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Yesterday Opera suggested that I upgrade from ver. 12.17 to 30.0, offering all kinds of improvements.
I am one of many people for whom dial-up is the only available and practical means of connecting to the internet. I still use Windows XP SP3, the most stable Windows OS I have ever used. Opera 12.17 has also been very stable. Having suffered through Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 95, this stability is very important to me.
Opera 30.0, sadly, did not provide improvements for me. As a matter of fact, after using it for less than a day, it has started crashing without warning or explanation. This is the first crashing I have experienced for a decade or so and is a horrible flashback to earlier times.
I would like to make the point that everything new is not better. Improvements for one do not mean improvements for all. I am unhappy that Opera has joined the legions who offer things that can't be provided, on the basis that it works for some.
I have no intention of debugging the Opera 30.0 installation. That is not how I want to spend my time. So I'm going back to the old, stable setup.
Really? Thats not even close to the current release. You should have gotten 34.
Opera 30.0, sadly, did not provide improvements for me.
So stick with Opera 12. Its insecure and unable to render some web pages but you are still using Windows XP so I doubt security and compatibility is a feature set you care about. The new Opera wont have removed the old one and they can live together on a system without issue. So you have lost nothing.
crashing without warning or explanation.
If you are interested in finding out why feel free to post the event viewer entry for the crash. Just saying it crashed with no other information is not nearly enough details to get any real help from.
I am unhappy that Opera
So you are just here to whine, not get help. The devs don't get out here much and what you post here probably wont influence them in any way. This is a user forum. You want help with Opera feel free to post again. If you're just here to grumble please don't waste everyones time. We get a couple of people a week posting basically the exact same stuff and its not productive for anyone.