Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released

By | April 27, 2010

Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released
Today Opera Software has released an update for Opera 10.5x series web browser for both, Windows and Mac operating systems.

Bug fixes since 10.51
Fixed a crash on closing tab with PDF plugin
Fixed issues with pages never stop loading
Fixed issues with caching
Fixed an issue with opening email attachments
… and more

According to 10.5x roadmap, Linux version should be released by the end of May.



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  1. aavv says:

    Long live Oepra

  2. amgadelsaiegh says:

    very good but i wonder, why the Linux version is so late like that ? actually opera sucks in linux so far , needs alot of improvement

  3. RamaSubbu SK says:

    They don’t have good support for Silverlight again :(
    I don;t know where the issue is.
    Firefox can auto detect the Silverlight plugin and works fine. Opera also supports NAPI (netscape plugin apis), why they cannot autodetect and work properly.

    • nobody says:

      because, unlike other browsers, they’ve decided that they know better, and changed their NPAPI implementation a bit. problem is, that world did not notice, and plugins expect browser to support the ‘normal’ way (even, if it is a bit less secure, as to opera claims).

      opera resists for ages to fix/change that (as most probably they dont care about user issues with DEEEVIL plugins from MS) and probably will never do it. not that they have incentive, opera mini does not support plugins, so they couldnt care less.

      in the same way, opera refuses to support windows authentication, auto login, transparent proxy and many other corporate-world features. again, as the only one. and you wonder why corporate usage of opera is 0%? because users cant f.. use it! who wants to enter their user/password 100000 times a day (try to use any sharepoint intranet with opera i dare you). again, opera did not address this issue since 1653..

      as for the fixes, they werent able to fix NSL issue!, after month of trying they reverted code changes in some areas to 10.10 era. this is simply amazing show of programming skill from opera side.

      • Crackerflack says:

        Opera isn’t resisting to fix or change anything. Silverlight problems are related to browser sniffing, and that isn’t Opera’s fault.

        Any browser that is not IE6 is struggling to get corporate users. It’s not about refusing to support anything, it’s about using development resources wisely.

        Your last paragraph is just insane. Opera’s programming skills lets the browser run on just about any platform, with a much smaller, tighter, faster and more secure code base. What’s amazing is that you are bashing Opera.

        What about Firefox reverting its Windows 7 integration? What about Chrome reverting its Windows 7 integration? Oh, so now you are saying that the Firefox and Chrome developers are unskilled?

        • eerrr says:

          Eee? Are you one of these fanbois?

          Opera does not support ntlm proxy,transparent autologin etc. These are features that differentiate corporate ready browsers. Every other has them. Opera hasn’t. It is true,try to use corpo sharepoint service with opera and firefox. Both can’t support activex features,but firefox asks you once to login,opera asks you for each page,refresh,ajax call. It is completely unusable. Opera knows about if since battle of Hastings. And does nothing. Maybe because not supporting MS is cool in their little garden.

          Same story with silverlight. Go download ms vs 2008 or 2010 with silverlight sdk,set up an iss with silverlight demo and see for yourself how opera performs with EVERY sniffing featute turned off. It fails. Clearly because of different implementation of npapi calls. If you don’t know what npapi is,don’t worry,most fanbois don’t.

          Firefox and chrome,by your words,reverted something in their ui/ux concept,opera reverted changes in the core of their browser. Because these were so fucked up (how did that went trough QA!!) That they made browser useless entirely. See the difference? F and chrome got a bad idea and reverted,opera botched implementation of core functionality and coouldnt fix it. This is a difference.

          If you can’t install VS,ask your parents,they may help you. But you’ll have to think on your own,without it,you’ll always be a mindless fanboi sheep that can’t see world around.

          • Crackerflack says:

            Features are different in different browsers. For corporate users it’s useless anyway because IE6 still rules the corporate world. You are assuming that everyone wants to get in on that market as well.

            So Firefox and Chrome had to revert for something as simple as the browser UI? Even more amazing. They didn’t revert it because it was a bad idea, but because they couldn’t get Windows 7 features working properly. They must be really incompetent then, according to you.

            The change that was reverted in Opera didn’t even affect most users. It went through QA because it affected a tiny minority of users (mostly people who had been installing snapshots and didn’t wipe their cookies first it seems).

