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 Software has released Opera 8.01 Technical Preview 1 for Windows. Important changes include several crash fixes and a plugged memory leak related to XMLHttpRequest.
Before the weekend, Opera's CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner boldy proclaimed at a company meeting that if download numbers of Opera 8 reached 1 million within four days he would swim from Norway to the USA Opera's communications department could not resist the temptation, and made his statement public. As any respectable CEO and gentlemen, Mr. Tetzchner stands by his word.
The CEO of Opera Software, Jon S. von Tetzchner, has promised he "will swim from Norway to the USA with only one stop-over for a cup of hot chocolate at his mother's house in his home country, Iceland" if the number of downloads passes 1 million by Saturday. Sure, we're falling for this cheap publicity stunt, just as they hoped we would. But I can't help but hope he ends up having to make good on his commitment.
Opera 8 Final is now released, check the forum post here.
Opera 8-beta 3 was released for windows and unix with native SVG support.
Opera 8 Beta2 is now available with a host of new features, including security fixes, and UI enhancements. Would be nice to see an Opera version for PocketPCs too, not just for Smartphones.
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.
According to an article at DesktopLinux.com, the first public beta of Opera 8 is available for free download. It adds voice input/output and a host of other niceties. Key new features include improved RSS handling, fit to window or paper width, a start-bar for easy access to the most commonly used functions, and automatic update checks. The beta release supports Windows only, but a general release is scheduled for early 2005.
Such an embarrassment of riches. Apple Macintosh users have two new web browsers to choose from. It's a curious market. All Macs come with two free browsers: Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.2, and Apple's own slick and elegant Safari. But that hasn't stopped a steady queue of software companies looking to promote alternatives.
Opera Software released today Opera's version 7.53 (download here) with added security fix for all supported platforms (Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and MS-Windows). Changelog for each platform can be viewed here. In addition Opera is offering a tool which allows users to make Opera look like IE or other browsers before you delve into Opera's more advanced features: Opera one-click setups.
Opera Software released today the version 7.52 of Opera browser with added security (Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and MS-Windows):
With its brand new UI, Opera has launched a new version of its web browser with integrated e-mail-, irc chat- and newsreader clients. In addition there are rss feeds, integrated searches and much more.
Opera software releases today the new Opera 7.50 preview version for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris (*nix), Mac OS X and Windows. Elsewhere, OmniGroup recently released OmniWeb 5.0b5 for testing.
Opera Software will include voice capabilities in its updated browser software, using IBM's embedded ViaVoice technology, the company says. The upgraded browser, which will continue to be offered at no cost, will be available later this year, Opera in Oslo, Norway, says. Initially, it will offer support for ViaVoice in English only, but other languages may be developed in due course, Opera Chief Executive Officer Jon von Tetzchner says.
The new Opera preview version covers Windows, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD OSes. Changelog: