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Opera 9.64 Download Problem

by Ketzl / June 15, 2009 10:59 AM PDT

I have a Mac OS X, Version 10.4.11 with Intel Core 2 Duo. (I'm more familiar with PCs.)

I have been using Firefox and Safari browsers. I tried to download Opera 9.64 from CNET, and it downloaded "". Not being sure what would come up, and trusting CNET, I went ahead and said "ok" when pop-up said this contained an application and did I want to download. I also "registered" during the download, thinking it was part of it. Now, I have TextWrangler, and when I click on "About TextWrangler", I get "TextWrangler, a product of Bare Bones Software, Inc., version 2.2.1 (186) of Wed, 14 Feb 2007, copyright

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It actually is Opera...
by John.Wilkinson / June 15, 2009 12:33 PM PDT

I did a quick check and verified that actually is distributing Opera (, but improperly naming it by default. The PL extension (versus DMG) prevents it from being recognized as a normal application, which is why it is being opened in TextWrangler, an application (advanced text editor) that is preinstalled on OS X. It is not dangerous in the least, and that download will work if you rename it, but I am reporting it so that it can be fixed to avoid future confusion.


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It may be Opera, & I feel like a fat lady who can't sing
by Ketzl / June 15, 2009 11:24 PM PDT

At first, not thinking, I renamed it incorrectly, so I used your link and downloaded again. It still showed but it downloaded a 20.2 MB file. The from yesterday was still on my list of downloads and it was a 7.9 MB file. Is that big enough for Opera?

After I downloaded it again, I couldn't rename it in the downloads list. Yesterday, when I clicked on it in the downloads, it opened an actual TextWrangler document in (I think) Chinese. It did the same thing today. Being more educated today, I dragged the new to my applications folder, changed the name to get.dmg and clicked on that. Then, I got the familiar "Drag the Opera icon onto the Applications folder" etc.

So, is something still wrong with the link? Usually, I have no trouble with downloads. Thanks.

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by John.Wilkinson / June 16, 2009 12:07 AM PDT

-> 7.9MB is the 'standard' English OS X release, without international language support.

-> What you saw were seemingly random characters, a textual representation of the program after compilation. There is also English text towards the end of the file.

-> The download link likely will not be fixed until sometime today or tomorrow, but someone will post back here once it has been corrected.


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I have reported this issue to the Download team to fix.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 16, 2009 2:21 AM PDT

Thanks John, appreciate the heads up!


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UPDATE: This has been fixed.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 22, 2009 2:53 AM PDT

Sorry it took so long to fix, the person who takes care of these items was off for a few days. This should be all fixed up now.


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