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Offline one23

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Opinions about latest Opera browser
« on: May 16, 2015, 11:54:59 am »
Could you share your experience while using latest build of Opera? I use 64bit version at the moment but I noticed that Opera uses much more memory than Iceweasel. For example when I open few tabs in Opera overall memory usage goes over 1GB. Opening the same pages and using the same plugins in Iceweasel overall memory usage goes up to 650MB.

Did Opera in general became more resources hungry recently or has it something to do with hardware configuration?

Offline MoroS

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Re: Opinions about latest Opera browser
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 10:49:14 pm »
Did Opera in general became more resources hungry recently or has it something to do with hardware configuration?

That would be ever since it started to use the Blink rendering engine (Chrome's/Chromium's main engine) instead of it's own. That happened a while back though.
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Re: Opinions about latest Opera browser
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 09:28:36 pm »
For lightweight yet full-featured browsers, I rely on Pale Moon and SRWare Iron.  They both have a basic philosophy that the parent browsers are to resource hungry, and that they spy to much.  Their approaches to the problem are different.

Iron simply recompiles the latest and greatest Chromium/Chrome release, with all the spy features disabled.  It's good, and I recommend it.
https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Pale Moon forked Firefox several versions back.  And, it's a work in progress.  It is diverging from Firefox, and eventually, it won't really resemble Firefox a whole lot.  But, it's goal is to remain lighweight, AND to preserve privacy.  It is also good, and I recommend it over Iron.
http://www.palemoon.org/

"Former CEO starts new Opera browser
Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera and until 2010 CEO of the company, begins a new browser that is mainly aimed at power users. Von Tetzchner and his colleagues believe that Opera has gone on the wrong direction."

The new Vivaldi browser can be found here, although I can't recommend it yet.   https://vivaldi.com/



My observation is, ALL of the older, more established browsers are abandoning the users.  It's time for some upstarts to bring something new to the table.

I can remember when Firefox was the "new kid on the block". 

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Re: Opinions about latest Opera browser
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 02:31:35 pm »
Chrome-based Opera is horrible in my opinion. Last time I used it, it still didn't have a "Find"-functionality.

I still use Opera 12.16 for most pages. There are no known vulnerabilities, but the number of sites that don't work with Opera anymore is rising. If it weren't for Opera's mail client I would have switched completely to Otter by now. Otter is still beta but getting better every week :)
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Re: Opinions about latest Opera browser
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 04:56:59 pm »
For lightweight yet full-featured browsers,

There's also QupZilla, Midori and SlimJet. The first two are single-threaded, so when on tab freezes, the whole thing also does. The last one being a thinned down Chromium with some additional functions and it's also multi-threaded, so one tab won't kill the whole browser.
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Re: Opinions about latest Opera browser
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 01:16:54 am »
There's also QupZilla, Midori and SlimJet.
I have used all 3 of these and many others, including the older Opera.   SlimJet has provided the best browsing experience that I have ever experienced and presently only use it.  It is fast, reliable, stable, plays all the free u-tube type videos that I have tried and painless to configure and quite slim.  Midori regularly crashed or froze, and I would not recommend it to anyone.  Qupzilla is heavy (100MG) to install in a Debian-Based Openbox set-up, and occasionally crashed.
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