Opera 10.5 grabs browser speed crown

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  1. JRViejo

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    Computerworld Article By Gregg Keizer.​
     
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    Great news. The beta is a solid browser.
     
  4. zapjb

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    Eagerly awaiting Opera 10.5 Final. If it's truly 8x faster than Opera 10.1, WOW.
     
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    Not a surprise. Opera's always been fast:D
     
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    The fastes the bestest

    Our Opera
     
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    Carakan is speedy as hell:D
    New Vega graphics library, private browsing, beautiful windows integration, new widgets solution... Opera is going in the right direction! Sweet!
    Cant wait for Final!
     
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    All other is OK but IMO widgets are useless. I can,t think of them to be of any use at all.
     
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    Don't use widgets if you don't want to. I don't use them either.

    As long as Opera is fast and furious, I am happy, widgets or no widgets.:D
     
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    Going to try . :D
    It looks Like Red "Google Chrome"
     
  11. ProrokX

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    Exactly! The most important thing is, that Opera is going to develop very fast (and in various segments). Caracan is great JavaScript engine, but other improvements, are also impressive (and no matter, that they are useless for us). I never used any of Opera widgets, but who knows...new improvement where Opera now "let Web developers easily create widgets that work just like native applications", seems quite interesting. I`m glad that widgets system that was useless for 99% of Opera users, now is going one step forward. New opportunity of our beautiful Browser:D
     
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    In the transition of swapping back to Opera from Firefox, again. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Eice

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    8x faster in synthetic benchmarks, yes. 8x faster in real life, not a chance in hell.

    That said, Opera has definitely won back my respect with their 10.50 release.
     
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    Interesting - it seems that whenever a new version of a given browser is released, various benchmarks pop in claiming how this version is 10x faster than anything before it, including all other browsers.
    I can't find the thread right now (I can't be bothered atm), but weren't 'independend benchmarkers' singing the same song when the latest big version of Chrome got out?
    Give me a break.
     
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    Things change, obviously. Who's at the top spot changes all the time. I don't understand why you seem to find that surprising.
     
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    Because if we had 10x improvement every time a new version is released then I would have... let's see... a few 1000x faster browser than few years ago. Which is, of course, science fiction.
     
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    Installed Opera 10.5 and gave it a quick spin. Definitely slower than Chrome and FF, on my laptop anyway. So much for test results!
     
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    That is your own exaggeration, not fact.
     
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    Yeah, but I'm not the only one who exaggerate.
    I was using 10.10, installed the latest beta the other day.
    No, the Earth didn't move.
     
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    Likewise, even in the SunSpider benchmark JRViejo posted Firefox was convincingly faster.. and that's with Firefox running 48 hours, 16 tabs open and 35 addons Vs a freshly opened Opera with 1 tab.
     
  21. Pedro

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    Why did you lose respect for it anyway? It has always been a great browser. The fact that i don't actually use it as my main browser doesn't really make it 'trash' in my opinion.
    I hear you. Although i can see value in testing against the previous (same) browser and see if there's a possible improvement. It's a beta version after all.
     
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    1boss1, kudos to you for using the benchmark to test your browsers in own your system! Keeping in mind the parameters for the test quoted in the article (blue highlight is mine):
    Should any Wilders member run the benchmark, it would be great to know what OS was used during your own benchmark test.
     
  23. arran

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    Yea it is quite fast.

    Guys there is a couple of speed tweaks which makes it even faster.

    1. go into about config settings in network and change HTTP Loading Delayed Timeout from 30 to 0 What this tweak does is when you are loading a webpage it forces Opera to display the content it has so far received instead of waiting until it has downloaded everything before displaying the web page.

    2. tools preferences, advanced, browsing, change redraw after 1 second to redraw instantly.

    do you guys find these tweaks makes a difference on your pc's let me know?
     
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    Who cares about speed when a browser won't render properly.

    I've used 10 and many sites did not work properly.

    Sure I'd like to have speed but I want it to work too and so far I have not seen that in Opera... :thumbd:
     
  25. lodore

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    Opera follows standards very closely so if a site doesnt work with opera its most likely due to the fact the website isnt written properly.
     
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