Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3853 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.02
  • Total Downloads:
    12,968,497
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    670.72KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,497
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The premise of Opera has always been the same: Develop the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Opera maintains the tradition with its latest version. Offering unprecedented speed and low memory usage, Opera is still embarrassing the big browsers by loading most Web pages in a fraction of the time they use.

In addition to fine-tuning speed and performance, the browser includes support for bidirectional languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, a slide-show feature for Web-based photos, and an option that allows users of the free, ad-sponsored version to receive either text-based ads served by Google or generic graphical ads. Other features sweeten the deal, such as spatial navigation, a built-in e-mail client with spam parameters, and IRC chat support. As always, Opera continues to offer good-quality encryption and other security measures.

Although Opera's default interface wastes space with redundant tools that visually overpower the browser window, it is wholly customizable. Skins let you change the browser's look to suit your preferences. Anyone looking at alternate browsers should check out Opera, the leader of the pack.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star 59
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3853 votes

    • 5 star 2515
    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 321
    • 2 star 170
    • 1 star 281
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2 stars

"This version sucks!"

June 19, 2015  |  By gtitus09

 |  Version: Opera 30.0.1835.59

Pros

The former version was lighter and easier on system resources.

Cons

The newest version 30 is not. Hangs up frequently or is slow to open settings, or other.

Summary

As I said the previous version I was using specifically as it played F.B. games the best without disconnecting or using too many resources. The new version is HORRIBLE! it hangs up all the time, it is SO slow in everything I try to do. It's a piece of crap is what it is.

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1 stars

"Sucks Since NSA took over Opera"

May 25, 2015  |  By FredVanOl

 |  Version: Opera 29.0.1795.60

Pros

Lots of skins

Cons

Direct link to NSA, Crashes, Doesn't work with a lot of sites. Disconnects if can't breach your firewall in weird ways (even though Opera itself is allowed)

Summary

Older versions of Opera still work OK but newer versions have NSA hooks that make it very problematic.

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3 stars

"Get it directly from Opera"

April 27, 2015  |  By cnetmattreviews

 |  Version: Opera 28.0.1750.51

Pros

When downloaded and installed from Opera, everything worked just fine. I just now started using it, so can't say to much about the product, yet.

Cons

When downloading from CNET, my antivirus and firewall flagged malware "SUSPICIOUS.CLOUD.9", and the "product" was automatically deleted/quarantined.

Summary

Download directly from Opera.
This is not the first time I've experienced and heard of this from CNET. While CNET provides valuable services, they really need to get it together if they expect to be around much longer.

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5 stars

"Appearance is very beautiful, I love it"

April 01, 2015  |  By BucholzBenestad

 |  Version: Opera 28.0.1750.48

Pros

It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

Cons

As far as I can tell, none.

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5 stars

"You gotta love it!"

March 31, 2015  |  By dexteriot

 |  Version: Opera 28.0.1750.48

Pros

Im a programmer and Im a long time Firefox and Chrome user. I tried Opera in the past but because it didnt have a feature where you could clear browsing history on exit I havent used it much. Recently I decided to try it again because FF was slow and wouldn't work well with videos. I was absolutely surprised to find new and improved Opera! The speed dial works well, I love the Discover feature. It is fast, works well with videos and other media. It still lacks clear history on exit feature, thats why I still use FF and Chrome, but I really, really like it!

Cons

No 'clear browsing history on exit' option.

Summary

Love it!

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1 stars

"One step away from MALWARE"

March 20, 2015  |  By tuliphead

 |  Version: Opera 28.0.1750.48

Pros

minimal interface, if that rocks your boat

Cons

- minimal interface, everything required is hidden or simply does not exist - no menus, no update option, most preferences either hidden or missing
- Does not uninstall - had multiple versions of this CRAP on my computer going all the way back to version 10. I had foolishly assumed that each new version replaced the previous one. Also when tried to uninstall ALL versions it flat out refused to allow me to do so. Finally had to resort to RevoUninstaller to get rid of this heap of *****.
- Hogs resources like none of the other browsers. Occassionally crashes computer when opening multiple pages which no other browser does.

Summary

Dangerous resource hogging piece of MALWARE *****.

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3 stars

"Home Button"

March 15, 2015

 |  Version: Opera 28.0.1750.40

Pros

better and faster than chrome and firefox.

Cons

No home button and can't set up a home page only can set up a start page(which I don't need) and when i import bookmarks from HTML file I need to open folders after folders after folders just to get to my bookmarks just like firefox and the menu button on the top left kind like firefox menu too, it's really really bad.

Summary

so back to using chrome, at lest chrome is better and faster than firefox

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2 stars

"I don't like the current revision of OP!"

February 22, 2015  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Opera 27.0.1689.69

Pros

Nothing I can't get from Chrome!

Cons

It's a mess!

Summary

Sadly, they gave up on Marlin and M2! Marlin was one of the safest rendering engines ever conceived! Chrome Browser 64 bit in NOW my browser of choice. OP missed the boat! Marlin was fast, secure and superb!

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5 stars

"Best browser in the history!"

February 14, 2015  |  By XCritic

 |  Version: Opera 27.0.1689.69

Pros

Lightweight , Simply Beauty , Powerful

Cons

Cnet rating is so awful !
This browser must be 5Star.

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

February 11, 2015  |  By AshingAdolph

 |  Version: Opera 27.0.1689.66

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Never any problems.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date July 28, 2005
Date Added July 28, 2005
Version 8.02
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 670.72KB
File Name Opera_NI_stable.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,968,497
Downloads Last Week 10,497
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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