Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Chromium-Based Opera 15 Has Arrived

With the travel season just around the corner, the Scandinavian browser-maker Opera Software today released the final version of its all-new Opera for Windows and Mac, debuting with a fresh look and completely new features.

If you were to visit every website in the web for just one second each, you would need over 20 years of non-stop browsing to see them all. It's pretty much the same amount of time you would need to spend a week in every city with more than half a million habitants worldwide. You may never get to visit all of these cool places, but, with the new Opera browser, surfing through an ocean of inspiring web content is now easier than ever.

Here's a step-by-step guide to traveling around the brave new world of content faster and more easily:

Download
Download the completely new Opera for Windows and Mac for free. Go to Opera, click the download button, close your eyes and think about spectacular blue fjords. When Opera finishes installing, you will be ready to explore.

Do your research
Plan ahead for travel. Opera's refreshed Speed Dial gives you a smarter way to organize your favorite websites. Drag one Speed Dial entry on top of another to group them by topics, like hotel options, sightseeing ideas or whatever you wish. With a new search option, Speed Dial gets you to your top sites in a flash.

Compare
If you're not the Grand Master of Memory, keeping track of all your discoveries can be tricky when doing a lot of web research. Now, comparing articles, hotels, sights or flights is way easier with the new Stash feature. Stash allows you to collect snapshots of saved webpages in one place, which can be resized to give you a preview of each page. This gives you and your travel mates a more intuitive way of cherry-picking.

Fire up the new engine
The new Opera for Windows and Mac runs on a Chromium engine, so you can access all your websites in a blink of an eye and have a smoother experience when you get there, thanks to improved site compatibility.

Discover
Discover the world around you, from the comfort of your beach lounger. Lean back and get fed with new, inspiring content brought to you by Opera. The new Discover feature brings you top articles from the location and categories you choose, all in one place. Get inspired by local food recipes or destinations while traveling abroad, or scan the top headlines from your country.

Go off-roading
The Opera browser easily transforms into an off-road vehicle for all those who love to escape from the mainstream tourist routes. Off-Road mode, Opera's unique compression feature, enables loading webpages faster, even while on the most sluggish connection.

"The world of fascinating web content is expanding faster than space, and we've delivered a browser that helps you to truly discover it," says Lars Boilesen, Opera Software, CEO. "Get inspired by new ways of exploring web horizons, and stay tuned for some of our most beloved features, as we continue to develop the next generation of Opera."

Read more about the all-new Opera for Windows and Mac in our Reviewer's Guide.
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38 Comments on Chromium-Based Opera 15 Has Arrived

#1
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
im sorry i find your argument invalid, i already posted the solutions to the ones people are complaining most about.
not sure if you are just looking to start a flame war?
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#2
erixx
ok, another software going the mama and papa way, wait, grandmama and grandpapa way. I love Opera, but the previous one. I hope next upgrades include the whole customization we used to love.
If not, all browsers are becoming the same.
At least browser wars will be quiet.

But Off-road mode is awesome on the run with a tablet.
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#3
scoutingwraith
Personally ill hold off a little until i see some of the customization that there is now in version 12 in the new one.
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#4
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
i just tricked mine out with some extensions like modern scroll, etc.
very nice. modern scroll is really customizable.
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#5
naoan
by: de.das.dude
im sorry i find your argument invalid, i already posted the solutions to the ones people are complaining most about.
not sure if you are just looking to start a flame war?
No I already said what I need to say. Carry on.
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#6
ypsylon
Opera ended at 12.14/15. Using it from v 3.0.

This POS has nothing to do with real Opera. Everybody responsible for it should be feed to the sharks and Google nuked for crimes against humanity.

O 12.14 FTW!
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#7
95Viper
They have not abandoned version 12 quite yet.

You can get the latest here --> Opera 12.16 for Windows; as of now it is release 12.16 build 1860.

Not all mirrors are carrying the files, yet, so you can, also, get it here at this ftp link --> http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1216/
Opera 12.16
Release notes


Release date: 2013-07-04

Opera 12.16 is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.
Fixes and Stability Enhancements since Opera 12.15
Security
Replaced code signing certificate; see our advisory.
Edit:
This is my understanding of the situation.

This is the 12.15 renumbered 12.16 because someone hack some security certificates and they have been updated and old certificates revoked.
Plus, they tweaked a couple of unknown items... unknown which items at this time.

This is not version 15; this is a version 12 update.
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#8
TheLaughingMan
Ok, Opera 15 runs smooth and fixed a bunch of glitches, site compatability problems, etc. However most of the customization has been removed for this version. You have very little control over the browser and how it functions. Stash is completely useless and the Discover thing is a news feed you can't customize.

All in all, stick with 12.15 until Opera 16 is out and the functionality is back.
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#9
SaltyFish
by: 95Viper
They have not abandoned version 12 quite yet.

You can get the latest here --> Opera 12.16 for Windows; as of now it is release 12.16 build 1860.

Not all mirrors are carrying the files, yet, so you can, also, get it here at this ftp link --> http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1216/



Edit:
This is my understanding of the situation.

This is the 12.15 renumbered 12.16 because someone hack some security certificates and they have been updated and old certificates revoked.
Plus, they tweaked a couple of unknown items... unknown which items at this time.

This is not version 15; this is a version 12 update.
So, this is like FireFox's ESR (Extended Support Release) or something?
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#10
Chevalier
by: RejZoR
I have no clue what the hell are everyone doing with stupid dumb touchscreen GUI designs these days. Opera Mobile is for that, not the Windows version. Geez.

If Opera 12.50 was its peak, Opera 15, while sort of promising, goes 50 steps back. I don't have my favorite extensions, i don't have bookmarks bar anymore, Opera Sync is absolutely useless now (does it even sync anything!?). It's just pointless, clumsy and we'll have to wait another 50 incarnations to see something half useful.

I sometimes just don't get the logic behind stubborn Scandinavians...
I have been using Opera for many years for the same reasons as you. It follows that I too am very unhappy at the changes between version 12:16 and version 15 especially the loss of SESSIONS and BOOKMARKS. I completely agree with everything you have said and am now transferring to Chrome where Bookmarks and Sessions work.
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#11
erixx
i miss of course the favorites quick access etc, and I also miss the "Block" stuff right clicking on anypage without plugins.

Is going back to version 12 secure?
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#12
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
i have got fed up with opera now after chromium and shifted to chrome.

chrome sucks.... cant select text from the middle of a link... but chrome is too buggy
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#13
erixx
Brower-life was better 2 years ago
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