Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 21:42 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Opera Software "Opera has released an alpha build of Opera Next 11.50. As the name implies, this new release is a separate version of the cross-platform Opera browser. It's designed to allow users to install the latest developmental version of Opera alongside the current stable version, allowing users to road-test the latest new features without risking their current, stable installation."
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Multiple Installations
by Dave_K on Thu 5th May 2011 12:57 UTC
Dave_K
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2005-11-16

Opera always allowed multiple independent installations. I have several different versions of Opera installed on the same PC without any issues. The only difference I can see with Opera Next is that it defaults to a different installation folder rather than assuming that I want to upgrade.

As for the new version, I find it very hard to work up any enthusiasm for new features when some really annoying bugs have hung around for years now. To me using Opera is still a frustrating experience thanks to the glitches and annoyances. I wish the developers would spend more time bug squashing rather than packing in extra features and eye candy.

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RE: Multiple Installations
by WorknMan on Thu 5th May 2011 16:37 in reply to "Multiple Installations"
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2005-11-13

To me using Opera is still a frustrating experience thanks to the glitches and annoyances. I wish the developers would spend more time bug squashing rather than packing in extra features and eye candy.


True that. Opera is rather notorious for building a new feature, getting it about 90% complete, and then moving on to the next thing. (The voice feature in Windows is a prime example of this; it was never really finished.)

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