers. opera always works straight out of the box. sometimes it's a wrestling match to get all my add-ons to work with the latest nightly. and when ff won't play imbedded media, it's opera to the rescue. great browser.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.01 Build 1844 Final on Oct 27, 2009

10.01 Build 1844 final? Is that the final one as in "we give up with this buggy piece of crap"? One can only hope!

Go with the proven FireFox or Chrome and save yourself some headaches.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 26, 2009

@ CyberDoc999: Opera already have included the noscripts feature, and in security Opera is the Best, only see that in Secunia.com

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 22, 2009

Why worry about who is the fastest browser......
the race should be who is the most secure....
Fire Fox with "no script" wins hands down !

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 21, 2009

@ SmokingCat - nope, its onlt faster than IE... Chromium and Safari have the fastest engines now...

@ Sephiroth & Chocobito... - same like up comment + Fx have the best memory management now ;)

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 19, 2009

Do not say this to someone else. This is a top secret. Bittermann and Phat Esther are concealed Opera fanboys. They can't leave without Opera. Even in their dreams they fink just about an Opera browser. Please, support them in their hard mission.

Go ahead bittermann. We are with you. You should save the world from internet browser.

P.S. My default browser is Firefox. But, I have nothing against the Opera. I use it as well. 4 points just because of some minor problems.

blabbery

blabbery reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 15, 2009

@bittermann

"There you have it...Betanew's own browser tests show that Opera is getting slower and buggier."

Huh? It shows no such thing. It says nothing about "bugs" (although it is a beta), and it actually shows a slight performance improvement if you look at the numbers. And that is despite the fact that 10.10 was never supposed to be focused on performance in the first place.

Lastly, BetaNews's test is completely useless and filled with garbage like the irrelevant artificial JS benchmarks that are specifically optimized for Safari or Chrome.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 15, 2009

Opera always the speediest browser ever, the JavaScript speed is only noticeable if you have a -400mHz or an old PC, now with all modern PC have +1000Mhz and Double Core CPU the JavaScript speed is irrelevant. In the real world Opera feel and IS more fast that others browsers like FF.

grisla

grisla reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 15, 2009

@Vimes. What's the problem with Opera's script controls? Right click a page, select "Edit site preferences/Scripting" and make your choices. Or you can turn off Java scripts universally via "Tools/Preferences/Advanced/Content".

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

@bittermann: that test only in javascript and the reality show that Opera is the speediest out there, now if you care so much about chrome and FF go to report about all the bug and slowdown , especially FF :D

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

@smarterthanyou: all broswer out there are superior to IE

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

In rendering speed Opera is the King.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

There you have it...Betanew's own browser tests show that Opera is getting slower and buggier. I wonder what the Opera fanbois will have to say now?

Please use a real browser like FF or Chrome that continually improves things without slowing everything down.

(Those who say Opera is the fastest in rendering please enlighten me with actual proof, not fanboyism)

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

I am surprised at how much I am now liking this browser having not bothered to install it for a while.
Whilst it does not enjoy the addons of FF it has some unique features that are, imo, making it different enough to make it a worthy contender for my default browser. However I use the "No Scripts" add-on for FF, and others, that I would find an issue in not having with my default browser.
There can still be some formatting issues, always reported, but as this browser continues to develop I am pleased that for me those issues are becoming less troublesome and, in some cases, resolved altogether.
I am not sure why some people consistently rate this browser so low and yet continue to claim to install and use it.? Surely it should be time to move on and stay with a browser that they are more meets their needs..?
Anyhow a pleasant surprise for me when using the browser.
A 4 is used for the rating due to still having some formatting issues and other small quirks.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v10.10 Build 1833 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2009

A one because this web browser and all others are inferior to IE 8, except Mozilla's web browsers.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v10.10 Build 1830 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

Unstable? Hardly. Opera's beta versions have crashed on me but one time over the past few months--and on Vista, no less. I've seen it be nothing but rock stable.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1830 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

@ SmokingCat - no1 app is bugfree ;)
and IMO Opera lacks stable in beta, but nvm, thats why is names beta to test and catch most of the bugs ;p

@ bittermann - but you know, even IMO IE didnt deserves 1, 2 will do the job ;p
and remember Opera is closed software, thats why you didnt get nightly...
only betas, and thats good to have more betas, because is in 99% equal to more bug fixes landed ;)

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1830 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

@bittermann: FF and Chrome stable and bug free? Nice joke ;)

Final quality beta, the final Unite build is close.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1830 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

@bittermann: get a life :D

Anyway, as always a good working beta.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1830 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

"@ bittermann - lulz ? Firefox releases hourly nightly same like Chrome... xP"

@ virtual_mamapl - lulz ? ....yes they are called nightly, developer, hourly builds etc,, not beta builds that spew out weekly just to increase build count.

OK, I've tried this build and it just keeps getting buggier and less stable. I think the beta build count is increasing because it designates the number of bugs they keep finding?

Please use FF or Chrome as they are much safer, faster and more stable? And to the person that said Opera is the fastest browser...I say WTF?

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 9, 2009

@ Sephiroth... - yep ;)

@ bittermann - lulz ? Firefox releases hourly nightly same like Chrome... xP

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 3, 2009

I only waiting for the official Opera Unite release, I love that feature.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 3, 2009

Nice! and timely too... I like :)

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 3, 2009

Thanks for the build.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 2, 2009

no test I catch flu
hope live next beta flutecamp
only mls tested not working nearly 2 years
esther

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 2, 2009

@bittermann: NAH!! :D

Opera always have the most stable betas from any other browser.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 2, 2009

I don't understand why there are weekly beta's? I can understand nightly or even weekly alpha builds but weekly beta's? And the Opera fan boy's can't wait to give it a 5 even though there is no way to fairly evaluate it in such a short amount of time? Stick with FF or Chrome as they are much more stable and faster.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 1, 2009

Still no resolution with the Google Maps search problem. Other than that another awesome build.

Phat Esther,
Everybody can hear you. Heck some might even listen to you. But i don't think there is a single person that can understand you. Just what are constantly moaning about?
English is clearly not your first language which is not your fault. But then you don't bother to try to make yourself understood, you just rant and complain. That is your fault.
You clearly type faster than you can think and judging by the grammar and spelling you seem to be running your prose through some English language obfuscator.
For everybody *else's* sanity please, either try harder to make clear your problem or put a plug in it!

