Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2007 16:19 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software The first Beta of Opera 9.5 has been released. "Opera 9.5 adds Full Text History Search allowing you to access find pages you forgot to bookmark by simply typing just a few words into your toolbar! Opera also gives you the ability to Create Search shortcuts from any search field on the Web; and to Synchronize your Bookmarks, Speed Dial with any other Mac or PC computer, your cell phone, or the Opera-powered Nintendo Wii Internet Channel through My Opera."
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LOVE Opera
by zaine_ridling on Thu 25th Oct 2007 21:45 UTC
zaine_ridling
Member since:
2007-05-13

I always wonder why more people don't discover this incredible browser. Far more customizable than anything else out there.

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RE: LOVE Opera
by Damnshock on Thu 25th Oct 2007 21:53 in reply to "LOVE Opera"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

I always wonder why more people don't discover this incredible browser. Far more customizable than anything else out there.


Have you heard of konqueror?

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by Joe User on Thu 25th Oct 2007 22:05 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

"Have you heard of konqueror?"

I have, but...You know, Konqueror is...I don't know, it's not my cup of tea, it doesn't work with so many sites. It's not Konqueror's fault, but this is the truth. Many features missing in Konqueror also (see above).

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by Doc Pain on Fri 26th Oct 2007 02:15 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"Have you heard of konqueror?"

As it has been mentioned before, Konqueror does not have the same rendering abilities as Opera has which makes it a bit unusable for some web pages, or, to be more correct, sadly not all web pages are compatible to HTML standards.

Furthermore, using Konqueror involves installing and loading kdelibs et al. while Opera does not require KDE (or parts of, except Qt) to run.

Opera's GUI design and - yes! - its keyboard support are great. And I can't imagine how I could live without mouse gestures. =^_^=

I'm using Opera since version 5 (I think) in the english language version. Allthough I have some alternative browsers installed to check out "optimization" of web pages (i. e. how they are rendered outside my standard browser and if they are barrier-free), I would not want to change my standard browser at this point in time.

But please, don't get me wrong: There are very good alternative browsers (Safari, Konqueror, Firefox etc.) and all of them are better than the MICROS~1 web browser substitute. :-) But for me, Opera does the job best.

One thing I don't like about Opera: Older versions seemed to have a better structured configuration interface. I agree this is a very individual point of view.

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by elsewhere on Fri 26th Oct 2007 03:03 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Have you heard of konqueror?


Konq doesn't compare to Opera, and I say that as someone who uses Konq as their primary, every day browser. I moved to it from Opera, but there are several touches and areas of granular configurability that I really miss.

Konq is great because it's fast and integrates well with the rest of KDE, which is why I use it, but Opera has a degree of polish that both Konq and FF lack, since it can only come from years of use and fine tuning. That's not necessarily a knock to Konq or FF, simply a reflection of the fact that a legacy of tweaking and addressing issues with an established application can often trump the bleeding-edge nature of FLOSS applications. Not always, but sometimes.

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RE: LOVE Opera
by Joe User on Thu 25th Oct 2007 21:53 in reply to "LOVE Opera"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

Firefox is more customizable, but Opera is still more customisable than many people think. What I love about Opera is that it has many features out of the box and they aren't bloat at all. These are the features that cause Opera to be my default browser:
- The wand (No, Firefox doesn't have the same feature)
- Very fast
- Lightweight
- Mouse gestures
- BitTorrent support
- Usenet support
- E-Mail client
- Integration of everything (browser, mail client, feeds...)
- IRC client
- Notes
- A few neat widgets such as the analog clock
- Etc, etc, etc...

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by OStourist on Fri 26th Oct 2007 00:20 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

Sure but torrent support is buggy under linux
If you have heavy downloads it will crash
I hope they fixed this

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by jelway on Fri 26th Oct 2007 01:26 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
jelway Member since:
2006-05-14

...so if it had a bootstrap, it would an operating system...?

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RE[2]: LOVE Opera
by flanque on Fri 26th Oct 2007 02:45 in reply to "RE: LOVE Opera"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

These reasons you list as features are actually the reason I don't bother. I already have an email, bit torrent, IRC and usenet client. I don't need or want a new one. Mine are set up the way I like it, work as I want them to and so I see little reason to bother with alternatives.

I don't care for "mouse gestures", widgets or notes.

For me, I just want a web browser which works the way I want it to. Firefox does this, minus it's escalating memory utilisation.

I see no reason to bother with Opera. About the only thing I find it useful for is coming up with ideas which other browsers copy.

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