Posts Tagged ‘Presto’

Opera Software Releases First Linux Build of New Opera

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

It sounds like the new, Linux version of Opera still needs a bit of work …

When Opera Software announced that it would switch from its old trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it became clear quickly afterwards that many popular features of the old client would not be available initially in the new one. The new Opera can best be described as bare bones. While it offered anything that you could possible want in terms of rendering web pages in the browser, many of the features that made Opera unique or comfortable to use were missing.

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Opera for Linux Release Imminent?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

A Linux based version of Opera is on the way (but don’t hold your breath.)

When Norwegian company Opera Software announced that it would switch its trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it caused quite the stir among users. Some congratulated Opera Software for the move as it improved web standards compatibility and speed among other things. Others were skeptical, and when the first version of the new Opera browser was launched, it became clear that it would take a long time until it would offer the same functionality as the old version of the Internet browser.

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