Re: Opera for Linux
On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 22:36:11 +051800, USM Bish said:
> Been on this list for the last few months. Never
> noticed anything posted on Opera web browser for
> I have a triple OS system (Win98, deb and slack)
> I am in the process of an upgrade from slink to
> potato and Slack 7.1. I have several programs,
> inclusive of Netscape, which run from /opt dir,
> so that they are shared between the two Linux
> distros. I usually unpack static binary tarballs
> for such programs downloaded directly from their
> parent sites.
> My present Netscape was downloaded over a year
> ago (ver 4.51), and has subserved its purpose
> (given the glitches of running on 32mb RAM) and
> some of the other problems posted on this list.
> Iam looking for something lightweight and less
> resource hungry, in the process of my upgrade.
> Yes, mozilla is a contender, but would like to
> keep my options open. Opera is also currently
> available (though not Open Source or GPL). Need
> first hand info on Opera for Linux, from anybody
> who is currently using it or has tried it out.
> There are some .debs on the Opera site as well,
> but I don't have a clue regarding its popularity
> in the debian world.
> Never used it myself, so any kind of info like
> resource utilisation, speed, customisation, java
> support, plug-in support, glitches etc would be
I d/l the opera-static beta2 .deb 3 days ago and it installed
no problem on my potato system. Comes with a free 30 day trial.
Have used it a little and it seems quite usable, no crashes yet.