Thursday, 11 September 2008

Opera 9.60 Beta 1 Released

The first beta release of Opera 9.6 was released today and it provides, as usual, packages for all the major distributions out there, including all Ubuntu versions and Debian Potato, Sarge and current stable, Etch. The last stable release is still 9.52.

Opera is a powerful and full-featured web browser which provides good support for Linux, but unfortunately it is closed-source. It includes by default an IRC and BitTorrent client, a cool interface, widgets, a nice approach by using tabs for most of its features, like the download manager, a speed dial page for previewing several web addresses in a single tab. And these are to mention just a few.

Opera 9.6 Beta 1 running on Kubuntu 8.04

You can download Opera 9.6 Beta 1 from the official website, here. According to the changelog on the official website, the main changes since 9.52 are:

- preview RSS/Atom feeds before subscribing
- a low bandwidth mode for mail accounts, POP and IMAP protocols
- several interface changes
- several bugs fixed regarding the interface and scripting

In order to install it on Debian or Ubuntu, download the .deb package which matches the version of the distribution and type, for example:

For Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron:

sudo dpkg -i opera_9.52.2091.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

For Debian Lenny:

dpkg -i opera_9.52.2091.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

License agreement after starting Opera for the first time

To uninstall Opera, just issue one of the commands below:

For Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron:

sudo dpkg -r opera

For Debian Lenny:

dpkg -r opera

Updated: Sep 11, 2008

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