Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2007 11:48 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software Opera has released an alpha build of their upcoming 9.5 release. "Following the release of Opera 9 last year, we re-wrote Opera's rendering engine for the coming Opera 9.5 release. As a result, Opera 9.5 contains more than a year's worth of speed, standards and performance improvements."
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RE: a few niggles
by Joe User on Tue 4th Sep 2007 14:37 UTC in reply to "a few niggles"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

1) fonts look ugly in Slackware 12. This may well be my set up, but every other app has nicely AAed fonts.

For me they look just great on OpenSUSE.

2) No Flash support. As much as I dislike flash, it would be nice to have the option to run flash plugins from time to time.

Maybe check your path to Flash? How did you install it? From the package or from the Adobe web site? Works fine here also.

3) it's a little bit too resource hungry.

Here it uses 13MB or RAM. Firefox uses 52MB.

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RE[2]: a few niggles
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Sep 2007 16:42 in reply to "RE: a few niggles"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Here it uses 13MB or RAM. Firefox uses 52MB.


On the Solaris static build its only consuming 6.5MB memory for two tabs (osnews.com and neowin.net).

I don't know where the poster was getting off claiming it was bloated because both you and I demonstrate how slim Opera is compared to firefox.

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RE[3]: a few niggles
by SlackerJack on Tue 4th Sep 2007 17:16 in reply to "RE[2]: a few niggles"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

No way 6.5Mb of ram, besides if you have plenty of ram it's not a problem, even 52Mb for firefox is nothing and it gets freed anyway when closed.

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RE[3]: a few niggles
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2007 18:06 in reply to "RE[2]: a few niggles"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"I don't know where the poster was getting off claiming it was bloated because both you and I demonstrate how slim Opera is compared to firefox."


Bullsh*t. All you've demonstrated is how slim Opera is on /YOUR/ system. Opera is more memory hungry than FireFox 2 on my slackware build. However, unlike you, I ("the poster") was not paraiding my personal experience as fact - I was only pointing out a few niggles I had with an otherwise exceptional webbrowser.

Perhaps next time, instead of posting meanless self-benchmarked statistics, you could actually post something constructive to help streamline my install (like the other replies managed to in varing degrees)

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RE[3]: a few niggles
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2007 18:10 in reply to "RE[2]: a few niggles"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Also, just to add to my previous reply - Bloated was your words, not mine.

Next time show a little respect and read peoples posts properly before putting people down for them

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