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1810 Beta on Oct 1, 2009

Nice Unite build :)

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 27, 2009

A very good beta as usual from Opera

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 27, 2009

@Phat Esther: Tested and excellent as always, guest what 5 stars but you are wrong with something, its not that no one can't hear you, IS that no one want hear you :D

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 27, 2009

Two new error in uptil perfect working functions in window tab close and file delete from download (both crash or freeze main flutecamp process( and perhaps dozens of more but i not see everithng cause this unconTROLLed browser growing bughill every weekly Yet Another Buggy Beta release not my favorit forever, i think the old good guy programmers went to CH i see your rocket growing works i recognised them in google 1000 innovativ pespectiv future, i think slow i follow and cange CH parallell.
and
primitiv fivestar monkeys climb back to the top of tree and shake each other bodies
you are reverse star you see oooh new version? hurry up!!! give 5star without testing!
ha ha ha
ah yes Multiple Link Save naturelly not working since 559 days after 9.27.8841
not save multiple any custom foders just individually
sorry guys i tested every relese compare two versins with last beta
i thinking on maje video and up to u2b but it will the biggest shame in flutecamp hystori but not correct use after 10yo from me
all proggrammers knows this problem i bugreprted 100 times to opera
i wrote mail for all highest chef
but nobody cant hear me

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 27, 2009

@ Chocobito - you are probably blind... ;p
Chromium is the fastest in rendering sites... but who cares...

futures is the most important thing IMO of course ;)

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

@bittermann: Are you blind or something?, in render speed no one its better that Opera, include Betanews say that: http://www.betanews.com/...run-Web-apps/1253545782

@Virtual_ManPL: Im not blind, you really read the result or only see that graphics? Chrome win in performance but in rendering Opera is the champion. Well if you don't read the article read this:
Our additions and adjustments proved what our eyes were telling us, that Opera really is the faster renderer.- BETANEWS

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

@bitterman: How usual at you, now only miss Phat Esther.
The Two FF Trolls.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

This lastest beta proves that FF and Chrome are still the best. My banking website still doesn't work with this. Also, what is it with website load times, they seem to be getting slower and slower? Well at least it gets the highest score on the acid 3 test (sarcasm)! If you want stability, performance and all the addons you could ever want please try the latest Firefox.

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

@Blaxima: I agree with you, in any moment will come that stupid FF trolls like Phat Esther and Bittermann. Comments like them only make me think that all that use FF are stupids. (FF its not bad but his reputation its downing with that type of users)

To Phat Esther and Bittermann: waiting for yours trolls comments, but better use your time sending bugs reports to mozilla, really. :D

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

I really like the fact that you can customize it as much or as little as you want in useful ways (like my 40 speed dial shortcuts instead of the default 9) and being able to setup custom searches is GREAT! I even have a search shortcut for cnet!

sturgess

sturgess reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

Long time Opera user from way back. Still try every version, alpha, beta you name it, I'll try it. It was the best, now it's not, couple of major problems which they have been unable to fix that appeared after Opera 8.54. Firstly the page loading freeze with the last few elements hanging is very annoying, and secondly it fails to connect correctly to secure sites like your bank all the time. The first one is just irritating, the second one is worrying, you pop over to check if you have any money in your account, and suddenly realize that the padlock in Opera has been replaced by a question mark, and that question mark tells you Opera has not loaded correctly and you could be in trouble. Clicking reload fixes the glitch, but it's not noticing the glitch in the first place that could be your downfall. Fortunately it won't be my downfall as I use Chrome to visit my bank, it always loads the page correctly.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

Opera is THE most secure browser atm when it comes to logins and has quite a nice pass mgr to boot. I just switched from k-meleon because of this. In use, opera works better than both IE and FF imo, & is low on resources. If only this was portable.
I disabled all the extra features, customized search, & picked a color. pretty easy setup.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

EDIT: @anomoly
here ya go http://www.opera-usb.com/index.htm (thats what I use)
or the latest unite beta build http://rapidshare.com/fi...99_Multilingual.paf.exe
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It's a real shame that FF sheeples rather waste their time trying to discredit a superior product but isn't that just the American way, Inferior products with superior marketing. There is a saying for sheeples like the ones we have here and that is that they are "contento di essere un idiota".

Look, do yourself a favor and disregard the good and the bad things you hear and just give Opera a test drive for a week. I say a week because you can't fully appreciate all this browser can do in just a day. Then you'll discover all the features that come standard with this browser the others rip off and make plugins to emulate. Everyone I've given it to to try have not looked back.

On a negative note I seem to have with this release (once again) an issue with hotmail.

Hallway

Hallway reviewed v10.10 Build 1799 Beta on Sep 25, 2009

Yeah, there it also ends.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 22, 2009

@Phat Esther: According that tests Opera win in all nontroppo test and several others meanwhile FF only win in very few test. Anyway, a stupid troll comment like your its necessary or Opera will have a 5.0 ranking in betanews ;)

In rendering Opera is the KING!!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 22, 2009

I try Opera first time. I wondered how amazing, why I not hear from it never ever? My life awful was till today, must used Internet Explorer and Netscape later Firefox. How fast speed i think an webpage and i see it immedatelly on monitor without typing into Opera adress bar. (wow) My favorit the Opera icon - the big red "O" (wow wow wow) Very high speed, perhaps the fastest browser in this Universum or within thousends lightyears, Im sure use ufonauts on their Ships meanwhile eating chips ( haha haha)
I give 6 star cause nice sexy browser not sexstar.
enough
Let see Flutecamp for Windows 10.10 Build 1792 Beta review
Thanks, thanks, thanks and again thanks for betanews because not must say nothing more than they all browser test
http://www.betanews.com/...run-Web-apps/1253545782

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

I use FF 3.5, but I am becoming dissatisfied with it, especially because it is slow. I tried out this version of Opera and I have really liked it. It is fast and it looks nice.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

Another Final quality Beta, thanks Opera.

bittermann is very inefficient fanboy troll who don't have a real life, I put a 1 star to its :D

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

For me Opera has been the best for several years now. I started using version 8 and have never given it up since. What's more, this Beta is really blazing fast!

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

Amazingly good web browser, bitterman its a troll!!

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

simply the best, the fastest, the coolest, the sexiest browser, period, it beats all other browsers in customizition, preferences, security, functions, options, name it, it's got it all and it does it well, and it's the lightest on memory on top of that, you can't go wrong with Opera

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

Opera is faster, and secure since it doesn't use active x, but the opera team isn't concentrating on security. I have been using opera for a long time, but I wish that the opera team paid a little more attention to the security aspect. However, don't misunderstand me, this is in my opinion the best browser out there. The bad part about firefox is that they bloat the browser with a bunch of plugins that I don't need or use on the intial download of the browser; plus firefox uses basically the same engine as IE, which means active x. In opera I have the choice to add active x for particular websites if needed; otherwise, it will by default not use active x.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

@bitterman,

Cheer up!
Opera browser isn't going away anytime soon.
It has inspired Mozilla in the creation of Firefox and will likely help the others to get better too!

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1792 Beta on Sep 21, 2009

Another buggy beta....This browser is becoming irrelevant compared to today's powerhouse browsers like FF and Chrome. Stick with either of those or at the very least IE8. Opera is only good for mobile phones, if that...good luck getting your banking website to work with this!

darth

darth reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 20, 2009

Opera is the best browser around, light, fast, nice looking, contains a lot of innovative functions like mouse gestures and the rapid access page.
It integrate also a very good mail manager, a lot lighter than Thunderbird, very easy to setup and to backup.
Opera is also quite easy to turn into a portable application (pre-packed USB version exists), and the non-beta 10 release already available: a must have!

canick

canick reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 13, 2009

Opera 10 is a real contender in my eyes. Its rendering engine is vastly improved, and its built in features far out-way other browsers, this page gives a good line up of why its a rival for Firefox - http://bit.ly/URwCa

eclipsingdivinity

eclipsingdivinity reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 13, 2009

I've never been fan of the Opera browser. The application itself was excellent, light and fairly easy to use. My biggest problem was the rendering didn't work for websites that I used. That was a hugggge glaring flaw and I never bothered to use the application.

