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Opera 9 goes Universal

Opera, the little browser that could (and did - go free, that is), has finished its beta and reached version 9, going Universal in the process. New features include:
  • a built-in BitTorrent client
  • adding your favorite search engines to Opera's search bar simply by right-clicking them
  • site-specific preferences for cookies, pop-ups, etc.
  • thumbnail previews of tabs when hovering over them
  • widgets (hey, at least they didn't call 'em 'gadgets')
  • customizable content blocker
  • and more
This version definitely seems snappier now that it's Universal, and (say what you have to) these new enhancements like a built-in BitTorrent client show that Opera is blazing a trail faster than its competition. Give this version a whirl if you haven't touched Opera in a while but are still curious about it. If you need help with a browser transition, why not check out some of the del.icio.us tools (like my personal favorite: Delibar) we've blogged that take the 'bookmarks bar' out of the browser and into Mac OS X's menubar, removing the need for worrying about which browser you're using.

Opera, the little browser that could (and did - go free, that is), has finished its beta and reached version 9, going Universal in the...