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[2]: a few niggles
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Sep 2007 16:42 UTC 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"
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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[4]: a few niggles
by kaiwai on Wed 5th Sep 2007 00:50 in reply to "RE[3]: a few niggles"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


You say no way, I say way:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/kaiwai/screenshot5.png

I have 2gigs of memory but it doesn't give application writers a green light to allow their applications to let it 'all hang out'.

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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[4]: a few niggles
by DrCurl on Wed 5th Sep 2007 00:43 in reply to "RE[3]: a few niggles"
DrCurl Member since:
2006-01-17

Hey, firefox is hungrier here as well... about your comments relating ugly fonts, are you using static-qt or shared-qt build? If you use shared-qt, you will get nice fonts and I think that Opera will also be lighter, it will use slack's qt lib.

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RE[4]: a few niggles
by kaiwai on Wed 5th Sep 2007 01:05 in reply to "RE[3]: a few niggles"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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)


I find it interesting that you're abusing me on the forum for the exact thing what you did. You posted here your experience based on your 'meanless self-benchmarked statistics'.

I never made an attack on your personal itegrity, I jjust find it interesting how there can be such a large disparity between the reported memory usage that I and the previous posted reported and what you claim.

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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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RE[4]: a few niggles
by kaiwai on Wed 5th Sep 2007 01:11 in reply to "RE[3]: a few niggles"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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


You actually said:

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


If you didn't want that interpretation mangle beyond what intended then you should have stated something to the effect, "I, however, do not mean that Opera is bloated, but I am surprised as to the amount of resources which Opera consumes " - I assume you're making the statement with no comparison to an existing browser.

To me, it sounds like you were complaining that Opera was bloated. If that wasn't your intention then should you clearly state it in your post - that you're not saying it is bloated, just that resource usage seems a higher than what one would expect.

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