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Opera 7.1 final on Opera's ftp server

   
7:57 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Guess they'll announce Opera 7.1 final for Windows tomorrow:

ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/710/

1:52 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The Opera browser only gets better.
3:23 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I like Opera. I even spent the forty bucks to buy it - considered it a donation of sorts. A statement of support.

But I think the guys who run the company don't know their asses from their elbows about business. There's an academic, arrogant, snobbish streak at work there that they better get rid of and fast.

Opera should be distributed in two versions. A simplified bare-bones version that should be designed for the IE user who wants a change of scenery. (Getting rid of pop-ups is a good selling point.) How about Opera Explorer?
And then, bait and switch 'em on the upgrade to the full deal - mail client and all.
(But forty bucks? Come off it!)

Similar to what Adobe finally had the good sense to do with it's line of Acrobat 6 products - Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Professional. They've even created different tiers of Reader with Document Server for Reader.
Smart move and past time.

11:48 pm on Apr 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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7.10

we're getting closer...

12:07 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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7.10 is buggy on XP ... Opera close whenever for no reason!

I hope its only my computer...

12:31 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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we're getting closer

...to what? ;)

3:35 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm running 7.10 on Opera and so far so good.

We're getting closer to version 7.5, which will hopefully be nice and stable.

:)

5:22 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ok, I was just wondering because you first said
Wait until they're on about 7.05 and then upgrade.

I don't think 7.5 will come for quite some time though, if ever...

7:15 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Logitech driver scrolling still glitched.

Oh well - maybe it will be fixed by v9. I don't have a lot of faith Opera Software will make it to v9 if they keep making major business mistakes like conceding the largest growth market for browsers (pda's, mobile, smallscreen) to NetFront and Microsoft. The funny thing is that they are befuddled as to why so few are side grading to v7 (v6 is still winning here by about 10%).

7:31 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"side grading" -- LOL
10:26 am on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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7.x is growing on me. This one has a lot less of the motion sickness inducing page-redraw that earlier 7.x had. I couldn't use the first version too long without feeling ill (literally) This one seems much more refined. I'll have to use it a few more days before rendering judgment, but so far, so good.

side-grading...heh...

3:33 pm on Apr 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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7.10 seems have restored all the features from the 6.x series that I had missed in 7.0x
So far, so good - no problems at all :-)
(win2k, dsl)
12:25 am on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Logitech driver scrolling still glitched.
Oh well - maybe it will be fixed by v9. I don't have a lot of faith Opera Software will make it to v9 if they keep making major business mistakes like conceding the largest growth market for browsers (pda's, mobile, smallscreen) to NetFront and Microsoft. The funny thing is that they are befuddled as to why so few are side grading to v7 (v6 is still winning here by about 10%).

Go into mouse properties, 1 of the windows too lazy to look right now, I said this so often

checkmark both, and set the line scroll to 1 line

boxes should be

enable ms something scrolling
and
scroll in active window only

7:53 am on Apr 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This one has a lot less of the motion sickness inducing page-redraw that earlier 7.x had. I couldn't use the first version too long without feeling ill (literally) This one seems much more refined. I'll have to use it a few more days before rendering judgment, but so far, so good.

I didn't mind the "Progressive Rendering" of 7.03, but 7.10 actually displays the text on the page before it has even read the CSS information. It is weird to see Times New Roman text with blue and purple links running across the screen for a few seconds, and then to have it zap into order.

The whole point of Progressive Rendering is that you are able to start reading before the page is done loading, but how can I when everything shifts around?

I recommend up/side-grading to Opera 7.10 just for the Notes tab. It's amazing.

 

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