Opera redefines Web browsing yet again
New Opera 9.5 is beautifully engineered as the center-piece of a Web
experience without boundaries
Oslo, Norway – June 12, 2008 – 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. Opera 9.5 for Windows, Mac and Linux computers is
available free from http://www.opera.com/.
What’s new in Opera 9.5:
Opera Link: Your bookmarks, Speed Dial and even notes taken in the Opera
browser can follow you anywhere. Opera Link keeps you synchronized between
any Opera 9.5 desktop browser and Opera Mini, Opera’s free browser for your
mobile phone. In Opera 9.5 write a note–copy directions, create shopping
lists or jot down anything you need to remember–and access it on any Opera
9.5 browser simply by logging in.
Find anything: If you can remember a word from a page you’ve read earlier,
you can find that page easily with Quick Find. Just enter a word in the
address bar to find matching text from any page you have visited.
Looking sharp: Opera makes a move to modernize its look and feel with a
sharp, new skin with clean lines and clear icons. The ‘New Tab’ button and
other elements have been modified to make the switch to a better Web
experience more intuitive. You may also select any of our platform-specific
skins to to adapt Opera’s appearance to your operating system of choice.
Strengthened defense against malware and phishing: Opera’s Fraud Protection
not only protects you from fraudulent Web sites, but also is now the first
publically-available browser to protect you from malicious software on the
Web. Powered by Haute Secure, Netcraft and PhishTank, Opera’s Fraud
Protection technology automatically blocks offending Web pages to keep you
out of harm’s way.
Speed: Opera continues to lead in performance. Opera 9.5 makes dramatic
speed improvements to the e-mail client, RSS feeds and the browser itself,
so you can spend more time getting things done online.
Of course, Opera 9.5 includes many features Opera users have already come
to know and love. Speed Dial, notes, the ability to save and restore
browsing sessions after you close the browser, a trash can for accidentally
closed tabs or e-mails, mouse gestures and many others bring a fresh
approach to browsing the Web.
Opera is unique in its ability to provide a faster and more efficient use
of the Web. Technlogies like mouse gestures, sessions and keyboard
shortcuts quickly become second nature. The efficient, multi-layered Opera
caching system, means less time spent waiting and more time spent browsing.
Discover Opera for yourself today.
“Opera 9.5 represents the culmination of two years spent listening to our
community and transforming our browser to add features and capabilities
they have requested,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “Opera 9.5 offers
new possibilities and capabilities. It’s faster, lighter and pushes us
further out in front of other browsers, by blending the mobile and desktop
worlds together in new and powerful ways. We invite everyone to join us as
we continue to shape the way the Web will evolve.”
Opera 9.5 is available for Linux, Mac and PC computers and ships in more
than 30 languages, with additional languages available soon. Opera is free
Opera’s mission is to extend the reach of the Web to anyone, anywhere,
using any device. To do that, Opera relies on your help and feedback. Learn
more and share your thoughts at: http://my.opera.com/.
Download the Opera 9.5 press kit:
View Opera Link demo: http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/tutorials/link/
View tabbed browsing demo:
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and
other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is
renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while
giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera
Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world.
The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com