Exploring Opera 9


Article from Issue 73/2006

Stable, fast, and complete: Opera 9 gives you everything you need for the Internet in a compact package.

Twelve years have passed since Norway’s Opera Software ASA offered its first web browser to users, and every release since then has introduced revolutionary new features. Opera started life as a 1.3 MB competitor to the major players of the time, such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, but Opera has always offered many unique features. In fact, products by other vendors still lack many of Opera’s special features, such as fast tiling of tabs and convenient arrow key-based scrolling. Although Opera is closed source, the browser runs on various operating systems, and Linux users have enjoyed the program for many years now.

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