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Opera v43.0.2442.991 Updated

billon on 22 Feb 2017
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android, and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-08-02 02:13

Thanks

pamu on 2016-08-02 20:46

I followed the instructions, but I get installed Opera v36.0
I suspect this Opera v39 is not for WinXP :(

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Pale Moon Portable v27.1.1 Updated

Ennovy on 21 Feb 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon Portable is a modified version of Firefox focused on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the Self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See: http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:51

v26.1.0 released !

SYSTEM on 2016-09-21 12:38

As of Firefox 49, Firefox requires SSE2 just like Pale Moon. Thus, there are no longer differences in system requirements between Firefox and Pale Moon. I dropped all the text about Pale Moon's system requirements.

Hawk on 2017-01-17 18:41

Sadly the latest versions no longer support WinXP.

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Otter Browser v0.9.12 Beta 12 v2 Updated

billon on 17 Feb 2017
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by de3v0ol

Otter is a tabbed web-browser with a customisable interface, speed dial, password manager, bookmark manager, mouse gestures, URL completion, spell checking, content blocking, user style sheets and more. The program attempts to re-create the best features of the old Opera browser (Presto engine).

The program is cross-platform with a client available for Linux and uses the WebKit browser engine.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder create an empty text file file named arguments.txt and paste the following:

    --portable

  3. Launch otter-browser.exe

Alternatively, Otter can be started in portable mode by launching otter-browser.exe --portable
Similar/alternative apps: Opera (Presto), QupZilla, Slimjet, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/blob/master/CHANGELOG

QupZilla v2.1.1 Updated

billon on 16 Feb 2017
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QupZilla is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface, and more.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, and more) and, despite the name, the program is not Mozilla Gecko-based: the program is WebKit-based similar to Safari and Chrome.

Alternatively, QupZilla Portable is stealth, portablizes paths and bundles the required Visual C DLLs. X-QupZilla is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch qupzilla.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QtWeb, Chromium, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
What's new?
  • Updated translations.
  • Fixed:
    • Loading previews in SpeedDial;
    • Showing duplicated languages in spellcheck settings;
    • Sometimes pages being scrolled by itself when using native scrollbars;
    • Disabling GreaseMonkey scripts;
    • Highlight text color in item views.
Latest comments
billon on 2017-02-04 15:42

Do latest version still have some issues?

smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

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Sleipnir v4.5.5 Updated

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 139MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sleipnir is a browser with dual-rendering capability using Internet Explorer and Chrome engines, known as Trident and Blink respectively. In addition, the program includes advanced tab management and a wide array of customizations, Chrome extension compatibility, RSS, passwords and forms management, mouse gestures, advanced drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts, available cloud synchronization using the maker's service, and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).

NOTE: Version 6 of this program is available but may not be portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sleipnir.exe (found inside bin sub-folder).
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium, QupZilla
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-06 17:29

In my opinion, v6 is a step back (looks more "modern", but lacks versatility) compared to v4 (they are being worked on simultaneously).

smaragdus on 2015-05-29 14:46

In fact the latest version of Sleipnir 4 series is 4.4.3.4000.
I agree with joby_toss that Sleipnir 6 is modern beyond usability.

smaragdus on 2016-08-03 20:48

English page is gone, latest versions (as of 2016.08.03)- 4.5.0 & 6.2.0.

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