Opera Releases Version 11

Opera Software has released a new version of its Opera browser, version 11, for all platforms (Mac OS X, Unix/Linux, and Windows).  In addition to the normal collection of bug fixes, this version incorporates several new features, including

  • Tab Stacking: lets you “stack” tabs for better use of screen space, and also gives a page thumbnail when you hover over a tab.
  • Improved support for HTML 5, JavaScript, and geo-location
  • More support for extensions

A more complete description of these and other features is here.   Specifics of the changes are in the change logs for each platform.

If you currently have Opera installed, you can get the new version using the built-in update mechanism (Help / Check for Updates).  Alternatively, you can download complete installation packages here, for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, and Solaris.  Linux users will be pleased to know that, at least for some distros, Opera’s repository can now be used with standard package management tools (e.g., Adept, Synaptic).

Update, Thursday, 16 December, 17:20 EST

Ars Technica has a brief review of the new version of “Oslo’s favorite browser”.

One Response to Opera Releases Version 11

  1. teknophilia says:

    I’m glad they finally incorporated a good extension system. The only thing that really keeps me coming back to Firefox are the great add-ons; so it’s nice to see Opera finally catching up.

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