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Windows 7: Opera 11.0 Alpha out


25 Oct 2010   #21

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
I gave up on the alpha build earlier today. After deleting the web cache and cookies and all other stuff and starting Opera again, I found it painfully slow while caching any and all websites, from Hotmail to deviantART.
Gornot- I have always found Opera performance to be lackluster at its default settings, but by going to Menu> Settings> Preferences> Advanced> Network and ramping up the Max connections to server and Max total connections Opera will run up to 3X faster than it does at the default settings...



On my computer Bandwidth Meter Pro measured Opera's improvement from an original 11 Mbps at the default settings to 33 Mbps download speeds after this network settings optimization.

~Maxx~




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25 Oct 2010   #22

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
It's not much about automating the deletion of the cache as it is about actually caching webpages for the first time.

Installed 10.63 and performed the same way, worst of all, Opera's usage of Flash was hideously choppy, so I gave in. I might just wait for a stable build of 11 and try again.
I've run scores of different Opera builds from v9.5 on and I've never experienced any of these problems you are referring to, but then again I've got Opera set not to cache webpages because Opera 11 Alpha loads them almost instantly anyway and Flash has always been as smooth as silk.



~Maxx~

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25 Oct 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Opera 11 Alpha runs Flash perfectly smoothly, even on my laptop with Linux.
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26 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I guess I should just poke around the settings some more. I am close to reinstalling 7 anyway, so I might as well test it until I break it all lol xD
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26 Oct 2010   #25

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
I might as well test it until I break it all lol xD
I can remember installing and running Opera 10 Alpha just 90 minutes after its release and although many of the functions were as yet raw and quite undeveloped it did render pages very quickly after the Network Settings were optimized. As Opera Alpha releases go v11.00 has been created from past builds and runs very smoothly and functions quite well in comparison to the way Opera 10 Alpha ran. I hope that you have a sensational Windows 7 reinstall!

~Maxx~

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27 Oct 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, Maxx...
I installed 10.63 just to try it out, and changing Network Settings did (almost) nothing. Although it did load pages somewhat faster, its usage of Flash was way below what I have been experiencing with other browsers. An an example, I would like to post a link to an online game (single player mode) that heavily depends on Flash. Playing through is incredibly annoying, as I can see that it's very choppy (idk, as if it can't achieve max FPS).

Unlucky Morpheus - Pendulum of the Rose - Free Music Game on JamLegend

P.S: I know I'm going way off topic here, but what's done is done xD
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27 Oct 2010   #27

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Gornot- I can't speak for the highly subjective 'feel' of Opera's online game performance, but I have measured the download bandwidth using of the optimized Opera browser against the download speed of the Firefox browser as a reference using the Bandwidth Meter Pro on broadband Internet with very consistent results. At the default settings Opera's measured download bandwidth are very much the same as Firefox, but once Opera has been optimized Opera its peak download bandwidth soars to the maximum capacity of the broadband connection and very nearly cuts the download times for these actual 64-80 Mb downloads from the Internet in half...



.....................Firefox...................................Opera.......

Where this bandwidth measurement represents the average speed of the on line environment in which both browsers were tested as measured by the broadband provider...



~Maxx~

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27 Oct 2010   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Downloading speed does little for me, I have a 1024/128 kb/s cap.
The subjective "feel" differs only in Opera... all other browsers perform more or less exactly the same.
I would be a bother to use another browser just for the occasional jam. Thanks for all your info, but I think I'll just stick to Chrome for now :/
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28 Oct 2010   #29

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Here is a short list of features that Google Chrome has that Opera 11 Alpha does not:

Client-ID

Depending on brand and version Chrome creates a unique ID through which a user can be identified.

Timestamp

Depending on brand and version Chrome remembers up to the second exactly when the software was installed.

Suggest

Depending on the configuration, each time you put something in the address line,this information is sent to Google to provide suggestions.

Alternate Error Pages

Depending on the configuration, if you have typed a false address in the address bar, this is sent to Google and you get an error message from Google's servers.

Error Reporting

Depending on the configuration, details about crashes or failures are sent Google's servers.

RLZ-Tracking

This Chrome-function transmits information in encoded form to Google, for example, when and where Chrome has been downloaded.

Google Updater

Chrome installs a updater, which loads at every Windows in background.

URL-Tracker

Calls depending on the configuration five seconds after launch the Google homepage opens in background.

~Maxx~

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28 Oct 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Gornot- I have always found Opera performance to be lackluster at its default settings, but by going to Menu> Settings> Preferences> Advanced> Network and ramping up the Max connections to server and Max total connections Opera will run up to 3X faster than it does at the default settings...
I've never noticed any benefit changing the number of connections in Opera under Windows 7 .
My Internet connection is only 10 MB & depending on the site often download at 10 MB
Obviously as your connection speed increases there will be a point where you do see a benefit by increasing the number of connections.
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