Now we're at Opera 10, and after a reading a few positive reviews on the internet saying "Hey this is actually pretty good stuff" I gave it another go. Now historically i've always tried Opera on every major release to see if rendering has improved, and Opera 10 is the first release where they have it nearly perfect.

Opera 10 is successful in not only being a great application but being a sturdy and dependable browsing experience. All my websites work perfectly on it, the built in email application is fantastic. The GUI is snappy and well thought out. When you add in extras like closed tab restore, a built in torrent client...it becomes a powerhouse of an application.

5 Stars, excellent piece of software. For those who have written Opera off as I did, do yourself a favor and give it another shot.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

I have all current versions of the five contenders (Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari and IE).
And I love somehow all of them, just like a father loves his sons I believe. And in the very same way I do have my favorite, which is Opera nowadays.

It started being FF, but even with all the extensions and all the improvements, trust me, the feeling using Opera is different and I'm a Firefox fan too. Chrome it's cool, but all that blazing speed cannot compare to the vibe too. Safari well it has it's cool features, but I think there's plenty of work needed to be an actual winner. And IE, we all know how it is with IE...

Try Opera, you won't be disappointed, trust me

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

For me this is the best browser,quick
start ups, nice performance & looks nice. I have used firefox and the others
but prefer Opera.

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

I've been using Opera browsers for 10 years now because Opera was always the fastest browser. Today, I use Opera Mini on my cell phone, Opera 10 on my home computers, and I use Opera Link to synchronize all my bookmarks, scribble notes, surf history, and browser settings.
My three favorite features of Opera: 1) the ability to turn images off for screaming-fast surfing, 2) Turbo mode for compressed web pages and faster surfing, 3) a built-in torrent download client for easy "downloads", and 4) the Edit Content right-click feature that lets you block ads from specific web sites.
I don't care much for Opera Unite because I am not interested in running my computer as a server, but the rest of Opera rocks.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

5 trick and Flutecamp 10.10. 1778 beta never false render, never crashes, no big memory and CPU eating, no very hard drive tracking acces menwhile exit and improve 150% speed then default settings
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Sorry guys for non wroting down tips and tricks, just cause flutecamp programmers not repaired the multiple link save since 543 days, sorry. Something for something, if no MLS, no advice.
I think many new users shake head and uninstall Flutecamp because failed pages (lot of homepages not working since 5-6 years i tested cont) and very slow down after use 10 minutes and open 4-5 pages multiple tabs.
On big homepages presto rendering laughingly extremelly slow down or totally freeze must kill proc, i hear everbody says ye ye not optimised for Flutecamp. Not optimised for Flutecamp? Wa? There is all pagemakers use standrd webpage creator softwares, on internet how many years has totally web standards sablons. All other browsers use 100% perfect rendered it, just flutecamp a little right a little left a little up a littele down but never perfect than all others browsers.
Programmers instead must repair first the all bugs and after sports the new but unnessesery and unworkig functions every day for new beta released.
I dont know what means troll why named me troll but i think you are the trolls who called us trolls but i think we are not trolls but i say again i dont know what means troll or what.
Mails not download one session, must check all about 20-30 times for 14935 mails until download the last letter. prvious versions download all letters in one checking time, nut must download only 200-350 letters for one check, if i created new mailbox, download al mails immediatelly not 25 checking of peaces.
Flutecamp very innovative browser but no privacy mode meanwhile all other browsers can do this CH FF IE
I think not the best way every beta has more bug then previous versions, everey release slower and weaker than previous versons every newer flutecamp has more problems for its users than o9 or o8.
If not go to opensource lost the rest of users if nobody can repair bugs at opera sorry flutecamp programmers, i think somebody pay for flutecamp programmers for dont repair bugs for working again.
from i use my 5 trick i have not false render no crash no memory cpu disk hard problems i have got very fast and stable flutecamp, i make this sets for about 2 years trying
this release 1 star but lets good day for you i give 100% more plus free

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

I have been using Opera since version 5. Innovative, fast, small footprint, low resource usage, better memory management, and compatible with older versions of Windows.

Opera is not popular because
1) It is not open source.
2) It had ads for non-paying users. (not anymore in a long time)
3) It used Java script at a time when it was not popular. This led to greater security, but years ago there were many incompatible web sites.

Based on statistics, IE is the most popular. So popularity does not equate the best.

Opera has gone a long way, and still leading the pack. With all the available features its installation size is still small. Most websites now function well on Opera.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

Opera always improve in any new version. Not like other browsers bitterdork ;)

netean

netean reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

I like Opera and I like Opera 10 a lot. I don't pretend to use all the features, but since the 10 series builds I have started using the email client, which is now, actually pretty damn good - (I always thought opera mail was bit rubbish before that)

I don't use widgets, and I think they should ditch that component, as I don't see it offering anything of value (but maybe you will?)

There was a time Opera was lightening fast, but those days are over. It's no where near as fast as Chrome, but *feels* on par with Firefox for speed (although FF is significantly slower to start than opera)

I do hate the memory usage that v10 has though, it uses a LOT of ram and doesn't release it well when you ask Opera to close.

Every browser has its plus and minus points. I have FF, Chrome and Opera installed in windows and Linux and IE8 also in windows (but never used it) - I switch between Opera and Chrome regularly and find them both excellent. I use FF less regularly, but to be honest, they're all good at what they do.

It invariably comes down to personal preference. Try Opera for a few days and weeks and see if you like it, if not, then stick with your previous browser or try another. I like it, I use it - but we're all different and having more than 1 good browser means we can choose the right one for our needs

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

As good as ever. I don't need lots of bells and whistles, mainly speed and stability. It seems even faster in this build, but that may easily be an illusion, or I've got an unusually fast connection atm. During the entire version 10 test process I've never had Opera crash on my machine, even the early alphas. That's more than can be said for the release version of Firefox I use sometimes. All the sites I regularly visit render without problems; usually if I check the (X)HTML on the few sites I've come across that render poorly the page doesn't validate.

jb64

jb64 reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

Who the hell installs a beta version in a work environment? Once again Mr Bitter Man proves his lack of worth in not actually doing a review of a program.

Opera is not perfect. No software is. Opera Beta version can quite honestly be a little flaky and bug riddled and are best avoided by the unbrave masses. I have been rather pissed in the past by 'the one bug fixed two more bugs created' betas that seem to create rather than resolve problems. It really does make you wonder if someone actually tests the betas before they are released.

