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Old 07. Sep 2011, 01:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Tried to click "Install" on the Opera Extension page, but seems to be difficult to use. On one PC, it installed. But now on another PC, it failed to install. Both WOT and Lastpass.
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Old 27. Sep 2011, 11:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Interesting set of test results! I'm really enjoying Opera these days!

http://lifehacker.com/5844150/browse...rer-9-and-more
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 03:30 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Interesting. I may use it if I ever have the need for a suite of internet programs.
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 05:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm curious, why do you call Opera a "suite of internet programs"?
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 06:37 AM   #25 (permalink)
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It includes an email client, torrent downloader, IRC chat, etc.
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 05:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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One of the main attractions of Opera for me is the built in email client.

Referring to Opera as "a suite of internet programs" makes it sound bloated and complicated which is the exact opposite of how it actually feels in use.
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 07:45 PM   #27 (permalink)
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That's subjective, not all suites are bloated (which is an old belief). A suite is an accurate description.
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Old 28. Sep 2011, 10:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Point taken.

Though if anyone else shares my delusion and irrational aversion to software "suites", I hope my previous comment may prevent them from feeling Opera is not worth a try.
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I agree with Sope actually. A suite may generally give the impression that the program is heavy. But, Opera does not feel heavy. We should call it a light weight suite, if we should
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Been using Opera 10.51.1087 for a couple of days now on Linux (Kororaa KDE) and I'm very pleased with it

Opera uses less than half the memory of Firefox which doesn't bother me but might be of interest to others. The ad-blocking is not quite so automatic as the Firefox equivalent but full control is easily achieved via the toolbar icon.

There's also a growing number of extensions and tons more skins from the last time I looked.
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