Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2007 17:07 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
Opera Software Version 9.2 of the Opera web browser has been released. "Opera 9.2 is not only an important update with bug fixes and the new Speed Dial functionality, it's also a milestone in spreading Opera to new users around the world: Opera 9.2 for Windows ships with 31 languages." Download it from the download page.
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RE: Speed
by Dave_K on Wed 11th Apr 2007 20:21 UTC in reply to "Speed"
Dave_K
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2005-11-16

Personally, I don't care about the new features at all. All I want is Opera that is as fast as it used to be in all versions prior to the 9.0 release. Unfortunately, 9.20 is still as supermegaslow on my PC as all 9.x versions. I've never seen anything like this.


I think there might be something wrong with your Opera installation. If there was a drop in speed from Opera 8, it wasn't large enough for me to notice the difference.

Comparing Opera 9 with IE and Firefox, Opera is still easily the fastest, remaining responsive even when browsing a large number of sites on a slow computer.

In my experience Opera 9 is still perfectly usable on a computer as old as a 300Mhz Celeron. Admittedly early versions of Opera ran fine on a 386, but I think you have to expect some slowdown as features are added.

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RE[2]: Speed
by J. M. on Wed 11th Apr 2007 20:34 in reply to "RE: Speed"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

I think there might be something wrong with your Opera installation.

Then I must really wonder what that could be, as I tried several different versions on several different Linux distributions, both static and dynamic versions, under many different configurations... And always with the same results.

Edit: and when I browse the Opera web forums, Linux section, I can see that I'm definitely not the only one who can see major (and very weird) negative performance anomalies in the 9.x versions.

Edited 2007-04-11 20:46

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RE[2]: Speed
by Decius on Thu 12th Apr 2007 00:40 in reply to "RE: Speed"
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2006-01-03

I have to agree with Dave_K, I haven't had any problems with speed in any install of Opera 9.x that I use. I even have 9.1 installed as the main browser on an old P-133 laptop with 40 MB of RAM running, shudder, Windows ME. Absolutely no problems. Even with all the features added Opera is still amazingly fast.

Having only been using 9.2 for a little while, I admit that I haven't noticed a huge Wow! effect from "Speed-dial". That said, I'm so used to using nicknames for all my bookmarks that I'm not sure if this feature will immediately make much difference for how I use Opera.

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RE[3]: Speed
by J. M. on Thu 12th Apr 2007 03:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

I have to agree with Dave_K, I haven't had any problems with speed in any install of Opera 9.x that I use. I even have 9.1 installed as the main browser on an old P-133 laptop with 40 MB of RAM running, shudder, Windows ME. Absolutely no problems. Even with all the features added Opera is still amazingly fast.

Well, that's certainly impressive, but it's a known fact that Opera is much faster on Windows (but this is generally true for all GUI software). But the Linux version has some serious problems.

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