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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still my favorite (and most used) program on PC"

    April 28, 2012  |   By boki101

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Opera changed recently and I have to say I wasn't very happy with so many changes,but I got used to them and I continuously discover new features of it,like a new and improved mail client,opera link or synchronization,unite or opera turbo.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment...

    Summary

    I use firefox from time to time,but Opera is 100 percent the best freeware program I have installed on my PC.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Going downhill since version 9"

    April 27, 2012  |   By craxd

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Still loads pages fast.

    Cons

    Right click on link menu will not open links in another tab, nor open the link period, in version 11.

    Can't easily add multiple-same bookmarks in the bookmark menu. This has been this way since version 9, and still doesn't work correctly.

    Secure sites like Paypal, eBay, and others wont load the pages properly, even though Opera has been made aware of this since version 9.


    Opera has a bad bug in that while opening a page, it acts as if it times out, and reloads the page, forcing you to wait until it reloads it again. This generally happens on pages with a lot of content on them, such as pictures, etc. The page has been known to reload or reset up to 3 to 4 times, in order to load an entire page, thus dragging out the time way longer than it should.

    Summary

    I have been using Opera since version 3, (when you still had to pay for it), and was a faithful user. It seems that since newer versions than version 9 came out, Opera has went downhill, as far as the amount of bugs, and not showing or loading pages properly.

    When reporting the bugs to Opera, via their own forum, a programmer wrote back that when checking my other older posts, it was always a complaint, when, the bugs were supposed posted there, or to be reported and fixed. This was due to me making a comment that they should forget adding the whistles and bells, and make Opera load all the pages properly.

    I also saw a reply from Opera, stating that Opera would only work right with the newest version of HTML, which discounts Java, and any other web programming. That was their attitude about it, in that if it wasn't their way, with HTML 5, that it wouldn't be any other, period. In other words, they don't care that you don't experience the web properly.

    The only thing that Opera has, now, that I like over a browser like Firefox, is the page loading speed. In reality, Firefox will not show a page until its mostly been downloaded, and Opera begins "painting" the page, when the data download begins.

    I will be going back to Firefox, as version 11.62 has way too many bugs in it. What are their Beta testers doing, twittling their thumbs, and claiming it will work when it clearly will not, again?

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  • 2.0 stars

    "They've killed it !"

    April 26, 2012  |   By blueboy1949

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    None that comes to mind !

    Cons

    Unstable, doesn't load pages properly.

    Summary

    Opera used to be my first choice browser, not anymore much slower than it used to be . Why try and fix something when it's not broken, look how many people download Firefox in comparison to Opera,doesn't that tell you something !

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent !"

    April 23, 2012  |   By TCheng

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Very fast,
    Very user-friendly,
    Very pleasing and elegant.

    Cons

    Bookmarking and other extensions would further enhance user experience.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "its faster than all others i have tried"

    April 20, 2012  |   By sammiedgar

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    it's user friendly

    Cons

    easy to install

    Summary

    perfect support

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it's free and getting better"

    April 19, 2012  |   By palsdad1946

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    just a good upgrade

    Cons

    still waiting for a con

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best! I love it!"

    April 15, 2012  |   By LiliaMSU

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Can't do better than this one!

    Cons

    Does not have the add-ons I like

    Summary

    Beautiful, fast and efficient - this is the ultimate browser. The only reason I often switch to Firefox is because of the add-ons, especially Scrapbook Gomita, I like saving screenshots of my favorite articles and I can't do that with Opera. Too bad I can't ''import'' my add-ons from Firefox to Opera...! Still even without the add-ons this browser is simply the best, a real masterpiece! Thank you Opera inventors!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best browser ever"

    April 11, 2012  |   By Al_freds

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Loads of them, very happy with the way it handles everything.

    Cons

    Definitely none from me

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Gave it a chance, now giving it the boot."

    April 4, 2012  |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Some of the features as explained in the vid sound appealing though none different than the other browsers.

    Cons

    When I heard it has lots of extensions I was over the moon. But when I got to the page...Most of them where in a foreign language with no English translation so I was very disappointed.

    Summary

    I have tried so many browsers that all have promised one thing or another but I have decided I am staying with a big player and re-installing the next one down. At least they are reliable and do what they say and more. And if they were *that* bad, then why are they at the top?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Opera innovates, everyone else imitates"

    April 4, 2012  |   By gesundheit911

    Version: Opera 11.62

    Pros

    Opera continues its long history of advanced features and expanding the capability of browsers. At the same time, Opera is reliable and not crash prone like its imitators (e.g. infernal exploder, firefox, chrome).



    Opera is (and continues to be) the only browser that adheres to and obeys ALL internet standards mandated by the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org), all of the more popular violates those standards.



    Opera can do everything that the other browsers can do or claim to do, but with less bloat and more speed - and without requiring 30 or 40 plugins like firefox requires. Opera also doesn't include chrome's spyware.

    Cons

    The only con is not Opera's fault: websites owners deliberately cripple their sites for anyone not using one or two "big name" browsers. You have to tell Opera to pretend it is a different browser, then you will have the same experience as those using other browsers.

    Summary

    Opera has it all and works better than other more popular browsers. Anyone who uses it objectively will know that. Opera is also backwards compatible with older OSes. And Opera can be used without a mouse, only a keyboard, something none of the "big" browsers can do.



    If you encounter a website run by jerks (e.g. google), sites claiming "Opera isn't a modern browser", do this:



    (1) Right click on the page then

    (2) Choose "Edit Site Preferences", then

    (3) Choose "Network", then

    (4) Choose "Browser Identification" and select "Mask as Firefox".



    Now press F5. You will see the exact same page as show to firefox users.

    The only websites where Opera "doesn't work" are websites run by jerks. They design their websites to ONLY work with one or two browsers, and deliberately cripple the site to harass users of browsers other than what the site owner prefers.



    Here are two screenshots of google's main page, both viewed with Opera 11.61, and were taken one minute apart on the same computer:



    http://img191.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=872479355_Opera_identifying_as_Opera__122_490lo.jpg



    http://img257.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=872532440_Opera_masked_as_firefox__122_25lo.jpg



    In the first one Opera identified itself as Opera. In the second, Opera identified itself as firefox. Why do they look different when it is the same software on the same computer? There is no justifiable reason for that.



    The only reason companies do that is they are afraid of competition, so they harass people who don't use their product. The intent is to harass people enough so they stop using the browser being targeted.

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