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Opera browser 6.1 released for Linux

Oct 31, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Oslo — Opera Software today released Opera 6.1 for Linux for Intel and PowerPC users. The PowerPC version is the first released on this platform since the tentative Opera 5 for Linux Beta in May 2001.

In addition to several bugfixes, enhanced font support includes . . .

  • Font anti-aliasing is now enabled by default
  • Improved font support, especially for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • Support for Xft 1 and Xft 2

  • Opera 6.01 for Linux now also uses Qt 3's libraries, further helping with issues like font and copy/paste support

Other key enhancements include . . .

  • Kiosk mode support
  • Now using Qt3 libraries,
  • Java support without using a plug-in (JNI)
  • Improved plug-in management and error handling
  • Improved bookmark handling
  • Improved skin support. Both internal opera skins and KDE3 styles
  • Panning support (anchored mouse scrolling)

A complete changelog is available here, and the browswer can be downloaded from Opera's website.

Opera also announced today that they have released a version of the Opera 6.1 browser for FreeBSD.

 
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