After analyzing this internet browser I got some mixed feelings. *PROS* Nice UI. Faster than other browsers I tested. Works with youtube. Has more addons than I thought it would. Auto download update feature. *CONS* Doesn't work with Adobe Flash online games. Opera Turbo seems to slow down web browsing when on a fast connection. Themes don't do much to the UI. *RECOMMEND* Themes change more things. Use Adobe by default. *NOTES* Would be default browser if supported Adobe by default
Use the opera-stable package available in the developer repo. It is closed source, but I only use it for a few Google services as it is Much faster there than Firefox or Chrome. Hopefully the LM devs will eventually port it to their regular repo.
The last version of Opera - later ones barely differ from Chrome, yet what made Opera special was it's unique feature set - and I'm not talking about bundling other applications than web browser into a internet suite, I mean stuff like navigation with shift+arrow keys. Stuff that made the web browser itself quite special. Also, considering what most web browsers today weigh alone, this 46MB internet suite is hardly "bloated" - and it still shows most sites an average person would use just great.
Great browsing, I enjoy all the features I have discoverd so far, However, every so often, about every 15 minutes it hogs the CPU, stop responding for 3-5 seconds for no obvious reasons. I installed syste monitor to see what was the issue.
It's Opera v12 first released in 2011 (then updated), old but great software because a lot of features, and the great Opera Turbo (for small bandwidths). Not as fast (on computer) as Chromium. Note: Opera v13+ versions has lost a lot a features, I suggest to switch to "Vivaldi" (wrote by ex-people of Opera, beta released in 2015).
Honestly, I kind of wish Opera would go back to working with the underlying engine that this browser is based off of rather than working on a Chromium derivative that they've customized. I honestly like the feature set and layout of this Opera much better and the only thing it's lacking is a little optimization and updates! Unfortunately my plea in a review on a Linux software center will mostly likely do absoluetly nothing to change Opera Software's future plans. I guess i'll continue to use this while i still can.
I use Lastpass and Linkedin and I have two passwords saved; one for me and one for my wife, with separate names in Lastpass Vault. When I try to log in to my Linkedin, it replaces my credentials with my wife's and I cannot change it back to mine. So, Opera magically becomes useless to me. Lastpass works as designed in Firefox.
This browser is in serious need of being updated or a fork created. Someone (who is a programmer) needs to get off their behind and do something. If they do, they will be a hero. This also shows a problem that I have noticed about donationware and so-called freeware. It cannot practically exist in the real world.
Their privacy statements give enough reasons to stay away from this. For example: "Opera Software cooperates with Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Opera is using the Remarketing and Google Display Network Impression Reporting features. Opera and third-parties, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to a) inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website, and to b) report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related visits to our site. Opera uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to demographic information on visitors to our website."
Opera took a turn after the co-founder and CEO von Tetzchner stepped down. This is the last version of the Opera presto browser. Expect to put it in your museum archive later on. Opera is dead. Google killed it. Pity.
Could not load a whole day of a Facebook news feed. My wife was pissed off when she saw the unacceptable slow performance. Besides it slowing to a crawl with large amounts of data in the browser, the rendering was quite robust and stable.
AWSOME!!!!!!...try view wml site with others browser then judge...Version information Version 12.16 Build 1860 Platform Linux System x86_64, 3.11.0-12-generic Browser identification Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; Edition Linux Mint) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.16
I like the idea of having an all in one browser/mail client, and the Opera Link is a good idea but it doesn't work. I tried to link it with the Opera browser on my Nexus 7 and it came back with "We are experiencing some problems...." The over all browsing experience is slow compared to Firefox and Chrome/Chromium.
Was a decent browser until they decided to ditch the Linux community. Last Linux version was 12.16 and now they are at version 16 for Windows and Mac. Thanks a lot Opera for ditching a lot of the users the contributed to your sucess.
Opera is the ÜBERTOOL Since the beginning of our current millenium I'm a hardboiled enthusiastic fan enthusiast of Operas blatantly brilliant browsers with an overflow of convenient and considered abilities and easy Operability. Just think of Tabbed Browsing, Download-Manager, Mouse-Gestures, Torrent-Support, Customization,and Sessions which Opera first implemented. Some of them where somehow standard in other browsers too. I use to spend almost all of my time online with this amazingly omnifunctional tool since version 3.62 not counting several brief trials of competing products like Firefox(fair to middling, brittle, lots of widgets available - some of them quite useful), Safari (embellished to near uselessness), Chrome (also nice to look at), few exotic solutions, and last and least IE (disgusting) everytime when working on a poorly managed random machine. I never stuck with the inferior and turned back after every disappointment. Opera is the ÜBERTOOL. Best Regards, Sellardor
I am giving this three stars since it is not a bad web browser and actually runs really nice, those complaining about speed issues, if on a fast connection then turn off turbo boost and you will see speed increases. My issue and the main reason for three stars is because they don't update Opera for Linux like they do for Windows. Linux is version 12 and Windows is version 16, this all has to do with it being a proprietary code.
Using Opera since its very beginnings. If it was open source, the community could jump in to save Presto, its engine, like Mint did save GNOME 2 with MATE. I also liked very much its built-in e-mail client—I’ve never ever used another one on the PC for years now.