I once went through the exercise of trying to install the equivalent of Opera for all of the options I use with Firefox. I spent three days busily downloading various plug-ins to simulate the functionality I already had because Firefox, as I was duly informed, was 'so much better'.

I abandoned this folly. Why? Quite honestly, I downloaded dozens of plug-ins over a three day period to get the same functionality I used that was already integrated in an Opera. I had to ask if Firefox was so damn fricken' great, why was it that I had to go to so much trouble in order to get the same functionality. This was really a rhetorical question and thus I've continued to stick with Opera over the last 10 years.

Opera has had page resizing, tabbed and windowed browsing, multiple sessions, recoverable restart points, search engine short-cuts, mail, news and a hell of a lot of other features years before the other browsers have come on the scene touting these features. It's added RSS feeds, widgets, Acid2 and Acid3 compliance in a timely manner as well.. If some people use very few of these features, then of course they are going to find Firefox or Chrome the simple and easy choice. If it works for you for what you need/want, that's great!

Personally I know I will use Opera for the foreseeable future because there isn't anything else out there that does what this does without a hell of a lot of effort via plug-ins.

The Opera mail client was really crap for the last year in not in any way supporting html emails on the sending side. It was finally been fixed just prior to the final 10.0 release. Ultimately if the mail client still sucks a little but there are other mail alternatives out there. I get by with the Opera one now that it at least does html resend support.

How many other browsers actually support sessions (the ability to save different bunches of web pages for opening all at once later). I can be confident I can reload sessions if I want to pursue music links versus other projects I might have on the go. Sure I can open 57 web pages individually, but it isn't as easy as creating a session. Got a home improvement project? Find all your pages, save them in a separate session and open them all at once. Planning a holiday? Save a session of pages you can go back to. Bookmarks are great, but session saving is better because it reloads the point at which you were at on each site plus having a full history of where you came from to get there.

Configurable? Yes, I like my tabs in sizeable windows, not maximised. This allows me to see recent pages that I might be interested in going back to, rather than having to select them via the tab. I like my tabs on the left or the right, not on the top of the bottom, because I have a large wide-screen monitor. Personal preference is a choice with Opera.

Spelling? Highlighting spelling errors are a handy Mac-Leopard feature but for crappy Windows, we still have to deal without the guide to misspelled words - except for Word, Outlook - and Opera. Yeah, my review might have contained many spelling errors without that little feature!

Damn, my browser crashed (no not today actually). Oh no worries - Opera will reload the exact point you were at when it crashed if you use the auto-save option. No big deal having to figure out the 7 links you took to get from page x to y to find the secret of life because you were remiss in bookmarking a page.

Wand wizard. Not perfect, but definitely less flaky than IIE8 at detecting password changes and context changes. It's been around for many years though. I did much prefer the older Opera versions allowing password entry at a site level , but this has been removed for quite a while. .I can't properly compare the options available in Firefox or Chrome in this regard, as it didn't have this option by default the last time I checked.

Memory usage. Well, I tend to have a lot of open pages, but I'm not impressed with memory usage going up over time. I don't think memory is freed as best it could be unless you shut the program down from time to time. Not a big deal if you have lots of memory or you don't have so many web pages open, but it is something that could be improved. Opera 9 finally squished a serious bug in the time it took to shut down from minutes to seconds with dozens of web pages opened.

Speed dial. I ignored this for a few years, but now I can't imagine life without it. You can configure your favourite sites that you don't want to have permanently open but frequently access in the new tab window. I now have all 25 slots loaded, but I wound like to see this expanded to be configurable to as many rows and columns as I like to define. 5x5 is the current maximum, changed from the original 3x3. Basically your favourite sites can be one click away.

I'm done for now. This is what I consider a review, although it doesn't cover all of the features. 5 stars to counteract the fact that Mr Bitter Man can't actually do a review, but 4.5 otherwise.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1778 Beta on Sep 11, 2009

Great...another piece of beta crap. Installed on a test machine and it crashed on install then again after 5 minutes browsing. If we didn't have to use this piece of junk at work for tech support this would be wiped form every machine we have. Even Chrome has surpassed it now in browser share. Use FF or Seamonkey as it will do everything you need plus its fast AND stable.

(hey jb64 read what I wrote...it's called a TEST machine...dipsh**t)

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 7, 2009

Thank you mms04, the ad blocker was the only thing that kept me using FF. Unfortunately FF latest builds are not good for me, I love opera but could not use it without adblock-like (I do not want to manually block every ad I see) and a small spell checker (added some time ago). Now Opera rules again!

nms04

nms04 reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 7, 2009

great release!!!
a must have tool for every opera user --- the opera adblock configurator
Download @ http://count.primawebtoo...id=79098&id=2404692
it does everything u need to block all the ads on the internet!!

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

The only annoying thing that I found in Opera 10 is that the progress bar on youtube's videos doesn't represent the loading/caching of the video but only the playing, meaning that if you pause a video you cannot realize when the video is completely loaded (at least not by seeing the progress bar). Also once the video is loaded the seeking is a bit odd. This didn't happen in v9.64 (neither in FF). Really sucks. I'll probably back to v9.64 since none of the new features (including the turbo) are very significant to me.

canick

canick reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

Awesome browser, leading the way in my view, with features like Opera Link syncing my bookmarks and SpeedDial on both my PC and laptop and Opera Mail which is one of the handiest mail clients I've used (ditched Thunderbird). Haven't any use for Unite I don't think,but will be interesting to check out. Just hope they improve usability on Google Docs spreadsheets

uestudae

uestudae reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

Recent coverage and news of the Opera 10 web browser might have sparked interest in some users to give this web browser a try.

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

Using Unite again, I don't need other browser.
@improvelence: yeah, go to your cave damn troll!

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

Downloading now, kudos for Opera :)

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 6, 2009

Incredible stable. Its funny read comment of trolls like the down here, only say, fanboy stuff and nothing really important, go to your cave troll!

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 5, 2009

It took them HOW many years to spew forth this garbage version with nothing special to bring to the table. Stick to the WII kiddies, because they stats show the only way Opera can gain a sizable market share is if it is the only available browser and forced upon embedded device users. BS BS BS, I have been saying this for years and will continute to do so. This browser is so bad that Jon Stephenson von Douchener has to try to FORCE M$ to bundle it. What a joke.

***UPDATE***

Sephiroth...

Learn to speak English or go post your rantings somewhere that caters to your native language. It's hard for me to take someone seriously when they write like an idiot. Shouldn't you be living in a basement somewhere playing FF7 on a dusty PS1? Final Fantasy Sucks BTW.

smoking polecat

Learn to come up with something funny or don't even bother responding, I mean seriously...you are embarrassing yourself. Who says "Go to your cave troll" is this like 1998 and we are on Yahoo chat or something? The exclamation point made it so much more intelligent....

