Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3841 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.23
  • Total Downloads:
    12,643,771
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,617
  • 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--and the latest version maintains the tradition. Opera has all the basics covered, including tabbed browsing with mouse-over preview, a search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and simple integration with your favorite e-mail and chat clients. Mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, and drag-and-drop functionality further enhance your surfing experience.

With solid basics, Opera's extra features push it to the top of the class. Integrated theme support lets you preview themes from within the interface so you know what you're getting before you download. Widgets (akin to Mac OS X dashboard applications) are small, useful programs that appear in a window from any app while Opera is running. The Wand utility combines autofill with saved passwords. We really like the addition of torrent support and real-time fraud protection for safer browsing.

A new feature in version 9.2, Speed Dial, permanently assigns bookmarks and tabs any digit from one through nine. When you enter one of those numbers into the URL bar, the corresponding site loads when you hit enter. Overall, we think Opera might have what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers if users give it the opportunity. Opera is a must-download for those looking for a full-featured browser with added extras.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 78 votes

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    • 4 star 14
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    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3841 votes

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    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 279
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5 stars

"Opera is the bees knees of them all."

October 20, 2007  |  By rowansam55

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

Opera is a vast improvement on all the others. Not only do you have tabbed browsing, you also have a very handy speed dial, on which you store your favourite sites, simply open a new tab, and go back for all your saved sites.

It is also a lot faster than the likes of Avant, top ratings for this one. Opera, I feel a song coming on, and it is not like me to be happy!

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5 stars

"Great"

October 20, 2007  |  By typow

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

its fast and reliable.

Cons

not very stable with vista.

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5 stars

"Fnatastic"

October 19, 2007  |  By shannanodon

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

Fast and it is light, good for browsing

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5 stars

"this is my reply"

October 19, 2007  |  By opera powered

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

every damm thing tomwa53 thinks its incompatable with adobe well thats crap it runs on some adobe software like flash 9 if you think ms is safe use it but for people who know better and dont want to have run av software every time they open their browser ill just keep my opera damm well better safe than sorry ms .

Cons

whats not to like its the best of them all and i have tried yhem all .

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5 stars

"If you haven't tried Opera lately..."

October 17, 2007  |  By Thekenny

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

I was pleased to see that cnet managed to free themselves from the "the-only-alternative-browser-is-Firefox" mentality to give a positive review here of what is, in my opinion, the best browser out there.

First thing to know: Opera is now completely free and completely add-free. If you see information indicating that it is not, that information is outdated.

Second thing to know: Opera's rendering engine is now second to none. Page display problems were a reality in pre 7 versions, but I've been using Opera since version 8, and I have no more page display errors than I had using other browsers. (the bigger message with this second point is that ALL browsers will occasionally run into a badly done website that can't be displayed correctly; this is due to bad HTML markup/coding and is virtually never the fault of the browser)

Third thing to know: Good heavens! if you haven't tried Opera lately, you don't know what you're missing: Fast (and customizable!) rendering, excellent security, truly useful features and on and on, all in a small, light and tight package. But the two characteristics of Opera that make me love it so are 1) its speed when browsing and 2) the amazing things you can do to customize the browser to your tastes, habits and needs.

Cons

In my opinion there are no "cons", but that doesn't mean that there is not room for improvement. As I mentioned above, the ability to customize Opera is virtually without end. However, sometimes how to accomplish what you want to do is not obvious and you'll need to go looking for the information in the Opera forums, Opera help or at the Opera browser wiki. But I'm talking about "Power" user modifications; the basics are right there where the should be and are easy to understand. Opera is very "beginner friendly"!

With that said, it is important to understand that Opera IS NOT Firefox nor Internet Explorer. What I mean is that you will have to learn a few new things and possibly change a few habits when you come over to Opera, but the (tiny) learning curve is well worth the effort.

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3 stars

"Great Widgets"

October 15, 2007  |  By AsaWriter

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

The interface is clean and simple, and adding a few widgets is extremely satisfying. I'll continue to use this along with Explorer. i really liked the speed dial feature, but I was only able to use this feature the first time I used the program. Where did it go!

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5 stars

"Most innovative and versatile browser, still easy to use"

October 14, 2007

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

great browser that has every feature I can think of/need, and has had every feature first (compared to IE/Firefox/Safari)

The most useful ones for me are:

- mouse gestures (makes browsing faster than with any other browser)

- tabbed browsing

- full keyboard support for nearly every function

- search function

- really working print preview

Cons

- no graphics printout when printing marked areas

- Some pages don't load (though you can select "mask as internet explorer/firefox" for each page separtely -> most of them work and display correct)

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2 stars

"To complex"

October 13, 2007  |  By tuba2007

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

It looks good

Cons

It is to complex it take a long time to figure it all out how it works

there are to many features build in so that makes it hard and to complex

keep it simple and straight forward

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5 stars

"The Best!"

October 12, 2007  |  By aacarig

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

Not Only Is This The FASTEST BROWSER BUT ALSO THE SAFEST BROWSER!

BEATS IE7 & FIREFOX2 NOT JUST IN THEIR CURRENT VERSIONS BUT IN EVERY FUTURE VERSIONS! Opera will keep getting FASTER, BETTER, AND SAFER!

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1 stars

"Boom, CRASH, Opera"

October 10, 2007  |  By silnat

 |  Version: Opera 9.23

Pros

NOT MUCH

Cons

crashes regularly

my computer is not the problem, it's the browser - doesn't like it when i BLOG!!!!!!!!!

ANNOYING TO THE EXTREME!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.23
Opera 9.23 includes several JaveScript security upgrades
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date August 17, 2007
Date Added August 17, 2007
Version 9.23
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 31.05MB
File Name Opera_26.0.1656.60_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,643,771
Downloads Last Week 13,617
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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