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Opera 9 Browser

Posted by: , 12:36 AEST, Fri April 21, 2006

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Now available for a public beta test
The Opera web browser has been around for a long time and has often been at the forefront of new browsing features, yet it has been a perennial also-ran in the battle for browser market share. What new features does it bring to the table? According to the press release, it offers:

  • Widgets - Small Web applications (multimedia, news feeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun.
  • BitTorrent - Instead of having to use a separate BitTorrent application for downloading large files, users can now simply click a torrent file and start the download.
  • Content blocker - Choose the content you want to view. Remove ads or images.
  • Improved rich text editing - Take advantage of rich text editing capabilities when using the latest Web mail or blogging services
  • Customize your search engines - Use your favorite search engine in the search box.
  • Thumbnail preview - Hover over any tab to see a thumbnail preview.
  • Site-specific preferences - View a site in a different way or deny certain cookies, or block pop-ups on certain sites only.

Download Opera 9 Beta here.

Credit: ars technica


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