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Windows 7: Opera vs G Chrome?

09 Jun 2016   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Opera vs G Chrome?

Hi,

How do you rate Opera vs Chrome on W7, on my old lap, is Opera any better?

Thanks.


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09 Jun 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I use Opera & have done so for many years. I prefer it & I like the Speed Dial feature.

The latest version of Opera is version 38, which updated today & it now has an ad blocker feature, which I have instigated & it seems to speed up website access a lot, as well as not having ads competing with what you are looking at.

Download it, install it & give it a try & see if you like it. You can usually import bookmarks & passwords etc. from your other browser.
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09 Jun 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Both are fine, I use Chrome, it`s lightning fast. It`s nice to add a theme too, but I just stick with black.


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09 Jun 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Also if you like Opera "Classic" (non-chrome) it's been updated to v12.18 with security protocols all fixed.

See: Latest CCleaner Version Released
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09 Jun 2016   #5
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I like Opera. In addition to the points made above, it also has desktop email, so you can ditch Windows Live Mail if you want. It also works great on Linux, although no email feature.
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09 Jun 2016   #6
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Also if you like Opera "Classic" (non-chrome) it's been updated to v12.18 with security protocols all fixed.

See: Latest CCleaner Version Released
Great news, Callender! I may give it a try. Although the current version is working fine.
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09 Jun 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Also if you like Opera "Classic" (non-chrome) it's been updated to v12.18 with security protocols all fixed.

See: Latest CCleaner Version Released
Great news, Callender! I may give it a try. Although the current version is working fine.
If you like Opera (Chrome) great! Suggest testing the portable version of 12.18 if you really want to try it. Personally I prefer it.
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09 Jun 2016   #8
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for all your expert replies.

1. Just read that Opera's new version has come out....would give it a try.

2. Does it eat more resources vs Chrome?

3. Is it available for Androids too, and like Chrome could it be synced using Opera link?

4. Adding a theme to Chrome saw it for the 1st time, very nice.
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10 Jun 2016   #9
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Personally, Opera vs Chrome I preffer Chrome. Its faster than Opera. I used Opera a while and I didnt get that satisfied...
I would try firefox... But since this thread is about chromium based...
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10 Jun 2016   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Since the OP has a 32bit OS and less then 4GB of usable RAM, I would pick a browser based on resource consumption rather than website rendering speeds.


Chrome (32bit or 64bit) crashes if one of the instances consumes more than 4GB of RAM. For those that want to test that, visit this website A continuous feed of stellar photos we find online tagged #pixlr and hold down the END key. Watch the RAM climb and Chrome crash. IE11 and Pale Moon handle that website without crashing.

Chrome also does not like transitioning between proxy and no proxy. IE and Pale Moon handle the transition much smoother.

I encounter "waiting for available socket..." with Chrome over a VPN connection. I don't get that in IE or Pale Moon.

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