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

Yet another stable beta release. Lots of bug fixes in this version: http://my.opera.com/desk.../09/04/10-10-with-unite

Bitterman: it's obvious that you're not an Opera user, which if fine, but if you're not going to contribute anything useful, then don't post here.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

Good work Opera,

e144539

e144539 reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

congratulations bittermann!
successful troll is successful!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

Opera repaired upgrade bug that I bugsend 2w, 1w and yesterday too very fast job, upgrade working again from older browsers, and able checked for default browser indedd not just seemless
thih version repaired 1 bug
result 5 star

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

bittermann:
You're a g**d*** retard, there is ALWAYS a beta of the FF, which you like so much. But I don't see you running around pouring s*** on it. Nor do I see myself doing it.

Rednecks rule the world, I guess.

crowbar82

crowbar82 reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

bittermann

Do you know what "BETA" means?

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

Great....it only took a couple days to start with the beta's again....when will this buggy, slow piece of crap go away! I tried the 10 final but it locked the pc so hard I had to kill it in task manager. Use FF instead, that's the fastest, most stable with all the extensions you will ever need.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.10 Build 1767 Beta on Sep 4, 2009

Opera runs beautifully. This build includes the Unite service

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 2, 2009

I like opera 10 but it seems there is a bug that was not solved which is the voice compatibility with vista 64,,

I think Opera team should give some attention to this issue , as this was mentioned quiet some time in opera forum, no response yet,

blabbery

blabbery reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 2, 2009

@cltx99

"I don't like the way it takes over bit torrents, email and images."

Um, what? It doesn't take over anything. In fact, it specifically asks you whether you want to use Opera or a different client when you click an email or torrent link.

Images? It doesn't set itself as the default image viewer.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 2, 2009

cltx99:
Ever heard of opera:config ?

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 2, 2009

A very good browser, which I prefer over FF3. Lots of good features, but not over done like FF3. fast page rendering. However, I don't like the way it takes over bit torrents, email and images. I also don't care for the drop-down menu for favourites. As for now it's my secondary browser. My default browser on my three computers is Google Chrome 4, which for my needs, does everything well and is nice, fast and simple. The new Chrome 4 skins now make it visually more bearable.

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Great stuff. Makes tethering speed feels like regular internet with the Turbo feature!!!

draelail

draelail reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Opera 10 its brilliant, I will forget Firefox now. Excellent work Opera software

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Yes, Opera 10 its out, all other browser, especially Firefox will come to copy more feature to Opera ;)

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Incredible good browser, its way better that FF, Chrome, Safari, and IE, five stars.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Excellent, at last Opera 10 Final and its front-pages in a lot of page for all its features and performance. Good for Opera.

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

Best version ever
geting better and better
i bought Opera went was in version 6
now is free and still rule :)

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

MLS not working since 532 days, on all previous versions uptill 9.27.8841 can DO. After 9.50 beta end 10 final can not DO !!
Upgrade from previous versions not working, tested on o3 o4 o5 o6 o7 o8 o9 just standard and separate able install. I reported to oper it 2 weeks 1 week ago and today too.
Least 100 other unrepaired bughill.
We hope the next version Opera "flutecamp" 11.01 beta 1900XXXX try repair 1 bug from thousands.
YES the slowest and weakest performanced browser (except IE) just watch betanews all browser test (picture link under some writes back, full test on betanews review cc 2 weeks ago)(tnx for this homepage again, it means true peoples here).
and severe 10000 other problem it results i star 0 zero.
Why 1 star, why?
Cause this browser very comfortable customizable, better than other browsers together, and i use it 10 years or more near since started.
Yes we love this project, but after went to freeware falled down to others behind.
cause 1 star, if i must could be write the full true cuold give 0 star but anywhere we use it default, ye?
ok the past is past, forget it
lets testing everybody opera "flutecamp" 11 beta sooooooon
best regard Esther

DeKoquonut

DeKoquonut reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

I just tried it - as I have now and then in the past - and it would not load my banking page correctly.

I then tried to right click on a bookmark to delete it, but you can't do that, nor can you sort your bookmarks by name with a quick right click. These are pretty basic file handling features, damn shame that they are excluded in Opera.

Program uninstalled.

us3r

us3r reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

The worst web browser on the market apart from Internet Explorer.
It's slow, buggy, has poor flash support and terrible HD video playback.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

The Good:
- Fast indeed.
- memory footprint is indeed low, but I have ~4 gigs free on this box, does it matter?
- Extremely customizable
- Great Security. Opera pretty much has responding to security nailed down compared to Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft.

The Bad:
- Toolbar placement and display preferences is wonky. I find that the preferences and options for Opera are the least thought out of the top 4 browsers.
- greasemonkey support is pathetic. The first three I tried didn't work. Setting up blocking ads was a PITA and I can't sync my preferences easily between PC's.
- All the other missing plug-ins really drag this otherwise great browser down.
- Setting up homepages? oh that's right, you are setting up "sessions" great that Opera was zero help here with this basic feature.
- portal.opera.com was abyssmally slow for me this morning.
- I don't want an irc or e-mail client. Can you at least give me an option?

My #2 choice. I'll switch when Opera can do everything FF can do and Mozilla pisses me off.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

The best browser. The fastest, you can customize it easily, it's secure, nice interface, usability and security (top levels).
Also it has everything you want. (browser, download manager, email, chat, torrent client, community, speed dial, trash can, ad filter, widgets in one light application and installer.

No lack of features like Chrome.
No high memory usage and leaks like Firefox.
No problems with security like IE.
No problems with page rendering like Safari.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 Final on Sep 1, 2009

No change from RC2.
I have found a couple of issues though. If you try to create a google maps search it fails miserably. Not sure if this is to do with how the map search is submitted or if it's an issue with Opera. Also noticed Opera will take an age to open or close IF synchronization is enabled and the Opera site is somehow unreachable (as it was today when every Opera user and his dog went to get a piece of the 10.0 action).

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

Very good, and in this RC had a very fast start, way more fast that FF. Waiting for the Final.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

Almost the Final, and its better and better, when Final go out will be the best browser of all time.

netean

netean reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

although I've downloaded this for both Windows and Linux, this review is Linux specific as I didn't really notice much in the windows version.

In linux, everything looks superb now. Email, dialog boxes and even web pages look great, I'm guessing they've done something with font rendering or something but it looks superb (I'm using the GCC4 QT4 .deb package if anyone is interested)

it's very stable so far, and noticeably quicker than any other Opera 10 I've used (either windows or linux) - still not on par with Google Chrome which is significantly faster in both win & linux but it seems faster than Firefox.

Although it eats ram in Windows (and is very slow to let go of it when you close the app), in Linux it's happily sitting here with 10 tabs open using 168MB. pretty good IMO and fantastic compared to Firefox and Opera in Windows.

Every page I visit seems to render and work properly, no issues to report, major or minor so far.

I'm very happy with it.

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

Phat Esther:

I actually always thought the nick was "An Alpha Tester", but I don't see an "h" if you just deleted "anal". If that was really the case, I commend you in that respect. Alpha Tester works with your crying review of all software it seems.

Anyways, after all this time, I decided to try to decipher your gibberish and MAY have found the issue you keep bringing up. What I have done and what you should have done, is properly submit a bug report to Opera or on the forum. Yes, you have posted to the forum, but those posts were done in the same respect that you show here--thus disregarded.

