Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2007 16:19 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software The first Beta of Opera 9.5 has been released. "Opera 9.5 adds Full Text History Search allowing you to access find pages you forgot to bookmark by simply typing just a few words into your toolbar! Opera also gives you the ability to Create Search shortcuts from any search field on the Web; and to Synchronize your Bookmarks, Speed Dial with any other Mac or PC computer, your cell phone, or the Opera-powered Nintendo Wii Internet Channel through My Opera."
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9.5 was the first Opera I stuck with
by dagw on Fri 26th Oct 2007 17:09 UTC
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I've been trying Opera on and off for years. I've always wanted to like it since it has a lot of interesting features, but I've never found any of them good enough or interesting enough to stick with as my main browser.

All that changed with 9.5 alpha. I've been using it for month now on both Linux and Windows and despite being alpha it hasn't crashed on me once. It's fast it's slick and it has all kinds of cool features. Opera 9.5 is now my default browser, and the only thing I use firefox is my internet bank which refuses to work with opera (although my bank claims they're fixing it). So if you've been looking at Opera for a while and never been quite sold, I recomend you check out 9.5, it might just change your mind.

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