Opera

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.63
  • Total Downloads:
    12,535,663
  • Date Added:
    October 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 44 votes

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    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 6
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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.63
Opera 10.63 is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date October 12, 2010
Date Added October 12, 2010
Version 10.63
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.42MB
File Name Opera_25.0.1614.50_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,535,663
Downloads Last Week 14,400
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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