I just discovered and downloaded Opera 25 for Linux
25.0.1614.54 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (x86_64; KDE)
I have been using 12.16 until now.
Without icedtea or other java I cannot use Opera for several sites.
I understand that NPAPI is to be phased out but it would be nice to use the icedtea plugin that still works in firefox until alternatives are available.
I would like to continue using Opera on Linux but....