Opera Software today released the much awaited beta version of its next browser for the Linux platform. The new version includes Fit-to-Window-Width, Fit-to-Paper-Width, improved RSS handling, Start Bar for easy access to main features, and automatic update checks, all presented in a simplified user interface.
New Opera Beta for Linux Now Available
2005-01-06 Opera 10 Comments
Glad to see it come along for Linux! Going for the download now.
i’m giving it a try
“simplified user interface” seems to be most important improvement to me
Does the voice feature work this time around?
Solaris, GNU/Linux, and FreeBSD.
Also Linux PPC. Macromedia and Adobe could learn something from Opera.
This is realle awesome I love linux, and Opera is a good, an excellent tool for every user of Linux, this is not free, but it’s a good example of how companies can investing in Linux, go ahead Opera…
“Macromedia … could learn something from Opera.”
Interestingly, I heard that Opera have licensed the Presto rendering engine to Macromedia and it’s now used in Fireworks/Dreamweaver.
I actually like Opera on Linux. It’s a pretty consistent (to the windows version) experience and imo it’s the best browser on both platforms.
Agree. For a while there I was afraid that 7.54 would be the last Linux version.
Still, it’d be nice if they’d soon fix that opera startup script so opera will start also if invoked from a default dir different from the one to which opera is untar’ed. I have Opera in /opt and I don’t modify the startup script. Instead I enter
as the commandline for a Opera KDE menu entry using the KDE menu editor.
I get lots of rendering problems with Opera.
Its not that i use those sites a lot but i use Rabobank.nl for all my
banking. Firefox renders those websites correctly, however its got other websites that do not render correct. When are webmaster going to make their website compatible with any webbrowser, like Osnews does?
The success of Opera really depends on the people who make the websites….