@kghn "The .deb installer I downloaded from opera.com didn't work" what does that mean, what are the errors?
I downloaded opera 45 from ftp: https://ftp.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/45.0.2552.898/linux/ and install on Debian 9.2: dpkg -i opera-stable_45.0.2552.898_i386.deb
Everything works fine. Debian 4.9.51-1 (2017-09-28) i686 GNU/Linux
just wanted to say thanks for this recommendation
I'm running Xubuntu 16.04.2 on a bunch of x86 machines I have lying around, and didn't think there were any versions higher than Opera 12.
but your installation worked for me, and I'm happy to have a decently updated version.
also regarding something from earlier...
why I use Opera over the rest is because of it's security and low memory use.
as far as I'm aware, most other browsers just don't compare.
also, most of my PCs have 2GB with only a few having 4GB (I have nothing higher)
and I believe Opera still uses less memory than FireFox.
anyways, hopefully my use will help spur development back up, as there's many reasons 32bit PCs are still used.
security is pretty much the only reason the 32bit build should ever see an update...
like how M$ had to patch XP a final time for a major flaw.