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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Otter browser, inspired by pre-Chrome Opera Reply with quote

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Otter Browser, project aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will chrome addons work?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully, since it isn't Chrome, I'm assuming no.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found that project today and installed it on Arch from AUR.

Since Opera probably won't released for Linux anymore according to this blog, this project seems to be a useful approach to all former Opera addicted users. Otter is still alpha status, but it looks & feels good to use so far.

I've tried Chrome, Chromium and Iron several times but never got warm with it. Firefox is great but can't beat Opera in usabilty aspects. I hope this project will be a success.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Otter is still alpha status, but it looks & feels good to use so far.
Good to hear. Personally I never experienced the "wow" factor that made Opera popular. But I think by the time I really started to use it, it had already become undesirable. I'm mainly just hoping its a decent browser in its own right.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raised from the dead...

There's now also Vivaldi (vivaldi.com), which aims to be like the old Opera.
As a long time Opera user (using it since 2000 or 2001), I never really had that wow! feeling, either. I think I used Opera because I didn't want to use IE any longer and Firefox wasn't on the market, yet. Not sure.

It's also in portage. It's a technical preview so far.
It's using Chromium to render things and wants to be compatible to chrome plugins in the future, so might not be for pjp. It's also not open source - apart from the chromium part.

Haven't tried Otter, yet. So far Vivaldi seems nice, although it's lacking the wow, just like Opera or any other browser does for me. Obviously it's nice for navigating using the keyboard.
Oh yeah, I don't really like that flat design it has.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My only real opposition to Chrome/Chromium is that it appears to be a crippled platform. It may only be that no one has yet demonstrated otherwise.

With recent Firefox experiences, I'm again looking for other browsers, so thanks for resurrecting this thread... I'd forgotten about Otter.

And since Vivaldi is from the former Opera co-founder / CEO, maybe it will be decent. Hopefully they help Chromium. What concerns me is how they intend to make money.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
. What concerns me is how they intend to make money.

Yeah, no word on that, or I didn't find it.
Would be interesting to know.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly I don't understand what's the point of the Otter Browser

well, if you like the interface and its resemblance to the former Opera Browser - fine

let's see what direction it takes :)


In my humble opinion at the moment QupZilla productivity- and feature-wise appears much better,

also its e.g. adblock implementation is much better & flexible,

and the integration of the greasemonkey and other plugins appear pretty attractive
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:
Frankly I don't understand what's the point of the Otter Browser
Personally I think Chrome is awful, and I've not seen a derivative differentiate itself. Firefox keeps making unnecessary GUI and UI changes for the worse. In some ways, IE is a much better browser. So, basically, I'm hoping anything comes along that's decent (and cross-platform win/lin).
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