          • nobody says:

            there are features and ‘features’

            for browser a core feature is to WORK. ie, allow access to sites. it might even render them odd, but it has to allow access. you CANT use opera in corporate world because opera fails to notice stuff like ntlm, autologingproxies etc techniques popular in corporate networks.

            and let me ask you, what is the browser most likely to be used at home? the same one that is used at work. somehow firefox/chrome/safari all can handle these, oddly only opera stands out. as always. one entire area of market locked out, by opera themselves.

            AFAIK ff and chrome both decided against taskbar integration (a move that i do not like) and reverted it. there were builds with this option working all right for firefox for sure.

            opera changed something in the core that made users (except opera fanbois-liars) experience a non functional software. NSL issue was admited by opera, and cured by reverting any changes done to a core of opera. this is a collosal failure on their side. both QA and dev.

            first – it applied to all users, not only those who installed over snapshots, second, clearing cookies DID NOT solve all NSL issues, third – a browser MUST work without clearing its cookies. 95% users do not know what the cookies are! opera wanted to target the dumb and novice users (pros and geeks are already ff/chrome fanatics) and now they expect users to debug these scenarios?

            im overf..whelmed

            ps. if you had a job, youd know that ie7 and ie8 prevail now in corpo world.

          • Grrblt says:

            NTLM is an inherently insecure protocol that should not be used, ever. If Opera doesn’t support it, then that’s a good thing.

          • Crackerflack says:

            Firefox and Chrome are not widespread in corporations at all. They are tiny in that market. IE6 is the main corporate browser.

            FF and Chrome did not decide against Windows 7 features. They had to revert because of problems (by admission from both a Chrome developer and Firefox developer directly).

            NSL was admitted by Opera? Yeah, as a problem that affected a minority. Most people never saw the problem at all. It did not apply to all users.

            But hey, keep being a Firefox fanboiiii. You are just angry because Opera beats the crap out of Firefox at speed and security :D

          • RamaSubbu SK says:

            @Grrblt: How can you say the Integrated Windows Authentication is insecure protocol ? Is that hacked recently ? Opera hasn’t implemented it, it is bad for Opera only not a good thing. It couldn’t enter the corporate world.


          • Grrblt says:

            Because I’ve cracked NTLM passwords in a few minutes with publicly available software.

          • RamaSubbu SK says:

            @Grrblt: This is very interesting news for me. Can you share the details on how you cracked the passwords? Hope you have created it on Windows XP SP2 or later.

          • RamaSubbu SK says:

            @Grrblt:If that is true and easy to crack. Wondering how the whole corporate world is using that without cribbing about its vulnerable?

          • nobody says:

            what is this link? a brute force password cracker that can be applied to absolutelly any password in the world? this is proof that NTLM is insecure?

            cmon, its pathetic

          • RamaSubbu SK says:

            @Grrblt: Thanks a lot for sharing us the link. The tool is password recovery by brute-force. For this sake all *nix passwords are also the same. This is nothing to do with Opera+ NTLM (intergrated authentication ) support. I was thinking the authenticate protocol was unsecure. Kindly don’t confuse the people who are all listening this.
            There are lot of tools that try to recover the password from its stored location like ZIP,PDF,xls, doc,passwd (*nix),etc. not while on the wire. It needs to access the password stored location.
            So far no one hacked the computer by browser supporting the integrated authentication. I will be more to know if someone does and how he does.
            I’m pretty sure Opera not supporting the integrated authentication is not because of secutiry. It might be their some sentimental reason. If they think of security then they should not support any plugins (activeX) also.

          • Grrblt says:

            Yes, that tool does use brute force. It can also apply other techniques, such as rainbow tables and dictionary attacks.

            What you didn’t bother to look up, however, was the speed at which it cracks different passwords. The number of brute-force tries per second on NTLM hashes is immensely greater than all other hashes it can attack, except for LM which is NTLM’s predecessor. Like I said, I broke a number of NTLM passwords in a few minutes. That was by brute force. I broke a few other types of hashes, but *not* by brute force. That would have taken many days. Hence, NTLM is extremely weak.

            If you want a network sniffer then the program Cain and Abel will do fine. Or Wireshark if you want.