I've been using Opera on the Windows side for about 10 years and I was very glad to find I could bring it over with me when I moved to Linux. I use many browsers on a regular basis, but no other browser handles bookmarks as well as Opera. It's fast, friendly and flexible.
Not stabled. 私が初めてデスクトップLinuxを使用したとき、設定の同期機能があるウェブブラウザを使おうと最初に試したのがこれでした。ブックマーク同期機能を有効にしたところブックマークサイト名の一部が文字化けした状態で同期されてしまい、その後いろいろな不具合に遭遇してしまったのでLinux版の使用は断念。Windowsではメインブラウザとして使っているので残念です。ちなみに、インプットメソッドを使って検索ボックスに日本語を入力すると瞬間でクラッシュしてくれます。
Fast browser with fully customizable keyboard and mouse-button commands. The mouse-gestures can be nice (if you have a reason to use them) and there's built-in torrent client. Surprisingly lightweight and non-bloat-y for something so feature complete.
I decided to review Opera because it did something really great. I installed LinuxMint(Lisa) on an old computer with a Celeron processor. Many YouTube videos failed to work using Chromium and Firefox. Firefox said it needed certain plugins, and offered buttons to give the go-ahead to install them. But even after giving that go ahead, it failed. I installed Opera, and it played the unplayable YT vids in Chromium & FF. Well done Opera folks. I've watched you doing some serious hard work over in Norway. Never used Opera much, but I'm reminded that I really ought to support you. Takk!
Pourquoi prendre des navigateurs douteux comme Firefox ou Chrome quand on peux prendre un navigateur fiable comme Opera? :D (ceci est un troll, Opera est très bon tout comme Chrome ou Firefox, la différence est que Opera détient un côté bien plus "power-user" que ces frères).
One of my favorite browsers. Works great on slow connections with Opera Turbo, have both Firefox and Opera installed. I hate the fact that Chromium requires a Google account to use its apps and extensions, which is kinda useless when you don't have one. I recently deleted my Google account due to privacy reasons and has shifted to other equivalent services.
Used to absolutely love Opera and I felt like it kind of belonged to me alone, since I had been using it for so many years. Unfortunately, I got a computer screen with 1920x1080 resolution and Opera just can't seem to get the line-height correct. I up the font size, so that I can see the font on the higher resolution screen, and paragraphs are jumbled and look horrible. It's a bug that they can't seem to fix.
Fast browser, with a growing add-on list. Runs great. Nice built-in functions like e-mail. However, the theme integration is really, reallly bad (using GNOME). Looks very bad, fix it quickly please. Otherwise a 5/5.
With Opera running on your system, you won't need any extra apps to gather your mail, collect your feeds, save your notes, and keep your bookmarks safe and at your finger tips wherever you go or whatever machine or OS you run.
As a browser it's great and would be my choice of browser but for one slight problem: the company steadfastly refuses to support SOCKS5 proxies so the package is 100% useless to me, seeing as I use a SOCKS5 proxy to circumvent China's so-called Great Firewall™.
Primary browser, feature rich, using since opera 6.1. Like features such as notes, speed dial, sync, feed reader. Opera for Linux is much better , speedy, more stable and does not freeze on startup, and closes smoothly and completely unlike Windows version 11.51.
Have been using ver. 10.63 until recently; however, too many pages didn't render correctly. Hoping latest will work better. E-mail up thru ver. 10.63 was very much a love/hate affair. Hope this will be better, too. Nevertheless, has many features that I prefer to Firefox, but I also use Ffx when pages act goofy in Opera. Problem is not Opera's -- it's Web designers who don't care a fig about standards -- if their pages work OK in Ffx, they're done designing and coding. I prefer Ffx add-ons/extensions, such as Babelfish for translation, and Downthemall!. Opera is really good regarding security and authentication.
Opera is superb, fast,safe, standards compliant, comes with an email client, which is very much in line with their browser's safety philosofy. Yes, it is not open source but I like that, just because I don't want to see two hundred flavors of it. what opera does is, it allows you to navigate easily, fast, safe without missing anything so you can go on with your life, in other words you are not a slave of the browser . this is a lean and mean machine, I wish most software were like that
The Internet's little known fact: Opera is the best browser. Fast, stable and feature packed. Actually, most of the new features to appear in other browsers the last 10 years were in Opera first! Download it and give it a day or to to get used to it.
For those using v11.10 of Opera for Mint and giving the low-star ratings due to it being clunky and having a bad interface, there's a much-improved v11.50 that's very clean and well-designed on Opera's website. So the repo needs to be updated. I'd give Opera a 5/5 if they fixed the opera drop-down-menu on the top-left to make it more user-friendly. It's still a pain to navigate and update settings.
I am using it now......it is much more nicer than firefox ...i think........Many flash website load taking a long time in firefox....but opera is smarter....opera unite and widgets ar best.....Also the dragon fly.If you are in bangladesh.Dont use opera turbo wheather you got speed or not........its my suggestion...Dont think much just start trying to use opera....update it regularly.
