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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RE: LOVE Opera
by Joe User on Thu 25th Oct 2007 21:53 UTC 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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RE[3]: LOVE Opera
by elsewhere on Fri 26th Oct 2007 02:56 in reply to "RE[2]: LOVE Opera"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Firefox does this, minus it's escalating memory utilisation.


You say this like it's no small thing. Firefox's resource usage is getting out of hand. I have an old PII750 tower system with Kubuntu that I mostly use as a home server, and occassionally as a desktop. I can load Opera, bring up Google, execute a search, and click on any one of the returned links in less time than it takes Firefox to even load. Let alone the way the system will start to crawl after a couple of hours of Firefox being open with multiple tabs.

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.


Some prefer to lead. You prefer to follow... ;)

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