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Opera Portable 12.17

Portable version of the popular alternative web browser

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 05 April 2013
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Downloads To Date: 26803
Developer: Opera
RSS News Feed: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/xml/rss/blog/
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/opera
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Opera
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Opera Portable 12.15
Portable version of the popular alternative web browser

The days when major browser updates were few and far between are over. Nowadays, it’s de rigeur for browser manufacturers to speed up development, which means opening up less stable builds to the masses in order to get them bug-checked as quickly as possible.

It may only enjoy a fraction of the market share afforded to rival web browsers, but Opera is by no means a poor relation to the likes of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. In many ways it’s been a pioneer – Opera was the first major browser to use tabs and provide a speed dial for its home page, and it has always been one of the quickest browsers out there thanks to a lightweight footprint, something its rivals are only now starting to embrace. Another unique feature is a built-in mail client enabling you to combine browsing and email in one application.

Opera isn’t afraid to utilise the best bits of other browsers either – version 11 saw the debut of a slimmed down user interface pioneered by Chrome and also copied by IE9 and Firefox 4. It also brought third-party extensions to the table for the first time, along with a handy bookmarks bar.

But if Opera is to maintain its image as a true web pioneer, it can’t afford to sit still.

Note that this is the portable version of Opera.

Verdict:

Opera 12 is faster than ever and it's good to see that the developers spend time creating a worthy upgrade, rather than scheduling minor updates every 6 weeks, like their competitors.

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Posted by: steve terret, 30 August 2011 15:04

A dedicated Portable is no longer needed as the option to install as a portable is in every Opera download from their site.
Just download from the Opera site, when you run the download select options & change the location to your desktop & make a new folder then install for standalone USB

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