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The Register: Opera Unleashes Linux Preview of Version 7 Browser

Feb 17, 2003, 17:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"On Friday Opera announced the first Linux preview edition of Opera 7, the company's next-generation browser, which recently shipped for Windows. The company stresses that the Linux version's a preview, so there are rough edges, but it means that we're moving, and Linux users can more or less keep pace with what Opera's up to on the Windows platform.

"Which is particularly good news for The Register. We were recently browbeaten by Opera marcom into installing 7 for Windows, and after a week or so's use we think it's quite nice. Tempting us back to Windows, Opera? Shame on you.

"In the Linux preview's rough edges of department, Opera says that most Linux-specific features of Opera 6.1 are gone 'for now,' DnD isn't fully working, there are some focus-related problems, and font setup might be a bit picky. It does however come with the new email and news client, which we think we like..."

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