Opera

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.62
  • Total Downloads:
    12,529,422
  • Date Added:
    September 09, 2010
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

+

Opera 10 maintains the program's tradition of striving to be the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. In this latest iteration, Opera replaced its JavaScript engine, remade the interface for Windows 7, and developed features that have solidified the company's position as an innovator.

Opera 10.60 is a minor update to Opera 10.50, which introduced multiple new features. The biggest is one most users won't see: Opera's in-house anti-malware has been bolstered by AVG's real-time threat detection network. The browser uses it to force users to see a warning page when they try to load sites that the network determines are in some way malicious. Version 10.60 adds more HTML5 support, including the next-generation video and audio codec WebM, geolocation compatibility, Web Workers, and App Cache. More importantly, Opera 10.60 claims benchmark times that are 50 percent faster than Opera 10.50. Internal CNET testing revealed that this number was closer to 33 percent, but that's still a major improvement.

The big news in Opera 10.50 was the new JavaScript engine, Carakan, that made Opera arguably the fastest browser around. It also debuted full compatibility with Windows 7, which includes Aero Peek, jump lists, and a design redo that emphasizes Aero's translucent window frames. Longtime Opera fans will notice that its menu bar has been hidden and replaced by a drop-down menu that compresses the options into a tree format. It has also highlighted the Closed Tabs box with a prominent tab bar icon styled on the Windows Recycle Bin, and its widgets have gained the capability to live on the desktop, separate from the browser. Opera has also introduced HTML5 video support in v10.50.

Opera is known for coming with an incredible number of features out of the box. It's the basics such as tabbed browsing and tab previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and native e-mail and chat client options. But it also has mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, password management, anti-malware protection from Haute Secure, and drag-and-drop functionality. Its more-exciting options include Opera Link for synchronizing bookmarks, your personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes via My Opera. Opera Unite expands My Opera by letting you create an Opera-hosted Web server to share files and stream media. For users on slower connections, the toggleable Opera Turbo compression engine feeds sites through Opera's own servers for faster load times.

Opera undoubtedly has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3839 votes

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

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-4 of 4

  • 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

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 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

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2 stars

    "i lost interest - was once great, now only ok"

    October 16, 2014   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

    Pros

    -works, but so does its competition.
    -extensions
    -a google chrome clone (without chrome spying and system take over ... i hate that chrome wants to start with system, slowing down startup).

    Cons

    -a google chrome clone (without sandbox tech).
    -an hostile forum filled with opera-fanatical-fools that insults anyone.
    -updater doesn't work with some browser sandbox programs (they break updater so you can not update ... same happens with google chrome, so must be a webkit thing).
    -extensions may not shut off with opera program.
    -bookmarks etc sucky.

    Summary

    yes, i know it uses blink, a fork of webkit:/

    why use this over google chrome??? not sure. i found i can control chrome by using portable inside liberkey. liberkey updates for me and chrome behaves. don't really need opera then. plus, firefox is sweet.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-4 of 4

    Add Your Review

    Login or create an account to post a review.

    You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Opera
    Add Your Review

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Update your review

    Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
    Submit

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

     
    see all reviews +

    Full Specifications

    +
    What's new in version 10.62
    Version 10.62 adds more MIME file types and suffixes for compressed tar files and FastMail domains and hotmail.co.uk to the email auto-configuration.
    General
    Publisher Opera Software
    Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
    Release Date September 09, 2010
    Date Added September 09, 2010
    Version 10.62
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 30.42MB
    File Name Opera_25.0.1614.50_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 12,529,422
    Downloads Last Week 14,400
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

    Previous Versions:

     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Opera

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK