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Old 04. May 2011, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opera Next - The Alpha of Opera 11.5 aka Swordfish.
Similar to Mozilla with Aurora, only Opera Next is a completely separate install from the official Opera browser - if you already have that installed.

From the page; "There is no connection or interaction between them unless you manually configure this; all preferences and settings are saved for each product individually. For example, a bookmark saved in Opera Next will not display in your primary Opera browser. This ensures that your valuable data and settings remain untouched when you try out our latest changes."

It auto updates to the latest release, has a different icon and you can try out the new speed dial extensions. Everything works, Opera extensions, WOT etc.

Maybe only for those who like to try out the latest stuff, but it runs well and it's stable enough to use. I've got it on my main machine and no problems. You can use it on Windows, Linux or Mac.
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It auto updates to the latest release,
What a shame they do they do this? There should always be a means to opt out of auto updating. If all my programs auto updated all the time I'd barely have any download limit left not to mention the fact that I have more data limit at different times of day.
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You can still change the auto update settings if you want to; Settings - Preferences - Advanced - Security - Auto-update, and set it to notify you about available updates. I think the idea of it updating by default is so you get the latest builds as soon as they're released, and with it being a separate install it won't affect your primary Opera browser settings, if you have one installed.

But I see your point regarding data limits because they do tend to fire out updates thick and fast at Opera, same as with other browsers these days I suppose, although it hasn't yet updated since I've been using it.
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Thanks for the info
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Old 08. May 2011, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I found this in the Opera Beta testing forum regarding auto updates. According to one the developers you'll get a message in the status bar if an auto update has been applied, or if there's one ready for you apply - if you have it set to notify you.
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