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Windows 7: Opera 11.0 Alpha out


29 Oct 2010   #31

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
I've never noticed any benefit changing the number of connections in Opera under Windows 7.
Stve- I've used Bandwidth Meter Pro on hundreds of different Opera Downloads and increasing the number of connections in Opera has always shown to double Opera's download speed (bandwidth) and cut download time in 1/2 compared to its 'out of the box' settings. I couldn't really say if the bandwidth of the connection directly determines the effectiveness of increasing the number of connections Opera or not because Comcast Broadband is very consistent and always has speeds of 32 Mbps- 34 Mbps although I have measured Opera at 36.4 Mbps which is only .6 Mbps under the maximum 37 Mbps bandwidth of my Motorola SB501 modem.



~Maxx~




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29 Oct 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well once you can saturate your connection utilizing all available bandwidth without increasing connections its a waste of time trying to download faster.
I remember increasing connections on Win 98 & maybe XP ? but when Vista came out the advice was you don't need too just leave them alone, of course speeds have rocketed since then.
Don't expect increasing connections to help the majority of Internet users who are stuck with speeds below 10 MB you are one of the lucky one's with a 36 MB connection.
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30 Oct 2010   #33

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
When Vista came out the advice was you don't need too just leave them alone, of course speeds have rocketed since then.
Don't expect increasing connections to help the majority of Internet users who are stuck with speeds below 10 MB you are one of the lucky one's with a 36 MB connection.
Well optimizing the number of connections in Opera yielded great results on both my Vista Laptop (3,689 Peacekeeper Bench) and Win 7 Desktop (11,220 Peacekeeeper Bench) computers as on these 12 consecutive 64-80 Mb downloads of pictures I have posted online...



Unfortunately I can't be sure whether your bandwidth theory is correct or not because I can't test it at low bandwidths, nevertheless there are now 27 countries where average Internet download speeds are faster than in the United States so there are plenty of Opera users whom I am sure can benefit from optimizing Operas Network settings and double its default download speed...





~Maxx~
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30 Oct 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you want to test how a slower broadband connection performs you could try this on a 30 day free trial.
Free Download - Bandwidth Controller

The following could definitely help anyone optimizing a PC using Windows 98 or XP & maybe windows 7 ?
Anyway its a free download & easy to use.
SpeedGuide.net :: Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
SpeedGuide.net :: TCP Optimizer / Downloads
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31 Oct 2010   #35

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Bandwidth Controller Standard Edition is suitable for home and small office networks. Includes prioritization, server-free operation, speed limiting, group policies and remote management.

Free 30 day trial
Full uninstaller included
Up to 100 concurrent users
Requires Windows 2000, XP or 2003 Server

The thing I've always liked about Opera was that the developers had the wisdom to put the network optimization tools right in the browser...



Conveniently located, easy to use and these settings have always made every version of Opera that I've run download twice as fast as it did at the Default settings even Opera 10.6 on my Vista laptop which has a Peacekeeper Benchmark of 3689 regularly achieved measured internet speeds of over 33 Mbps after using Opera's onboard network optimization feature...



~Maxx~

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02 Nov 2010   #36

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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02 Nov 2010   #37

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks.

There are security addons appearing now. Including one which includes noscript and adblock.
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02 Nov 2010   #38

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

When Opera 11 Alpha 2 was released it became evident that in order to conveniently upgrade I needed to find out what was preventing me from installing Alpha 1 and having to run the uninstalled .exe. After trying a few solutions I found out that the problem was that I have Opera .exe listed as a forced program in Sandboxie and it was Sandboxie which was dropping the Opera installer's rights and preventing the Opera installer from installing Opera and I was getting the message below...



So I now that I know to lift that rule in Sandboxie while the Opera installer is working I have Opera 11 Alpha 2 installed and ready for the next snapshot!

~Maxx~

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04 Nov 2010   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am at a crossroads now, because after the yesterday's reinstall of Windows 7, I decided to stick with IE9, which works faster and better than ever.
However, the situation with Flash usage in Opera I was "complaining" about ended in an unexpected way: The game I've been playing for over a year is no longer free, so I don't play anymore, which means that I might just as well install Opera11. But now I like IE9 and got used to it, lol. A fresh install of Windows means that, at least for a while, I have no need to poke around the registry and Ccleaner and all that stuff...
Unless I install Revo uninstaller, which can do the work for me when uninstalling apps, even if I decide to install Opera...

Bah, I am babbling, don't mind me xD
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04 Nov 2010   #40

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I have just downloaded it and will test it later. Post later of what I think of it.
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