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  • 5.0 stars

    "Faster, Better & Slicker!"

    October 15, 2012  |   By krazevince

    Version: Opera 12.10 beta

    Pros

    - Speed
    - Better and more efficient interface
    - Improvement of my ''facebook gaming'' and ''youtube'' use
    - Improvement of Addons
    - Etc...!?

    Cons

    - Is there any?

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Opera is the real little guy under-dog browser."

    April 28, 2012  |   By desertdan1

    Version: Opera 12.0 beta

    Pros

    Love the zoom,

    Cons

    Speed, stability continuous loading most of all poor scrolling. I keep it on as a back-up

    Summary

    When Opera starts addressing issues presented to them by their users some of which like scrolling that are older than Firefox they will actually be able to compete with chrome & firefox and believe me I am pulling for them!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems to have better browsing than Opera 11.5"

    October 27, 2011  |   By Stinger15

    Version: Opera 12.0 beta

    Pros

    -It seems, with the websites I go to, have better compatibility with more advanced HTML and Javascript than Opera 11.5
    -Also seems faster than Opera 11.5. Very fast browsing.
    -Wide range of useful extensions. And all of the ones I've used work with alpha.
    -Seems very stable to be in alpha.

    Cons

    -Still a memory hog. Even worse than Opera 11.5.
    -Even though its better than Opera 11.5, it still doesn't correctly show all websites. I have to open IE to display them correctly.

    Summary

    As I've said for 11.5, I would use this browser 100% if it were to display all websites correctly, because the browser is that good.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fast and generally very good"

    October 26, 2011  |   By ehbsguru--2008

    Version: Opera 12.0 beta

    Pros

    Fast and generally very good

    Cons

    On my Mac Lion server, the flash pages seem to have trouble.
    See pages on http://www.cnet.com/

    Summary

    Fast and generally very good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome! A very satifying browser"

    May 4, 2011  |   By mitchjmh

    Version: Opera 11.50 alpha

    Pros

    Fast as lightening and looks better than previous version (on skin and font appearance).

    Cons

    I've only been using it for 2 days but haven't seen any negatives to report.

    Summary

    Firefox 4 or Opera are the best. Chrome has too many shortcomings. This new Opera is the best of them all I think.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "amazing amazing"

    March 19, 2011  |   By tuko51

    Version: Opera 11.50 alpha

    Pros

    amazing amazing

    Cons

    amazing amazing

    Summary

    amazing amazing

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  • 3.0 stars

    "fast good looks and fails."

    November 12, 2009  |   By imake

    Version: Opera 10.10 beta 1

    Pros

    fast and good looks.

    Cons

    doesn't loads 90 percent of webpages.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It just keeps getting better."

    August 28, 2009  |   By Cnqaus

    Version: Opera 10 Release Candidate

    Pros

    Quick, light, secure, love they layout and ability to change it around. Plenty of add-ons.

    Cons

    Not totally convinced with Turbo.

    Summary

    Don't usually go in for Beta's, rather wait for the finished product, but I couldn't wait for Opera to update. I bit the bullet and I'm not disappointed, it works beautifully.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Tried all: chrome, firefox, explorer, avant, and opera."

    August 28, 2009  |   By tanglefast

    Version: Opera 10 Release Candidate

    Pros

    Fast, customizable and dependable.

    Cons

    A few missing features found in other browsers.

    Summary

    firefox - great features through extensions, but is SO slow (boot up, loading pages)

    chrome - doesn't load some pages (requires refreshing or not at all). choppy scrolling while loading picture heavy sites. missing features found in the others.

    opera - has the features found on firefox through extensions (mouse gestures, bookmark syncing) but has the speed of chrome (fast boot up and page loads)

    the only cons i can say is that firefox has a little more choice (ie, better adblocking; opera u have to do it manually and it misses a lot) and opera is a little more quick (although the scrolling is more smooth while loading graphic intense websites). also, using a netbook, screen real estate is very important and chrome removes the unnecessary title bar, however opera let's me remove both the tab bar and location bar and i just use the keyboard shortcuts to navigate.

    some things i found on opera that i don't think are on the other's which is very useful is the customizable search ability. typing "g" first in the location bar will let you search straight into google, y for yahoo. you can also very easily create your own, so i have gi for google image, r for rotten tomatoes and i for imdb.

    also, since i do not have the tab bar (to save screen real estate) their pop up box with the list of tabs is very useful.

    the bookmarks bar resizes first by title then by size so it will nearly always hold all your bookmarks instead of the expandable double arrow. bookmarks can also have nicknames that you can type to open the bookmarks and their speed dial front page also assigns numbers to the pages that you can press.

    their speed dial page also can increase or decrease in number.

    the improvements they can work on are the adblocking, catching up a bit in speed to chrome and removing the title bar. my last gripe is chrome's autocomplete in the location bar is more useful as i do not need to press down on my arrow key to autocomplete.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The browser everyone is trying to copy!!!"

    August 27, 2009  |   By PRsurfer`

    Version: Opera 10 Release Candidate

    Pros

    Quick, smart, very customizable, beautiful!... 100 Acid 3 test... Smart features: speed dial, paste & go , turbo, opera link, mouse gestures,dragonfly

    Cons

    - No in private browsing yet!

    Summary

    Some day people will evolve to the most intelligent and practical browser ever made.... Goodbye Firefox, I already evolved!

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