Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Arup, Aug 20, 2008.
Is that the final release?
One of the best browsers out there.
Very true. The performance is excellent, standards support is great, and has a lot of useful features (without being bloated).
There are still some problems, however, with displaying some websites.
Yes, thats why I can't use it even though I love it.
Don't forget speed and security with ease of use.........one of Opera's hallmark since its inception. The websites that don't display use loose HTML and therein lies the crux of the problem.
Right on the target. Blame Microsoft for not supporting web standards properly, thus causing developers to write badly implemented code.
Thats why you have IE, handles all with ease, its friendly with loose pages, malware, hacks, remote controls etc. Just an open door policy makes it so universal.
Maybe IE8 will be more secure?
Biggest problem with MS is that they take their merry time releasing patches and updates. The slow pace of IE means too late and way less feedback or public interest unlike the other two browsers namely FF and Opera.
btw i found it odd why it didnt show the update option. turns out it was because i was using a limited user account.
so i temporary changed my account to admin rights installed as upgrade and changed account back to limited.
Cheers lodore. At last this thread looks like it should've looked from the beggining...
I have been using Opera sence 7.10, Opera has always been a very secure browser.
The thread was about Opera's latest and the accolades that followed may have been a slight deviation from the thread but not by much.
Opera 9.52 Build 10108 20/8/08 is a recommended security and stability upgrade.
Changes since Opera 9.51
Added several improvements to the icons and skin
Added a bookmark path to autocompleted bookmarks in the address bar to better distinguish them from visited pages
Added a Help button to "Engine Init() Failed" error message on start-up to inform users about a problem
Mail, News, Chat
Fixed an issue where "Mark all as read" in Opera Mail would also mark as read some mails not visible in the current view
Fixed the creation of the POP AOL/aim.com account
Fixed a problem with POP accounts where message bodies were not downloaded
Added work-arounds for problems with various POP servers
Fixed mail appearance when Opera is installed in a folder with a "#" character in its name
Fixed a problem that could occur when opening mail notification popups on a secondary monitor
Fixed a problem connecting to online.no
Note: Users experiencing problems with online.no should change their incoming server to use Plaintext authentication
Fixed a problem updating signature when switching accounts
Fixed a problem where UI would not update after unsubscribing an IMAP folder
Fixed an issue where IRC would disconnect users without informing them
Display and Scripting
Fixed an issue with history navigation: an iframe with document.write is not added to history anymore
window.close() now functions after invoking a context menu - now also works in widgets
Fixed an issue with lists not displaying correctly when text is rendering in RTL
Fixed a problem where content blocker adds a generalized block rule when using the Details button
Fixed a startup crash that could allow execution of arbitrary code: see our advisory
Sites can no longer change framed content on other sites: see our advisory
Fixed an issue that could allow cross-site scripting, as reported by Chris Weber of Casaba Security: details will be disclosed at a later date
Custom shortcuts no longer pass the wrong parameters to applications, as reported by Michael A. Puls II: see our advisory
Prevented insecure pages from showing incorrect security information, as reported by Lars Kleinschmidt: see our advisory
Feed links can no longer link to local files: see our advisory
Feed subscription can no longer cause the wrong page address to be displayed: see our advisory
Fixed a problem where Gmail would not load
Fixed the opening of files in external applications when disk cache is off
Fixed an issue with low quality on YouTube video previews
Embedded YouTube videos should work more often now without having to reload
Fixed RealPlayer on BBC
Fixed a small memory leak in the BitTorrent code
Fixed some translation errors
Returned the Windows shell menu to the Transfer context menu
Fixed the opening of PDF files in Acrobat Reader plug-in when the folder contains special characters
Added a "Close Tab" entry to the File menu
Opera 9.52 has not crashed once yet with several days of usage.
I have been running 9.52 since it first came out and it has worked flawlessly so far.
Mine has never crashed since it came out either......