The Opera team has announced that Opera 9.5 Alpha is now available.
Opera 9.5 is nice – if you haven’t tried Opera lately I would give it a shot. I’ve heard other users rave about previous versions, but I always thought to myself: “It’s just another browser”.
9.5 has a ton of features but here are the highlights in my opinion:
- Fast Page Rendering Engine
- History Search
- Bittorrent Client Integrated
- Synchronize With My Opera
– Synchronize Bookmarks, Speed Dial, and other Preferences
- Improved Skin – Apple Human Interface Guideline support
- Mail Client Built In
There is a slew of other changes in this release. I’ve found several pages which did not render properly or at all in this version – I know they are working on such things and there is a “report this page” button within the menu which helps you test their alpha stage release.
This Opera Browser definately gives me a “next gen” feeling and anyone who considers themselves an early adopter should give it a try!