On Sat, Apr 23, 2016, I installed Opera developer edition.
About the browser installed on my Linux computer:
38.0.2205.0 - Opera is up to date
Update stream: developer
System: Ubuntu 13.10 (x86; default)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2687.0 Safari/537.36 OPR/38.0.2205.0 (Edition developer)
I also have the "normal" or stable version of Opera installed.
The developer version contains ad-blocking built into the browser. No need for plug-ins or add-ons.
The browser offers a speed comparison test. With and without ads.
This morning, I ran this test for toledoblade.com.
- page with ads: 24.72 seconds
- page without ads: 9.58 seconds
When viewing a Wired.com story with the Opera developer browser that contains baked-in ad-blocking, I could read the first part of the page, but as I scrolled down, I received the expected full-screen message from Wired about blocking ads.
The entire Wired.com story displays fine in the text-based Links web browser.
curl command manages to download the entire story too.
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