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#1 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

 

Earlier this year, Opera announced that their team would ditch their Presto engine and switch to WebKit-based Chromium engine for their desktop and mobile web browsers. Later Google announced that the company will ditch the pure Webkit and switch to open source Blink engine for Google Chrome. Opera decided to follow Google and adopted Blink too.

 

Today, Opera released its first Chromium based web browser for desktop. Opera 15 is a major reinvention for Opera. Going forward, the browser's source code will be based on Chromium and Blink, a fork of the WebKit rendering engine.

  • Everything for this browser is new:
  • New rendering engine based on WebKit
  • New user interface
  • New capabilities
  • New features
  • Improved site compatibility
  • Silent auto updates

Download Opera 15 Beta



#2 Borix

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

Not bad for first test version. Hope they will add good features in time.

The missing bookmarks is a strange thing.

#3 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

What incentive would you have to use this over Chrome?



#4 Phenom II

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Seems like a nice browser, but where's the home button ?



#5 Borix

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

What incentive would you have to use this over Chrome?

 

Non at the moment, unless you hate Google ;)

 

It is very basic at the moment. I think it will take quit some time till it is ready to be used as a main browser, but it has some nice fresh ideas and will be interesting to see how it develops.



#6 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

What incentive would you have to ever use this over Chrome?



#7 Borix

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

What incentive would you have to ever use this over Chrome?

 

Okay :) just for you, if you use the turbo/off road function in Opera you can access TPB in countries were it is banned by IP's. Capice? ;)



#8 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

^ :yes:

 

And if you use data card, you can save money by using the Turbo mode.



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