Posts Tagged ‘opera update’

Opera’s Latest 11.60 Builds Shows Mail Improvements

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

My experience with Opera is pretty limited, but this article makes me think I should probably check it out again …

The Opera web browser is the only popular web browser – and with that I mean market share wise – that ships with its own built-in email client. While I have not used Opera Mail in a long while thanks to the excellent desktop mail software Thunderbird, I have always followed the news closely. Opera is currently working on two different Opera versions. First the soon to be released Opera 11.60 and then on the version after that, Opera 12.

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Opera 11.52 Security Update

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If you’re running Opera 11.51, then you probably want to check this out. It doesn’t sound that bad (as far as security problems go,) but it’s still worth addressing.

The Opera desktop team has released an Opera web browser update that resolves two security issue. The update fixes a non-exploitable security issue that “allowed injection of untrusted markup into the X-Frame-Options error page” and a “issue where manipulating fonts in SVG could allow execution of arbitrary code”.

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Opera 11.51 Update Released

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I’m glad that I’m not trying to keep my PC current with all of these updates …

Opera Software has just released the final version of Opera 11.51 after two release candidates that have been released in the past week. The new version of the web browser fixes several stability issues which makes it more of a maintenance release than a release that comes along with new major features.

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Opera Software Readies Opera 11.51 Maintenance Release

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I’ve never used Opera myself … but just for the sake of variety, I think I’ll try it out soon.

When I look at the feeds in my RSS feed reader I cannot help but notice that the Opera browser is not receiving the same attention that the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers receive. This puzzled me for some time now and I figured that it is either caused by Opera’s marketing of the browser, or the fact that Firefox and Chrome are more popular than Opera.

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Opera 11.50 Final Released, Download Now

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I’ve never really experimented with the Opera browser; this update looks interesting though …

Despite releasing Opera 11.50, Opera seems to be one of the few browser developing companies left that have not yet jumped to an accelerated release cycle that shoots browser versions through the roof. That does not mean that the company is not pushing out new versions of the browser, but when they do, they use their very own pace and scheme to do so.

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Opera Featherweight Introduces Interface Changes

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I haven’t really tried Opera yet, but this light weight interface does sound kind of interesting …

Every browser developer seems to be inclined these days to streamline and at the same time minimize the user interface. We have seen it with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and now it is Opera’s turn do propose the same. Currently available as an Opera Next snapshot only but soon making its way to stable Opera builds.

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Opera 11.11 Final

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

You know, this is kind of unusual, but it’s been a few days since I’ve seen an article about a browser update … no wait, here’s one …

Opera Software has officially released Opera 11.11 Final a few seconds ago. The version has been available on Opera’s ftp server since yesterday, and many software download portals like Softpedia or Betanews have offered the new version since then. While it may be tempting to download a new browser version a day early, it is somewhat risky considering that last minute changes or bugs might force Opera to update the version before release.

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Opera Speed Dial Improvements

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Here’s an interesting update for the Opera browser …

The latest Opera 11.10 alpha snapshot which got released yesterday contains changes to Opera’s speed dial feature, among other improvements. Speed Dial was first introduced in 2007 by Opera and has since found its way into other web browsers either as a built-in feature or extensions as well.

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First Opera 11.10 Barracuda Snapshot Released

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Here’s an advanced sneak peak at the next Opera release …

I’m usually not reporting on snapshot and non-public builds anymore as it would fill the blog with reviews about new web browser releases. This time however I’m making an exception. Opera Software has just released the first snapshot of Opera 11.10, codenamed Barracuda. That in itself is not that spectacular; This changes however if you look at the fixes and changes made in the snapshot build.

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Opera 10.63 Has Been Released

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Man, considering all of the recent updates for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers, one could spend all of one’s spare time downloading browser updates.

Companies who develop web browsers often work on multiple strains of a web browser at the same time. Google does that for instance by maintaining three different builds of the browser. Mozilla does it as well, and so does Opera. Opera has been working on Opera 10.63 as well as Opera 10.70 for a while now. The plan was to introduce bug fixes, security updates and stability enhancements to Opera 10.63, and on additional features in Opera 10.70 (the latest public snapshot got web socket support for instance).

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