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25 Jan 2002 10:05 noselasd

Re: _almost_ the right browser

> It definitely lives up to its promotion
> about being fast. The 5.05 release is
> nicely featured, and makes me quite
> happy with the proper drawing and
> display of HTML pages and fonts.
>
> The biggest downside is that Opera
> uses its own "virtual desktop" (similar
> to other Apps like "Eudora"), which
> works great under Windows, but is a
> great hindrance under X.
For me this is the greatest part. in the recent versions
you can configure whether to use MDI or open documents in a seperate window...

06 Dec 2001 05:00 tof2k

Re: No Proxy settings?

I've got it in TP1 and TP2... in the network part, proxy tab.


> Does Opera 6 have no settings for a
> proxy
> (junkbusters) or can I just not find
> it?
>
>


06 Dec 2001 04:59 tof2k

Re: QA ?

apt-get install opera
opera&

thats done ! :)

> Install QT2 RPM.
> Install Opera RPM. (with deps)
> Type Opera, disk/cpu activity...
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>
> Its this kind of quality that means i
> keep using IE on a Win2K machine for
> browsing.


05 Dec 2001 14:08 NeilWatson

No Proxy settings?
Does Opera 6 have no settings for a proxy
(junkbusters) or can I just not find it?

26 Nov 2001 04:17 carambar

Finally a useable browser on linux
I just discovered opera for linux after konqueror crashed my computer for the nth time. I was bored to wait for netscape to load web pages too...
The difference is amazing. It a lot of faster than netscape and has plenty of unusual and interesting features.
Moreover it's up to date concerning html, javascript, css support etc...
The very good point is that the 5.05 version recognizes nestcape plugins so flash and java are working. Although it's claimed to be a a technological release, I only found minor bugs so it's very useable.
I'm waiting with impatience for the next release.

21 Nov 2001 12:36 wesmo

Re: _almost_ the right browser
Looks like the best of the best is coming down the line. Check out the specs on Opera 6. They have it in beta right now for Windoze (no mention of the Linux version), but it supports both types of interfaces!

They call it the SDI/MDI - Single Document Interface [per window] and Multiple Document Interface [per window]. The MDI is basically the way Opera 5 and older run, where the SDI is more X-like. You get the choice of running one or the other! Most excellent!

Interesting wording on their website, though: "Opera is most known for its multiple document interface, but users of IE and Netscape may feel more at ease in the single document interface, and can graduate later as advanced users to the multiple document interface." Someone needs to tell them that their "SDI" is the basic way that X works which has shown itself to be geared towards the "advanced users". ;-)

22 Sep 2001 20:09 Apopatos

Is from the best!
Is the best browser for windows,Linux and of course and for the other OS.It is fast,with beautiful and useful interface and now supports and a lot of Netscape's plugins.I had only a little problem,when i tried to to use Internet Explorer favorites,(Opera supports and netscape's and others),my Opera stopped to work and I couldn't do anything,I uninstalled it but it could'nt again to work.But I do not care anymore because I don't use still Windows.
Go and download Opera immediately!!!

22 Aug 2001 19:07 nerijus

Re: _almost_ the right browser

> The biggest downside is that Opera
> uses its own "virtual desktop" (similar
> to other Apps like "Eudora"), which
> works great under Windows, but is a
> great hindrance under X.


I actually like this feature very much (and use the same tabbed windows interface in Galeon). Of course it could be configurable. What I don't like though is absolute lack of i18n features. You have to choose another font in prefs if you want to see a page in different language every time!

22 Aug 2001 13:48 wesmo

_almost_ the right browser
It definitely lives up to its promotion about being fast. The 5.05 release is nicely featured, and makes me quite happy with the proper drawing and display of HTML pages and fonts.

The biggest downside is that Opera uses its own "virtual desktop" (similar to other Apps like "Eudora"), which works great under Windows, but is a great hindrance under X.

With Netscape, the beauty of it was that you could bring up another browser window and drag it to where-ever you wanted to within your X environment. With Opera, you are limited to being able to move the browser window only within the "virutal desktop" that Opera provides.

However, that's the only limitation that I came across, aside from the fact that it is less forgiving for bad HTML coded pages than other browsers (which really isn't a big deal, honestly). It is a nice alternative, but, without it being X-friendly, I cannot see it taking much hold in the Linux universe IMHO.

28 Apr 2001 04:52 blob

QA ?
Install QT2 RPM.

Install Opera RPM. (with deps)

Type Opera, disk/cpu activity...

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Its this kind of quality that means i keep using IE on a Win2K machine for browsing.

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