very slow at loading sites.
i've been using linux mint for only a few weeks, and while i like it, its so slow a lot of the time.
so i'm presuming its not the OS but my opera browser, 12.16?
can i improve the speed a little?
Does your network support IPv6? Most modern versions of Linux do, but if your network does not then having it enabled just slows down address lookups. Opera does try IPv6 first, and then regular IPv4 ... there is nothing inside Opera to be changed, unless you want to disable the website security checks (which should be as slow in Windows as in Linux). If you're looking for a reason why Opera for Windows (12.x) and Opera for Linux would be different, it is probably due to IPv6 handling.