Norwegian indie browser-maker Opera Software has released the final version of its all-new, Chromium-baseed Opera for Windows and Mac, debuting with a different look and several completely new features.
If you were to visit every website in the web for just one second each, you would need over 20 years of non-stop browsing to see them all. Its pretty much the same amount of time you would need to spend a week in every city with more than half a million habitants worldwide. You may never get to visit all of these cool places, but, with the new Opera browser, surfing through an ocean of inspiring web content is now easier than ever.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to traveling around the brave new world of content faster and more easily:
Download the completely new Opera for Windows and Mac for free. Go to http://www.opera.com, click the download button, close your eyes and think about spectacular blue fjords. When Opera finishes installing, you will be ready to explore.
2. Do your research
Plan ahead for travel. Operas refreshed Speed Dial gives you a smarter way to organize your favorite websites. Drag one Speed Dial entry on top of another to group them by topics, like hotel options, sightseeing ideas or whatever you wish. With a new search option, Speed Dial gets you to your top sites in a flash.
If you’re not the Grand Master of Memory, keeping track of all your discoveries can be tricky when doing a lot of web research. Now, comparing articles, hotels, sights or flights is way easier with the new Stash feature. Stash allows you to collect snapshots of saved webpages in one place, which can be resized to give you a preview of each page. This gives you and your travel mates a more intuitive way of cherry-picking.
4. Fire up the new engine
The new Opera for Windows and Mac runs on a Chromium engine, so you can access all your websites in a blink of an eye and have a smoother experience when you get there, thanks to improved site compatibility.
Discover the world around you, from the comfort of your beach lounger. Lean back and get fed with new, inspiring content brought to you by Opera. The new Discover feature brings you top articles from the location and categories you choose, all in one place. Get inspired by local food recipes or destinations while traveling abroad, or scan the top headlines from your country.
6. Go off-roading
The Opera browser easily transforms into an off-road vehicle for all those who love to escape from the mainstream tourist routes. Off-Road mode, Opera’s unique compression feature, enables loading webpages faster, even while on the most sluggish connection.
“The world of fascinating web content is expanding faster than space, and weve delivered a browser that helps you to truly discover it,” says Lars Boilesen, Opera Software, CEO. “Get inspired by new ways of exploring web horizons, and stay tuned for some of our most beloved features, as we continue to develop the next generation of Opera.”
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Opera 15 Is Released, But There’s Plenty More To Come
Opera’s Sebastian Baberowskisebo says Opera are starting the summer season in a good mood. While they are still working on the 12.16 version, which you should expect really soon, they have released the stable version of all-new Opera 15 for Windows and Mac.
In Opera 15, we’ve refreshed Speed Dial to allow you to group your entries in folders and to filter them easily. We have introduced the Discover feature, which brings you new content with just one click. Now, you can also add pages you want to keep to your Stash and create a visual list of any web content you want to compare or come back to later. Also, our combined address and search bar makes searching easy and straightforward. Last, but not least, is a great UI, completely new, built from the ground up and deeply integrated with the platform.
Opera 15 is released, but it doesnt mean we’re relaxing now. With our new rapid-release cycle, we are already hard at work on the next versions. Right now, we are focusing on synchronization (aka Opera Link), enhanced tab management (visual tabs and so on) and support for themes and these are just a few of the features you can expect to find soon in our next releases! So, stay tuned for some of the most loved features to return soon, better than ever.
Together with the new Opera, we’ve introduced release streams:
• Opera (Stable) Released every couple of weeks, this is the most solid version, ready for mission-critical daily use.
• Opera Next Updated more frequently than Stable, this is the feature-complete candidate for the Stable version. While it should be ready for daily use, you can expect some bugs there.
• Opera Developer A bleeding edge version, you can expect a lot of fancy stuff there; however, some nasty bugs might also appear from time to time.
When you install Opera from a particular stream, your installation will stick to it, so Opera Stable will be always updated to Opera Stable, Opera Next to Opera Next and so on. You can choose for yourself which stream is the best for you. You can even follow a couple of them at the same time!
We have neither asked nor forced our 12.x users to upgrade to Opera 15, as we know that some features that are important to you are still to come. So, while you are very welcome to test and use Opera 15, Opera 12.x will still be alive for some time. You can expect that we will keep Opera 12.x up to date and secure. In the future, once we are comfortable with the feature set, we may ask you to upgrade.
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