Opera

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3822 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.62
File Size:
26.64MB
Date Added:
September 09, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
12,365,163
Downloads Last Week:
12,398
Product ranking:
#3 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3822 votes

    • 5 star: 2506
    • 4 star: 564
    • 3 star: 316
    • 2 star: 166
    • 1 star: 270
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "excellent browser"

    July 14, 2014   |   By salesalex

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    renders web pages very fast and with good quality , it is also very customizable and has nice add ons .

    Cons

    the only 'cons' I find is a millimetre of blank space on the top of the page which makes fast switching between the pages a bit annoying

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST BROWSER OF ALL TIME"

    July 13, 2014   |   By Spruill79

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    It has all I need in a browser fast and smooth uses. It does not freeze and crash. It deserves the #1 spot not fair that is #3 it works that Great.

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    For people that are confused at what browser to get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Browser!"

    June 28, 2014   |   By dogesuchwow

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    Very fast.
    Easy interface.
    Many features.
    Very few crashes.
    Many extensions.

    Cons

    None.I'm very happy.

    Summary

    The best web browser ever!

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  • 4 stars

    "It is fast and okay but not as good as older versions"

    June 26, 2014   |   By musicman4you

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    It is fast

    Cons

    Opera 12.16 and 12.17 was great and then they started to use the Chromium engine.Bookmarks and other features have been stripped down from the great old Opera everybody loved.Im now using mostly Pale Moon and the Opera 12.17 version but don't know if it is secure or not.Seems like this new version is made more for mobile and touch screen users.

    Summary

    I use to recommend Opera but not this stripped down version that is fast.The best Browser I can find now and would recommend to anybody is Pale Moon.

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