Download Opera 15 Final

By | July 2, 2013 | 46 Comments


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If you are not using Opera Link, Notes, RSS Reader / Mail and Bookmarks then today is going to be a good day because Norwegian browser maker has just released the final version of Opera 15.

Since you already read about Opera 15 dozens of times, there is no point of repeating the very same thing. Yes, it’s a reboot and yes, it lacks some of the key Opera 12.x features.

Download Opera 15 Final

On a positive note, Opera 12.16 is coming soon, so you get that going for you.

For a full list of Opera 15 features, head over to the following page, install it yourself or check the video below.

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Opera 15 Final


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  • Dhul Karnain

    This is a travesty. Releasing a browser without the Bookmarks funcionality and calling it a final version? I was a heavy Opera user for the better part of the last decade but this is just spitting on the memory of Opera as it once was. Good riddance, Opera, I’m on Firefox for a year or two now and loving it.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      So you aren’t even an Opera user but want to opine and give suggestions about things in the end you won’t be using?

      • Dhul Karnain

        I used it exclusively as my browser in the time period between 2001 (v7 with that big ad in the UI) till about 2011-12 when they really started to fall behind and much more bugs and incompatibilities emerged than were fixed.

        So, I think I’m entitled to an opinion and my goodbyes to a browser I once enjoyed using. There were no suggestions anywhere in my post.

    • Guest

      If Don Mattrick was part of Opera team. He would say ”We have a product for people that aren’t able to get some form of bookmarks and it’s called Opera 15″

      • BarskeKjekken

        You got a form of bookmarks, the speeddial.

    • jayjarn

      It does have bookmark functionality. That’s what speed dial is.

      • Dominic Graziano

        Speed dial is a cute toy, but it is hardly a viable bookmarking tool.

        • BarskeKjekken

          Sure it is, it’s an improved version of what bookmarks was.
          I only used speed dial before, so for me it’s far from a loss.

  • neko

    Opera is dead. But now we have new shiny ChOpera and it have similar logo than Opera use to have. Then there is nothing more similar. Oops. They have same name too.

    Rest in peace one and only Opera.

  • Mehran

    And there’s no Linux version.
    I don’t like this new Opera, and there’s really no reason to love it, is there?

    Goodbye Opera

  • mils

    You people are retarded. Unbelievable.

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  • Police

    Hahahaha. I’m glad I left Opera years ago! Loving Firefox.
    Oprah Winfrey version 15! Hahahaha.

    • Cop

      Oprah is a respectable woman that has done more than you will do in your entire life.

  • Saex Conroy

    opera fanboys whine that opera changed. its a fucking browser, not a way of life, get over it. finally opera doesnt have 93845934 useless features that the majority wont ever use and finally its compatibly with more websites than it ever was.

    i agree that 15 final still has bugs and it was too early to be released, but better now than later. dont be acting so desperate as if the world is ending – there are still firefox and chrome for you to use. you act as if opera helps you live. you will one day die and opera will still exist, or the other way around – opera will seize to exist and you wont die because of that.

    i still prefer using firefox over all other browsers, but im glad that opera finally is picking up the pace, as it was falling behind so bad in the last few years.

    • mils

      Useless features? Not at all. But those stupid people don’t understand that features are coming back, but not in this version. Opera devs explained that multiple times, but retards still whine and whine and whine. It’s fucking unbelievable.

      • barkee99

        it is a bit mad to delete basic browser features like bookmarks & indicate they won’t be back — if they had left bookmarks in as an option very few would be moaning … any other browser can import bookmarks in a couple of seconds while this new opera converts them taking over an hour & then leaves them an unsorted mess

  • barkee99

    opera 15 isn’t good enough to use, Opera even recommends people to still use 12.1* if they want a full featured proper browser which they say will still get security updates

    • jayjarn

      They aren’t recommending people to use 12. They are leaving it as an option.

      • barkee99

        they are saying: [quote]We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x
        users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are
        important to you are still to come. So, while you are very welcome to
        test and use Opera 15, Opera 12.x will still be alive for some time. You
        can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure. In the
        future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to
        upgrade.[/quote]
        Opera 12.16 will be coming

        • jayjarn

          Yes, as I said, they are not recommending that people use Opera 12. They are just leaving it as an option.