Never had a better browser, using it since V6 and never disappointed. Featurewise and speedwise it has always been ahead of the others and never crashed my system like Firefox did when I tried that for about a year. Better performance then Firefox using les resources with most innovative features = unbeatable ;)
Great browser! All internet needs in one application: browser, email, downloads, bit torrent client, IRC chat. If I can use one application to do all this, and the one application looks and works wonderfully, why not use it? :)
the best! pioneer of great browser functions. opera link (saves your settings, bookmarks, speed dials, etc. and can be downloaded to every single opera installation you have in different machines, including phones) is unbeatable!
Opera has always had a great reputation for speed, security and innovation. Between its built-in features, Unite apps, widgets, the highly customizable GUI and extensions, it's easily the most customizable browser around.
Though Opera was always the leader in innovation and implementing the most versatile and essential features being incorporated into their products, all of them seem to be constantly in Beta stage, which I find very unpleasant. Their browser is equipped with what you will always need but all those features need development and lack full functionality since early stages, though have always been a great source of inspiration for customizers and competitors alike.
Fast. Safe. Clean, And it allows to sync my 800+ favorites (and notes) between mac, linux, windows and phones. I also use FF3+sync but just for zotero an awesome bibliography plug-in tool (FF only). Catalan language: I did an unofficial translation 4 years ago (my.opera.com/quim), now a bit outdated
Superb brower. Since my laptop is not a speed-machine, I needed something that was light and fast. Opera fits the bill perfectly. It's gorgeous, fast, light, and most popular plugins for other browsers come standard in Opera. I've had literally ZERO issues with it whatsoever.
The best there is! I may try other browsers, but I always return to Opera. Reasons: keyboard shortcuts, multiple tabs (great for research), e-mail handling, speed, configurability, spatial navigation, +++. Marvellous piece of software :-)
Really good browser but lacks the add-ons that firefox and Chrome have. The ones they do have are good if you can get them to work (even in 11). I would like to see Common Access Card support. Still, it will be my back up.
Excellent everything! easiest way to create a server in 2 minutes, email client, irc chat...the works. been using this for YEARS and i have never had a single issue. make sure you use the latest betas to get the most features like the new extension system!
Opera rocks!! Try opera 11 with extensions! Betaversions is packed in .deb files. (http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/xml/rss/blog/) I have used beta versions for years and newer had any big problems. Opera best for mail and web q;)
Decent browser. I'm not a big fan, but I can see why others would like it. Until extensions become the norm I'll not be using this one. It does come with an astounding amount of features out of the box though.
Opera 10.10+ with Unite is an entire new experience. Forget about configuration of relatively complex file share services on you computer, but instead easily share files and pictures with your trusted friends, or listen to your music directly from your remote computer, or allow friends to upload files directly to your computer bypassing the setup of FTP services, or even more ... provide an easy way for access to your home grown Web Server.
It's the best browser you'll ever use, except it doesn't render all pages as well as it could and flash has never worked fully. But for a fast web browser with mouse gestures and the like, if speed is what you like then Opera is the browser for you.
It's nice if you're using slower connections (or downloading like there's no tomorrow) but it doesn't always render pages as correctly as Firefox or Chromium. Java applets tend to do strange things in Opera, or not show up at all. The extended features such as Unite though are quite cool-- I'd say it's useful for sharing and the extended features, which is why I'm giving it as many stars as I do, but as a browser, stick to Chromium or Firefox
I like the synchronization service because anytime I install a ne distro or do re-installation, I would not lost bookmarks, or my customized speed dial and so on. Also great if you're switching between linux and windows because the synchronization works independently between OSes. And for the Unite service, what could be more great whenever you come to your friends house and with custom link you can browse your shared files on your home pc. :)
Great browser, lot of handy functions like Turbo and non-load-images to save bandwidth to those who have limited. Customizable hotkeys and I like the new look in 10.60(beta). It just lacks a good RSS reader like FF, but has widgets for that.
when i tried using it, it didn't seem to work for me. its little speed mutiplier slowed the thing to a point where i turned it off, uninstalled it, opened Firefox, and surffed happily away. it seems to have a lot of good reviews though, so maybe i should give it a second chance.
Opera has been my favourite browser since Firefox 2. I love how it has things built in and for use out of the box without requiring extensions that bloat it. I'm always a click away from my email and chat. Opera Link does my synching for me and Opera can be skinned without having to restart! Mouse Gestures and Speed Dial are indespensible
I have used this since around version 3.5. If like me you only occasionally download a torrent or use chat then this is the browser for you. It is a very quick good browser which has a built in email client also it has basic torrent, chat and news feed support along with other features. The odds are that the features you like in other browsers were seen in opera first.
I've been all the way around the browser block more than a couple of times. Nothing compares to Opera in its ability to keep everything in sync. At home (mint), at work (windoze), and on the go (blackberry) it is my favorite browser..
Der Opera schlägt den in die Jahre gekommenen Firefox um Längen, ist benutzerfreundlicher, innovativer und äußerst schnell in der Darstellung von Webseiten. Dieser Browser ist stets die erste Wahl, wenn es um einen Webbrowser geht.