On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 13:44:13 +0100, jonspencerbx <no@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
I agree that 8.00 wasn't that great (somewhat slow and a lot of
crashers), but this is all fixed in 8.01.
To say it's 'all' fixed is hardly a fair comment. 8.01 crashes more often
than 8.00 did for me, especially on pages with background music. When I
hit the back button on those pages I never know if it's going to crash,
and a couple of minutes ago it crashed on the MyOpera forums for no reason
at all. It usually happens when you follow a link, go back or reload.
Sometimes when it crashes on a page with a MIDI file, it keeps playing
until I clear the "Opera had to close" dialogue but the sound goes funny
as if the MIDI data or sound card has become corrupt.
7.5 never crashed for me and sability is more important (to me) than
affected by because I generally stick to a small circle of trustworthy
sites with JS disabled. SVG support is nice except that no site I know
uses SVG, even opera.com (appart froma couple of demos to showcase their
own implementation). A talking browser may have its uses but I rarely
remember the feature's even there, and I don't know of any sites I browse
that provide aural stylesheets (or to what extent they're supported).
Opera 7.5 also never made tables flicker when I hovered over them, which
is very annoying. Oh, and there are all those missing preferences that now
require INI hacks, not all of which are recoverable by spending time
creating custom menus.
There are some nice features in 8.0 but my suggestion was based on the
fact that the user is getting along just fine with V6 and therefore an
upgrade to 7.5 would be great. They're clearly in no rush to have the
most stable and reliable one, and it'll be very easy to install 8.1 or 8.5
over the top when the current branch becomes more polished.
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