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Is Linux support ever coming?

  • On my trip to Opera's office in Poland 2 weeks ago, I also asked desktop team about this issue. And their answer almost the same as anyone else has quoted above, "When it's ready, we'll announce it.".

    I understand that Linux world is pretty wild, with various options for GUI development. But I do hope that Linux version will be available soon. I've switched back to Windows for this few years because of Opera πŸ˜ƒ

  • When I started using Linux, the only graphical browsers available were Netscape Navigator, Konqueror, and Opera. That was 14 years ago. Of the 3, Opera was easily the best. In Windows, my mail service required I use IE, but in Linux I've always used Opera. 😞

  • Sadly, after long waiting I am dropping opera for firefox; firefox is not the same, but with the plethora of add ons I can get similar functionality to what I had with Opera
    sad indeed.... I leading browser, became the follower/copycat of all others
    anyway, I guess this is what happens when you take out the fun, from engineering...

  • What is more important than features, IMO, is security. If Opera for Windows is already at version 22, while Opera for Linux is only still at version 12, does that mean that Opera at my Linux install is less secure than Opera-for-Windows?

    That is the questions that matters: how insecure is Opera 12-for-Linux compared to Opera 22-for-Windows?

    (This being said - and, no offense, dear Opera devs - I use Firefox before Opera, because I see no reason to switch to Opera. But this being said too, I can please the Opera devs by saying that on my (older) Android smartphone, I have Opera Mini installed, and it works quite nicely.).

  • Hi folks, I have for you really nice news:

    The brand new Opera Developer 24.0.1537.0 - this time for all three friends!

    All three happy friends

    The official announcement, and the change log.

  • β€”and not a single positive response to l33t4opera’s message? You guys, you guys, … πŸ˜‰

  • Thank you l33t4opera! πŸ™‚ I just found this thread and I'm liking the new version so far!

  • What a drag. After almost a year of leaving Opera's server listed among my APT sources for no reason except that Opera used to be my favorite browser for about fifteen years, I finally saw 'opera-developer' (v. 24.0.1537.0) show up under aptitude's 'New Packages' heading. But selecting the package for installation only breaks it, because it depends on libc6 version 2.15 or newer, which is listed as 'UNAVAILABLE' for Debian's stable release (a.k.a. 'Wheezy').

    If, just to install this browser, I must upgrade my OS, or at least replace that required library with a manual upgrade that defeats the purpose of running an OS known for its stability, Opera should not be storing it where Wheezy's package management system can be expected to find it automatically, as if it were compatible software for that OS when it is obviously not. Way to get my hopes up for nothing.

  • Thanks a lot for hint and long awaited Opera Linux version.

  • Hello:

    I just installed this on Linux mint cinnamon 14 Nadia. Everything that has been broken for me is fixed so far. Enormous amounts of time fixing speed dial up, and getting tabs to open on start up. Hate the menus that are gone. Zendesk memory leak is gone now too, which used to cause opera 12.16 to crash. Flash doesn't seem to work. Where it was no problem on 12.16. We'll see how this plays out. I have already received one update in a week to this dev version. So glad having to use FF or chrome for this and that is over, and I can kick them to the curb. Hope this thing goes full support soon. How can we as a community help?