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Opera Linux 5b6

2001-02-11 22:56:01+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Anyone else out there playing with the Opera for Linux betas? b5 was decent, although it crashed occasionally, but b6 seems to have some really bizarre quirks that I can't believe they'd have released with. Anyone else out there using it so I can compare notes and see if it's just my machine?

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:06+00 by: TC

I'm using: Version Information Version : 5.0b6 Unregistered version Operating System Information Running on : Linux Kernel version : 2.2.14-5.0 #1 Tue Mar 7 20:53:41 EST 2000 Machine : i586 Node : rearden

Also note I am running 6.2 redhat instead of deviant

and it's the fastest bestest screamin browser I have ever used on Linux. It's by far the fastest browser but I like the way IE 5.5 renders some things like TT fonts better but all in all Opera is my Linux Fav.

I've been thinking about braving Mozilla again but last time I did that was a half a day of frustration.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:06+00 by: ebradway

I've been fighting the Linux browser battle for some time and keep defaulting back to Netscape 4.74. Everytime I try Mozilla/Netscape 6.0, it gives me a headache with crashes and general sluggishness with SSL. I've been watching Opera with baited breath. I upgraded to KDE 2.0 - maybe I need to give Konqueror a try...

#Comment made: 2001-02-12 18:58:38+00 by: TC [edit history]

I don't know anyone that advocates Netscape 6.0, it's a complete dog. The main problems I have with previous Netscapes is they render things diferently (like CSS) and it's very anoying to deal with. Opera has totally nailed it and it's very fast. I still don't like the lack of multiple instances but I am learning to use the upper navigation bar to hop between pages. Dan what problems do you have with B6?

I've tried Amaya the W3C browser and it's a dog too.

I've hear that Active State has a skunk works browser being developed under Komodo which will support DAV. This could be my next browser of choice.

Let us know what you think of Konqueror...