If you want to test what I have found, try downloading multiple links while you have the "transfers" or "downloads" manager open when doing so. If the manager is not opened, I see most links fail. Give it a try and please try to post a comprehensible message of the results.

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

Crikey! awesome review from phat esther, nothing like a review chock full of details /s

I have this working perfectly now. I've only come across one or two sites that don't render properly but i'll put my bottom dollar on them not adhering to standards.. All my bank accounts can be accessed just fine. So no problems there. I even have this running portably off a USB stick. My only issue is that Unite services can be a bit temperamental sometimes but i thinks this is more to do with the service as opposed to the browser.
No other browser comes close.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 29, 2009

one star browser because nobody test it just
best browser
fastest browser
the browser sitting
the browser climb
clever browser, clever browser
bring to me this little ball, hopp flying, bring to me, bring back to me, not the tree the ball, the ball, clever browser, clever
go run opera run
thats it we go home before night
go eating to mom
cleeeever browser clever clever good good enough comon hurry home
cleeeever clever my little opera

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 28, 2009

Getting closer: RC now!

It certainly seems even faster than usual. I think Unite is only in the nightly builds at present. It looks like they're not ready to release it yet. :(

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.00 Build 1750 RC2 Beta on Aug 28, 2009

Props to Opera for fixing a bug that has really been preventing me from using this browser in the past. You see, I run a website, and Opera would not allow me to use the "Add Link" button in my forums. I submitted a detailed bug report (with screenshots) and now this option is working perfectly. Great work! This is what I like to see. Not really tested for other bugs (or speed) with this build yet. But it's off to a good start in my book!

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 28, 2009

Best browser.
Where is the Unite ?

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 26, 2009

The best just keeps getting better!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 26, 2009

@ bittermann - but you know, it still better in e.g. Internet Explorer and Safari in my opinion... xD
and buggy... I didnt find any annoying for me bugs ;p

sturgess

sturgess reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 26, 2009

Been using the beta 3, and was amazed at how much faster this latest offering was. So I'll give it a 4, if they ever fix that annoying hanging on the last element it'll get a 5, but not until.

Tygas

Tygas reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 26, 2009

I'm addicted to opera nightly builds, proud do be best browser user.

Just I miss opensource pluggins

crowbar82

crowbar82 reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

I'm impressed!

stranded

stranded reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

The 10 RC is amazingly stable, has a great new icon and improved skin. It's not perfect but it's getting close...

Daddy_Spank

Daddy_Spank reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

works great! Final release is supposed to be Sept 1st.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

At last the RC, I look good for now, the final its close.

laptopy.net

laptopy.net reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

WOW! The new skin is absolutely beautiful. I never thought i'd say it. Previous Opera skins always looked terrible in my opinion. Not so with this one. Definitely the best looking out of all the browers straight out of the box.
Happy to see the Unity buttons easily available too.
Knocks spots off Firefox 3.5 (good but overrated imho). And oh it starts up in a split second unlike FF!

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.00 Build 1733 RC on Aug 25, 2009

@Virtual_ManPL

SSSHHHHHHH or the Opera trolls will come calling like Sephiroth because its the "Best browser ever, and most stable beta browser ever".

Still buggy and slow....everything you'd look for in a browser.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on 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...

and Opera should use better method for scaling instead of Nearest Neighbour in zooming-in and bilinear in scaling down images....

and good will be too see session recovery with all data like posts etc when browser crash ;)

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 25, 2009

Best browser ever, and most stable beta browser ever.

gezley

gezley reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 23, 2009

Just downloaded the beta to try the new 10 version for the first time - well, what more can I say! The native skin is vastly improved; the option to position the Tab bar left or right very welcome, the option to have up to 25 pages on the Speed Dial fantastic. Start-up speed and browsing speed are what you would expect of Opera. A brilliant, brilliant browser, without rival in appearance, performance, ease of use, security, and native feature set. Right-click context menus chock-full of extras; the ability to create your own search boxes and put them on your Personal bar; duplicate tabs, and many many extras, nearly all of which Opera implemented years ago. The only browser I find a joy to use, and all without the need for "plug-ins".
I can only surmise that those regulars who come here to attack Opera have some ulterior motive for doing so. I honestly can't imagine a single good reason for launching such vituperative attacks over and over again on this browser. I first bought Opera in 2004, when you had to pay for the full version (without ads), and I would gladly do the same today if they charged for it. It's quite simply that good. People who are wiling to explore its riches will find this out themselves, and should not be put off by the irrational criticism of those who come here on a daily basis just to attack Opera.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 23, 2009

Opera its in a really good state right now, really stable, and very fast.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 22, 2009

All in all, it's simply the best browser out there and I've tried them all.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 22, 2009

Dear Opera Fileforum and Betanews Team, you are good people, is there any chance the multiple link save repair and working again after like 9.27.8841 cause not working this feature after 9.50 beta1 since 508 days just waitng and waiting for any programmer repair but nothing happened.
9.27 save 1000 link at once but latest 10.0 must save individually.
Nobody test this feature, but everybody say working because opera not able bad, not able slow, not able wrong just the BETTER and FASTER and $#@%$#*^%ER browser on the world but its not true you know this. We love opera but after went free get into slower and buggy render, all browser better (except IE) but not integrated customize like opera we knows, yes?
Please some programmer test and compare 9.27 and 10.0 and thinking where went to wrong the multiple file save, why must save individually into custom foldar all link that 100 times slower than save ot once.
Try save 1000 link on o10.0 save int c:\folder\sample\links\etc\(files save here)
I do this with 9.27 about -> 2 minutes
You dont do this on 10.0 -> 5 days
compare, measure, and thinking
why working multiple link save uptil 9.27.8841 perfect
and why not since 9.50 beta till today last version.

I never give up my fights, will be the sunny and happy day i hope this function working again and not must use 2 version opera use parallel at same time when i try save 1000 or 10000 link save.

Must live in this planet a programmer heroe who could writing working souce code again.

Must live 1 programmer who have enough brain solved this problem, must be 1 programmer in opera team, i believe it.

please no war, we need peace, thinking, working and the world will be better and opera too.
please

***
Sorry Zero-G-Point i deleted the anal from my name somebody told me what means the anal word not beautiful (back hole)
after i deleted it sorry
***

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

As Obi-Wan Kenobi once said: "Who's the bigger troll? The troll, or the troll that feeds it?"

I think we all know the answer to that question. Just ignore sad, sorry little "bitterman" whose "moniker" (and let's face it) really says all that we need to know about him.

For my own purposes, I think Opera is a solid browser, and thus far v10 is shaping up to be a really, really excellent product. People make a fuss about "extensibility," but in my experience "extensions" lead directly to "bugs," "crashes" and "slowdowns".

This build continues to impress me.

