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Hi, so I know somebody that has Opera with SPDY support so its version 12.x something. It might be version 12.10 or Opera SPDY edition, that is simply Opera 12.01 with SPDY support. He also installed the SPDY indicator that was available for opera and I thing also Chrome. But the blue icon of the SPDY indicator never really blinks. Hes using an older operating system like Windows 2000 or Windows ME, Im not sure but not XP. So my question is (what Im saying I only know from reseaching): SPDY seems to rely on the Server using the SPDY protocol. Its better than http/1.1 in speed if things work our correctly. And Google and most sites stopped the support since http/2 came out. But: What is really necessary that you as a user (Linux/Windows/Mac ...) can use the SPDY protocol when loading a page? I do know the basics of network techics (OSI Modell with the 7 layers). I never owned a server or maintained it so that maybe the reason I dont understand the thing. What I do think: the spdy indicator aint blinking because the program is buggy or most of the tested sites simply deactivated spdy in favor of http/2, Some webpages that can tell if a page like e.g. facebook.com, twitter.com uses spdy/http/2 claimed that some of the pages loading where in fact using "spdy". But the indicator never blinked. So what can you tell about spdy that is necessary for a user to take advantage of it, (dont forget the friend of mine cant test any http/2 browser since OS is too old). But he would like to know if it simply might not work because the systems are just too old, the networks card or cables may be the fault(or too old drivers), or if the browser itself interacting with the Operating system might not find necessary functions to use spdy. Ofcourse I believe the servers dont use this standard anymore in most cases, that would explain much. Im not sure if this is the case for his setup, and the first opera version supported only supported SPDY version 2 and version 3 I think.