Opera Software today released a new version of its Web browser for Windows and Linux, and pledged to continue developing its Mac version, reports c|net. “Opera typically releases its Mac version separately and later than its other browsers, but this time the delay was ominous to Mac users. That’s because in January, after Apple computer released a beta version of its own browser, Safari, Opera threatened to halt development of its Mac product and urged Apple to prevent that cessation by licensing Opera’s code.” According to chief executive Jon von Tetzchner, Opera has “decided to stick with the Mac after all, citing new ease of development for multiple platforms with the company’s rewritten browser code base, and what he called market demand for the Mac product.” He declined to say when the new Mac Opera would be released.