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Opera 15.x for Linux Revisited

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Opera deserves plenty of credit for being accessible to Linux users. The Opera download page provides a long list of Linux distributions for downloading the correct software package. In addition, Opera is almost always up-to-date in the Linux repositories. Google Chrome, in comparison, focuses on the "classic four" - Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE on their main download page.

I've lauded the Opera browser before and last reviewed the application in June 2012. Admittedly, however, I eventually settled on Chromium in my Linux boxes and Internet Explorer 10 on my Windows 7 machine with Mozilla Firefox as my back-up browser for all my machines. For those who have never tried previous releases of Opera, Opera distinguished itself from other browsers for its heavy focus on features and its unique Presto rendering engine. I've always felt that the old Opera, with its integrated torrent utility, IRC support, and e-mail client, was for power users - which I most certainly am not. Moreover, I had problems with Opera's compatibility with the embarrassingly obscure sites I frequent.

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today's leftovers

Software: Grafana, Heaptrack, Vim

  • Grafana – An Open Source Software for Analytics and Monitoring
    Grafana is an open source, feature rich, powerful, elegant and highly-extensible analytics and monitoring software that runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is a de facto software for data analytics, being used at Stack Overflow, eBay, PayPal, Uber and Digital Ocean – just to mention but a few. It supports 30+ open source as well as commercial databases/data sources including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and InfluxDB. It allows you to dig deeply into large volumes of real-time, operational data; visualize, query, set alerts and get insights from your metrics from differen
  • Heaptrack v1.1.0 release
    Better memory profiling on Linux After more than a year of work, I’m pleased to release another version of heaptrack, the Linux memory profiler! The new version 1.1.0 comes with some new features, significant performance improvements and – most importantly – much improved stability and correctness. If you have tried version v1.0 in the past and encountered problems, update to the new v1.1 and try again!
  • Ten Years of Vim
     

    The philosophy behind Vim takes a while to sink in: While other editors focus on writing as the central part of working with text, Vim thinks it's editing.

     

    You see, most of the time I don't spend writing new text; instead, I edit existing text.

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