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Senior programmer Yngve N. Pettersen said in a Usenet message today, that there will be no fix made for Opera 6.05.
According to a Secunia [secunia.com] advisory, there are exploits running in the wild.
Clearly, from the log files here, the majority of Opera users have not upgraded to Opera v7. V6.05 still out paces v7 by two to one.
Many have found v7 quality level to be lacking. They have found many bugs that may stop them from using it on their system. For example, v7 does not work with Logitech mouse drivers.
This leaves us with a serious delimia in that we can't upgrade, and can't continue to use the current version (v6.05).
But there definitely are some strange bugs in this browser. I'm also very surprised at the lack of security patches for version 6.x -- when the FREE browsers do it, then you really expect Opera to do it. After all, they have at least some paying customers. IMO you support paying customers while the software is recent.
I suspect Opera survives on occasional disbursements from IBM's petty cash drawer.
These guys have no business sense at all, if you ask me.
Those are the 2 main features that I care about.
Opera 7 did not work on the overture pull down menus...and this is where I need it.
I set it for 15 minutes so I do not get logged out of overture and just let it run on one pc while I do all my "real" work on another.
Actually, the last security fix I remember them doing (in 7.0, as I recall) was for five security holes at once. So this makes at least six in the 7.0x time frame so far.