As always, the PR reps at Opera Software are outspoken and clear in what they think of the Opera browser. Of course, they’re paid to think that about the browser that invented tabbing (as far as I can remember at least), but you shouldn’t hold that against them.
Opera Software today released to the world the final public release of its flagship Web browser, Opera 9.5. Opera’s cross-device expertise, support for open Web standards and commitment to speed and performance culminate to create the most powerful Opera browser yet. Making its desktop debut in Opera 9.5, Opera Link blurs the boundaries between computers and mobile phones by enabling a seamless Web experience from device to device.
The key new features are the Opera Link, being global bookmarks, a Quick Find search functionality that picks up on words and phrases you might recall from a page you’ve visited, a new design, better malware and phishing defense, and more speed. The pressrelease lists all the news.
Opera 9.5 is free for PC, Mac, and Linux, as always, and can be downloaded from Opera.com. If you’re a user, let us know what you think, and how it holds the fort against Firefox.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.