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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 released in 1996, years before browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome came into existence. 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 implemented 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 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 […]


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 […]

opera sync reset password

Opera informed the public yesterday that it detected an attack on the company's server used for the Opera Sync system. Earlier this week, we detected signs of an attack where access was gained to the Opera sync system. This attack was quickly blocked. Our investigations are ongoing, but we believe some data, including some of […]

opera vpn android

Opera Software released its free VPN application for Android today after making it available to iOS devices earlier this year. The company's journey as a VPN provider started with its acquisition of SurfEasy VPN. Opera Software promoted services of SurfEasy shortly thereafter in the Opera desktop browser, and launched a free browser proxy back in […]

Heap compaction

Opera announced yesterday that the company has been experimenting with a new memory Heap compaction feature in the Dev and Beta versions of Opera for some time. The new feature promises better memory usage in Opera 39 and newer by adding a heap compaction phase to the browser's memory management functionality. Basically, what the new […]

opera 40 rss

Opera published a new version of Opera Developer today that introduces basic RSS Feed functionality in the web browser. Opera Developer 40.0.2296.0  is out, and you may upgrade to the version if you run a developer version of Opera already or download it from Opera's website directly if you don't or prefer it that way. […]

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According to a report on Reuters, the sale of Opera Software to a Chinese consortium is not going to happen. The deal, approved by company boards and shareholders alike, failed to win regulatory approval by July 15. The takeover bid of $1.24 billion US Dollars for all Opera Software assets by a Chinese consortium that […]

opera 40 battery saver

Opera launched a new Power Saving mode in Opera 39 to improve the web browser's battery life during mobile use. Opera's own tests showed that the browser's staying powers improved significantly with battery mode enabled. It is still too early to tell how big of an impact battery saver mode makes on day to day […]

opera 40 search popup

Opera Software launched a new feature in Opera 40 Developer edition recently that introduces a new Search popup feature in the browser. Opera displays a small popup next to text that you select in the browser. The popup displays actions to copy the text selection or run a search for it. The selection of search […]

opera 38

Opera 38 Stable was released on June 8, 2016. It features a new power saver mode as well as other improvements. The new Opera browser version is already available, and users can update the stable version of the browser using automatic updates, or by downloading a copy from the Opera website. You can perform a […]

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The sale of Opera Software to a Chinese consortium for 1.2 billion US Dollars has received the required 90% shareholder acceptance rate. Rumors that Opera Software was up for sale emerged as early as 2012 but nothing came out of the rumored acquisition of the company by Facebook. It was revealed in February 2016 that […]

opera news

Opera Software continues to push a news feature in the company's Opera web browser. It plans to release an update to it that gives users more choice when it comes to the selection of news sources in the browser. The personal news feature update, showcased for the first time in yesterday's Opera Developer edition update, […]