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Opera

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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 stars

    out of 3,812 votes

    • 5 star: 2499
    • 4 star: 563
    • 3 star: 316
    • 2 star: 165
    • 1 star: 269
  • Current version:

    4.1 stars

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    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
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  • 5.0 stars

    "My new favorite!"

    October 11, 2010  |   By Kneel_Before_Zod

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    The Formula 1 of browsers... it's uber fast, perhaps the fastest, runs smoothly, has everything you need!

    Cons

    The odd page might not scroll properly on a couple of lines and images.

    Summary

    If you're tired of chaos and utter sluggishness, then switch to Opera right away!!! Opera will serve you well for all your browsing needs.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it was getting better until now"

    October 9, 2010  |   By muglytheworm

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    fast, secure.

    Cons

    the default lay out wasn't easy to navigate as before. it seemed slower than the previous version.

    Summary

    i like opera but this version was a set back. i was hoping for more page rendering, but that's always been opera's downfall. the other is the lay out. i had to actually use "help" on this version. opera is almost there, it just never seems finished enough for me to switch over to yet. one other thing is the icon, which i have to hide. it's almost as bad a k-melon's. but thanks to ico-fx, i make one that's not as embarrassing to show. keep up the good work, opera.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "a great alternative browser"

    October 7, 2010  |   By mattAtYahoo

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    stable and fast

    Cons

    not as many extension

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  • 5.0 stars

    "FAST IS THE KEY!"

    October 7, 2010  |   By Mike9812

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    This is CLEARLY The FASTEST Internet Browser I have EVER OWNED! I compared it to IE8 - Chrome - Firefox - Maxathon - Safari - And OPERA is the fastest! I love it! I am a loyal Opera user now!

    Cons

    Fast
    Opera Turbo
    Automatic Sync
    Pre Renders pages for quick loading

    Summary

    If you have another Internet Browser, SWITCH to Opera!! You will NOT Regret it. Fast fast fast!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Slower than ever"

    October 2, 2010  |   By Sumit_Chahal

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    This one is a nice browser as it contains the Opera Turbo feature, which reduces the image quality of a webpage, increasing the browsing speed.

    Cons

    Inspite of the Opera turbo feature, it is slower than Google Chrome, it takes to much of time in downloading and it destroys all of the page.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Long time user here - my primary browser."

    September 30, 2010  |   By AMX390

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    What I love and benefit from most is that opera allows "paste and go" w/ right click. It saves one from hitting the "Enter" key to make a URL launch. This is so obvious I can't believe every browser doesn't do it.

    Cons

    I use Yahoo email. My main browsers are Opera and Firefox. TOO often, Opera hangs in Yahoo Email, especially when adding attachments to emails. This IS an Opera issue, as I can quickly send email with attachments in Firefox. No reply from opera techs

    Summary

    I use it daily and love it(esp love "paste & go"), however I wish the Opera folks would make it play nice with Yahoo Email. Sending the issue to Opera tech support got me nowhere. It is ludicrous that old school Yahoo email hangs up in this otherwise fine browser.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "possibly the fastest Windows browser."

    September 28, 2010  |   By gbgillespy

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    The fast page loads of any browser out there.

    Cons

    Doesn't work with all web sites.

    Summary

    This is probably the fastest Windows web browser out there and works with all the main stream web sites. Some web sites that require older versions of java may not load properly, but I haven't found any news and information sites that it isn't compatible with.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Useless without drag and drop to Windows."

    September 28, 2010  |   By jaratyr

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    All deleted due to lack of appropriate space.

    Cons

    All deleted due to lack of appropriate space.

    Summary

    No Drag and Drop. I spend a lot of time dragging the url to various directories to organize my work. Can't with Opera. Other critical drag and drop missing as well.
    I relied on the sessions heavily. But there is no "session manager". So it is easy to overwrite them. Renaming, changing contents, even saving them without accidentally saving 6 different browsers full of sites. And I had a bad system crash and had to reconstruct. Just lost all that well organized information. I'd love to know how to restore it. But no info on that anywhere I can find.
    Also most of the 'tools' menus cannot live on the same line. I have a lot of horizontal space to work with. I hate having to have my vertical consumed with short menus lined up on the left.
    Some 'architect' needs to do a diagram showing how to configure Opera. It is all too confusing. Something like web site designers (joomla) showing the possible component layouts and where/how to configure each.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worst browser ever !!! I HATE IT"

    September 25, 2010  |   By hitman7112

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    There are none to this sh$#y browser

    Cons

    The whole browser itself is a con

    Summary

    just get chrome

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  • 1.0 stars

    "i have loved opera up until the new versions 10.xx"

    September 24, 2010  |   By barrymaxxx

    Version: Opera 10.62

    Pros

    the bookmark manager in 10.xx...10.62 doesn't work properly... you can add the first bookmark just fine but the second bookmark will not work. ie bookmark ford in cars..ok.
    bookmark that same (ford) into blue cars..won't work.

    Cons

    i deleted 10.61 and went back to 9.28 worked fine....then it seemed it updated itself to 10.61. am looking for my opera 9.28 now so i can delete 10.61 again

    Summary

    will continue to use opera ..just not the new versions until they get that bookmark problem taken care of

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