Opera Software has released Opera 8 for Macintosh, available for Mac OS X versions 10.2 and higher. According to the company it is faster than ever before, this Web surfing package gives Macintosh users Opera’s extensive functionality and an optional 15 languages standard upon download.
Opera 8.01 now available for Mac OS X
2005-06-16 Opera 20 Comments
This version 8.0.2011 has been out since april this year.
They are not late, they are on time: the press release was only released today:
but over the years I migrated to FireFox. Recently though, FireFox has started to become a bloated pig of a browser, especially on low spec PCs, so I migrated back to Opera on the 8.01 release. I’m glad I did.
Happiness and ease to you all,
>Happiness and ease to you all
Offtopic, but hey, thanks for the great wish Right back at you!
I decided to check it out again after not having used it for years (after all Firefox is an excellent browser). Having used it for a bit I’m not going back to Firefox though. Some people will prefer FF’s feature set, but Opera is one amazing browser – especially once you dive into the more advanced features.
though i am on windows & 8.01beta works perfectly
no memory leaks compared to 8 final
@everyone saying their personal browsers
some like oranges some like lemons
run on a MacIntel?
Opera for Windows is easily my favourite browser, but I’ve been tending to use Omniweb on Mac OS. The Mac version doesn’t seem to be as cusomisable as the Windows version and it uses more screen space. It’s fast, but the main reason I choose a browser is it’s GUI and I think Opera for Mac could be greatly improved.
The only thing I don’t like Opera for – I can’t block flash and I don’t have remove plugin as in FF
I use omniweb on my NeXT Station. Great little browser!
I’m glad Opera 8 is out for OS X. I’ll have to load it up on my system and see how it runs.
I run it under Windows most of the time. But I used it on Linux and it seems just as good.
BTW, I think the news title should be changed. 8.01 is released for all platforms as well as OS X (which did not have Opera v8 until now). In any case, most Apple users won’t be benefit from gestures (most important Opera feature) because of their one button mouse.
I love Opera for Mac. I use it about 50%/50% with Safari. I don’t like FireFox on Mac (love it on Windows, though). The only thing about Opera on Mac I don’t like is that text and pictures sometimes don’t look as good as they do on Safari.
One of the first places I checked after downloading Opera for Mac was Yahoo groups. It does not display them properly. Since this is a site I visit daily, and Firefox displays the group message indices properly, I’ll stick with Firefox until they fix this.
Macs can use multibuttoned mice just fine, you tool.
On topic, I love Opera. I tend to use Konquerer in Linux, but when it doesn’t render something right, Opera gets fired up.
Just want to warn others, that if you upgrade your opera to the new released version, all your preferences will be blown away and will have to be re-created. You will find some comments in the opera forums as well.
I did an upgrade and all my preferences seems to be as they were. The only change was an addition of Amazon and Dealtime search into my toolbar which was not there.
It seems to be problem only with the Mac OS X version. You can find lots of discussions here –
Not to pry, but have you checked out some of the nicer ‘skins’ for Opera?
Rulf Demuth maintains an excellent site, that offers what he calls ‘iOpera’ skins, here: http://www.demuths.de/iopera/
Also, if some the skins don’t suit your taste or don’t do go well with the given OS X theme one maybe using at the time, it’s easy enough to open an Opera skin and add the ‘native’ option which will force the skin to use theme native radio buttons, scroll bars etc.
More info here on the native option: http://my.opera.com/community/dev/skin/ Please scroll down to the “Basic settings in “skin.ini”” section of the document.
Happiness and ease to you all,
Nirodha (Bill Gray)
@Vesko: you’re welcome and thanks
Opera is the best browser in the world, IMHO, especially since version 7.53. I’ve used Opera for ages, this is one browser that is going places.
Thank you Opera Software!!
:: Jed ::
“Not to pry, but have you checked out some of the nicer ‘skins’ for Opera?”
I don’t have a problem with the cosmetics of the browser, I’m happy enough with the default look. But it lacks a lot of the customisation options that you have with Opera’s MDI window management in Windows. I haven’t found a way to make Opera for Mac as minimalist as my Windows Opera setup without hiding features that I use constantly.