  • Dominic Graziano

    As a longtime Opera user, I have not problem with many of the previous Opera features being removed. Frankly speaking, I really never used those features. However, what I do have a problem with is that the basic, standard browser features are simply not available with Opera 15. If you want bookmarks, a bookmark toolbar, the option to set a home page . . you will not find it here. In short, Opera 15 is a very poor alpha product. That they are calling this stripped-down mess a “final” version is an outright travesty.

    • jayjarn

      You have a problem with a totally new browser not magically having tons of features immediately?

      Do you think most people even need or use the features you mention?

      • Dominic Graziano

        You obviously didn’t read my post before responding to me. I explicitly said that I don’t have a problem with the previous Opera features being removed. I really never used those features. As I said in my post above, my problem is that Opera 15 FINAL does not have standard features that are in every browser I used/tested over the past several years. Things like bookmarking, bookmark toolbar and the ability to one’s homepage are gone. To answer your question, yes, I think most people need and absolutely use those features – bookmarks, bookmark bar and the ability to set one’s homepage.

        • jayjarn

          Bookmark toolbar and setting a homepage are pretty useless to most people. It makes more sense to continue with the same tabs you had open when you closed it.

          Bookmarks are easily handled by the new speed dial for most people. Most people just need quick access to a handful of favorite sites.

          • Dominic Graziano

            Whatever. It is a waste of space.

          • Douglas Ryan

            It’s amazing that basic features such as bookmarks bar and bookmarks in general that I’ve used daily since the 1990′s are suddenly “useless.”

            Restarting with all your tabs from the previous session open with no option to change this is an extraordinarily bad idea. Suppose a site crashes the browser, so you restart. You’re now trapped in vicious cycle.

          • jayjarn

            You don’t seem to understand the term “most people.”

          • Douglas Ryan

            I understand it perfectly well. I’m not sure where you folks get this notion “most people” don’t use bookmarks or a bookmark toolbar. Actually maybe I don’t understand the term, exactly. The term is more vague to even semi-critical thinkers than you may realize. According to what survey and percentage of people are we talking? 51% is technically “most people” , being a majority. A browser basic features like this becomes little more than a Facebook/Twitter client.

            Being a member of the Opera community since 2003, I can tell you the community is upset by this browser. It’s going to lose its userbase on the desktop. People are pleased with the performance but angry about the lack of “useless features” the supposedly “most people” don’t use. It won’t slow the browser or add bloat to at least have some sort of bookmarks toolbar (you know like all graphical webbrowsers have have since the 1990′s, not counting things such as Lynx of course.) It can even be disabled by default to present and ultaclean interface.

          • jayjarn

            No, you don’t understand it. You say that you have used something daily, but you are not “most people.”

            Is Opera going to lose its user base? God knows. But they’ll get new users anyway since it actually works with sites now.

          • Douglas Ryan

            Without a doubt Blink is a superior engine to Presto. But will that lure Chrome users to Opera? I doubt it. This browser offers little to to entice those users to switch.

            A better approach would have been intelligent defaults. Turn off the bookmarks bar in the default settings, but leave option available. Have the speed dial, but also a button with more conventional bookmarks and not extension with poorest bookmark management I’ve seen ever.

            Feature bloat is very real. You can have so many options that the interface is cluttered and confusing. You can have features and shortcuts that only users that read the application’s entire help file will ever find. Hundreds of those fanboy features can slow an application and bloat the code. However, regulator bookmarks are not that.

          • Dhul Karnain

            By that logic, it makes sense to remove the address bar altogether seeing how *most* people navigate the internet through Google alone and usually type even the urls in the Google search box.

          • jayjarn

            Nope, it doesn’t make sense to remove the address bar. It’s actually a key browser feature, and most people use it.

          • Dominic Graziano

            Every browser I have used in the past 5 years has an option to set your own home page. The previous versions of Opera allowed you to set your own home page. It also allowed you several options on how to start Opera . . such as start with your homepage or start from last time. This version has none of that at all.

          • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

            And we need to auto install some viruses too because that’s what most people do.

      • Grrblt

        I have a problem with them releasing a final product that lacks even basic features. It doesn’t matter if it’s “totally new”, it shouldn’t be released until those things are in. It’s kind of like if you started your own car brand and tring to sell cars that don’t have brakes. “You have a problem with a totally new car not magically having tons of features immediately?”

