Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2007 18:32 UTC, submitted by Joe User
Opera Software Opera 9.22 has been released; mostly a bugfix and security release. "We released 9.22 today and it's a recommended security update. There are changelogs for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/UNIX. Bit Torrent also received some nice improvements, so it should be quite a bit faster now."
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msundman
Member since:
2005-07-06

> If you were a Windows user, you wouldn't have these
> repository headaches.

Huh? If I was on windows I'd have to do it the hard way (i.e. manually downloading and installing). I can just as easily do it that way on linux, too. It's just that on linux (well, at least on ubuntu and debian) there is also a better way in addition to the way you have to do it on windows.

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

actualy windows users have it faily easy. in opera go to "help" and then "check for update"..... after all that hard work your fingers are going to be tired.... you should probly take a break from working so hard and do something simple like compile things ;) .

(this being said as a joke from a fellow linux user)

Edited 2007-07-19 21:51

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mikesname Member since:
2005-10-01

You're right that it's an inconvenience to "do it the hard way" by downloading and manually installing the update, but come on! I just did it on Ubuntu and it tool me like, 20 seconds, instead of the, I dunno, 15 seconds it'd take on Windows. Big deal!

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msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> it's an inconvenience to "do it the hard way" by
> downloading and manually installing the update, but
> come on! I just did it on Ubuntu and it tool me like,
> 20 seconds

Still, opera has a deb repository, so why can't some guy at opera spend 20 seconds updating that repo so that thousands of people wouldn't have to spend 20 seconds each manually upgrading opera? Or even better, automate the whole process so that nobody will have to spend any seconds on it.

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

If I was on windows I'd have to do it the hard way (i.e. manually downloading and installing).

LOL, if this is the hard way, you shouldn't use a computer to start off. No to mention the real hard way, that is on Linux where you have to either open the terminal and type some code, or search for the repository, add the line to the list of repositories, open Synaptic, search for the application and install, and most of the time it doesn't work as expected, or a dependency is not found. Gimme a break...

If you were a Windows user, you wouldn't have the ability to update all of your software (aside from Opera) at once from a central location

I don't care about having to update everything at the same time. On Linux there's always that update icon says there are new updates. I always leave it red. I update if and when I want. And what's the benefit of a central location? I thought you were against monopoly. I don't get it.

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