Opera.com: Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 Released
Apr 18, 2002, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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Oslo, Norway - April 18, 2001-Today, Opera Software ASA released
Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 with improved features and looks that
increase the speed and enjoyment of Linux users worldwide. The
earlier version of Opera for Linux, Opera 5, reached a milestone
with one million successful downloads and installations.
Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 incorporates not only better features
and faster rendering of pages, but also improves support for
non-Roman alphabets. Opera is currently fine-tuning the Unicode and
font support for Asian users and is preparing to shortly launch a
final version of Opera 6.0 for Linux. The final release of Opera
6.0 for Linux will allow Chinese and Asian Linux users to
experience a full functional Linux browser in their own
Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 improves the features and looks
recently unveiled for the previous technology previews and beta
releases of Opera 6.0 for Linux, while adding speed boosting and
ease-of-use features such as:
- New look for the back/forward buttons. Users can revert to the
old buttons at will.
- Pagebar support
- Start dialog box with SDI/MDI selector
- Improved drag and drop capabilities in Personal bar and
Hotlist. User can drop an element between existing elements.
- Imported Hotlist folders are now placed within the "Bookmarks"
folder making the single Hotlist view simpler to use.
- International fonts preference dialog page
- New "MyOpera" menu entry
- Lycos search engine added
For a complete changelog of Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2, please
"Opera 5.0 for Linux was met with tremendous enthusiasm and we
expect to see the same reception for Opera 6.0 for Linux especially
in the Asian/Pacific market," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop
Products. "We are actively working with Linux partners in China,
Korea and Japan to ensure that Opera delivers the best localized
browser available in these fast-growing Linux communities."
Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 can be downloaded at www.opera.com.