Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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Switching to Opera 15
by twitterfire on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 13:38 UTC
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Member since:
2008-09-11

I'm going to exclusively use Opera 15 for a week and see if it behaves well. I didn't use Opera for years due to poor rendering speed and lack of extensions. But now, that it uses Blink rendering engine and it already has lots of useful extensions, it might be a good browser for me.

The reason to switch to Opera 15 is that I'm getting fed with Chrome and Google logging my online activities. i'm also trying startpage.com which is basically google search engine with privacy and anonimity added, so no IP logging and tracking.

I installed Opera before reading this article and finding out about Tom Hardware's test but I'm glad that at page loading speed Opera 15 is the first along with Chrome.

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RE: Switching to Opera 15
by Kochise on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 14:37 in reply to "Switching to Opera 15"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

At least the result page shows where Opera 12 really stands : behind IE 10, at the last position, for every score !

It's one thing to claim having fast Acid3 rendering and WebGL if one cannot enjoy WebGL and have medium HTML5 CSS3 rendering, benchmarks debunking the truth.

Now that gives Opera 15 more credit, since it's official launch from yesterday. But much of the credits goes to Blink, so it's not really Opera's fault/work.

Kochise, long time Opera fan, yet pragmatic.

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RE: Switching to Opera 15
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 15:48 in reply to "Switching to Opera 15"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

If you don't like your browser spying on you why don't you try: https://ixquick.com/

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RE[2]: Switching to Opera 15
by twitterfire on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 18:51 in reply to "RE: Switching to Opera 15"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

If you don't like your browser spying on you why don't you try: https://ixquick.com/

I use https://startpage.com made by same guys that did ixquick.

Thing is the browser can spy on you regardless of search engine. And search engine can track you apart from browser.

A high privacy solution will imply a browser like Firefox, Srware Iron, Opera 15 and a search engine like startpage and ixquick.

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RE: Switching to Opera 15
by Undomiel on Thu 4th Jul 2013 00:12 in reply to "Switching to Opera 15"
Undomiel Member since:
2007-11-23

Posting this from Opera 15 myself but I'm finding it has a bit of catching up to do unfortunately. It does feel swifter than Opera 12 and has a bit of a cleaner look to it. But it is missing a number of features that I really liked from previous versions of Opera. Or even what you would expect from a modern browser these days. No ability to add search engines currently.

No true bookmarks solution. My wife misses the RSS reader and Notes from the previous version so she is refusing to upgrade until there is a decent replacement. I definitely miss being able to have a Diigo button in the toolbar. You can hack in Chrome extensions but the Diigo one doesn't work. No customization of the interface or customized gestures/keyboard shortcuts.

I'll stick it out for a while as I expect they'll fix a number of these issues as they go along. I do think they are tossing aside a number of their less patient user base needly though. It would have been better to hold off on a release until they had implemented some more of these features.

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