I am writing you from Opera 24. So far I am quite impressed.
It seems remarkably faster than the last Opera version I had installed.
Doing a quick couple of tests, I know flash player is working, although I am uncertain if it is the flash player I have installed, or the pepper flash I installed for Google's Chrome.
And just as in Chrome, Oracle's Java version refuses to load. (Which is the only reason why I keep firefox installed)
Other than that, Opera 24 seems to run exceptionally well.
This version of Opera is Chromium based, perhaps that's the up-tick in speed I am seeing.
I also like the tab preview option. Here's my screen shot of this handy tool:
Here is what the Opera team has to say about Opera 24:
We’ve said many times that when a Linux version is ready, we’d let you know. Today, we’re delighted to announce our first Chromium-based Linux version is ready for download on our Developer stream. Go ahead and download Opera Developer 24 for Linux.
DownloadsThis information from the Opera Team was seen on the official Opera Blog.