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Keeping an eye on Opera
Many are giving up Opera due to the shortcomings of the present state of the so-called "Opera Next"

This thread is to inform us on how the Opera Browser develops.

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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The thing with Chropera's net installer is that it's a device to facilitate downloading a stillborn product. Is the net installer really making anything better about the product itself? This is the first point against it.

The second point against it that it's dowsn't fulfil its stated purpose. The alleged purpose is this: "Opera, being popular in developing and low-bandwidth markets, have seen frequent failed installations due to network and other problems." How is this supposed to help against network problems or low bandwdith? Only a solid download manager of the full installer would help. The Opera net installer is just a downloader for one single program. Worthless.

Also: "The new installer will retry downloads if there are problems, ensure the latest version is always the one installed, and enhance security of the installation process." So, it is yet another update-enforcer, adding to net activity, calling home whenever possible, etc? Not just worthless, but outright dangerous.

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Also: "The new installer will retry downloads if there are problems, ensure the latest version is always the one installed, and enhance security of the installation process." So, it is yet another update-enforcer, adding to net activity, calling home whenever possible, etc? Not just worthless, but outright dangerous.


  • Last Edit: 2014-01-16, 21:40:26 by SmileyFaze

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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I'm sorry. Carry on.
  • Last Edit: 2014-01-17, 14:08:05 by j7n

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
Reply #228
Intentionally divided? By whose intention?

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Is Opera Mediaworks the reason that Opera has moved the browser to a lower priority?
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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Among one of the reasons, certainly. Change of business interests. Important reason.

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Is Opera Mediaworks the reason that Opera has moved the browser to a lower priority?


Among one of the reasons, certainly. Change of business interests. Important reason.


A Total Sellout.....Greed, plain old Unadulterated Corporate  Greed!
  • Last Edit: 2014-01-22, 18:37:24 by SmileyFaze

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Is Opera Mediaworks the reason that Opera has moved the browser to a lower priority?

Surely it is more shiny. It has been fairly successful, the browser much less so.

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Opera 19 comes with promises (more). That's pretty neat.

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Well, my question is not exactly about what's happening with Opera but about what happened.

Where do I get older versions, Opera 12 for example, to install? I needed it because computers crashes definitively and I want to use what I had not what they offer now.
Thank you.
A matter of attitude.

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Obrigado. :)
A matter of attitude.

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
Reply #237
If you want a portable version (either for USB or for a local file folder) try here   Opera 12.16 Portable

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If you want a portable version (either for USB or for a local file folder) try here   Opera 12.16 Portable


Except an extra loader, what is the difference between the portable from PortableApps and the native installer (with the USB option checked)?

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Except an extra loader, what is the difference between the portable from PortableApps and the native installer (with the USB option checked)?


Why not install it, & see it first-hand for yourself.

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Or from here: ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/

You have a greater selection here: http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/


Do you? :)

ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/ <=> ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/
That should be something trivial (at least for you ;) ).
However I gave the second link exactly for the reason to not confuse our Portuguese friend. I bet he is on Windows anyway ;)

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Why not install it, & see it first-hand for yourself.


I did once, hence my question :)

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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However I gave the second link exactly for the reason to not confuse our Portuguese friend. I bet he is on Windows anyway

I inform you, Suevian friend, that I'm right in the process of invading Linux land.
My entrance will be memorable and my dominance over the poor linuxers ruthless. :)

Already posting with Opera 12.16 again, thank you.
A matter of attitude.

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My entrance will be memorable and my dominance over the poor linuxers ruthless. :)


You mean linuxistas? :D

Keep in mind Bel, there are also people migrating from Linux to Windows :)
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  • Last Edit: 2014-02-07, 10:37:49 by krake

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Do you?  :)

ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/ <=> ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/
That should be something trivial (at least for you  ;)  ).

Mais oui! You missed the arc for archive. :D

However, I should've probably linked to http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/

Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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linuxistas?

Linuxeiros... (Whatever word you choose, they all sound terribly!)

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Linucks?

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Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
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Opera is making their old tests publicly available:

https://github.com/operasoftware/presto-testo

I think it'd be interesting to see how Blink fares. *whistles*