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Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby mintph on Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone here uses the Opera Browser http://www.opera.com/ which they advertise to be the fastest browser on Earth. And it also passes the Acid3 test 100/100.

Any reviews on this using LMDE would be much appreciated.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby Epinephrin3 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:48 pm

I use it as my main browser... 10.62 is quite good tbh, i still dont feel its as quick as chrome but then chrome does not have all my bookmarks and history etc. if you've got a good connection you can speed opera up abit if you go to MENU>SETTINGS>PREFERENCES then go to the advance tab then network. Change the Maximum Total Connections to 128 and some people say to increase the Maximum Connections To A Server aswell.

You can also increase the page draw time by going to the advanced tab again then go to Browsing and change redraw after 1 second to redraw instantly.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby newfie on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:50 pm

I don't use it, but I do recommend it. It was my main browser at one point for a few months. I prefer FOSS where I can.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby Gramps50 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:51 pm

I use a mixture of Opera and Firefox in LMDE, I like Opera but I find that there are somethings on some sites that just don't work as well or at all, most problems I have is with java applets. It seems to have gotten better with 10.62 but at this point I'm not willig to have it as my only browser. I do it more than FF. I'm using it right out of the box with no tweaks and I do think it is faster than FF. I can't comment on chrome, as I have only tried it a couple of times for a very short time and I just didn't like it.

It's stable and doesn't cause any problems that I am aware of so install it and give it a try and make your own conclusions. I think it basicly comes down to personal preferences.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby element on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:30 pm

i always use the version here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby cdysthe on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:30 am

I've used Opera as my main browser for years. I use it for e-mail. Usenet news, RSS and of course as a browser. With every new release there's a feature I end up not being able to live without. But every time I think: Why on earth would anyone need that? And then I find myself using it a couple of months later. The latest such feature is "Thumbnail in Tabs". Sounds silly, but oh no, it isn't silly. I can't imagine browsing without seeing a miniature version of the the page on each tab. Try it, and you'll see. Another little feature like that is "copy to note". You can mark anything on a web page and create a note of it in Opera not only containing the text, but the URL it was taken from. Very handy indeed!

Finally, with Opera I can move my browser, e-mail, rss and news with a simply move of one directory. It's also great for backup.

You can of course do Firefox and add 30 extensions, most of them copies of functionality in Opera. It will work, but it will be slooooow. So don't.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby axel668 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:17 am

Used to be a big Opera fan, but lately ...

Main issue is that just nobody's supporting them - I'm really sick of these "unsupported browser" messages and I want my Google Docs context menus, no matter if that's compatible with some weird w3c standard or not. Regarding speed, I don't run any technical javascript benchmarks but in everyday life Chromium is much faster for me than Opera, and sometimes I even have the impression that Firefox 3.6 is faster, too (Opera's taking unmotivated 1 minute timeouts frequently, especially when being behind a company firewall).

In my opinion, instead of creating yet another new javascript engine every 2 years, Opera should adopt Webkit or Gecko and focus on what they're really good at: Developing cool new featues like Opera Link, the Turbo mode, the tab thumbnails, or yes, even Opera Unite. And get a decent AddOn interface, for God's sake, or even better, compatibility with Chrome Addons (shouldn't be an issue because they are not much more but a small extension to Userscripts) - that would at least give us decent Adblock.

Don't get me wrong, I still like Opera, and I'd really love to use it every day, but that just involves too much frustration right now.
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby Mike54 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:05 am

I use Opera to test functionality of my Web sites, but not for much other than that. I think it's a fine browser, but this old dog has been using Firefox for so long, anything else slows me up, trying to learn how to use it. If they took Firefox away from me, Opera would be second choice. Chromium is fast, but a bit too minimalist for me. Like I said, I'm an old dog and don't take well to new tricks. Well, other than LMDE, that is... :D
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby mintph on Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:41 am

Thank you to all for your comments.

I just downloaded the .deb file for debian (LMDE) and it works much better than Epiphany, Midori and those non-Firefox browsers.

I tried to download Google Chrome (not Chromium) but I get errors when trying to install it.

I will just waiting for Debian's own Chromium once it gets to Testing.

So far, Opera has been working with all websites except Ebay (for selling)... the WYSIWYG editor does not appear. Just codes. Any solutions to this?
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby craigevil on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:36 am

$ apt-cache policy opera
opera:
Installed: 10.70.9048
Candidate: 10.70.9048
Version table:
*** 10.70.9048 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Works OK , but I prefer either Firefox/Iceweasel or Chrome. The Opera widget manager is pretty cool.

BTW Chromium from unstable installs just fine on testing.

You can also install Google's Chrome, it even has a Debian repo to keep it up to date.
http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/apt.html

$ apt-cache policy opera
opera:
Installed: 10.70.9048
Candidate: 10.70.9048
Version table:
*** 10.70.9048 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ apt-cache policy google-chrome-unstable
google-chrome-unstable:
Installed: 7.0.517.8-r59474
Candidate: 7.0.517.8-r59474
Version table:
*** 7.0.517.8-r59474 0
500 http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:33 am

mintph wrote:I tried to download Google Chrome (not Chromium) but I get errors when trying to install it.

Interesting. I installed it with not problem and have the update repo in my sources.

I use Google Chrome (latest dev build) as my primary browser and Iceweasel 4.0 Beta 5 as my secondary. Both are lightning fast on my laptop.
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