Opera 5 Released Better Than Netscape 6
Posted on 06 Dec 2000
by Wolfgang Bromberger (wolf)
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To do away with their old disadvantage of charging for their software, while Internet Explorer and Netscape offer their browsers for free, the Norwegian company now offers an ad-sponsored version for free in addition to the regular, US$39.00 (standard price) version. The ad version downloads ads once a week only.
The previous versions were known for their speed, small size, accessibility, and support for standards.
The new version pushes for some more:
- Instant messaging included (ICQ compatible, you can use your old account with Opera).
- Included search options, with option to save searches as bookmarks
- OperaShow feature turns the browser into a presentation tool
- WAP-surfing possible with experimental support for WML
- Integrated Java, so that you only need to install one package
- Multilanguage interface: By installing a new language file, Opera 5 will interact with you in a new language.
- Built-in e-mail client with vital features:
- Import: From Eudora and Outlook Express.
- Multiple accounts: For yourself and other users.
- Folders: Organize your e-mail.
- Filters: E.g. put private incoming e-mail in the "Private" folder.
- Queueing: Prepare e-mails offline, then go online and send them.
- Search engine: Find particular e-mails.
- Protocols: POP and SMTP.
Opera also offers many options for sys admins, webdesigners, and programmers at their site.
See more at Specifications of Opera 5
I am off to browse around with it some more!
Till later, maybe I will add some more comments if others don't beat me to it.
Best Regards to all Evolters,