Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3846 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.02
  • Total Downloads:
    12,787,168
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,062
  • 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 3846 votes

    • 5 star 2513
    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 169
    • 1 star 279
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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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5 stars

"Switched to Opera from Chrome and FF"

February 11, 2015

 |  Version: Opera 27.0.1689.66

Pros

1. Wicked fast - from my browsing experience, Opera is easily the fastest browser compared to FF and Chrome.
2. Speed dial - I use it most of the time.
3. Unique - It has a unique interface which is simple and efficient.
4. Inherent news feed - self explanatory.
5. Bookmark management - earlier, Opera did NOT support bookmark import from either files or other browsers. Gladly, they fixed this issue.
6. Rocker gestures - takes some time getting used to, but you'll eventually love it.

Cons

1. Google search bar above the speed-dial icons ruins the browser's look, but you can choose to remove it dev. mode.

Summary

I found that this browser caters to all of my needs - it's fast, neat and has a news feed. I guess Opera's done a great job here and is back to its innovative standards.

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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

January 05, 2015  |  By GropperBern

 |  Version: Opera 26.0.1656.60

Pros

Works smoothly, works well, works without exception

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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1 stars

"Was good once, now it's GARBAGE!!!"

December 04, 2014  |  By Redflava

 |  Version: Opera 26.0.1656.32

Pros

This was once one of the best browsers I had ever used.

Cons

It's horrible now! Removed Bing Search, and took away our right to choose! No simple way to export bookmarks...just to name a few. I am completely done with this browser. I am going to uninstall this look for a new browser. It's unfortunate, because I have been using Opera for years.

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1 stars

"Piece of crap"

October 31, 2014  |  By rgroberts9612

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.68

Pros

None. Nope. Nada.

Cons

Causes some facebook applications to crash. Clears pass words when you clear browser history. Has no color palette so not possible to change the color of visited pages. The color THEY chose is almost the same hue as unvisited pages. That new pop up in the upper right corner is not only not wanted, it is also extremely annoying.

Summary

What Opera has done is to create a very compelling advertisement for Mozilla. I used to swear by Opera. No longer. They have created one of the most user unfriendly browsers I have ever run across. And to top it off, they are throwing google in your face. If it were possible I would give this iteration of Opera NO stars.

Updated on Nov 4, 2014

After further investigation it is even worse than I originally reported. Every new link opens another opera browser. Does it go away when you close the link? NO. It stays there eating up memory. Is there a way to fix this with settings? Hard to tell since the menus offer little in the way of help. I suspect that trying to change the settings will be an exercise in futility. I tried changing the search engine from google to bing. google is still there. Nothing quite like taking a good thing and improving it straight into the ground. opera, you suck.

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3 stars

"Terrible update to a good browser"

October 19, 2014  |  By siriuscanid

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

Fast, clean

Cons

t worked really well until the last update. Do not open some webpages, it crashes and produce error when it worked really ok before the update 25.0.1614.50

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5 stars

"A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !"

October 16, 2014  |  By FaheyChaim

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

It doesn't get better than this!!

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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1 stars

"nothing to be liked"

October 16, 2014  |  By pnyli

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

none at all, none at all

Cons

Can't even set my own HOME page with this junk browser. Interface looks similar to WIN 8 crap so may be same team was involved in its design. And is so slow when compared ro Firefox.

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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 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 31.37MB
File Name Opera_27.0.1689.76_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,787,168
Downloads Last Week 12,062
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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