Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

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Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by Valiant » 30. Oct 2012, 20:45

Hi, I'm using Salix 13.37 LXDE with Opera as my main browser. Everything works fast and light, yet sturdy. Opera has an extension to dowload YouTube vids available, just like firefox. My hardware is far from state of the art. I run a 2.8 Ghz pentium with 1gb RAM (C.2006) and an AMD 1.66 Ghz XP with 512 Mhz RAM (c.2004). The combo very well on both. IMHO Opera is an underrated browser.
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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by jayseye » 30. Oct 2012, 21:08

Is there a fully open source version of Opera?

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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by laplume » 30. Oct 2012, 21:39

Valiant wrote:Hi, I'm using Salix 13.37 LXDE with Opera as my main browser. Everything works fast and light, yet sturdy. IMHO Opera is an underrated browser.
Totally agree. I keep using Opera since I switched to Linux, circa 2009. Really fast (currently using it under Salix xfce) and with built-in tools (email and bitttorrent clients). Worth to mention Opera Link to synchronise your setting and bookmarks on all your devices running Opera.
Unfortunately as far as I know there is no open source version of Opera but anyway to me it's one of the best browsers around.

Cheers from Italy,
Antonio

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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by Valiant » 31. Oct 2012, 00:29

jayseye wrote:Is there a fully open source version of Opera?
Sorry, I don't know. I'm using Opera12.02 from the Salix repos.
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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by Valiant » 31. Oct 2012, 00:40

laplume wrote:
Valiant wrote:Hi, I'm using Salix 13.37 LXDE with Opera as my main browser. Everything works fast and light, yet sturdy. IMHO Opera is an underrated browser.
Totally agree. I keep using Opera since I switched to Linux, circa 2009. Really fast (currently using it under Salix xfce) and with built-in tools (email and bitttorrent clients). Worth to mention Opera Link to synchronise your setting and bookmarks on all your devices running Opera.
Unfortunately as far as I know there is no open source version of Opera but anyway to me it's one of the best browsers around.

Cheers from Italy,
Antonio
Thanks for the info Antonio. I have been using Opera for just a couple of weeks and was only aware of its email client. I like Chrome/Chromium/Iron browers too which are fast and light, but will stick with Opera because of its video download extension. (I like to watch old 1960's TV series and comedies).

Cheers from Cornwall,
Jonathan
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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by jayseye » 31. Oct 2012, 01:27

I had been using GPodder to download YouTube videos, though it's been a while. I understand that their latest 2.x update now works again. Though that's unavailable in the repo, it's easy and safe to download the source tarball, unzip it, and run directly from there. Would be interested in hearing more about '60s TV in the Useless Talk sub-forum, if you'd care to follow up, Jonathan.

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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by Valiant » 31. Oct 2012, 14:40

jayseye wrote:............. Would be interested in hearing more about '60s TV in the Useless Talk sub-forum, if you'd care to follow up, Jonathan.
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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by laplume » 31. Oct 2012, 23:18

Hello,
Here's another extension I find particularly useful in Opera.
https://addons.opera.com/it/extensions/ ... display=en

This extension enhances Opera's abilities to show online documents.
No matter if you click a link to a supported document on a website, paste or drag its link into the address bar(*) or select it in your browser history(*), Documents will do the rest - without the need of any plugin :)

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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by thenktor » 2. Nov 2012, 08:40

jayseye wrote:Is there a fully open source version of Opera?
Opera is no open source at all. But still it's a nice browser (and it even uses Qt4 :P)
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Re: Salix, LXDE, Opera - winning combo!

Post by jayseye » 3. Nov 2012, 06:51

Thanks for the straight answer, thenktor. For security, a Web browser is probably my first priority for a fully F/LOSS app. Obviously YMMV 8-)

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