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

Holy Smokes! Phat Esther and her incomprehensible rage regarding multiple link, file, or whatever-save she talks about. These comments looked remarkably similar another's: analphatester. I have to say Phat Esther == analphatester. What is the reasoning for another account? It has been questioned and discussed previously just wtf analphatester was referring to.

I like how Blaxima put it "Another release and another review (and I use that term loosely) from bitterman and Phat Esther."

With more recent development releases, and focusing on Unite more, I think they are coming close to the final, just wanting Unite to be polished before.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.10 Build 1729 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

Thought I would just clear the air before trolls rear their heads. There have been just about 2 releases a week lately and that is because one has the Unite service and the other doesn't. This one is the Unite release

hedley

hedley reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

WOW! The new skin is absolutely beautiful. I never thought i'd say it. Previous Opera skins always looked terrible in my opinion. Not so with this one. Definitely the best looking out of all the browers straight out of the box.
Happy to see the Unity buttons easily available too.
Knocks spots off Firefox 3.5 (good but overrated imho). And oh it starts up in a split second unlike FF!

laptopy.net

laptopy.net reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

Releases have been very stable even in the alpha builds. Not sure why people complain about a built mail and torrent client when even with that it uses less resources than another browser that needs plugins to achieve the most basic of functions like paste and go for example.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

It's Brilliant

ruemere

ruemere reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

Works fine across all platforms. Offers enhanced usability. Requires some learning due to number of options available. Polished interface (on the par with Google Chrome, better than Firefox 3.5.2, light years ahead of IE 8) - please note, that "polished interface" means - easy to navigate, responsive, able to handle large amount of pages.

Regards,
Ruemere

PS. Please ignore the troll, Phat Esther, below. Saving multiple links works fine (Click + symbol, add Links panel, select all links with Ctrl or Shift, choose Save to Download Folder, enjoy).

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 21, 2009

We dont know why not workig the multiple link save since 507 days.
The slowest and weakest performance browser on earth (except IE).
Many new unnessesery and workingless function.
No bug repair.
On forum, cant, doesnt, not, problem, bug, failed, bad, crashes, wont, no longer, wrong, strange, slow, etc, etc ...
Opera on desktop DIED
R.I.P.

the multiple link save into custom folder working uptil 9.27.8841, after 9.50 beta1 to latest version NOT WORKING !!! I tested continously the two browsers compare. I KNOW WHAT I SAY !!!!!!!! DONT LIE WORKING !

cwalker

cwalker reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 20, 2009

Opera 10 kicks some serious butt. It's got everything I need built in and is highly configurable.

I like how you can easily configure speed-dial now without having to edit the .ini file. I'm glad that they finally included spell-check. The visual tabs is kind of neat, although I don't use it much. It has allot of little things that I
appreciate.

Speed wise, it keeps up with my browsing habits, so no complaints there. I've never done side by side comparisons with other browsers to test speed, but in my experience, they all are plenty fast enough.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 20, 2009

Another release and another review (and I use that term loosely) from bitterman. If this browser is such a waste of time why do you waste yours seemingly on only this piece of software?? If its not for you I would have thought you would have figured that out by now

Releases have been very stable even in the alpha builds. Not sure why people complain about a built in mail and torrent client when even with that it uses less resources than another browser that needs plugins to achieve the most basic of functions like paste and go for example.

I'm not an IT guy and I don't work in a computer store, I simply investigate things for myself with an open mind and choose the software that works and performs best for me and that is why I've settled on Opera and not silly hype or rhetoric

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 20, 2009

It's a little confusing when Betanews shows the nightly builds as well as the more familiar Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, etc. The nightlies are really only meant for dedicated testers. This is currently a build of Beta 3.

As stable as ever, and I've yet to find a problem, apart from a couple of installers not working properly on a couple of the nightlies.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.00 Build 1723 Beta on Aug 20, 2009

Another day another beta...can't wait for beta ver. 1724! I'm starting to wonder if that's actually the number of days ver. 10 has been in beta? I've tested this, it doesn't come close to FF useful plugins or Chrome's speed!

BelgianWaffle

BelgianWaffle reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 17, 2009

Coming along great....still a few bugs, and I would love to have silent browsing, just like IE, but this feels ready for release soon!

Balderstrom

Balderstrom reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 16, 2009

@PhatEster, I don't know what you are talking about...
If you mean links on a page, you open the Panel, click on "Links" select the links you want, and rightClick open or save.
If you mean links in your bookmarks, then the only options are saving selected as either HTML or an .ADR file.

@Vimes, Honestly I don't care that Opera has a torrent option built-in, I use uTorrent. The fact that it is still only 5-6MB and has a plethora of options like mail, and torrent and messaging is nothing short of impressive. I don't recall the exact size, but the last time I installed FireFox it's program folder was over 14MB and you had to download it's Mail program separately.

As far as Opera vs Chrome, try a different skin, and right click on any toolbar in Opera, "Customize" and start deleting stuff you don't want.
For example, I have my StatusBar at the bottom with:
[Clock] [New][New][Fixed Spacer][Bookmarks? ] [Panels][x][»][Status Display][Zoom%]
[x] == close panel
[»] == open displayed panel in a new Tab.

My addressbar is also at the bottom:
[DisplayViewMenu][Back][Refresh][Wand][AddressBar][Go][DisplayViewMenu][FitPageToScreen]

All the other menu's are removed. My View Menu - when it is displayed, is also at the bottom, and appears above the AddressBar, it contains:
[Home][Back][Forward][Rewind][FastForward][Top10][Bookmarks][IdentifyAs][x enable plugins][Author|User Mode][Show Images]

I have not seen any other browser that allows as much customization as Opera does. Period. You can even *easily* customize what the Menu's you want to display, or ANY of the context menu's are. By editing Application Data\Opera\Opera\profile\menu\standard_menu (1).ini

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 15, 2009

Anyone who gives this browser a 1 star rating are probably the same people who are against universal health-care, but I don't mind I live in Sweden and have great health-care, thank you very much.

Getting to the point, the Opera browser is excellent. It's my default browser on all of my three home computers. It simply gets better all of the time.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 15, 2009

It is a very nice browser and I do want to use it more but there are still some formatting issues, always reported with certain sites.
I would still like to see the browser support extensions like FF, rather than the type of widgets it does support. I do like the minimal room that Chrome takes up compared to Opera, whilst remaining functional in a way that I like to use it.
I would also wish that Opera would drop both the mail client and torrent support - concentrate on a more functional lean and fast browser, considering how long Opera has been in the market ts share of that market is very poor.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

The best browser that only fan-boys and freaking trolls will put only one star. Opera always deserve 5 stars.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

Opera has BIG BIG celebration today !
500 days ago released the last working multiple link saved version 9.27.
After 9.5 beta this function removed and must individually save all links, wasted much of time.
500 days or 12 000 hours not short period of an browser life but no programmers who repaired this feature.
500 days waiting for what?
500 days waiting for Opera programmers?
500 days big number lets everybody drinking today a lot of and forget a little problem that make us crazy every day every hour and every minutes.
THANKS OPERA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for 500 fak!ng s!t

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

Beta 3 == Beta 107000000000? I must have missed my arithmetic classes.

