howtogeek at May 28th, 2013 13:21 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164367/first-webkit-based-version-of-opera-browser-now-available-for-download-overview/
Opera recently surprised people with an announcement that they would stop development of the Presto browser engine and switch to Webkit going forward. Now you can get a first look at the new Webkit-based version of Opera with our quick overview and try it out for yourself using the download link we have to share with you.
themike at May 28th, 2013 17:34 — #2
I hope they bring something to the table that makes them stick out or opera will just be another chromium browser that's no different than any other. I liked opera until it decided to import my firefox bookmarks without asking on install. i uninstalled it and never used it again after that. the speed was awesome, though.
themike at May 28th, 2013 21:23 — #3
I like off-road mode and stash, it has a coolness factor. I've been playing with it a while and it does have a certain look, feel and speed of opera about it. this could be my chrome replacement. very nice.
akemiiwaya at May 29th, 2013 01:28 — #4
It will definitely be preferable to Chrome/Chromium once they get this settled into a stable build. ^_^
mohan at May 29th, 2013 02:31 — #5
I believe it's also using V8. So, The Chrome webstore should work just as it is.. right?
akemiiwaya at May 29th, 2013 07:25 — #6
No, this new version of Opera is not able to install extensions, etc. from the Chrome Store. It uses the same Opera Extensions 'store' as before.
troads at May 29th, 2013 09:45 — #7
Hopefully they'll be more flexible with extensions. Currently X-Marks and Reddit Enhancement Suite aren't working with it. That would be a deal-breaker for me.
balazs79 at May 30th, 2013 11:53 — #8
I think many feel like this:http://i.qkme.me/3umhd9.jpg
akemiiwaya at May 31st, 2013 02:47 — #9
Ok, the download link for the latest release of Opera (May 30th) has been added to the article.
The old download link has been left in the article since it is necessary for downloading the stand-alone Opera Mail app.