Opera

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3824 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.63
File Size:
26.64MB
Date Added:
October 12, 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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  • 1 stars

    "What's happened to you?"

    July 27, 2014   |   By bmallek540

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.60

    Pros

    Works "most" of the time

    Cons

    Big, Big problem with loading pages

    Summary

    Please bring the old Opera back. I'm no computer wiz but it seems like everything that gets and update, upgrade, new firmware, etc. seems to cause more problems than it fixes. Am I the onlu one??

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  • 1 stars

    "Opera 23 is for the BIRDS!!"

    July 26, 2014   |   By fredg06

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.60

    Pros

    None that I can find.

    Cons

    NO MENU bar, and no other bars either.

    Summary

    I use Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. Tried Firefox 26, and it works sometimes. It crashes, slows down after about 10 minutes, and just quits! But, Firefox is much faster than IE8, when it works.
    Now, I have found Opera 12 at oldapps.com.
    Opera 12 has a Menu bar, and it very, very easy to use, and fast; plain and simple.
    Any version after 12, is a copy of Google Chrome, and even Google email doesn't look right with Version 12....but I can live with it. Google has dominated Chrome, and any other Browser is not supported very well. ....way to go Google, keep up the selfish work.
    I will stick with Opera 12, with a Menu Bar, and other nice applications.

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