Opera Archive

Opera 7.50 Preview 1 for Linux and FreeBSD available

Opera now has a preview download of their new version, 7.50 available. New main features include RSS Newsfeeds, Opera Chat, Many improvements to the mail client, spell checker (not yet working on systems not using the lastest version of aspell), Menu/toolbar clean-up, new toolbar configuration dialog and more. Additionally, you can buy one Opera desktop license at regular price and send one extra gift certificate for Opera for any OS to a friend for free.

Opera is Spyware? Dodgy Goings on Backstage

"I was Running Opera on a nephew's system, specifically ver 7.03 US - the adware version. I didn't mind ignoring the ads too much, and even occasionally clicked on a few to feed the clikthru hungry bannerati. Lo and behold, without entering any voluntary location data, and always entering such info in a dodgy fashion when it was a "required field", the banner ads started getting personal, or at least - local, advertising businesses very close by. It seemed as if the browser might be feeding back URL lists, or perhaps, gasp, form field content, or XML. Naw... I thought - not Opera. I like those folks, and have recommended it to so many." Read the article at The Inquirer.

Opera 7.10 for Windows and Linux Beta Released

Opera Software released Opera 7.10 for Windows and Opera 7.10 for Linux Beta with features that are not only new to Opera, but also completely new to the world of browsing. Right from the beginning, users can see the two new buttons FastForward and Rewind in the toolbar, accelerating Opera users' Web navigation. Users can also speed up researching with the completely new Notes features or view photo files with SlideShow.

Preview 1 of Opera 7 for Linux Available

Espen Sand announces the availability of first preview of Opera 7 for Linux. The Linux specific features from 6.1 no longer exist, the new preview release comes with an email and news client. You can pick from a static or shared (dynamically linked) packages. Read the email and get the download links from BSDForums. Additionally, Opera released yesterday a funny version of Opera 7 for Windows, as an answer to the MSN problems. In other browser news, Apple released a third Safari beta (v60) recently.

A Better Browser for Cell Phones?

Beginning next week, people who use Sony Ericsson's P800 mobile phones can download a browser from Opera Software that will let them see bulky Web pages on their tiny screens. On other browser news, Mozilla 1.3 beta was released. Our take: No idea why the media are getting so worked up on Smartphone or Opera browsers for expensive phones, when the real competition and even real money is in the cheap phones that are accesible to most people. The high-end mobile phone market is barely a market. For example, Openwave has a great phone browser, displays XHTML-MP/WCSS/WML etc, however it doesn't make headlines every time they sign a deal. And they are the biggest phone browser vendor worldwide. And then, there is always Access and AU, but they are never mentioned.

Mac Opera Gored on Safari? Opera 7.0 is Released

Opera Software expressed significant doubts it would continue producing a browser for the Macintosh operating system, illustrating a growing problem for third-party Mac developers as Apple Computer steps up its own application development efforts. Also, Opera Software on Tuesday will release the final version of its newly rewritten browser for the Windows operating system, adding features without increasing the browser's size. Update: Opera 7.00 for Windows is available. Update2: Official announcement and feature-list. Update3: I just added an OSNews sidebar panel for Opera.

Opera 7 Beta 1 Released

Opera's code has been reworked from the rendering engine and up, it includes new features such as the new e-mail and news client, a sleek new interface, improved Hotlist, skinning or drag-and-drop and more. Download Opera 7 Beta 1 here.

Opera Casts Off Legacy Code for Speed

Opera, the self-described "fastest browser on earth," has decided to jettison its legacy code in favor of something a little faster. The Oslo, Norway-based company is on the verge of releasing a trial, or beta, version of Opera 7, which will resemble its predecessor only in superficial ways. The rendering engine--the heart of the browser, which interprets code pulled down from Web servers--has been rewritten from the ground up over the past 18 months.