i've used this browser for at least a decade it seems but i'm through now.
a couple of months after the last update the program misbehaves in many different ways and i know it's not my system because opera 12.16 just started being a piece of shit one day after running fine for a couple of months. i've tried installing older versions and i've even installed 12.16 on completely fresh systems and it still has a hard time with any sort of video, prevents my pc from shutting down and have to manually close the program or windows simply won't continue with the shutdown routine and sometimes the program simply stops responding. oh and the masquerading feature no longer works on 9 out of 10 websites, all this just happened one day, i figured it would be fixed at some point but i guess they aren't going to support this version at all any longer and i have no appreciation for that.
i didn't support this program for this long to be manipulated by the developers.
i'm very certain that the only reason this program started misbehaving is because they want to push us all on to their new beta and i don't wish to take part in this. i am not interested in the new browser or being a free beta tester. i think that this is a very underhanded and shitty way of convincing people to upgrade to your latest product.
anyway, i'm moving on to firefox now, i no longer give a shit about opera or where they go with their product...