Opera 12.10 Brings Touch Support to Windows 8, Retina for Macs

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Granite

Nice. I've been using Opera for years. Can't live without my Speed Dial and now it's even better.

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captainjack

Sweet video. Might give Opera a spin. Firefox has been giving me a lot of trouble lately

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kevaskous

Eh, that's not what is impressive honestly, now that plugins are spiking for Opera you can enjoy all the same things from the others etc. What is surprising though is it does very fast browsing, almost chrome fast, without even 1/3 the system hit to do so, that is impressive, something about 1GB+ to a web browser always pissed me off.

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captainjack

All valid points. I use Chrome on my desktop (no RAM problems right now) with firefox as my secondary, however lately firefox has been a source of annoyance so I'll probably give opera a spin as my secondary browser.

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kevaskous

Not so much a problem as you gotta wonder why, especially when Opera proves it's not necessary. so i see no point, Opera is a little rough around the edges but meh.

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drayzen

I often see people say things like it's rough around the edges.
I honestly don't get it, I've been using it for probably over a decade now and always found it fast and usable.
Sure it's very customisable out of the box so can be overwhelming for non-technically literate, but I think since v11 they've made positive moves to make it easier for the mainstream.
For me it's fast, has integrated email and isn't a memory pig.
Plugin's will probably never get to the scale of the big guys, but don't be surprised if you find that it's got the plugin feature you want already baked in.
I'm always surprised how it seems to stay under 5% of browser users.
All you people who jumped on the Chrome bandwagon should give it a try.
When you've got standout features like Opera Turbo, I think there's a lot of people missing out on something good. To be using IE over this should be classed as sinful. :)
Maybe the Opera guys just need to promote their product more vigorously, if you look at mobile browser usage it's a whole different story, could there be a reason for that?
http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-201208-201210-map
Go Belarus!!! :)

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