Opera 6.0 for Linux Technology Preview Released
Nov 26, 2001, 16:52 (20 Talkback[s])
OSLO, Norway - Nov. 26, 2001 - Opera Software
ASA today released Opera 6.0 for Linux Technology Preview 1 (TP)
with new and exciting features, including the ability to display
non-Roman characters, a completely new and customizable user
interface, as well as a range of different improvements that
increases the speed and enjoyment of Linux users' browsing
Opera 6.0 for Linux builds upon the features and looks recently
unveiled for Opera 6.0 for Windows Beta 1, while adding
Linux-specific features to provide the fastest and best Internet
experience for Linux users. The browser opens up the Eastern
European and Asian region to browser competition by letting users
in these regions display their local languages in the Web
"Opera 6.0 for Windows has been met with a tremendous reception,
and we are very pleased to offer Linux users all over the globe a
better Internet experience as well," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop
Products. "With this release we continue our commitment to true
cross-platform development, making Opera the best choice for
corporations and institutions that work on several platforms."
A technology preview is a term for a publicly released alpha
version where bugs and crashes can be expected.
New features in Opera 6.0 Technology Preview 1 for Linux:
Opera has a new default button set, skin and panels. You can change
to classic Opera look or your own under Preferences > Browser
layout. Find more buttons, skins and panels at my.opera.com/.
Double-click a word or right-click a selected phrase and display a
pop-up menu full of powerful features such as search, encyclopedia
look-up, and translation.
Users can place their favorite Web pages in panels that are
displayed in the Hotlist during their browsing session. Web pages
for panels have to be optimized to the Hotlist size. Panels are
available at my.opera.com/.
Organize and personalize your favorite bookmarks and searches in
Search bookmarks or sort them by title, date created, when visited
or customize your own ordering.
Easily move your bookmarks around. Drag bookmarks to folders and
the personal bar. Drag a bookmark, a window or the windowbar to the
Opera workspace, and Opera opens the bookmark url.
Import/Export [some exclusive to Linux]
You can import and export bookmarks, contact lists, window setup
files and pages.
Gestures [some exclusive to Linux]
Most the mouse gestures found with the Windows version are
included, and some Linux-specific gestures such as middle-click on
the windowbar to open clipboard url in new window have been
Cookies Management[exclusive to Linux]
With the new cookie editor you can manage your cookies.
E-mail [exclusive to Linux]
Advanced mail-to links often include subject and body. With Opera's
new and more advanced invoking of an external e-mail client such
links now work perfectly.
Quick Preferences [F12]
Now you have quick access to some of the most frequently used
For the first time, Opera supports the Unicode Worldwide Character
Set, making Opera available in local languages for the
Asian/Pacific and Eastern European regions.
Improved window handling
Switch easily between document windows with the new keyboard
Keep information about friends and colleagues in the new contact
list. Visit their Web pages, or with the use of an external e-mail
client, send an e-mail to your contacts.
The Opera plug-in support is improved. Most Netscape plug-ins are
supported. Macromedia Flash, Acrobat Reader, Real Player, Java,
Plugger, TCL 2.0, Codeweaver Crossover (Apple Quicktime) have been
Tip of the day
Find a variety of smart and useful tips in the new "Tip of the day"
New help files, completely rewritten and improved.
Read the help documentation in its own window with useful
Opera continues its commitment to the standards as laid out by the
W3C. Opera 6.0 for Linux supports the following technologies:
128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and partial CSS2,
partial support for DOM.