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Opera 5.0 Beta 8

2001-04-30 20:32:05+00 by ebradway 5 comments

I just installed Opera 5.0 Beta 8 for Linux. I was running Beta 7. I've only had the new Beta installed for a few minutes but one thing is for sure: IT'S F*CKING FAST!!!

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: ebradway

OK. It's definitely faster and it works on sites I couldn't hit before, like the DataComm Warehouse site. I'll add more towards the end of the day - with some input on crashing. Beta 7 would spontaneously crash about once an hour.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: other_todd

Now if they'd only come out with a Sun version, I could add it to MIT's browser locker to try to forestall the fifty complaints about Netscape I get every week. I really do get tired of people assuming Linux is the only unix in town. I have many hundreds of Sun machines to support.

Sorry, just venting. It's really a pain when you know that your institute-standard browser sucks rocks but it's the only game in town.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: Dan Lyke

Except that last time I tried it (over an SSH session) I got some X protocol errors, you could set up some Linux based Opera servers and just use the Sun boxes as remote displays.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: ebradway

You could install Linux for Sparc and then try to talk the Opera folks into porting to another platform (they already support Linux on x86 and PPC).

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: ebradway

I had one crash this morning - much better than Beta 7. It is still completely intolerant of questionable JavaScript.