Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.63
  • Total Downloads:
    12,549,463
  • Date Added:
    December 18, 2008
  • File Size:
    30.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,266
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Opera 10 maintains the program's tradition of striving for the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Opera covers the basics with tabbed browsing, mouse-over previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and simple integration with e-mail and chat clients. Mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, and drag-and-drop functionality round out the essentials.

Opera's extras push it to among the top of the class. Integrated theme support previews themes from within the interface, and the new version sports a look that's an attractive balance between "dark" and "light" themes. Opera's desktop widgets can appear anywhere while Opera is running. The Password Manager utility (previously known as the Wand) combines autofill with saved passwords, and it's hard to ignore the addition of torrent support and real-time fraud protection. Opera also includes reasonable antimalware protection courtesy of Haute Secure.

There are other features that should make any nonbeliever do a double take. Opera Link enables Bookmarks, the Personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes synchronization across all other Opera instances. Quick Find has improved the search tool, allowing for full text searching from the address field, the history panel, and opera:historysearch. We're also fans of the new inline spell checker that supports 51 languages.

Opera 10 expands on these features with Opera Turbo, a compression engine that Opera claims can compress data up to 80 percent before squeezing it through Opera's servers. The optional Turbo mode is intended to help computers with slow data connections perform faster. There's also the new tab bar: double-click or pull down on the bar below the tabs and above the location bar and you get thumbnail previews of each tab. It has also finally received an autoupdater and integrated crash reporting. Opera undoubtedly has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3839 votes

    • 5 star 2509
    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 277
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4 stars

"Great Need Con Fixing"

February 18, 2009  |  By musiclemo

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Love It Fast good looking and The Future brower

Cons

Not many sites support it and had trouble Downloading plugins

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5 stars

"The Best Browser By Far!"

February 17, 2009  |  By turtleaja

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Fast, easy to use and an awesome theme!

Cons

It keeps freezing and I hope it gets fixed in the new version.

Summary

Loved it and can't wait for the freeze bug to be fixed.

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5 stars

"Amazing browser"

February 17, 2009  |  By XmoneyX

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Many built in features, such as Speed Dial, BitTorrent, IRC, E-mail client, Easy-to-use feed reader, and many other features. It's also very speedy.

Cons

Can't think of any cons.

Summary

Very good browser, either as a secondary browser or your main browser. I highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"The best browser by far!!"

February 13, 2009  |  By 2poor2pay

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Fires up quickly, relatively lightweight, pages load fast, easy to navigate, files download nicely, tabs are great, speed-dial is awesome, lotta options to tweak, cool buttons/widgets, safe, secure, the greatest of 'em all!!

Cons

Current version, I've experienced a few freezes, an occasional crash. Never happened in previous versions. Hoping it's fixed by the next update. And yes, some pages don't display properly, but the web needs to catch up to Opera, not vice-versa.

Summary

Fix the current (9.63) freeze bug, and this browser would be flawless. It's time to dump the lumpy oatmeal that Internet Explorer is and that Firefox is becoming and get Opera!!!

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5 stars

"Electric Train"

February 12, 2009  |  By faust6

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Speed, Features, Spped Dial, Searching, Reliability

Cons

Difficult to understand at beginning

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4 stars

"nice software"

February 09, 2009  |  By rockhil

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

nice software

Cons

nice software

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4 stars

"Tried them all and Opera is by far the fastest."

February 03, 2009  |  By r48550

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

Doesn't use up RAM,easy to navigate, superfast...it's like I've bought a new more powerful computer, runs streaming video far more effectively then others, security is top notch

Cons

Importing Firefox bookmarks is not easy and when you view your bookmarks in Opera it takes over the whole screen instead of a row at the side like most other browsers.

Summary

As a pc user I highly recommend this browser. I have an ancient computer from 1998 with minimal RAM and little power. Opera has given my computer a stay of execution!!

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5 stars

"wonderful fast; nice and easy"

January 30, 2009  |  By bbsod

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

fast; nice and easy also in Hebrew

Cons

no cons at all

Summary

recommended

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3 stars

"it is good"

January 27, 2009  |  By eugen9

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

it is quick

Cons

sometimes it is crash and you can not download some programs,like java,and you can have to try again some sites

Summary

most of all it is easy to use ,i recommend as a strong product with a good security i.in comparison with ie7 i don't have so many attacks with malware

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5 stars

"I discovered this browser lately."

January 26, 2009  |  By Tolyan-73

 |  Version: Opera 9.63

Pros

I uset only IE and Firefox before, and just lately discovered Opera. It is much quicker,simplier to my mind, and i am very sorry i did not find it earlier.

Cons

Does not open some sites, but i do not much care about that.

Summary

Opera is gonna be my default browser once and for all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.63
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date December 18, 2008
Date Added December 18, 2008
Version 9.63
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 30.41MB
File Name Opera_25.0.1614.63_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,549,463
Downloads Last Week 14,266
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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