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The Opera web browser is the longest standing web browser that still has a considerable market share. The first public version of the browser was relased in 1996, years before browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome came into existance. Despite its head start, the browser never managed to get a considerable size of the browser market
on a global level. That does not mean however that it is inferior to other browsers, quite the contrary. Many features that all browsers offer were first imeplemented into Opera before they were made available in other browsers.

Opera is available as a desktop browser for PC, Macintosh and Linux systems, and as versions for smartphones and mobile devices in the form of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. The core difference between the two versions of Opera for mobile devices is that pages are rendered on Opera servers when Opera Mini is used, while they are rendered in the browser when Opera Mobile is used.

A good starting point for new users interested in the Opera web browser is our discovering Opera series. We have released five parts so far covering Opera Turbo, Opera Unite, Opera Widgets,
Opera Link and extensions.

Below you find all Opera related articles, reviews, guides and tutorials that we have released in the past.

opera neon

Opera Software revealed a new concept browser called Opera Neon a moment ago both in a life stream and on the official Opera Blogs website. Opera Neon is a prototype web browser that "envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles" according to Opera Software. The […]


opera video acceleration non mse

Opera Software has released the first Developer version of the upcoming Opera 44 web browser to the public today. The new development version, a version that is made available for testing purposes mainly, gives a glimpse of new features that will find their way into Opera 44 Stable. Existing Opera Developer installations should pick up […]


VIP-mode

Opera Software announced today that Opera Max, a free VPN application for Android, crossed the 50 million active user mark after hitting 10 million active users in May of 2016. The company revealed a new Opera Max VIP mode on top of that which provides users of the app with another use option. As you […]


opera 42 currency converter

Opera 42, the new stable version of the web browser by Opera Software, ships today with a built-in currency converter and other changes. Opera Software appears to be on an innovation spree. The company released several interesting features like Battery Saver,  Browser VPN or a built-in ad-blocker in recent time that set the browser apart […]


opera predictors

Opera Software integrated what it calls an address bar speculative prerenderer in Opera 43 to speed up the loading of resources from the address bar. We talked about this back when the developer version of Opera hit version 43, but did not know much about the feature as Opera did not reveal an awful lot […]


opera software leaving

If you are following members of Opera Software's Developer Relations team on Twitter or elsewhere, you may have noticed that most announced that they left the company recently or are about to leave it. Bruce Lawson, Andreas Bovens, Shwetank Dixit and Vadim Makeev all announced in the past couple of days that they have parted […]


opera 43 developer

Opera Software published the first preview version of Opera 43 to the Developer Channel today. The company plans to ship Opera 43 with a whole array of new features that include native Chromecast support, performance improvements, bookmarks exporting, Opera 12 link selection behavior and more. The new Opera 43 Developer release is as usually available […]


opera max nag

The most recent version of Opera Max, a free VPN app for Android, adds time limitations to the service which require users to become active to continue benefiting from Opera Max. Opera Max is without the shadow of a doubt one of the better free VPN solutions for Android. It is easy to setup and […]


Opera 41 Faster Startup

Opera Software has just released Opera 41, a new stable version of the popular cross-platform browser for all supported desktop operating systems. Probably the biggest new feature of Opera 41 is the improvement in startup time that the browser ships with. According to Opera Software, Opera 41 shows an improvement of up to 86% in […]


dont-let-apps-spy-1

Opera Software has started the roll out of a new Privacy Mode feature for the data compression application Opera Max for Android. Privacy Mode goes hand in hand with Opera Max's data compression functionality. As you may know, all traffic is tunneled through Opera servers using Opera Max. This is done primarily to reduce data […]


opera41 startup time

Opera Software released a new beta of Opera 41 to the public yesterday that promises performance improvements in several key areas. In short, Opera 41 starts up about 48% faster, decreases cpu usage by 30% when using video pop-out functionality, and reduces battery consumption during video conferences by 30% as well. Tip: in case you […]


opera android redesign

Opera Software started to roll out an update for its stable Opera browser for Android that ships with a redesigned user interface among other things. According to Opera Software, the new look is "fresh, modern, and inspired by Android's material design". The new version is not a complete redesign of the mobile browser though. When […]


opera vpn

Opera 40 is the latest version of the Opera desktop browser that brings automatic battery saving, Chromecast support, a built-in browser proxy and other features to the stable channel. We have talked about most of the features that ship with Opera 40 in the past already. The one thing that is new is that these […]


opera portable installer

Opera Software, along with the release of Opera 41 to the Developer channel, released the new Opera Portable Installer to improve the process of installing portable versions of the browser. It is not as if Opera Software's installer did not support the portable installation of the Opera browser before. The process was hidden under options […]