          • RamaSubbu SK says:

            @Grrblt: Thanks for the more detailed info. But still in the real world it is not that easy to crack the password. With all the corporate having the SSL/IPSec, smart switches deployed, you can’t even get the hash from the network, with any network sniffer. Also, all the authentication occurs in HTTPS protocol so even if you get the packet you cannot decrypt it from remote computer, you have to the decryption from the local computer from where the passwords are being sent. This means hacker needs to have physical access to the targetted computer.
            if you still argue that it is vulnerable, then how would you consider this type hotmail password in the browser and clicking sign-in button that password is also sent over the wire. That still no body has crack those password like this.
            Same for the file password extracter with that John tool. As expected that is fast only on the older OS not on the latest Windows OSes. In olders OSes they are based on DES hash so it is faster than any other. They are saying that it is fast in Windows 7 or Vista. For this also the hack needs to get the hold of the password file (Register/SAM), for this also they need to get access to the targeted computer.
            No computer is secure/safe when an hacker has access to the physical machine.
            If you are working, can you do get your boss’s password from your office machine ?

      • nvm says:

        LOL, nobbie owned and schooled again. He still claims that Chrome is getting slower despite the fact that it’s getting faster. Firefox fanboys are desperate because Chrome is crushing Firefox.

  4. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Then I should go ahead and uninstall the Opera :(. I started using opera for the first time from 10.50.
    I was thinking the Opera will fix the Silverlight, NTLM, and Auto detection of proxy.
    If they are not going to fix, I’m uninstalling now. Probably this is last comment from Opera browser.

    • Crackerflack says:

      Don’t listen to “nobody”‘s FUD and lies about Opera. He’s notorious for his anti-Opera lies. As you can see, he constantly writes loooong rants about Opera.

  5. Duke Phillips says:

    Still haven’t fixed automatic hostname expansion. Back to 10.1

    • Daniel says:

      There was a change in server auto-completion in 10.5x “Evenes”. See Opera’s updated documentation on this feature.

      • nobody says:

        this change was uncalled for, unexecpected, changed long lasing functionality, wasnt really consulted with user, wasnt requested on wish list (as if opera look there..).

        and for what?

        not to mention that this change isnt complete, as other functions of opera (like ‘go to web address’ are not changed to accomodate this stupid change)

        quality, isnt it?

  6. Ichann says:


  7. Gonçalo says:

    Opera probably has less coders than the rest of the mainstream browsers, is the oldest browser in existence, first came up with some of the most useful and used features modern browsers have (tabbed browsing, speed dialing, etc.), is one of the fastest browsers (if not the fastest) and is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and cell phones.

    It may not be perfect or suitable for companies, but saying Opera’s programmers are unskilled is probably one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever read.

    • nobody says:

      opera has quite a lot of coders (and it is so, because of decisions THEY made)

      opera spends a LOT of time managing, maintaining and developing little features, that other browsers outsourced to community (extensions) – again, it is opera that decided to close itself and not released any extensions API (developers ignored both userJS and Unite – 200 unite apps do not compare to 10s of thousands of extensions available).

      opera IS quite innovative browser – that is true

      opera is quite BAD at implementing these ideas. most ideas stolen from opera are later implemented in a much better way by opera competitors. in some cases in a way so good, that opera is never mentioned again as introductor. and in fact i agree with that – inventing a square wheel does not deserve a credit when chrome or firefox or some extension creator deploys a round wheel that works..

      there is nothing ‘unsuitable for companies’ in opera. it is unsuitable for users, unsuitable to be deployed in corpo environments, because opera DECIDED to not support some features, that happen to be of extreme importance there. opera is the only browser that did so. that arent companies that are blocking opera, it is opera that simply refuses to work in these networks.

      and yes, botching CORE of the browser so bad that browser was damn unusable for large enough group of users is a sign of a very bad: development practicies and QA. this kind of error shouldnt have had happened EVER in mature company. EVER.

      btw. it wasnt opera that invented tabbed browsing, it was Netcaptor few years earlier.

  8. botched says:

    They change sits behavior, for consistency reasons, and to not confuse ‘normal’ users, i.e. unskilled PC users. Typing in a word yields a search, typing in the same word and appending a slash / gives automatic hostname expansion.

  9. pneumatyka says:

    Amazing. Flash works in 10.53 linux with Adobe 64bit flash. Amazing.
    Now let them just fix the restore-multi-window-session crash :P

  10. Somebody says:

    Actually, they are going to release 10.53 today or tommorow to fix the security issue that is mentioned on the Secunia site. It is already on their FTP servers ;) .

    • Dels says:

      rush release? i hope not, minor security fix? if that so i better to wait until 10.55 or 10.6

  11. Scorpion3003 says:

    Rush Release? nope. Security fix, yes.. A Security fix is better than no fix at all and better than waiting a month later for the fix and release. Besides 10.53 is running fine without any major hiccups. at least on my end.