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          The point is with 12.x they were losing users (check the quarterly reports from Opera Software). The browser became really slow and incompatible with the most used sites and in mobile the examples of websites serving poor versions of pages to Opera Presto are broad.

          People were dropping Opera and going to use Chrome anyway because of such problems (you can see many of those statements if you follow the community). So…

          Opera 15 is a great update to the new and old regular users who don’t use all the advanced features and settings and no one is forced to update. It was required as an urgent update to not lose all the users. Now with Opera 16 and so on might bring back most of the missing functions so the other users are able to use the new Opera satisfactorily.

          • Dominic Graziano

            The point is that THIS Opera 12.x user is now searching for another browser. In my opinion, Opera made a huge mistake by releasing Opera 15 as it is. Yes, you can browse the internet with it . . but in my opinion, pretty much every browser on the market right now is better than Opera 15.

    • jayjarn

      By the way: Bookmarks are available. They are alled speed dial.

  • WhyOpera

    The ”bundled feature” era of browsers are over. Every browser is going
    the extension route. Which sucks because too many extensions slow down
    the browser performance (obvious). I enjoyed the freedom of
    customization from Opera while it lasted. Have you guys seen the bookmark extension they made? Its pretty pathetic ,but thats what happens when you go chromium.
    Most of these browsers are being dumbed down for the mom and pop who
    check their facebook and,click on few pages on a daily. The Opera
    features is what made browsing on a fly (shortcuts) and convenient.
    People say ”some features are coming back”. I wouldnt be surprised if
    they are made them into extensions or separate software to download like
    the mail client. See this happening with notes. Torch, Cool Novo. These
    browsers pack more than Opera 15 under chromium based. But they will
    never be a force to be reckoned with because their only fans is what
    trickles down from Google Chrome. The brand name ”Opera” will only be mentioned in Tests or (vs) against other browsers because of their past history. Imagine Opera 15 browser but it is a different name and new company.
    You think people would have their eyes on it and be talking about it
    like this? I dont think so. It would just be another chromium browser no one cares about. Opera is dead as can be. What I think of Opera 12.16? I think anything after 12.15 is a living corpse.

  • Guest

    Why would anyone want to use a Chrome/Chromium NSA botnet reskin Facebook browser when you can have superior, freedom respecting and freedom defending, fastest, most memory efficient browser Firefox?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/chrome-27-firefox-21-opera-next,3534.html

    “With no apparent weaknesses and generally strong finishes all-around,
    combined with near-native start times, greatly-improved hardware
    acceleration scores, and almost-perfect reliability, the latest version
    of Firefox soundly wins this installment of the Web Browser Grand Prix.”

    • jayjarn

      Facebook browser? What are you talking about? Opera is made by a Norwegian company.

      Reskin? No, it’s a new UI.

  • sergiol

    Basic features that every other browser and previous Operas have, but Opera 15 doesn’t have:
    Bookmarks

    Basic features that every other browser has, but neither Opera 15 nor previous Operas do have:
    Form Field auto-complete

    Opera argued that auto-complete invades Privacy. Since the inclusion of Private windows / Tabs this is not a reasonable argument anymore… They dropped a large percentage of users by nothing having such trivial feature.

    Not so basic features that every other browser and Opera 15 have, but previous Operas don’t have:
    NTLM authenticated proxies support

    Opera argued this is insecure. So, why didn’t they removed it from the 15th version? So, the argument falls completely and there are only two plausible reasons: laziness or considering this feature not important. I believe more in the second one. By not giving importance to it, they lost a big part of the corporate world.

    Discover? I tried it one time. I never repeated.
    Stash? The same history. I want REAL AND NATIVE bookmarks as in previous Operas.
    Speed Dial extensions? I am not even using Speed Dial, so even less its extensions.

    Give me a reason to use Opera. Only because it is a new product? Not a valid reason for me …

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Corporate adoption wouldn’t happen. The corporate world needs something called customer support and need to keep out the most regressions and bugs from the software it can. No browser vendor besides Microsoft does that (customer support, patches, tutorials to solve problems (KBs, security advisories, rollback of updates), etc).

    • jayjarn

      What do you mean? Opera 15 does have bookmarks. They are just called speed dial instead. Speed dial serves the same purpose as bookmarks.

  • http://www.yepi10.net/ yepi 10

    i like user opera! very great