Opera 15 arrives as first non-beta release since Chromium switch

By Jos · 7 replies
Jul 2, 2013
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  1. It’s been roughly a month since Opera released the first preview of its Chromium and Blink infused browser reboot. Now, the Norwegian company is ready with Opera 15 for Windows and Mac, marking its first consumer-ready launch since dumping the...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The browser may have some merit but it's difficult to lure people away from their favourite browsers.I'll take it for a spin later, if I'm not impressed I can always revert back to Chrome.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Eh, Opera has lost its most unique feature - the presto engine. Opera really has nothing to offer now IMO. Hardware acceleration is still garbage on it.
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Opera 15, who gives a flying monkey... (n)

    I hate Opera. As a web developer I had so many problems with it I eventually gave up trying to support it. Amidst of all that, what's even worse, Opera and all its proponents are convinced SOBs who believe blatantly that this browser is #1, where in reality it is right at the very bottom.

    The last issue I had with that browser was that MVC4 packaging didn't work for jQuery under opera. Took a lot to find out that Opera doesn't like word "in" inside a loop operator, thinking this is a reserved word. I tell them - fine, but it works in any other browser, to which they tell me - well, all the other browsers are wrong, we follow the exact JavaScript specification, and they don't. Well, that's smart... and that was when I decided not to bother with Opera ever again. (n)

    It was also the only piece of software which un-installation module killed my OS couple years ago, had to re-install it. (n)

    Hate Opera with all my heart... :mad:
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  5. The big Chrome team, Opera is in the last on the row.
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  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Presto has always been a very bloated, under performing engine. They had to get rid of it.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah, but they could have made their own new engine. Too bad to see them fall for the Google trap.
  8. Installed. Looks ok. However,

    Play.com if I can use it as an example. I can see the website but when I got to actually view any items at all the page doesnt open yet works on opera 14, chrome etc.

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