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Opera Developer 41.0.2329.0

Get an early look at the developer version of Opera without affecting your stable installation 

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 23 August 2016
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Downloads To Date: 31246
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 Developer 41
Opera Developer runs alongside existing stable versions of Opera.

The days when major browser updates were few and far between are over. Nowadays, it’s de rigueur 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.

Opera is no exception, and Opera Developer adopts the same approach to Firefox Nightly in providing a completely separate installation of the latest unstable version of Opera for people to road-test without affecting their day-to-day browsing. 

The reasoning is simple: you get to try out the new features without affecting your existing installation, so if the developmental version is too buggy for your tastes, you can use your tried and trusted version, no problem. And because Opera Developer updates as soon as the latest development build is released, you can keep checking back regularly to see what’s up and coming and whether the bugs you’ve encountered have been fixed yet.

You’ll be able to differentiate between Stable, Next and Developer builds by the colour of the program icon: Opera’s final stable build icon remains red, Next is a silver grey, while Opera Developer's icon is blue, meaning it’ll be safe for even relatively inexperienced users to try out new features before they become generally available.

Note that this is a very early preview of Opera.

What's new (or planned) in Opera Developer 41 compared to Beta 40?

- Add source even if you don’t know exact RSS URL.
- Better feedback when adding custom sources.
- Added little animation, can you find it?
- Option to preview source before adding.
- Proper sorting and grouping of elements in “My sources” section.
- Removal of “CUSTOM SOURCE” badge from manually added RSSes. It’s too eye catchy and draws attention away from a title.
- Show less recommendations.

Verdict:

Opera Developer is an early way to safely road-test upcoming features in this slimline and powerful browser without affecting your existing, stable installation. 

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Opera 37.0.2163.0 binary is corrupted

Posted by: Marty Felker, 10 March 2016 20:23

The program returns a "file is corrupted" no matter which site I download it from including this one. Useless

The best browser

Posted by: Polikarp, 27 March 2014 15:12

The best .......

No bookmarks, no stars

Posted by: Sam Blethen, 04 December 2013 19:50

Still no bookmarks. I will not use Opera or recommend it unless they are added back.

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