Sure, there are *weekly* builds, but not nightly builds like Firefox, so I'm not sure I understand your reasoning and argument. I'm also not sure how it can be stated "...[Opera] rates low compared to all the others except IE..." with the current BN score being 4.2.

I use Opera almost exclusively, but use Firefox when something does not work in Opera (and IE if not work in Firefox) and I do not see the majority say Firefox is crap. I have to agree with dapixn that " this browser works. Its email client is 5*** if you imap it with gmail and you dont have to find plugins here and ther to do basic things." If anything that I see, your "fanboys" of Firefox are those saying "FF rulez and others is junk". I dislike wearing my FF s*** or hat in public because people who think they're cool praise me with the dribble but are ignorant and not open-minded.

Not bashing Firefox, but "oh, a new Firefox version is out......uggh, none of my add-ons work because they are not compatible with this version. doh!"

The BN single browser "speed test" does show v10 as being "...the slowest browser on earth (except IE)". Can you honestly say that you can notice the difference? I can't recall from the article, but did that test include all the FF add-ons that will be required to support the same feature set in Opera? I value speed, but I value productivity, efficiency, ease of use, configurability, and innovation more (to an extent). Yes, if something takes 100x longer to do and is noticeable, I may sacrifice those criteria.

This build is working great so far; I have not had a single issue that I can recall since I began running the v10 releases.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

"So much for your qualifications. It's in a perpetual beta cycle because they're for *different versions*. New releases with new features, features which are usually trend setting for the browser market."

Huh? Because they're different versions"....wtf, Opera 10 has different versions? Talk about no qualifications! They might want to squash a few bugs vs adding new features in beta 107000000000. I also don't get your comment on IE? I say Opera is better then IE and I still get trolled for it. LOL

TomasF

TomasF reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

"There is a reason it is in a perpetual beta cycle..."

So much for your qualifications. It's in a perpetual beta cycle because they're for *different versions*. New releases with new features, features which are usually trend setting for the browser market. And if this wasn't enough to discredit you to anyone who even knows what a browser is (which most web users don't), the claims about IE will fix that. Thanks for visiting, don't let the door hit you on the way out!

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

i'm a longtime opera fanboy, but also a minefield fanboy. i would probably only use opera, if not for the fact i can't get opera to work with flickr. so i have to bring up a minefield (ff nightly) window to upload pics, etc. but other than my flickr problem, opera works with everything else, right out of the box. ie is getting a lot better, but opera and ff (try both, or either, you'll like 'em) are what ie shoulda been a long time ago.

Kelson64

Kelson64 reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

While i use Firefox mostly, I like Opera. I have only run into one bug that makes a certain feature on my own website unusable. I have written a very detailed bug report (with screenshots) regarding this issue a couple of beta releases ago. I am eager to see if this issue will be fixed. Overall, I think Opera is an excellent browser, and I use it second only to Firefox at this point.

dapxin

dapxin reviewed v10.00 Build 1708 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

Those who know dont talk. Those who talk dont know a thing...

If you dont like the 'crap', why stop by to write a review ? You are the fanboy.

Let the ones who use this, continue to recommend it to the few folks, who are prepared to try things, and see for themselves.

The software works, to its own huge and very independent merit. Not too many opera users can be bored enough to write FF reviews for example.

goodluck.
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To anyone with an open mind, and looking for web efficiency - this browser works. Its email client is 5*** if you imap it with gmail and you dont have to find plugins here and ther to do basic things.

If you try it and don't find it efficient, feel free to ditch it. But dont until you have actually tried it.

goodluck.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.00 Build 1703 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

@the Opera fanboys

In my position I have to test every browser and have it on every phone tech's machine to help customers troubleshoot. So I think I'm pretty qualified to rate this program. Fortunately the times we had to help troubleshoot this crap is few and far between. There is a reason it is in a perpetual beta cycle...

I've also rated other programs on here as well with 4 or 5's so whoever thinks all I've rated are 1's is just throwing crap to see if any sticks. All I here from the rest of the fan boys is Opera rulez and FF is junk.

To me a browser is just a browser so I have no bias, and this one rates low compared to all the others except IE...

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v10.00 Build 1703 Beta on Aug 14, 2009

@bittermann

"I see a couple morons on here troll anybody that doesn't give this browser a 4 or 5."

Everyone has the right for an opinion, but why rate the program just one star? You rate Opera 1 star several times. If you intend to be an objective and do not like something, rate it objectively and not emotionally. I was curious and have visited your profile. You have no positive comments at all and you rate all programs with just one star.

@ bittermann [new]

Look, I'm not an Opera fan-boy and I'm not a boy neither for you nor for someone else. Besides, I use Firefox as well and I rate it 5 in spite of some annoying bugs. I'm not going to argue with you. That's all.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v10.00 Build 1703 Beta on Aug 13, 2009

@bittermann

I'm curious to know what your definition of a "troll" actually is seeing that you have commented negatively 3 times on Opera in a span of 10 days(and happened to sing the praises of FF in the process)??

Opera for me continues to be the best browser and instead of being redudnent in singing its praises I will say that I find the last few releases to have a much slower start up time than I'm used to. Don't get me wrong though, its not FF slow.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v10.00 Build 1703 Beta on Aug 13, 2009

More stable that every other browser out there.

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v10.00 Build 1703 Beta on Aug 13, 2009

Downloaded this nightly build and unlike yesterday the installer worked without problems. As always with the current version, both alphas and betas, the browser itself works without problems. I'll forgive them the hiccup yesterday.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v10.00 Build 1699 Beta 3 on Aug 13, 2009

Cripes another beta...this thing has more beta's than Chrome! Opera lost the desktop market so why not just stick to the mobile market...

PS: I see a couple morons on here troll anybody that doesn't give this browser a 4 or 5. Apparently nobody else has a right to an opinion unless it's positive. Almost as bad as the apple fan boys.

sturgess

sturgess reviewed v10.00 Build 1699 Beta 3 on Aug 13, 2009

Hello alanpalmer,please explain the thought process that allows you to give Opera beta 3 five stars when you have not even been able to install the thing ? The mind boggles. I have managed to install it thankfully, it works well, I had been using beta 2, and that was also an excellent browser. I will give this offering four, it's better than Firefox, but not as good as the latest Chrome beta. Chrome is faster, Firefox slower, IE8 crashes, but the Opera betas have continually been better than the Opera stable versions, so I'll stick with it and hope that one day it'll show Chrome the way home, maybe one day, but not yet.

pdail

pdail reviewed v10.00 Build 1699 Beta 3 on Aug 12, 2009

This Browser, has been a favorite, of mine, for quite awhile. The last build, had a problem. But they seem to have fixed it, with this Build. Everything, seems to be, moving along to the Final Build.

JaDa

JaDa reviewed v10.00 Build 1699 Beta 3 on Aug 12, 2009

The Linux builds you can find here

http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/linux/1000b3/beta3/

latest screenshot from Linux Opera 10 beta3 x86_64 are here