July 06, 2008

Opera 9.51 Released

Opera 9.51 for Linux has been released on July 3, 2008, and you can download the Linux version from here.

As I said in the Opera 9.50 review a few weeks ago, I like that the official website offers packages for many distributions, and the support is great. Packages are offered for Ubuntu (from 4.10 Warty Warthog up to 8.04 Hardy Heron), Debian (Etch, Sarge, and even Potato), Fedora Core, Gentoo, Linspire, Mepis, Slackware, SuSE, Mandriva and several more.

According to the changelog, this new release includes several fixes at user interface, mail/news, display and scripting, security, several more others. A 64-bit package has been made available too.

For those who have never used Opera before, it's a complete and powerful web browser for many platforms, including Linux, built using Qt 3. Unfortunately, it's closed-source. Some of the features are widgets, the use of tabs for mostly any task (transfers, IRC and BitTorrent client), powerful configuration options, new search bar, and many more.

Opera 9.51 running on Debian Lenny and KDE 3.5.9

Installation on Debian Lenny
You can download the deb package for Ubuntu 8.04 and install it as root:

dpkg -i opera_9.51.2061.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

Or whatever your package is called. The package for Debian 4.0 is the same, so you can download either of those. If the fonts are too small, you can configure both size and font type via the Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Fonts tab.

Updated: Jul 06, 2008 (Created: Jul 06, 2008)

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