Is there an USB stick version for Opera Stable?

  • Greetings,

    I installed Opera Stable for my son to play his online games and watch his online videos with.

    I still think, in spite of criticism surrouding the new opera, that for young users Opera has been rather improved vs the older versions.

    I'd like to know if there is a possibility to run it from a USB key? It would make his Opera Stable accessible from virtually every computer.

    I only found 12.16 (Oldpera) versions of USB, but no 18 (Chropera) version of @USB.

    Thank you.

  • The USB option is on the same installer — just select that option. This is for Opera 17, but 18 is the same.

  • Originally posted by lucthebest:

    I still think, in spite of criticism surrouding the new opera, that for young users Opera has been rather improved vs the older versions.

    What's the difference between a young and an old user?
    Anyway, using a dumbed down software/browser a 'young' user has good chances after 20 years of online activity to continue to be as clueless as he/she was at six.
    BTW, did you know that Chrome has built in Flash?
    Besides it has support for H.264, VP8 (WebM) and VP9 (WebM).

  • Originally posted by Krake:

    What's the difference between a young and an old user?

    Here's Microsoft's answer (and I think it's a good one).

  • Originally posted by Frenzie:

    Originally posted by Krake:

    What's the difference between a young and an old user?

    Here's Microsoft's answer (and I think it's a good one).

    The key, however, is not to stay "young", but to continue growing in knowledge and experience. Microsoft's Small Basic is intended to be a learning tool for introductory teaching, with an eye to migrating users to more complex and useful tools. IMO, Old Opera was a natively "adult" browsing tool for users that knew what they were doing in tweaking/configuring a browser for specific needs, but with the ability to run effectively as an introductory browsing tool as well. Taking away the configurability in Blink Opera has, for whatever reason, served to reduce the browser to an inherently more elementary level... and more-experienced ("older") users have noted the result with dismay.

    The "threat" is that other configurable browsers (such as the Firefox family) will follow similar trends, and experienced users will end up with only browsing "appliances" being available... ones that distinguish themselves in the marketplace merely by the "cuteness" of their themes or SpeedDial gee-gaws. The "hope" is that, if the present range of browser choices dissolve into mediocrity, there will arise other browser concepts from new sources that sense the genuine need for user-configurability and control of basic browsing functions and settings. There are already encouraging signs of this with Otter, Dooble, and a few others...

  • Thanks. It perfectly works for my pre-schooler child.

  • Opera "USB install" is not really portable!
    You can use Opera STABLE only with the Windows login of the system you installed the USB Stick. Changing account or hardware as PC/Notebook lets you loose the ability to retrieve stored passwords for logins.

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