I think everyone should try it- and let me know what you think??
Tried an old version which comes with Precise Puppy Fatty, which is basically Precise Puppy 5.7.1 with a bunch of extra software already installed. But with so many open-source browsers available, I doubt I would ever choose to install Opera to any operating system.
Nice desktop you have there, Al1000!
Some of the Puppy distros actually shipped with Opera in the ISO. If my mind serves me correct, Precise did, an older ISO that was laying around on a Data drive, back when I was learning the Firewall setup. I recall Opera being on that one and maybe another.
It's been awhile, can't recall if Firefox was on there or not, though I believe SeaMonkey was already installed. Being that I was familiar more with Opera, used that one for Internet access.
I doubt I would ever choose to install Opera to any operating system.
After what appeared to be a forced buyout, actually was reluctant myself, just need an extra browser. Though have installed Vivaldi on two Windows OS's & one Linux, and am impressed with what I see in such a short span. They were the 'real' Opera developers, today it's just a name, referred in the US as a 'holding company'. Though this mainly applies to retailers, it could apply to anything sporting the same name & logo. It is certainly not the 'community based Web browser' that made the name.
Hopefully the Vivaldi team has enough enthusiasm left to pull off the improbable for the 2nd time, and can create an atmosphere that was in the DNA of Opera before the current owners got their hands on the corporation. I do believe that the original Opera team was a great one, maybe got in too deep over their heads & forced to sell off parts of the corporation to save the rest. We'll likely never know all of the answers to that.
Just saying, anyone who wants a dose of the 'real' Opera should take a look at it's original creators & the Vivaldi project.