Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Feb 2002 18:47 UTC
Opera Software Opera today released Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 with a wide range of speed-boosting functions and exclusive features only available to Linux users. Opera for the first time displays non-Roman alphabets for Linux users, opening up the local markets in the Asia/Pacific and Eastern European region to true browser competition. In a related note, the OffByOne original browser for Windows (only 400 KB) now supports SSL and the full spectrum of HTML 3.2.
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In another related note ...
by whydah on Tue 26th Feb 2002 20:21 UTC

Another small, light browser for Windows is ACT 10, available at http://jansfreeware.com/jfinternet.htm . Supports HTML 3.2 and CSS. Fully installed size is ~ 1.16 Mb, so it too fits on a floppy. An interesting novelty.

I like this ...
by Dave on Tue 26th Feb 2002 21:35 UTC

... but, is there any way to get the URL box to show up as a permanent part of the browser, or is it strictly accessible through the URL button?

Neat browser, very speedy ;)

Never mind ...
by Dave on Tue 26th Feb 2002 21:38 UTC

... they mention this on their FAQ page. Can't do it.

opera vs. the rest
by . on Tue 26th Feb 2002 22:15 UTC

If opera took out all the fluff, like the mail client, the news client, the instant messenger client, the gesture recognition, and all the other stuff, they could get it back down to this sort of size.

RE: opera vs. the rest
by delpy on Tue 26th Feb 2002 23:52 UTC

I agree.

Gesture recognition though is, I think, a really cool feature and I find it utterly indispensable now. Every browser should have this, IMO.

uh?
by P on Wed 27th Feb 2002 03:09 UTC

since when does opera have mail, news, IM clients?

Mail, news, IM
by DrP on Wed 27th Feb 2002 04:34 UTC

since when does opera have mail, news, IM clients?

It does on the windows version.

RE: opera vs. the rest
by Camel on Wed 27th Feb 2002 04:47 UTC

"If opera took out all the fluff, like the mail client, the news client, the instant messenger client, the gesture recognition, and all the other stuff, they could get it back down to this sort of size."

The linux version doesn't have mail, news, IM, etc.

RE: opera vs. the rest
by Egil on Wed 27th Feb 2002 09:26 UTC

Actually, you CAN remove those parts from the Windows version as well. There are some docs detailing it on their FAQ pages or knowledge base, but what you need to do is to just to deselect these items in the preferences section, and then remove one of the dll's from your opera directory. Dont recall which, but check out Opera FAQ/KB.

can't download it!
by jp on Wed 27th Feb 2002 18:18 UTC

It would help if one could actually download it from the sites they've listed. I tried several sites from Opera's website and they all told me the file I requested was missing.